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Solana Beach residents attend workshop to discuss ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions

When State Assembly Bill 32 passed in 2006, the law established a statewide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 emission levels by 2020. To help California reach its goal, Solana Beach residents discussed how the community could do its part at a Climate Action Plan Public Workshop held Aug. 6.

Three candidates running for two seats on Del Mar City Council — so far

The smallest city in the county will have at least one new community member take the oath of office as the current mayor has decided not to seek re-election.

Elected to the council in 2010, Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu said she would not seek a second term due to personal reasons. She lost her husband and mother within the past 18 months.

“Being on the council has been a great experience and one of personal growth,” said Haydu, a Del Mar resident for more than 30 years.

Three seek two seats for Solana Beach City Council

The deadline to file nomination papers was Aug. 8, but was extended by five days because both incumbents did not file.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club foreman rescues young boy from trailer fire

On Aug. 6, at approximately 5:50 a.m., a travel trailer fire occurred at the Del Mar Racetrack located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Dave Martinez, a foreman of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, noticed the fire and quickly responded. Martinez honked his horn to alert all residents of the fire. He yelled and pounded on the door of the travel trailer that was on fire and attempted entry by crawling in but could not see past the smoke and flames. He continued to yell as he went to the window and heard a noise. He opened the window and quickly carried the 7-year-old boy to safety, heroically rescuing him with no injuries. Martinez humbly stated, “The word hero shouldn’t be involved.”

Local youth speak with counselors after witnessing officer-involved shooting incident

About 90 local youth talked to counselors Aug. 8 after witnessing an officer-involved shooting two days prior at Mission Bay Park.

Dozens of children and teens from the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito’s La Colonia Branch in Solana Beach were on a field trip at Mission Bay Park Aug. 6 when an apparently suicidal man was wounded around 11:30 a.m. after witnesses said he pointed a gun at police.

HOA suing Solana Beach after city council OKs affordable housing project

A homeowners association representing hundreds of residents filed a lawsuit against Solana Beach in May after the council’s unanimous approval of a mixed-use affordable housing development on a city-owned parking lot on South Sierra Avenue.

Solana Beach recognized for Coast Highway 101 renovation

Solana Beach may be the second smallest city in the county, but it is receiving national attention for its work on Coast Highway 101.

Dangerous by Design 2014, a report by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, recognized the city for its $7 million renovation of the roadway. Completed last year, the project features narrowed lanes, continuous sidewalks, curb extensions and mid-block crosswalks.

The report notes that Highway 101 was regularly used as an alternative route to Interstate 5, which resulted in drivers speeding through the historic downtown to the detriment of local businesses and pedestrians.

New tenants coming soon to Beachside Del Mar

With four spaces available at Beachside Del Mar, the shopping center’s owner is currently in negotiations with potential tenants as construction crews renovate the space. Photo by Kristina Houck

Del Mar residents could have a few new places to shop locally for the holiday season. With four spaces available at Beachside Del Mar, the shopping center’s owner is currently in negotiations with potential tenants as construction crews renovate the space.

“We are in negotiations with three very strong tenants right now for some of those vacancies,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president of operations and development for Donahue Schriber, owner and operator of Beachside Del Mar. “As soon as the leases are signed, we’ll announce those names.”

Horse dies from apparent heart attack at Del Mar racetrack

A horse suffered a heart attack and died while racing Aug. 2 on the Polytrack course at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, a track official said.

The horse, 3-year-old Chattering Gambler, was running in the third race Aug. 2 that began shortly after 3 p.m. when he collapsed near the finish line and died from an apparent heart attack, Senior Media Coordinator Dan Smith said. The jockey, Aaron Gryder, was uninjured.

Water-use restrictions to be considered for Solana Beach water district

The district’s board of directors will consider a staff recommendation to declare a “Level 2” water shortage response at its meeting Thursday, Aug. 21. The move is needed to comply with a state water conservation mandate issued on July 15.

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