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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.

Canyon Crest Academy Foundation begins fundraising drive in honor of Carmel Valley school’s 10th anniversary

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The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s fundraising drive is more important than ever this year as the accomplished school will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this spring.

Volunteers needed for 2013 spring CERT training

Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, and Solana Beach residents are being asked to participate in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to become disaster workers. The classes are free and open to all residents or employees of Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach who are 18 years or older. CERT [...]

Gateway lagoon property still at risk; funding still needed

It’s been a little over a year since the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy purchased the 3.4-acre Gateway Property that sits between Solana Beach and Cardiff along Highway 101, with private investors coming forward with the funding that made the purchase possible.

Whole Foods opening to conclude $30 million Flower Hill overhaul

Jeffrey Essakow

After more than a year of construction, the mall serving the Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach areas is winding down the biggest project the property has seen since its initial construction nearly 40 years ago — and the overhaul will culminate with the opening of upscale grocer Whole Foods, the mall’s “anchor,” said owner Jeffrey Essakow.

Former Winston School student Sam Morris dies heroically; Memorial service to be held Jan. 20

Sam Morris, a member of Del Mar’s The Winston School Class of 2007, died heroically on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in a house fire

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  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Plants and Better Alternatives
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs In California we are lucky to live in a mild climate that allows us to grow amazing landscapes. Because of this mild climate, plants from other parts of the world often thrive; and some grow so well they become known as invasive. These plants ‘jump fences’ and ‘throw seeds.’ Their […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District’s robotics program receives new funding
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is making its school’s robotics program more robust this year, allocating $42,500 in stipends to staff coaches just like the district does for its athletics program. “I think the program has taken a big step,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “I think we’re on our way toward developing a great program there.” John Galipa […]