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High school district offers no guarantees to wait-listed students, but promises to explore options

School district officials stressed Thursday, June 19, that no guarantees or promises were being made to students on the wait-list for the San Dieguito High School Academy regarding attendance at the school this fall.

Homeowners Association members in Carmel Valley ask board for support regarding home daycares

Some Torrey Hills Homeowners Association members came before the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board on June 17 to request their support in getting new city regulations adopted regarding home daycares. They said they are requesting the changes as there are safety concerns surrounding the close proximity of nearly 10 daycares in the Torrey Hills community, including three within a mile of each other.

New power line project to come through Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills

SDG&E will construct and operate a new 230 kilovolt (kV) line between the existing Penasquitos substation near the Torrey Hills’ Vons on Carmel Mountain Road and the Sycamore Canyon substation at MCAS Miramar.

The project is an effort to increase the efficiency and supply of renewable generated power to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) grid; to help accomplish that, CAISO has identified a need for a new transmission line to connect the two substations.

Del Mar to host Breeders’ Cup in 2017

The local seaside venue where the surf meets the turf is set to host the event Nov. 3-4, 2017, pending state approval, according to racing officials.

Del Mar Rotary Club updated on Caltrans’ North Coast Corridor Program

The I-5 widening project will include new bike lane facility. Photo courtesy of Caltrans

The Del Mar Rotary Club received an update on Caltrans’ North Coast Corridor Program at its June 19 meeting — $6.5 billion worth of transportation improvement work that will be phased out over the next 40 years.

According to Arturo Jacobo, Caltrans project manager, Caltrans and SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) have created a comprehensive strategy for the corridor that includes highway improvements that move people not just cars, rail and transit improvements, coastal access improvements, and the protection of 170 acres of coastal and lagoon habitats.

New luxury apartment complex opening in Torrey Hills area of Carmel Valley

Construction is underway on Ocean Air Apartment Homes on West Ocean Air Drive. Photo by Karen Billing

Ocean Air Apartment Homes, new for-lease luxury apartment townhomes on West Ocean Air Drive, will begin pre-leasing next month with the first residents moving in by October.

Representatives from the developers MBK Homes gathered on the site recently for a hard hat tour of the construction rumbling on the ocean view site; the future home of 100 three-story townhomes and flats next door to the new Torrey Gardens apartment community (Torrey Gardens is set for its first occupants next month).

Motorist sentenced in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case

An 11-year prison term was handed down June 20 for a motorist who was drunk when he killed a marine biologist in a hit-and-run collision in Del Mar several months ago.

Christopher “Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, pleaded guilty in April to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run for causing the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison.

Council hears report on police performance in Del Mar

A little more than six months after the Del Mar City Council decided to try to improve the services the city receives from the county rather than establish its own police department, the city’s new sheriff’s captain shared what changes have been made during the June 16 council meeting.

Theresa Adams-Hydar joined the Encinitas station in April. She oversees the day-to-day operations of the station, which covers Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and neighboring communities.

Del Mar begins master planning process for new city hall

After hearing and reviewing multiple studies, issuing a citywide survey and holding two community workshops, Del Mar is moving forward with a master plan for a new city hall. The City Council on June 16 directed staff to begin the master planning process to replace the deteriorating buildings at 1050 Camino del Mar.

Council members also authorized staff to issue a request for proposals for a design architect, but did not give staff the go-ahead to begin the design phase.

Solana Beach council adopts Land Use Plan Amendment

The Solana Beach City Council on June 11 adopted a Land Use Plan Amendment, more than a year after council members first adopted the plan.

The council adopted a Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan in February 2013, moving Solana Beach another step closer to having more control over development in the city. The plan incorporated all of the suggested modifications approved by the California Coastal Commission. At the meeting, the council also directed staff to prepare a Land Use Plan Amendment, or LUPA, to modify some of the provisions in the LUP, relating to bluff top development, shoreline protection and private beach access ways.

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