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Elephant ride operator thanks Del Mar fair board

The owner of the company that has provided elephant rides at the San Diego County Fair for 30 years thanked fairgrounds officials for their support on Tuesday, April 8, in the wake of the company’s decision not to provide the rides at this year’s fair.

Charley Jacob named Del Mar Union School District’s 2014 Classified Employee of the Year

Charley Jacob

Charley Jacob was recently named as Del Mar Union School District’s 2014 Classified Employee of the Year

Del Mar launches new website

Launched the last week of March, the new website has interactive features that enable residents to report concerns, subscribe to calendar updates, receive e-mail or text message notifications, and easily navigate the site on mobile devices.

Council approves Solana Beach street improvements

Sections of Highway 101 and Plaza Street will soon receive facelifts, after the City Council approved upgrades to the Solana Beach streets.

Del Mar City Council to send follow-up letter to SANDAG outlining concerns over double track project

After the San Diego Association of Governments failed to respond to Del Mar’s initial letter outlining concerns about the double track rail improvement project, the City Council on April 7 decided to send a second letter to the planning organization.

Santa Fe Christian awards 2014 Eagle Scholarship to Sophia Yphantides

From left: Bill Littlejohn, board chair; Sophia Yphantides, Eagle Scholarship winner; Tom Bennett, head of schools.

Sophia Yphantides was awarded the 2014 Eagle Scholarship for Santa Fe Christian Schools.

Del Mar City Council holds off on conducting citizen satisfaction survey

After agreeing that a consultant’s proposal wasn’t worth the money, the City Council on April 7 decided against approving a contract for a citywide citizen satisfaction survey.

Pam Barger selected as Del Mar Union School District’s ‘2014 Teacher of the Year’

Pam Berger

The Del Mar Union School District recently announced that Pam Barger, 5th grade teacher at Ocean Air School, has been selected as the 2014 Teacher of the Year candidate for the San Diego County Teacher of the Year program.

East Solana Beach residents form new community group

Solana Eastside Community Group brings together homeowner associations and private residences east of Interstate 5.

Carmel Valley Middle School wins second place trophy at Southern California Science Olympiad State Tournament

Carmel Valley Middle School State team students, coordinator Julia Yang and some coaches with the trophy. Students front row:  Samantha Zhu, Meghana Garcia, Sophia Chen, Angela Liu, Jessica Li, Cheryl Liang, Soumya Kalluri, David Chen; Students back row: Sean Woytowitz, Alan Zhu, Jacob Zhang, Raymond Li, Rithvik Rao, Nicole Wu, George Cheng, James Suh, Anne Chen, Chunche Tao, Erik Francis.

For the second time in a row, Carmel Valley Middle School won the second place trophy at the Southern California State Science Olympiad Tournament on April 5.



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  • Pacific Ridge School student-run publication honored by Columbia Scholastic Press Association
    Global Vantage, a print and online magazine run collaboratively by students from Pacific Ridge School, Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (Kibera, Kenya), and Canyon Crest Academy, has been honored with the Columbia Scholastic Press Associations’ Edmund J. Sullivan Award. Edmund J. Sullivan, the longtime Executive Director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Associati […]
  • Horizon Prep Spanish Speaking/Spelling Bee
    The Spanish Department will have to get a longer, harder list of words for next year’s Spanish Speaking/Spelling Bee, because the students aced this year’s list with ease! “The third graders ran through 120 words and the fourth graders ran through 170!” said Horizon Prep Spanish Teacher Karen Beltran, “We even ended up with a […]
  • Horizon Prep Spirit Run 2014
    At Horizon Prep, circling the track means sending funds around the globe.  Every year, more than 500 preschool through 8th grade Lions lace up and count laps for Spirit Run.  Since 2006, students have raised more than $414,400 for various Missions projects around the world. This year students are raising money to continue supporting a […]