The much-loved Solana Beach Little League’s Snack Shack is getting a much-needed makeover. At its Jan. 16 meeting, the Solana Beach School District board approved the league’s plans to demolish and rebuild the popular facility.
It also will have a new name: “The Health Hut.”
The Snack Shack has been an institution in Solana Beach since 1974.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are coming in the fall and while public schools in California will be mandated to implement them, private schools are in a unique position to use them in whatever way that makes sense for their curriculum and institutions as a whole.
Leaders of local private schools said they like having the opportunity to be flexible regarding Common Core — they can opt out of what they don’t like and embrace ideas they feel would be best for their students.
With all approvals ensured and long-range projections starting to come into clear focus, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has begun to move forward toward a two-meet racing season in 2014 – the initial session being its usual summer stand, the second a shorter run covering the month of November.
If he is elected mayor of San Diego, David Alvarez said he will listen to neighborhood residents, “and their concerns will be addressed.”
In an interview with this newspaper, the mayoral candidate and San Diego City Councilman was asked about the One Paseo project, a controversial mixed-use development proposed for the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real in Carmel Valley.
A man walked into the pharmacy of a Rite Aid store on Jan. 15 at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, demanded the pharmacist fill his backpack with narcotics, and then fled on foot.
The robbery occurred at 3515 Del Mar Heights Road at 5:52 p.m., said Sgt. L. Taylor of the San Diego Police Department.
There were no injuries.
Over the next month, schools in the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) will host a series of information sessions about the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for current SDUHSD parents. These sessions will educate parents about the CCSS, the district’s plan for transitioning to the CCSS, the shifts in instruction and assessment required by the CCSS, and how parents can best support their students in achieving the expectations outlined in these new standards. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. on the following dates:
A lawsuit filed by an environmental group could overturn a deal struck by the California Coastal Commission that cleared the way for a multi-million-dollar habitat restoration project at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
The commission reached the agreement in 2012 with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned fairgrounds, and then approved permits for the work in November. Under the agreement, the 22nd DAA will spend more than $5 million to restore a 9.5-acre dirt lot along the San Dieguito River to wetlands habitat.
Construction of the Bi-annual Utility Improvements Project will require the implementation of several traffic detours to pave across Camino del Mar on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Traffic signs and flaggers will divert Camino del Mar traffic between the Del Mar Village and the Beach Colony, via 15th Street and Coast Boulevard. Traffic merging on and off Jimmy Durante Boulevard will not be affected. All detours are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Direct questions to the City of Del Mar’s Public Works Department at 858-755-3294.
Solana Beach is the latest city to oppose San Diego Gas & Electric’s plans to open a gas-powered plant to replace electricity once generated by the shut-down San Onofre nuclear plant.
In a unanimous vote, the Solana Beach City Council on Jan. 8 decided to write to California’s Public Utilities Commission to support the Sierra Club, which is against the proposed plant. The Encinitas City Council approved a letter of support at its Dec. 18 meeting.
San Diego City Councilman and mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer hit on his campaign themes of investing in neighborhoods, fiscal responsibility and public safety in a meeting with community journalists on Saturday, Jan. 4.