For the third year in a row, the Carmel Valley Middle School (CVMS) Bobcats won first place in the San Diego Science Olympiad competition on Feb 8 at Rancho Bernardo High School. The Bobcats sent six teams (90 kids) to the contest. Each school has creative names for their teams — the Bobcats were scientists: Einstein, Edison, Newton, Copernicus, Tesla and Darwin.
The City of Del Mar is investing nearly $1 million to enhance pedestrian accessibility through the installation of sidewalks, repair streets, and improve drainage in the Beach Colony area between 22nd Street and the San Dieguito River.
Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2014. The project, which is part of an effort to improve sidewalk connectivity City-wide over the next several years, includes construction of curb, gutter, and sidewalks on both sides of Camino del Mar, 20 pedestrian ramps, pavement rehabilitation, and landscape planting areas.
The Northwestern Division of the San Diego Police Department recently reported an increase in residential burglaries in the Del Mar Heights area. The department asks that residents call in any unfamiliar vehicles on the streets or other suspicious activity.
On Friday, Jan. 24, a residential burglary occurred on the 2100 block of Del Mayo Road during the late afternoon and evening hours. The suspect used an unlocked side door to gain entry and stole jewelry, cash and purses.
Del Mar residents may soon be able to share their thoughts on city services through a survey.
The city is moving forward with a citizen satisfaction survey, which will measure Del Mar’s performance and assess community needs.
Del Mar advisory committees and boards now have a best practices guide.
The City Council on Feb. 3 adopted standard operating principles to help guide committees and boards on common issues. The principles outline membership, agendas, meeting conduct, and records and reporting.
The council previously reviewed a staff report and draft resolution on standard operating principles on March 18, April 15 and June 17. A subcommittee of council members worked with the city clerk to further refine the language of the proposed principles.
Feb 5, 2014 | Posted in Del Mar
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A Canyon Crest Academy student will ring the New York Stock Exchange closing bell on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
As one of the winners in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, Canyon Crest Academy senior Eric Chen won a scholarship and the opportunity to ring the bell.
To move forward with a plan for Del Mar Shores Park, the City Council on Feb. 3 established a Shores Park Master Plan Committee.
While a consultant prepares the plan, the committee will provide oversight on the process and community input.
“I think it’s very important that this be done in a very thorough way so the community has a chance to prioritize its desires,” Councilman Terry Sinnott said. “It’s a very important task.”
A proposal for a stop sign at an intersection considered dangerous for pedestrians in the Carmel Del Mar neighborhood will be on the agenda at February’s Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, hoping to prompt a safe resolution from the city.
The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board will hold elections on Tuesday, March 18, for five resident and three business seats. The THCPB is an officially recognized local advisory group of elected volunteers who evaluate issues affecting the community. The board makes recommendations and communicates neighborhood concerns to the City of San Diego and the Planning Department. Local residents and business candidates are encouraged to join the board.
Voters who want mail-in ballots for the Feb. 11 mayoral election and the special election in Solana Beach have until Tuesday, Feb. 4, to order them, the San Diego County of Registrar of Voters said.
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said. Postmarks won’t do.
San Diego City Councilmen David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer are running for mayor, and voters in Solana Beach will decide whether special use permits should be issued for private events at the Fletcher Cove Community Center.