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Testimony begins in trial of man accused of killing his mother in Solana Beach

Testimony began Oct. 22 in the sanity phase of trial of a man who killed his mother and chopped up her body in her Solana Beach home after she ended his access to her money.

Bryan Chang, 33, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the January 2010 death of 60-year-old Sherry Chu Chang.

The defense contends, however, that Bryan Chang was insane at the time of the killing. Opening statements in the sanity phase of trial were delivered Oct. 21 in the courtroom of Vista Judge Harry Elias.

Solana Beach accepting grant applications

Requested funds are available as one-time seed money to organizations that qualify under the city’s criteria in order to augment community service programs, projects and service activities to the community. All eligible nonprofits are invited to apply for this program.

Barrales resigns from Del Mar Fairgrounds board

Del Mar resident Ruben Barrales has resigned from the board of directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, the agency that operates the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The resignation, which leaves the nine-member board one member short, was announced Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the start of the board’s regular monthly meeting.

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.

City of Solana Beach applying for grants to ensure sidewalk safety for people with disabilities

In an effort to improve the accessibility and safety of city sidewalks for people with disabilities, Solana Beach is applying for funds from the Community Development Block Grant program. Council members on Oct. 8 approved the city’s grant application, which identified a dozen cross streets in need of ADA improvements.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the program funds improvement projects in the county’s unincorporated areas and the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway and Solana Beach.

Gonzales Canyon enhancement planning workshop to be held in Carmel Valley

The Friends of Gonzales Canyon will hold a workshop for canyon enhancement planning on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library. San Diego Canyonlands has established the Canyon Enhancement Planning Committee to create a guide for all canyons that promotes access, connections to the community, restoration, conservation, environment-based education and ecologically-sensitive recreation. All Gonzales Canyon stakeholders are invited to attend.

Health officials seek Del Mar Mud Run participant who may have been exposed to rabies from bat

San Diego County health officials said Oct. 10 that they want to identify a Del Mar Mud Run participant who reported a bat landed on him during the event last weekend, because the flying mammal subsequently tested positive for rabies.

The bat was captured during the Oct. 4 event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and was submitted to the county for testing.

Jersey Mike’s Subs coming to Beachside Del Mar

Jersey Mike’s Subs will open at Beachside Del Mar in the first quarter of 2015. Located on Del Mar Heights Road near Mango Drive, Beachside Del Mar is currently being remodeled to create an attractive and inviting village atmosphere to shop, dine and work. Jersey Mike’s is the first new tenant to be announced since renovations started earlier this year.

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.

Planning Commission’s Carmel Valley One Paseo vote delayed

After nearly five hours of public testimony on One Paseo, the San Diego Planning Commission voted on Oct. 2 to continue the item for commission discussion and deliberation to its Thursday, Oct. 16, meeting. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and no further public testimony will be taken — the board will aim to make a recommendation to send to San Diego City Council for the final decision.

A recommendation must have the votes of four of the seven planning commissioners, although two commissioners have recused themselves due to financial interests in the project.

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