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Horse dies from apparent heart attack at Del Mar racetrack

A horse suffered a heart attack and died while racing Aug. 2 on the Polytrack course at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, a track official said.

The horse, 3-year-old Chattering Gambler, was running in the third race Aug. 2 that began shortly after 3 p.m. when he collapsed near the finish line and died from an apparent heart attack, Senior Media Coordinator Dan Smith said. The jockey, Aaron Gryder, was uninjured.

Del Mar school district considering boundary change

The Del Mar Union School District is considering a proposed boundary change for future East Pacific Highlands Ranch homes. The recommendation made by the facilities master plan outreach committee is that the boundary be changed for six Pacific Highlands Ranch developments, moving students from Sycamore Ridge to Ashley Falls School.

Jason Romero, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the developments represent 570 single and multifamily homes, which they project to generate around 250 students.

Water-use restrictions to be considered for Solana Beach water district

The district’s board of directors will consider a staff recommendation to declare a “Level 2” water shortage response at its meeting Thursday, Aug. 21. The move is needed to comply with a state water conservation mandate issued on July 15.

Two meetings set for San Diego residents to discuss Urban Forestry Plan

The city of San Diego is developing an Urban Forestry Plan and is looking for community input on how people feel about the trees in their neighborhoods.
Rachele Melious, a member of the advisory board, visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board on July 24.

Carmel Valley school wins regional award for Dollars for Scholars program

Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars has been selected as the Dollars for Scholars West Area Affiliate of the Year by Scholarship America. The Affiliate of the Year Award honors and recognizes Dollars for Scholars affiliates that have performed outstanding service to their community and that exemplify the commitment of Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, to making postsecondary success possible for all students.

Del Mar makes additional adjustment to its turf racing

Del Mar plans further adjustments to racing on its turf course following injuries on the new surface, which had been expanded and installed this past winter to replace its previous course that was more than 50 years old.

The changes, which will take effect immediately, will consist of the following items:

Last year for Del Mar Union School District transitional kindergarten

The Del Mar Union School District is entering the last school year where it will be required to offer transitional kindergarten class — so far. Legislation is pending that would make it mandatory for districts to offer the program to low-income students. DMUSD’s transitional kindergarten (TK) serves a quarter of its population and to date will bring an additional 87 students to the district in the 2014-15 school year.

Solana Beach water district receives national award in financial reporting for eighth year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented the Santa Fe Irrigation District the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This is the eighth year successively that SFID has received this award.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the district and its management.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has also been awarded to the District’s Administrative Services Manager, Jeanne L. Deaver, for her responsibility in preparing the award-winning CAFR.

Del Mar suspends turf racing following another injury

Thoroughbred racing on the turf course at Del Mar was suspended for the rest of the week after a horse was seriously injured in a race July 31, the latest in a string of injuries and deaths at the track this
month.
In announcing the suspension, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club expressed
“deep sorrow” over the latest injury.
“We will continue efforts to improve the course during this down time
and hope to resume racing on it in the near future,” according to a statement.
The horse, a 4-year-old filly named Serious, suffered a sesamoid bone
injury in her left foreleg, track officials told The Orange County Register.
Officials originally said the horse was euthanized, but later said her
owners had sought veterinary care for her against the advice of the track
veterinarian, the newspaper reported.
Four other horses suffered fatal injuries on the turf track this month
and today’s injury was the first since measures intended to enhance safety on
the course were undertaken, according to news reports.
Races that had been scheduled to take place on the turf course will be
moved to the track’s Polytrack course, Del Mar officials said.
Four other horses have suffered fatal injuries on the track during this
year’s thoroughbred meet, which began on July 17.

New housing at Torrey Hills bumps up Del Mar Union School District enrollment

When the school year kicks off on Aug. 28, the Del Mar Union School District is projecting an enrollment of 4,441 students this year, a slight increase of 20 students from last year.

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