Community members will have more places to safely walk in Del Mar this summer.
As part of a multi-year citywide sidewalk connectivity project, the city is installing 12,000 square feet of sidewalks in the Beach Colony along Camino del Mar from 22nd Street to the San Dieguito River Bridge.
Construction will begin in March for the nearly $1 million project, which will also feature 2,800 feet of new curbs and gutters, 20 pedestrian ramps, pavement rehabilitation and irrigated planting areas. Scheduled for completion by Memorial Day, the project also includes underground storm drain infrastructure on the east side of Camino del Mar at 27th Street.
An unarmed robber wearing a hard hat and a mask held up a bank inside a supermarket in Solana Beach, authorities said.
FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said the suspect, a male of unknown
age, demanded money in specific denominations from a teller at the U.S. Bank
branch in the Vons supermarket in the 900 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive in
Solana Beach around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Foxworth said the suspect fled in an unknown direction. No injuries were
The suspect was a while male, between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10, weighing
approximately 170 pounds, wearing dark glasses and a pesticide protective mask
under a light blue hard hat, Foxworth said.
A woman who worked as a general securities representative with financial firms with offices in Solana Beach and Encinitas has been disciplined for submitting false expense claims to her employer.
The action against Karen Ann Mendez was taken by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, a private, nonprofit agency authorized by Congress to regulate the securities industry.
Five college freshmen from San Diego County — including 2013 graduates of Canyon Crest Academy and Torrey Pines High School — have learned a difficult, real-life lesson of financial bottom lines and broken promises along with their studies this year.
All five participated in a rigorous scholarship competition put on last year by a San Diego-based nonprofit group, won the competition and were awarded four-year scholarships of varying amounts. But midway through their first year of college, they were informed the group had no more money with which to continue the scholarship payments.
The Del Mar Mesa community planning board Feb. 13 approved construction plans for a property located north of Del Mar Mesa Road and West of Del Vino Court.
Del Mar Fairgrounds directors rejected an in-house proposal to bring a micro-brewery to the under-used Surfside Race Place in partnership with beer giant MillerCoors, instead directing staff to gauge the interest of local brewing companies in such a project.
The City of Del Mar is inviting residents to apply to be a member of the new Shores Park Master Plan Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide oversight on the master planning process and provide community input for future development of the Shores Park.
The City currently owns the 5.3-acre parcel on 215/225 Ninth Street. In 2007, the City Council adopted a resolution that restricted the site to be used as open space and recreation and for the continued operation of the Winston School.
Solana Beach is the latest city to ban the use of electronic cigarettes.
In a 4-0 vote, the City Council on Feb. 12 amended the city’s existing smoking ordinance to include a ban on e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited. Councilman Mike Nichols was absent from the meeting.
“I’m convinced that a lot of the e-cigarettes are geared toward capturing youth and getting them involved and hooked on nicotine and tobacco,” said Councilman Peter Zahn, who brought the issue before the council. “This is something that isn’t good for our community or any community.”
Solana Beach residents will now be able to host larger parties with fewer restrictions at Fletcher Cove Community Center.
With all nine precincts counted, Proposition B was adopted by nearly 52 percent of voters Feb. 11, according to unofficial election results released by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. The measure received 1,720 “Yes” votes and 1,593 “No” votes, easing restrictions on private parties at the facility, which overlooks the ocean at 133 Pacific Ave.
The City of Del Mar is investing nearly $1 million to enhance pedestrian accessibility through the installation of sidewalks, repair streets, and improve drainage in the Beach Colony area between 22nd Street and the San Dieguito River.
Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2014. The project, which is part of an effort to improve sidewalk connectivity City-wide over the next several years, includes construction of curb, gutter, and sidewalks on both sides of Camino del Mar, 20 pedestrian ramps, pavement rehabilitation, and landscape planting areas.