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 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.
This is the eighth year successively that Santa Fe Irrigation District has received this award.
Jul 26, 2014 | Posted in News
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Sheriff’s deputies were on the lookout Wednesday for the man who cut through a window screen to gain access to a Solana Beach apartment and got away with a man’s cell phone.
Jul 16, 2014 | Posted in News
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The San Dieguito Union High School District recently sent a message out to parents that all freshman students on the wait list will be admitted to San Dieguito High School Academy and Canyon Crest Academy.
In May students on the wait list had been informed no more students would be admitted although, according to the district’s message, “recent developments with our Proposition AA Master Plan have allowed us to review and slightly revise the long-term capacity for the school.”