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Man robs Wells Fargo Bank on Del Mar Heights Road

An unidentified man robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 3445 Del Mar Heights Road on Thursday, Aug. 21, at about 2:31 p.m.

The suspect walked up to three different tellers and demanded money. No weapon was seen. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect fled the bank westbound towards El Camino Real. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35 years old, 5’6,” 180 lbs., who was wearing a blue bandana over his mouth and nose, black sunglasses, a blue sweatshirt and blue jeans. The San Diego Police Department Robbery Unit is investigating.

Del Mar, Solana Beach cancel elections and appoint council members

Del Mar and Solana Beach voters might head to the polls in November, but it won’t be to cast a ballot for their local council members.

Rather than hold fall elections, both councils opted to appoint council candidates during two special council meetings on Aug. 20.

Solana Beach Schools Foundation refreshes its ‘look and feel’

To increasingly enrich education in the Solana Beach School District by bridging the gap between vital school needs and state funding, the Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF) is introducing its new name, look, and feel. The refresh will also better communicate the purpose of the SBSF and the programs it funds.

Previously the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning, the SBSF supports Discovery Labs curriculum in science, technology, research, engineering, arts, math, (STREAM) and supplemental physical education by raising funds not provided by the State of California. Collaborating with classroom teachers, Discovery Labs instructors supplement the existing curriculum with hands-on, interdisciplinary lab-based activities.

One more community meeting on One Paseo in Carmel Valley to be held before planning board weighs in

After six years of planning and community input, the final environmental impact report for the proposed One Paseo mixed-use development for Carmel Valley was released last week, a document more than 7,000 pages long.

The final environmental impact report finds nine significant and unmitigatable impacts with One Paseo, eight of them related to traffic.

Carmel Valley attorney wins landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on cellphone privacy

When Pat Ford brought his first case to the U.S. Supreme Court in April, focused on whether police need to get a search warrant before examining the contents of a criminal suspect’s cellphone, he knew the court had a range of options in making its decision.

The court could have sided with the state of California, which argued that no search warrant is needed. Or it could have forged a compromise between the two sides.

New member appointed to Del Mar Fairgrounds board

Kathlyn Mead, the newest member of the board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds, attended her first board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Mead took her seat at the board table, and was welcomed by board president Fred Schenk and other members.

Mead, 55, a Democrat and resident of Escondido, was appointed to the fair board in June by Gov. Jerry Brown. In July, Mead was named president and chief executive officer of the San Diego Foundation.

Also in June, Brown announced the re-appointment of Schenk and 22nd DAA board member Lisa Barkett. Both were appointed to new four-year terms.

San Dieguito Union High School District’s parking pass fee eliminated

San Dieguito Union High School District is eliminating its $40 annual parking permit fee for students to park in their high school parking lots.
“We had people question the cost of the permits over the years and most recently there was a formal complaint that caused us to go back and look at it,” said Eric Dill, associate superintendent of business services. “While the California Department of Education said the district was within our right to charge for the passes, we looked at the complaints and how the budget situation was improving and we decided we could eliminate the fee.”
The district will lose just under $78,000 between the four high schools, but Dill said other revenues are up so they plan to see an offset greater than what they are losing.
Dill said principals were notified late last week and they will continue to issue parking permits in the same way, on a first come, first serve basis — they just won’t collect the checks.
The reason for the permits is to help control traffic congestion and regulate the number of cars fighting for the limited available spaces, Dill said.

Del Mar Fairgrounds restricts use of drones

Drones or other radio-controlled aircraft will not be allowed to fly over the Del Mar Fairgrounds without express permission of fairgrounds officials, under a policy approved Aug. 12 by directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association.

The policy was needed to prevent potential security breaches at large events such as the San Diego County Fair and the annual horse racing meets held at the state-owned fairgrounds, said Tim Fennell, the fairgrounds’ general manager.

California Coastal Commission approves transportation plan

A wide-ranging, 40-year plan to handle the growing transportation needs along the North County coastline was unanimously approved April 13 by the California Coastal Commission.

The plan, developed by Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments, outlines a series of rail, highway, public transit, bicycle, pedestrian and coastal resource improvements spanning 27 miles between La Jolla and Oceanside.

Del Mar and Solana Beach city council elections may not be held

Del Mar and Solana Beach voters might not have an opportunity to vote for their local officials in November.

Although both city councils will each have at least one new face by the end of this year as the current mayors said they will not seek re-election, only two candidates from both cities filed paperwork by the close of the extended nomination period at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. There are only two open seats in both cities.

In Del Mar, Mayor Lee Haydu said she would not seek a second term due to personal reasons.

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