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Redevelopment project draws mixed opinions from Solana Beach residents

Community members voiced mixed views on the proposed redevelopment of a Solana Beach apartment complex during the first of two open houses March 4 at St. James Church.

SDG&E issues another alert regarding ongoing wire fraud

SDG&E is continuing to alert customers to be aware of an ongoing wire fraud that has been targeting SDG&E residential and business customers. Reports indicate that individuals are misrepresenting themselves as utility employees by calling customers and threatening to turn off electric and gas service if an immediate payment is not made.

Parents ‘furious’ over dismissal of SAT prep school CEO

Parents of students who attend a SAT prep school based in Carmel Valley are demanding the reinstatement of the school’s former CEO and co-founder, who said he was fired abruptly Feb. 28 with no explanation.

“All the parents are furious about this issue,” said Shirley Wang, of Torrey Hills, who has enrolled her daughter in a SAT prep course this summer at a cost of nearly $3,000.

Carmel Valley planning board asks 5K race to stay out of residential neighborhoods

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board threw a detour into Grace Point Church’s plans for a 5K run, voting unanimously to prevent the race’s route from closing major streets or going through a residential neighborhood. The board did support the idea of Grace Point’s Faith in Action Run as long as the organizers tweak the route so it won’t inconvenience local residents.

According to Marjolein Grootenhuis, missions director for Grace Point Church, the run is planned for Sunday, May 4, setting off from the church off Del Mar Heights Road.

Fire damages building near Del Mar

“Fortunately, the fire protection system worked as it was designed to,” said RSFFPD Battalion Chief Chris Galindo. “The single sprinkler head provided the occupants with time to safely evacuate the building and kept the fire from spreading and causing further damage.

City to apply for funding for River Path Del Mar extension

During a special meeting Feb. 28, the Del Mar City Council authorized the city manager to apply for grants to extend River Path Del Mar.

In a 3-0 vote, council members permitted City Manager Scott Huth to apply for a $150,000 grant from San Diego County’s Community Enhancement Program. Funded by a portion of the county’s transient occupancy tax revenues, the deadline to apply for the grant was March 1.

Santa Fe Irrigation District asks Solana Beach customers to limit water use

In response to limited water supplies throughout California caused by an ongoing drought, the Santa Fe Irrigation District asked customers to conserve water during the Feb. 26 Solana Beach City Council meeting.

Man arrested for allegedly robbing a gas station in Carmel Valley

The robbery took place about 7:50 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Shell station at 3060 Carmel Valley Road, said San Diego Police Department Officer David Stafford.

According to Stafford, the suspect walked into the gas station, pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then took the cash and fled eastbound driving a black Dodge Ram.

Beer tasting room to open in Solana Beach

A new beer tasting room will soon open in Solana Beach.

In a 5-0 vote, the Solana Beach City Council on Feb. 26 approved a conditional use permit for a craft beer bottle shop and taproom in the city’s Beachwalk Center. San Diego BeerWorks will feature a retail shop, bar and seating area, as well as a food preparation area, restroom, and storage and office space.

Skyline Elementary takes Third Place at Odyssey of the Mind competition

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Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach recently placed third in the Odyssey of the Mind Coastal Regional Division. (Above, l-r): Anna Hellickson, Luke Halpern, Austin Hellickson, Tanner Turrell, Alex Borthwick and Meg Larson. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems, then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. The team was coached by parent volunteers Jerilyn Larson, Ashley Hellickson and Heidi Dewar.

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