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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.

Lightning strikes tree in Solana Beach, ignites small fire

Firefighters responded to a small fire caused by lightning July 27 in Solana Beach.  Photos by Tim Holdsworth

Although summer storms brought welcome rain to San Diego County Sunday, July 27, lightning struck a palm tree in Solana Beach, igniting a small fire.

The rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning rattled several Solana Beach residents after lightning struck the tree on Santa Olivia. Parts of the tree burned and fell on the ground, with fire crews responding to the scene.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club releases statement concerning turf course

“Del Mar is deeply saddened by the loss of Thoroughbred lives we have experienced at the track since the start of our season. Four of those losses have come on our new turf course. Despite that, we continue to have the utmost confidence in the course, as do our partners in this race meet — the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Trainers, the Jockeys’ Guild and the California Horse Racing Board – all of whom have expressed that confidence to us today.

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

This is the eighth year successively that Santa Fe Irrigation District has received this award.

Motorcyclist killed in accident near Del Mar Fairgrounds

The motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Del Mar Fairgrounds over the weekend was identified July 21 as a 22-year-old Escondido man.

Alexander Mackenzie Williams was headed west on Via de la Valle near Jimmy Durante Boulevard at a high rate of speed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, when he lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office and the sheriff’s department.

Crime cases and arrests/citations in the Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach area in June 2014

The numbers of crime cases by type, where type is defined by the most serious crime that occurred, and arrests/citations with valid addresses that were reported to the San Diego County’s Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) by July 8 for the month of June 2014 in the San Diego City neighborhoods of Del Mar Heights, Carmel Valley, North City, and Torrey Highlands, and the Cities of Del Mar and Solana Beach are shown below:

Solana Beach City Council discusses parking solutions for Highway 101 and Cedros Design District

Valet parking, timed parking and rooftop parking are possible solutions to Solana Beach’s parking problems along Coast Highway 101 and the Cedros Design District, council members said during a special meeting July 16.

Concerned about the city’s limited parking spaces, residents and business owners have explored possible solutions during three community workshops over the last several months. Hosted by the Highway 101/Cedros Avenue Development Standing Committee, the workshops were led by council liaisons Deputy Mayor Lesa Heebner and Councilman Mike Nichols.

Suspected drunken driving arrests made on Del Mar racetrack Opening Day

The multi-agency patrols around the seaside racetrack, and in Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego and Solana Beach got underway at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 17, according to sheriff’s Sgt. David Cheever.

The 14 teams of deputies and officers stopped 183 vehicles between Thursday evening, July 17, and 2 a.m. July 18 and made 13 suspected drunken driving arrests, including one driver who was found to be in possession of brass knuckles, Cheever said.

Carmel Valley iGEM team takes second at international event held at MIT

Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy sent a joint team to the iGEM competition this year. They won second place and best poster. Courtesy photo

The Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy’s joint high school iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team recently won second place (first runner- up) and the Best Poster Award at the international competition, held June 28 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

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