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Fundraising continues for expansion of Scripps Encinitas critical care facilities

From left: Carl Etter, Chief Kevin Crawford, Dr. Michael Lobatz, Tyler Miller and Jim Ashcraft join in at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Scripps Encinitas Critical Care Building. Courtesy

With 28 years in the fire service, Kevin Crawford knows firsthand the value of having efficient and accessible emergency room facilities nearby.

May 2012 crimes and arrests in Del Mar/Carmel Valley

The numbers of crimes and arrests/citations with valid addresses that were reported to the San Diego County’s Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) by June 4 for the month of May 2012 in the San Diego City neighborhoods of Del Mar Heights, Carmel Valley, North City, and Torrey Highlands and the City of Del Mar…

Variety of concerns, issues raised at Interstate 5/State Route 56 public meeting

Caltrans seeking public input as it looks at four possible alternatives to make the missing linkages between I-5 South and 56 East, and 56 West and I-5 North.

Ireland’s ambassador to U.S. visits area

Brian O’Callaghan, Rob Mullally, Frank Cassidy, Eilis and Neil McKay, Marie Collins, Ambassador Michael Collins and Russell McHugh. Photo: Jon Clark

In the first-ever official visit to San Diego by Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, the diplomat told an audience of bio-tech executives at a breakfast meeting at the Grand Del Mar that, “despite all the travails and challenges, Ireland is very much open for business.”

Carmel Valley residents’ firm to serve on steering committee overseeing litigation against NFL

Fred Schenk

San Diego law firm Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP, has been appointed by U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody to serve on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee which is overseeing national MDL litigation against the National Football League (NFL) alleging that multiple concussions can lead to long-term brain injuries. Casey Gerry is one of only nine law firms in the nation – and the only one in San Diego – serving on the leadership committee.

Election 2012: Three San Diego City Council District One candidates challenge incumbent Lightner for seat

Incumbent District 1 San Diego Councilwoman Sherri Lightner has her hands full as the June 5 primary election approaches, juggling the responsibilities of what she called a “more than full-time job” while trying to fend off three challengers for her seat.

Hilliard campaign for county supervisor highlights experience, fiscal responsibility

Carl Hilliard

When Carl Hilliard’s application for endorsement came across the desk of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the statewide political organization’s board didn’t have to think twice about backing the Del Mar Mayor in his county supervisor campaign.

Election 2012: Meet 52nd Congressional candidate and Del Mar resident John Stahl


In his quest to win the 52nd Congressional District seat, retired Del Mar business executive John Stahl faces a number of obstacles: a crowded field of 10 candidates, the reluctance of local media to cover political newcomers, and a county Republican establishment that is endorsing GOP incumbents, including U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-San Diego.

Local residents march for women’s rights

Local residents joined men and women all around the country recently in a show of solidarity to defend women’s rights. The event was organized by, a national nonpartisan grassroots founded to protect and advance women’s rights. Photos: Susan Jensen

Although the big California events were held in Sacramento and Los Angeles, San Diego participants headed to Balboa Park to raise awareness for the issues.

Local Planned Parenthood supporters named honorary chairs of anniversary event

Seven donors — six of them local residents — contributed a combined $350,000 for the organization’s annual fundraising dinner on May 3 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, according to Keith Limberg, vice president of development.



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