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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.

Carmel Valley native wins Blankfeld Award for Media Critique

Elijah Granet

Two years ago, Elijah Granet was writing for student magazines at Carmel Valley’s Canyon Crest Academy. Now, the San Diego native is being recognized nationally for his work, having recently received HonestReporting’s third Blankfeld Award for Media Critique.

SDUHSD superintendent forum touches on high school choice, Common Core

Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s syllabus includes engaging the community, continuing to learn, and to focus first on each of his students’ individual needs

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation funding model to remain district-wide to avoid disparities between schools

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) will not be changing its district-wide fundraising

Solana Beach school board unveils progress reports

Parents will no longer see “As,” “Bs” and “Cs” on Solana Beach School District report cards

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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