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Torrey Pine trees reportedly vandalized in Solana Beach

Solana Beach residents Gary and Patricia Coad discovered two holes in their Torrey Pine tree in March. The couple found two similar holes drilled into their tree last year. / Courtesy photos

Residents at two Solana Beach homes recently discovered holes in the Torrey Pine trees on their properties.

Enrollment projections show Del Mar school district may still need ninth school

The impact of projected new dwelling units in Pacific Highlands Ranch may prompt the need for the Del Mar Union School District to pursue building a ninth school in the future, according to some new enrollment projections.

St. Therese of Carmel in Carmel Valley adding sports fields

St. Therese of Carmel will get new playing space for its parish and school as the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board unanimously approved a substantial conformance review for the turf field on March 27.

Solana Beach man mentioned in recent Obama speech

A 57-year-old former software engineer from Solana Beach made national headlines this week for his letter to Barack Obama, which was shared by the president in a televised speech as he announced that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for health care under the Affordable Care Act.

Another hotel, first urgent care facility may be coming to Carmel Valley

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board heard potential plans March 27 for a new hotel and urgent care facility on some of the last vacant commercial lots off Carmel Valley Road and Valley Centre Drive. Fred Oliver, owner of the new 118-suite Residence Inn by Marriott that opened in July 2013 on Valley Centre Drive, briefly updated the board about plans he has submitted for preliminary review.

Del Mar school district board members assure parents that communication is a key priority

Del Mar Union School District staff and board members recently received a “frantic flood” of emails from concerned parents as rumors buzzed from school parking lots to the bleachers at little league baseball games. Parents were frustrated they could not find out more about the Del Mar Classified Teachers Association’s (DMCTA) meetings and votes on the 2013-16 contract update, and whispers persisted that class sizes were going up and parents would not be given a platform to express their opinion.

Solana Beach City Council adopts financing program for businesses to make energy-efficient improvements

Solana Beach commercial property owners have a new way to finance energy-efficient improvements for their businesses.

In a 5-0 vote, council members on March 26 adopted the Figtree Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, Financing Program, which allows owners to make energy efficient upgrades to their properties through voluntary assessment liens.

Del Mar Hills students give Principal Lerner a ‘SurfRider Tidal Wave’

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The students at Del Mar Hills Academy ran their annual Jog-a-Thon on March 5, with all proceeds benefitting the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation.

Woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in Del Mar

A suspected drunken driver has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter in the death of a 27-year-old woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Del Mar, authorities said March 29.

Rachel Anne Morrison and a friend were walking eastbound in a crosswalk at the intersection of Camino Del Mar and Coast Boulevard about 10:15 p.m. March 28 when Christopher Stockmeyer, 41, allegedly ran a stop sign and struck her at a high rate of speed, according to sheriff’s officials and the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

Solana Beach School District selects new principals for Solana Santa Fe and Solana Highlands schools

From August through December 2013, Frumovitz served as assistant principal to Carmel Creek and Solana Highlands schools. Since Jan. 6, 2014, Frumovitz has served as interim principal for Solana Highlands School.

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