Category archives for: Del Mar

Motorist sentenced in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case

An 11-year prison term was handed down June 20 for a motorist who was drunk when he killed a marine biologist in a hit-and-run collision in Del Mar several months ago.

Christopher “Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, pleaded guilty in April to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run for causing the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison.

Council hears report on police performance in Del Mar

A little more than six months after the Del Mar City Council decided to try to improve the services the city receives from the county rather than establish its own police department, the city’s new sheriff’s captain shared what changes have been made during the June 16 council meeting.

Theresa Adams-Hydar joined the Encinitas station in April. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the station, which covers Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and neighboring communities.

Del Mar begins master planning process for new city hall

After hearing and reviewing multiple studies, issuing a citywide survey and holding two community workshops, Del Mar is moving forward with a master plan for a new city hall. The City Council on June 16 directed staff to begin the master planning process to replace the deteriorating buildings at 1050 Camino del Mar.

Council members also authorized staff to issue a request for proposals for a design architect, but did not give staff the go-ahead to begin the design phase.

Solana Beach council adopts Land Use Plan Amendment

The Solana Beach City Council on June 11 adopted a Land Use Plan Amendment, more than a year after council members first adopted the plan.

The council adopted a Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan in February 2013, moving Solana Beach another step closer to having more control over development in the city. The plan incorporated all of the suggested modifications approved by the California Coastal Commission. At the meeting, the council also directed staff to prepare a Land Use Plan Amendment, or LUPA, to modify some of the provisions in the LUP, relating to bluff top development, shoreline protection and private beach access ways.

Parents ask for change to school selection system

Parents Jennifer Hewitson and Britta Brewer graduated from San Dieguito when it was still just a high school, not an Academy. They had always hoped their children would follow in their footsteps and attend their neighborhood high school, too.

But now, because of San Dieguito Union School District’s high school selection and lottery process, there is a chance that they won’t get that opportunity.

Livability Subcommittee reviewing ways to improve Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch communities

Better and safer bike lanes, enhanced parks, streamlined streets and neighborhood beautification — these are some of the extras that a new committee is looking into providing for Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch.

Solana Beach council approves changes to parking and more at Santa Fe Christian Schools

Student drop-off and pick-up times should improve at Santa Fe Christian Schools, following the Solana Beach City Council’s approval of the school’s proposed changes to its circulation pattern.

Currently, students are picked up on the north-side curb on Academy Drive, between the two driveways that access the Upper School parking lot, and at the loading zone to the east. Vehicles reach the area by traveling north on Ida Avenue and west on Academy Drive. With a 5-0 vote from the council June 11, the north side of the parking lot will now be used as visitor parking from 2:25-3:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 1:15-2:15 p.m. on Fridays to allow the school to use those spaces as an on-site student pick-up zone.

Carmel Valley, Del Mar students among those honored at Bishop’s School ceremony

On May 30, an audience of family and friends on The Bishop’s School Quad joined the 134 members of the Class of 2014, the School’s 105th graduating class, for the Commencement ceremony.

Members of the Bishop’s Class of 2014 from Carmel Valley and Del Mar who received special honors included:

Panera and Rite Aid coming to Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley

A recently released new rendering of the Town Square at Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Courtesy photo

As construction moves along on the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, two new signed tenants — Panera Bread and Rite Aid— have been announced to join the previously-announced Trader Joe’s.

“We are excited to have signed leases with these initial tenants,” said Dan Curran of Coast Income Properties. “We have more tenant interest on this project than on any other project we’ve been involved in and we are finalizing leases with some tenants who will be new to the Carmel Valley area. We expect our ultimate tenant mix, coupled with all of the amenities we will have on site, to make this a destination for Pacific Highlands Ranch, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding areas as well.”

Solana Beach man crashes car into utility pole

A 64-year-old resident was reportedly driving south on Granados Avenue when he swerved his car to avoid hitting an unidentified animal in the road just before 9 a.m., said San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Tomaiko.

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