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San Diego Planning Commission recommends ‘considerations’ to make One Paseo project in Carmel Valley acceptable

Just as carefully as the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board made sure it used the word “reject” in its recommendation for One Paseo, the San Diego Planning Commission didn’t use the words “deny” or “approve” when forwarding the project on to the San Diego City Council. On Oct. 16, the commission voted unanimously that they “all agree that it’s a good project in concept but are unable to recommend to city council that they accept it as is and offer the following considerations to make it acceptable.” The list of considerations includes 11 issues they have problems with, including lowering building height (requesting an attempt to get to six stories rather than nine), bulk and scale, storm water and water recapture, transit and parking.

Solana Beach accepting grant applications

Requested funds are available as one-time seed money to organizations that qualify under the city’s criteria in order to augment community service programs, projects and service activities to the community. All eligible nonprofits are invited to apply for this program.

Carmel Valley Middle School first in national math contest

San Diego’s Carmel Valley Middle School has some of the best middle-school mathematicians in the country, as demonstrated by its first-place finish in the 2014 Fall Startup Event, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing.

Coach David Vaughn prepared students for the first major competition of the academic year, in which students worked furiously for 30 minutes, racing to answer 100 problems in a variety of mathematical topics.

Barrales resigns from Del Mar Fairgrounds board

Del Mar resident Ruben Barrales has resigned from the board of directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, the agency that operates the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The resignation, which leaves the nine-member board one member short, was announced Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the start of the board’s regular monthly meeting.

Plaques mark historical walking tour in Del Mar Village

The Del Mar Village Association History Committee, under the chairmanship of local attorney Bing Bush Jr., has installed plaques on several of the historically significant buildings in the Village of Del Mar.

City of Solana Beach applying for grants to ensure sidewalk safety for people with disabilities

In an effort to improve the accessibility and safety of city sidewalks for people with disabilities, Solana Beach is applying for funds from the Community Development Block Grant program. Council members on Oct. 8 approved the city’s grant application, which identified a dozen cross streets in need of ADA improvements.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the program funds improvement projects in the county’s unincorporated areas and the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway and Solana Beach.

Gonzales Canyon enhancement planning workshop to be held in Carmel Valley

The Friends of Gonzales Canyon will hold a workshop for canyon enhancement planning on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library. San Diego Canyonlands has established the Canyon Enhancement Planning Committee to create a guide for all canyons that promotes access, connections to the community, restoration, conservation, environment-based education and ecologically-sensitive recreation. All Gonzales Canyon stakeholders are invited to attend.

Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch apartment site in Carmel Valley sold for $17.5 million

The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Courtesy photo

The San Diego office of Colliers International announces the sale of an 8.5-acre parcel of land approved for 252 luxury apartments located within the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, a 170,000-square-foot mixed-use lifestyle center, on the southeast corner of Del Mar Heights Road and Carmel Valley Road, San Diego (92130) for $17,500,000.

Health officials seek Del Mar Mud Run participant who may have been exposed to rabies from bat

San Diego County health officials said Oct. 10 that they want to identify a Del Mar Mud Run participant who reported a bat landed on him during the event last weekend, because the flying mammal subsequently tested positive for rabies.

The bat was captured during the Oct. 4 event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and was submitted to the county for testing.

Meet the Del Mar Union School District board candidates

Four candidates — Josh Clorfeine, Kristin Gibson, Doug Rafner and Scott Wooden — are vying for three seats on the Del Mar Union School District board in the Nov. 4 election. Below are answers to questions submitted by this newspaper to the candidates, as well as biographical information on each candidate. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

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    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
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    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]
  • ‘Kachina Dolls and Dances’ to be topic at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society lecture
    Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the im […]