The final phase of construction at the intersection of Camino del Mar and Via de la Valle will remove existing asphalt and install a new asphalt surface. The work is scheduled during daytime hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from Monday, April 29, through Wednesday, May 1. Significant lane closures and detours are required. Traffic controls and flagmen will be in place, warning drivers of the impending work and reminding all to “Slow for the Cone Zone.” Please observe all warning devices and traffic controls for the project’s duration.
An agreement has been reached between the Del Mar Union School District and the Del Mar California Teachers Association (DMCTA), resulting in $1 million in budget solutions. The budget solutions teachers agreed to were increasing class sizes from 20:1 to 22:1 in grades kindergarten through third; a corresponding reduction in Extended Studies Curriculum; no more oversize class stipends; no more upper grade compensatory days; and reduced out-of-contract pay for shared contracts.
The discussion of gun control at Solana Beach City Hall on Wednesday, April 24, revealed sharp divisions among the speakers, with one man suggesting that a proposed new gun regulation “smacks of Mussolini’s Italy.”
The new Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park in Pacific Highlands Ranch has a park design. The ad-hoc committee to the Carmel Valley Recreation Council finalized design plans on April 23 in an effort to stay on a tight schedule of approval by the council in May and approval by the city parks and recreation council by June to kick off construction as soon as possible. Pardee Homes is committed to delivering the park for play by December 2014.
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts has appointed seven citizens from his district to review County Community Enhancement Grant applications.
County supervisors voted unanimously April 23 to move ahead with plans to form a joint powers authority with the state board that oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which could lead to the formation of a new, 14-member board to manage fairgrounds operations.
Over the last couple of months, handwritten notes have appeared on the windows of the empty storefront next to Albertsons on Via de la Valle as a new shop took shape inside.
Three Carmel Valley Middle School students allegedly set off a homemade bottle bomb near the Boys & Girls Club located next door to the school before school started on Monday, April 22.
A student representing Skyline Elementary School recently received a perfect score in the second of three meets for this year’s WordMasters Challenge — a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually.
There’s a unique tropical forest along the Peruvian border called the Cazaderos in southwest Ecuador that’s home to numerous species found only in that ecosystem, including the highest concentration of endemic bird species in South America. It’s rainy for half the year and dry for the rest, making it the perfect climate to produce corn — a crop that’s boomed over the past decade since the U.S. government has been offering subsidies to increase its production for use in biofuels. That’s also part of the reason such forests have been greatly reduced, and the 19,317-acre Cazaderos, which is of major biodiversity importance and has luckily remained unharmed, is at the top of the world’s conservation list.