2002 Torrey Pines High School grad Sarah Cross was perusing her iPhone when she came across word of a contest. “Something about it spoke to me,” she says of the contest sponsored by Tourism Australia that promises a $100,000 salary and six-month gig working with animals in the country for a lucky few finalists.
Event highlights students’ creativity in a variety of the arts
The final phase of construction at the intersection of Camino del Mar and Via de la Valle will remove existing asphalt and install a new asphalt surface. The work is scheduled during daytime hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from Monday, April 29, through Wednesday, May 1. Significant lane closures and detours are required. Traffic controls and flagmen will be in place, warning drivers of the impending work and reminding all to “Slow for the Cone Zone.” Please observe all warning devices and traffic controls for the project’s duration.
An agreement has been reached between the Del Mar Union School District and the Del Mar California Teachers Association (DMCTA), resulting in $1 million in budget solutions. The budget solutions teachers agreed to were increasing class sizes from 20:1 to 22:1 in grades kindergarten through third; a corresponding reduction in Extended Studies Curriculum; no more oversize class stipends; no more upper grade compensatory days; and reduced out-of-contract pay for shared contracts.
The discussion of gun control at Solana Beach City Hall on Wednesday, April 24, revealed sharp divisions among the speakers, with one man suggesting that a proposed new gun regulation “smacks of Mussolini’s Italy.”
The new Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park in Pacific Highlands Ranch has a park design. The ad-hoc committee to the Carmel Valley Recreation Council finalized design plans on April 23 in an effort to stay on a tight schedule of approval by the council in May and approval by the city parks and recreation council by June to kick off construction as soon as possible. Pardee Homes is committed to delivering the park for play by December 2014.
Skyline Elementary School students in one of the fourth-grade classes recently created a very unique auction item for the upcoming Solana Beach Ball. Local resident and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fisheries Research Biologist Heidi Dewar has donated a Scion car that the fourth-graders decorated with the theme “Riding the Seas Into Tomorrow.” The students’ message centered around “Respecting one of our largest natural playgrounds and protecting our seas for generations to come.”
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts has appointed seven citizens from his district to review County Community Enhancement Grant applications.
County supervisors voted unanimously April 23 to move ahead with plans to form a joint powers authority with the state board that oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which could lead to the formation of a new, 14-member board to manage fairgrounds operations.
The San Diego City Council decided Monday, April 22, to take another try at passing an ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits after listening to more than three hours of public testimony on both sides of the issue.