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Lagoon Conservancy to seek public comments on restoration efforts

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy officials say it is time for large-scale restoration of the lagoon, which hosts more than 700 species of plants and animals, many rare and endangered. Two community meetings in August will invite public comment. Courtesy photo

During the 60-day public review period of the document, the conservancy will host community meetings on Aug. 19 in Solana Beach and Aug. 27 in Encinitas.

Carmel Valley student wins silver at Linguistics Olympiad as U.S. team wins gold

Catherine Wu, right, won the silver medal at the 12th International Linguistics Olympiad. The U.S. team won the gold. Courtesy photo

Catherine Wu, a former Canyon Crest Academy student who just graduated in June 2014, received the Silver Medal, and the USA team won the Gold Medal.

San Diego ban on overnight parking for oversized vehicles takes effect

Oversized vehicles like this one on Townsgate Drive will no longer be able to park on the street overnight without a permit because of a new city ordinance. Photo by Karen Billing

San Diego’s oversized vehicle ordinance is now in effect, restricting overnight parking of oversized vehicles on city streets.

Trailer catches fire near Del Mar Fairgrounds

The fire just outside the fairgrounds on Jimmy Durante Boulevard was reported shortly before 6 a.m.

Carmel Valley gardener wins San Diego conservation landscape contest

Amelia Lima's water-wise front yard won first place.

Two Carmel Valley gardeners have shown that being water-wise and having drought-tolerant landscaping don’t have to mean “ugly.”

HOA suing Solana Beach after city council OKs affordable housing project

A homeowners association representing hundreds of residents filed a lawsuit against Solana Beach in May after the council’s unanimous approval of a mixed-use affordable housing development on a city-owned parking lot on South Sierra Avenue.

New Carmel Del Mar principal selected

The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) recently announced that Jessica Morales has been picked as the next principal for Carmel Del Mar School. “Morales is an exceptional educator, with 13 years of experience as a classroom teacher and administrator,” according to a district press release.
Morales has most recently been an assistant principal in Carlsbad Unified School District, where she “excelled at establishing strong relationships and supporting children, families, and staff.”
Prior to working in Carlsbad, Morales was a teacher in DMUSD at Ocean Air School and Sage Canyon School. While a teacher in DMUSD, Morales was also a member of the district’s Mathematics Curriculum Committee.

City looks to acquire site for Pacific Highlands Ranch Library in Carmel Valley soon

The site of the future Pacific Highlands Ranch Library on Village Center Loop Road, behind the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch (home of the future Trader Joe’s), under construction. Photo by Karen Billing

The city of San Diego will soon begin the process of acquiring the site for the future Pacific Highlands Ranch Library. The future library site is on Village Center Loop Road, behind the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch under construction and across the street from the future San Dieguito Union High School District middle school, also under construction.

Solana Beach recognized for Coast Highway 101 renovation

Solana Beach may be the second smallest city in the county, but it is receiving national attention for its work on Coast Highway 101.

Dangerous by Design 2014, a report by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, recognized the city for its $7 million renovation of the roadway. Completed last year, the project features narrowed lanes, continuous sidewalks, curb extensions and mid-block crosswalks.

The report notes that Highway 101 was regularly used as an alternative route to Interstate 5, which resulted in drivers speeding through the historic downtown to the detriment of local businesses and pedestrians.

New tenants coming soon to Beachside Del Mar

With four spaces available at Beachside Del Mar, the shopping center’s owner is currently in negotiations with potential tenants as construction crews renovate the space. Photo by Kristina Houck

Del Mar residents could have a few new places to shop locally for the holiday season. With four spaces available at Beachside Del Mar, the shopping center’s owner is currently in negotiations with potential tenants as construction crews renovate the space.

“We are in negotiations with three very strong tenants right now for some of those vacancies,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president of operations and development for Donahue Schriber, owner and operator of Beachside Del Mar. “As soon as the leases are signed, we’ll announce those names.”

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