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Solana Beach fire battalion chief warns fire season never ends

To ensure that residents are prepared for the next wildfire, Jon Blumeyer, fire battalion chief for the cities of Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach, shared preparedness tips during a presentation at the start of Solana Beach’s Public Safety Commission meeting on Oct. 14.

New Scripps science program takes Solana Beach students beyond the classroom

Casa de Amistad students with Dr. Sandra Enclada. Courtesy photo

Through the Scripps Research Institute’s new Science Saturday program, local students are going beyond the classroom and outside the textbook to learn about science.

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy wins $150,000 program award from county

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy has received a $150,000 Neighborhood Reinvestment Program award from the county of San Diego, proposed by Third District County Supervisor Dave Roberts.

Tips on earthquake preparedness shared at Solana Beach Public Safety Commission meeting

Less than three weeks after last month’s Napa Valley magnitude-6.0 earthquake, community members gathered to learn about earthquake preparedness during a presentation at the start of Solana Beach’s regularly scheduled Public Safety Commission meeting on Sept. 9.

Del Mar Fairgrounds looks to create its own craft beer brand with brewery, restaurant

Hoping to tap into a growing craft beer industry in San Diego County, the agency that operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds is moving forward with plans to build a micro-brewery inside an existing, under-used satellite wagering facility on its 400-acre property

Congressional rep Scott Peters shares insights as ‘distinguished speaker’ at local community center

Congressman Scott Peters.  Photo by Pat Sherman

U.S. Congressmember Scott Peters (D-52nd) stopped by the La Jolla Community Center on Aug. 26 to update guests on his legislative activities and field questions as part of the center’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Community input sought on SDG&E’s proposed Sycamore-Penasquitos transmission project

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SDG&E’s proposed Sycamore-Penasquitos transmission project is moving forward in its environmental impact report process, collecting public comments recently for the new line that will cross two Carmel Valley and Del Mar Mesa canyons.

Carmel Valley resident makes list of most influential in health care

Chris Van Gorder

Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder has been named No. 65 on Modern Healthcare’s annual ranking of the nation’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, which was published in the magazine’s Aug. 25 edition.

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.

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.

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  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]
  • ‘Kachina Dolls and Dances’ to be topic at Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society lecture
    Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society. Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the im […]