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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.

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.

San Diego Foundation announces $47M in grants, names new board members

New BOG members Ileana Ovalle Engel, Elisabeth Eisner Forbes, and Hal Dunning

The San Diego Foundation today announced it granted $47 million to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2014. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $880 million to serve and improve the San Diego region.

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.

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