A bench honoring the memory of local journalist Loren Nancarrow was removed from Del Mar’s Dog Beach on Jan. 28.
City officials do not know who installed the dog-bone shaped bench and when it was installed. The bench was removed one month after the longtime anchor died of brain cancer and the same day declared “Loren Nancarrow Day” by the San Diego City Council.
From fake lotteries to fake online daters, more than 30 million Americans fall victim to financial fraud every year, according to a guide by the National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department expects to receive scam cases totaling more than $1 million this year, said Sgt. Joe Ellis.
A surveyor came across an undetonated mortar shell on an open tract of land in Torrey Highlands Jan. 27, prompting a bomb squad call-out.
The discovery north of State Route 56, off Camino del Sur, was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Del Mar Highlands Town Center will consider a parking garage to help deal with frustrating parking conditions at its site.
At the Jan. 23 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, board member Laura Copic said that on the weekends it seems like the paid valet takes up the vast majority of the lot from 3 p.m. on and it’s impossible to find a spot at the busy center.
Monday, Jan. 27, is the voter registration deadline for the Feb. 11 San Diego mayoral runoff election and a ballot measure in Solana Beach.
Anyone who hasn’t done so before, has recently moved or changed their name needs to register, according to the county Registrar of Voters office.
Canyon Crest Academy student Eric Chen was recently named one of 40 high school senior finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search 2014. Eric and the other finalists, representative of America’s brightest young innovators, will gather in Washington, DC, in March to compete for $630,000 in awards, with the first-place winner receiving $100,000 from the Intel Foundation.
Solana Beach Little League t-ball players will get a chance to feel like the big boys as the Solana Beach School District board voted 4-1 to grant use of a section of field at Solana Vista School to the youngest ballplayers. Typically, Solana Vista is the site for the Major division, children 10 through 12, and the 4-6 year old t-ballers get one chance a year to play on their turf on Buddy Day.
Most cities in San Diego County received poor grades Jan. 22 in the American Lung Association’s 2014 report on tobacco control policies. The highest marks for overall tobacco control were given to El Cajon and Solana Beach, each of which received a B grade. They were rewarded for licensing tobacco retailers. Additionally, El Cajon was lauded for banning smoking in common areas of multi-family housing units. The City Council is also considering a ban the sale of electronic cigarettes.
More than six years after deciding to purchase Del Mar Shores Park, the city is moving forward with a plan for the site.
The city will issue a request for proposals for a consultant to produce a park master plan, which council members approved in a 3-2 vote on Nov. 18. A selection committee will sort through the applications and return to the council with its recommendation. The selection committee will consist of two council liaisons, a staff project manager and two members from a park master plan committee, which the council on Jan. 21 decided to form.
The Del Mar City Council honored former Mayor Lou Terrell with a special proclamation at its Jan. 21 meeting. Terrell, 75, died Jan. 3 when he was struck and killed by a train near Powerhouse Park while chasing his dog across the tracks.
The council declared Jan. 21 “Remembering Lou Terrell Day” in the city of Del Mar.