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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.

Carmel Valley school wins regional award for Dollars for Scholars program

Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars has been selected as the Dollars for Scholars West Area Affiliate of the Year by Scholarship America. The Affiliate of the Year Award honors and recognizes Dollars for Scholars affiliates that have performed outstanding service to their community and that exemplify the commitment of Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, to making postsecondary success possible for all students.

Del Mar makes additional adjustment to its turf racing

Del Mar plans further adjustments to racing on its turf course following injuries on the new surface, which had been expanded and installed this past winter to replace its previous course that was more than 50 years old.

The changes, which will take effect immediately, will consist of the following items:

Solana Beach water district receives national award in financial reporting for eighth year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented the Santa Fe Irrigation District the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This is the eighth year successively that SFID has received this award.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the district and its management.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has also been awarded to the District’s Administrative Services Manager, Jeanne L. Deaver, for her responsibility in preparing the award-winning CAFR.

Del Mar suspends turf racing following another injury

Thoroughbred racing on the turf course at Del Mar was suspended for the rest of the week after a horse was seriously injured in a race July 31, the latest in a string of injuries and deaths at the track this
month.
In announcing the suspension, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club expressed
“deep sorrow” over the latest injury.
“We will continue efforts to improve the course during this down time
and hope to resume racing on it in the near future,” according to a statement.
The horse, a 4-year-old filly named Serious, suffered a sesamoid bone
injury in her left foreleg, track officials told The Orange County Register.
Officials originally said the horse was euthanized, but later said her
owners had sought veterinary care for her against the advice of the track
veterinarian, the newspaper reported.
Four other horses suffered fatal injuries on the turf track this month
and today’s injury was the first since measures intended to enhance safety on
the course were undertaken, according to news reports.
Races that had been scheduled to take place on the turf course will be
moved to the track’s Polytrack course, Del Mar officials said.
Four other horses have suffered fatal injuries on the track during this
year’s thoroughbred meet, which began on July 17.

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