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Leave no one behind in Alzheimer’s research

Michael S. Rafii, MD, PhD

Today in the U.S., more than 5 million people are living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. According to a 2009 study by the Alzheimer’s Association, of those 5 million people, more than 500,000 live in California. As we live longer, rates of Alzheimer’s disease have grown dramatically, and the disease is now cited as the third leading cause of death in the United States and the sixth leading cause of death in California.

High Bluff Academy expands electives for fall

High Bluff Academy’s expansion continues this fall with more electives, from French and Mandarin to computer science classes, and more clubs to meet the individualized needs of its students. Courtesy photo

Imagine a high school where students check their egos at the door and where students take care of each other. Better yet, imagine a school where students flourish and enjoy learning.

That, says Jill Duoto, is what you’ll find at High Bluff Academy, a fully accredited high school housed in the center of an office park in Carmel Valley.

More water storage and renewed calls for conservation

Dave Roberts

As local and state officials heighten their calls for conservation, the San Diego Water Authority this month celebrated the completion of a project that goes a long way toward ensuring water reliability for the region.

The $416 million San Vicente Dam Raise project is finished. Raising the height of the dam in Lakeside greatly increases the reservoir’s capacity. Water managers say the dam raise represents the largest water storage project in county history.

Rustic Home Furniture offers handcrafted, hand-selected pieces from San Diego and around the world

Rustic Home Furniture

For nearly 30 years, Rustic Home Furniture has offered one-of-a-kind furniture in North County

20 Nail Lounge opens in Del Mar Highlands Town Center

20 Nail Lounge opened July 11 in Carmel Valley, offering manicures and pedicures in a fun and clean environment.

The new boutique mani-pedi spot 20 Nail Lounge opened Friday, July 11, in Del Mar Highlands Town Center. General manager Shani Smith was busy at work ensuring that the first customers felt pampered and wonderful in an ultra-clean and cool environment, the experience that is the company’s brand.

Math Prime LLC leases space in Carmel Valley

Math Prime LLC, represented by Shirley Kanamu and Vince Provenzano of Pacific Coast Commercial, has leased 1,287 square feet of retail space at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 3435 Del Mar Heights Road, Suite 100, San Diego, from Del Mar Highlands Town Center II LLC, represented by Phil Lyons of Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services. The property was leased for $206,920.

San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s Monthly Update

The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is proud to offer our students and families the choice of four unique and amazing high schools. Each year we strive to ensure that every student is able to attend his or her first choice in high schools, and we’ve been highly successful in this effort over many years. Recently, community members have asked the district to review current high school enrollment practices in response to concerns that some students who live nearby our two non-boundary schools (San Dieguito High School Academy & Canyon Crest Academy) were not admitted through the lottery process.

Deena Von Yokes of Studio Savvy Salon wears many hats for 20th Annual ‘Opening Day Hats Contest’

Kassidy Byers, hair stylist and model shows off for the camera during a recent hat shoot. © 2014 photo courtesy of Valentine Studios.

The flag is up… and Opening Day hat contestants are getting ready to go. This Thursday, July 17, will be the 20th year of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s “Opening Day Hats Contest.” This famous contest has risen to become one of the most spectacular fashion events in San Diego and gives Del Mar notoriety in West Coast fashions. Coming back again, and wearing many hats both literally and figuratively is the fashion visionary and contest contributor Deena Von Yokes.

Rant with Randi: Empty Nest Blues

Randi Crawford

About a month ago, I received a text from a frustrated friend. She said that once your kids start getting serious about sports, especially at the high school level, there’s no time for anything else in your life.

She wrote, “Our lives have become ridiculous. The only time I see people is when I go to weddings or funerals. We don’t ever hang out with friends because our life is consumed with our kids’ sports. I want to make a concerted effort to change that and start living the way our parents did, and spending more quality time with our friends.”

My first reaction was that I agreed with her. Everything she said was accurate. Our family is totally consumed by youth sports. Everyone in my “bubble” is generally on a sports team with our kids, and while I have non-sports friends, I rarely hang out with them. What’s wrong with that picture, besides everything?

Protect the Cleveland National Forest

Dave Roberts

The Cleveland National Forest is a testament to nature joining forces with man to create and protect what life might be like in an almost-perfect world.

These wooded mountains and meadows of San Diego County are our last wilderness, one of the few remaining undisturbed settings we have left. The forest and mountains remind us of what life was like before man settled the area. They provide a home for animals and plants.

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