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Man sentenced for involvement in a series of bank robberies

San Diego police Detective DeWayne Glazewski testified last year that Hodge confessed to his role in several bank robberies dating back to 2012 in El Cajon, Santee, La Jolla, Carmel Valley and 4S Ranch

Santa Fe Christian in Solana Beach unveils major campus renovations

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Santa Fe Christian Schools (SFC) announced Oct. 1 the completion of major renovations to its Student Activity Center, featuring a new outdoor façade, expanded lobby and air conditioning.

The updated gym lobby was completed over the course of three months, and provides improved lighting, flooring and a trophy case, along with upgraded ticket and snack counters. The exterior redesign includes new landscaping work, blending seamlessly with the existing campus architecture. In addition, the Upper School parking lot will be slightly reconfigured to improve traffic flow.

“This is an important first step in laying the foundation for future campus improvements,” said SFC Chief Financial Officer Steve Kuptz.

Carmel Valley board hears about Corallina mixed-use project

Developers for the Corallina mixed-use project in Pacific Highlands Ranch received support for the concept Sept. 25 at the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting. The Carmel Valley Road project, which comprises 30,000 square feet of commercial property, 83 townhomes, 10 flats and 18 affordable housing units, has been before the board several times and is re-submitting to the city for a rezone and planning development permit.

Armenian church wins approval for church near Carmel Valley

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In a split 6-4 vote, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board recommended final approval of the St. John Garabed Armenian Church, planned for El Camino Real (near San Dieguito Rd., just north of Carmel Valley and west of Fairbanks Ranch).

More than 50 members of the church came to show support for their project, all dressed in white, and they erupted into cheers when the positive vote came down, just after 10 p.m. on the board’s packed agenda.

Carmel Valley planning board adds member, names new vice chair

After Manjeet Ranu retired Sept. 11 from the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, the board had to fill his vice chairman seat as well as appoint a new Pacific Highlands Ranch District 11 representative. At the Sept. 25 meeting, the board voted Jonathon Tedesco, the PHR District 12 representative, into the vice chairman’s seat and appointed Shreya Sasaki to the vacant District 11 seat.

Solana Beach now taking applications for annual grant program

The city of Solana Beach is now accepting applications for its annual Community Grant Program, which provides funding to nonprofit or recognized community-based organizations serving Solana Beach and its residents. After the council authorized the program Sept. 24 for the 2014-15 fiscal year, the application period opened Oct. 1.

Coast Waste Management and EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, the city’s two waste haulers, each contribute $5,000 to the program.

Electric charging stations coming to park in Carmel Valley

Thanks to a $499,755 grant from the California Energy Commission, San Diego will be able to install 41 new electric-vehicle charging stations in a number of parks throughout the city to help support a growing EV-driving population and promote the use of clean, zero-emission vehicles.

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board voted to approve new electric charging stations at Ocean Air Community Park at its Sept. 25 meeting.

Bicyclists and motorists who violate traffic laws are top concern raised at ‘Coffee With the Sheriff’ event in Del Mar

More than a dozen Del Mar residents gathered Sept. 23 at Powerhouse Community Center to share their concerns with sheriff’s Capt. Theresa Adams-Hydar

Burglaries spike in Carmel Valley, say police

Residential burglaries are up in Carmel Valley, according to Officer Tracey Williams of the San Diego Police Department

Solana Beach City Council approves modified cell tower structure on top of local pharmacy

In an effort to increase wireless coverage for AT&T customers, the Solana Beach City Council on Sept. 24 approved a cell tower structure on top of a local pharmacy — but not at the cost of the community’s character. Council members approved a modified version of the project, cutting the total height by two feet.

“Obviously, we want to have good coverage for our community,” said Councilman Mike Nichols, who noted that, as an AT&T customer, he has experienced dropped calls in the area.

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