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Tips on earthquake preparedness shared at Solana Beach Public Safety Commission meeting

Less than three weeks after last month’s Napa Valley magnitude-6.0 earthquake, community members gathered to learn about earthquake preparedness during a presentation at the start of Solana Beach’s regularly scheduled Public Safety Commission meeting on Sept. 9.

Solana Beach bids farewell to its fire battalion chief

Photos by David Kloz

After a decade of service to Solana Beach, the city’s council members, staff and firefighters bid farewell to Fire Battalion Chief Dismas Abelman at the start of the Sept. 10 council meeting.

Solana Beach to help host athletes participating in 2015 Special Olympics World Games

The largest sporting event in the world next year will be held in Los Angeles, and Solana Beach, along with dozens of cities across Southern California, is helping make it happen.

Carmel Valley Planning Board rejects One Paseo, would like to see a reduced project

One Paseo is moving on to the city’s decision-makers without the backing of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board.

The board rejected One Paseo’s proposed project on Sept. 11 with an 11-2 vote, but the board said it would support a reduced mixed-use alternative that cuts the development down by half.

Ex-’Mother of the Year’ pleads not guilty to `Rape Prank’ charges against Carmel Valley homeowner

A former “Mother of the Year,’’ who’s accused of soliciting the rape of a woman after the victim and her husband bought a Carmel Valley home that the defendant wanted to purchase, pleaded not guilty Sept. 12 to felony charges.

Kathy J. Rowe, 52, faces solicitation for rape, solicitation for sodomy and stalking charges, among other counts.

Fair’s run in Del Mar to expand by half-day in 2015

Enthusiasts who can’t wait for the San Diego County Fair will be able to get a “sneak peek” at the event on Friday, June 5, the day before the fair’s traditional Saturday morning opening, officials said.

Dates for the 2015 fair were announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the board meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Pedestrian killed by Coaster train

A 49-year-old man walking on the railroad tracks at Torrey Pines State beach apparently ignored warning bells and whistles from an approaching train and was hit and killed by an Amtrak Coaster Sept. 7, according to authorities and media reports.

San Diego sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 11:26 a.m. Sept. 7 to the railroad tracks at mile post marker 245.7, south of the intersection of Carmel Valley Road and North Torrey Pines Road, Deputy Dawn Morabe said.

Community workshop focuses on making Solana Beach more pedestrian- and bike-friendly

Solana Beach pedestrians and bicyclists gathered Aug. 28 at City Hall to discuss how the community can be more pedestrian- and bike-friendly.  Photo by Kristina Houck

Solana Beach pedestrians and bicyclists gathered Aug. 28 at City Hall to share their thoughts on how the community can be more pedestrian- and bike-friendly.

Suspects attempt to rob Solana Beach bank ATM

An attempt to break into an ATM at a Solana Beach bank branch early Sept. 2 using a cutting torch ended with the cash machine in flames and two suspects fleeing empty-handed.
The suspects set off the ATM’s alarm during the failed heist shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive near Glencrest Drive, according to sheriff’s Lt. Clayton Lisk.
Lisk said the suspects used spray paint to cover nearby surveillance cameras.
They sped off in a black truck with a deputy in pursuit, but abandoned it and ran off after about a minute, Lisk said. A subsequent search failed to locate the pair, according to the lieutenant.

First phase of Earl Warren Middle School reconstruction begins in Solana Beach

San Dieguito Union High School District recently kicked off the first phase of its complete reconstruction of Earl Warren Middle School. Photo by Jon Clark

As kids kicked back this summer, San Dieguito Union High School District kicked off the first phase of its complete reconstruction of Earl Warren Middle School.

The $41 million project is made possible by the passage of Proposition AA.

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    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
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    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
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