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Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case

A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation.

Christopher “Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison.

Del Mar Foundation supports ‘Birdwing’ project with $20,000 grant

(L-R): Peter Shapiro, president of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy; Karen Wilson, executive director, Del Mar Foundation; Robin Crabtree, Del Mar Foundation board member and chair of the Grants Committee; Trish Boaz, executive director, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy.

The Board of Directors of the Del Mar Foundation voted unanimously to approve a $20,000 grant to the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the San Dieguito River Park, sponsors of the Birdwing Open Air Classroom project. The project, called “Birdwing” for its architecturally dramatic shade structure, is an amphitheater-style outdoor space along the Coast-to-Crest Trail just off I-5 and Via de la Valle. It will allow the San Dieguito River Park to expand its school programs and serve as a gathering place for all people to learn about and enjoy lagoon habitats. The grand opening of Birdwing will be held on May 13.

Solana Beach business owners and community members discuss parking solutions for Highway 101 and the Cedros Design District

Solana Beach business owners and community members gathered April 14 to discuss potential parking solutions for Highway 101 and the Cedros Design District during a special meeting April 14 in City Hall.

Organized by the Highway 101/Cedros Avenue Development Standing Committee, meeting attendees helped committee members narrow a list of three-dozen ideas that were generated when the group met in December to address parking concerns.

Del Mar celebrates completion of North Torrey Pines Bridge retrofit and rehabilitation project

City officials and community members gathered April 15 to celebrate the completion of the North Torrey Pines Bridge retrofit and rehabilitation project. Photo/Kristina Houck

More than three years after holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the same spot, city officials and community members gathered to celebrate the completion of the North Torrey Pines Bridge retrofit and rehabilitation project April 15 at the Torrey Pines State Park/Beach parking lot off Carmel Valley Road.

Torrey Hills planning board may stop enhancement project, says cost too high

The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board in Carmel Valley continues to resist the idea of having the city spend hundreds of thousands of community money on a simple enhancement project.

“It started out as a wonderful idea to make an area that was a little bit of a blight look nice,” said board chair Kathryn Burton. “But the costs are just out of line…Any homeowner in Torrey Hills would be appalled at spending this kind of money for what’s essentially a boulder, gravel and a bench.”

Canyon Crest students in Carmel Valley win a variety of awards at Encinitas Film Fest

Students from Canyon Crest's Envision Cinema Conservatory at the First Annual Encinitas Film Festival. Courtesy photo

At the recent first annual Encinitas Student Film Festival, four students from Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Cinema department took home top honors and received the Award of Excellence, Award of Distinction, and People’s Choice Award for their short film “Milquetoast.” The film, about at a girl who can’t express her emotions facially, was the brainchild of senior Jason Phillips and classmates Richard Duan, Jennifer Smart and Andrew Boyles.

Del Mar launches new website

Launched the last week of March, the new website has interactive features that enable residents to report concerns, subscribe to calendar updates, receive e-mail or text message notifications, and easily navigate the site on mobile devices.

Del Mar City Council to send follow-up letter to SANDAG outlining concerns over double track project

After the San Diego Association of Governments failed to respond to Del Mar’s initial letter outlining concerns about the double track rail improvement project, the City Council on April 7 decided to send a second letter to the planning organization.

Del Mar City Council holds off on conducting citizen satisfaction survey

After agreeing that a consultant’s proposal wasn’t worth the money, the City Council on April 7 decided against approving a contract for a citywide citizen satisfaction survey.

Del Mar council opts against City Hall advisory committee, creates community forums

During the April 7 council meeting, staff outlined the benefits of having a committee advise the council on the decision, design and implementation process, but ultimately, council members decided it would be more beneficial to hear directly from their constituents.

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