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Three candidates running for two seats on Del Mar City Council — so far

The smallest city in the county will have at least one new community member take the oath of office as the current mayor has decided not to seek re-election.

Elected to the council in 2010, Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu said she would not seek a second term due to personal reasons. She lost her husband and mother within the past 18 months.

“Being on the council has been a great experience and one of personal growth,” said Haydu, a Del Mar resident for more than 30 years.

Scoping meeting held for planned new development near Carmel Valley, Del Mar Mesa Preserve

Merge 56, a new commercial and housing development located just east of Carmel Valley and bordering the Del Mar Mesa Preserve, is just beginning its environmental review process. A scoping meeting was held on Aug. 6 at the Rancho Penasquitos Library as the city sought public input on the scope and content of the environmental document.

Three seek two seats for Solana Beach City Council

The deadline to file nomination papers was Aug. 8, but was extended by five days because both incumbents did not file.

Del Mar school district offers free and reduced-price lunches

Del Mar Union School District will provide free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program for school year 2014-2015.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club foreman rescues young boy from trailer fire

On Aug. 6, at approximately 5:50 a.m., a travel trailer fire occurred at the Del Mar Racetrack located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Dave Martinez, a foreman of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, noticed the fire and quickly responded. Martinez honked his horn to alert all residents of the fire. He yelled and pounded on the door of the travel trailer that was on fire and attempted entry by crawling in but could not see past the smoke and flames. He continued to yell as he went to the window and heard a noise. He opened the window and quickly carried the 7-year-old boy to safety, heroically rescuing him with no injuries. Martinez humbly stated, “The word hero shouldn’t be involved.”

Local youth speak with counselors after witnessing officer-involved shooting incident

About 90 local youth talked to counselors Aug. 8 after witnessing an officer-involved shooting two days prior at Mission Bay Park.

Dozens of children and teens from the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito’s La Colonia Branch in Solana Beach were on a field trip at Mission Bay Park Aug. 6 when an apparently suicidal man was wounded around 11:30 a.m. after witnesses said he pointed a gun at police.

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.

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