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Classical music calms canine companions

Dave Roberts

When I return home after a long day, I love being greeted our rescued boxer, Cutie Patootie. When I pet that dog, I can feel the stress sheet right off of me.

Our dogs do so much for us. For all of the comfort they provide, what can we do for them when they face stressful situations? One simple answer is to play classical music.

Dawn Danielson, director of the county’s Department of Animal Services, says that her staff plays music at all three county shelters. Music is proven to calm a distressed dog’s nerves.

One Paseo: The tide has turned!

Thank you Carmel Valley, for your great turnout at the Aug. 28 Carmel Valley Planning Board meeting. More than 400 of you attended to voice your opposition to this One Paseo, many of you standing for hours to add your applause as we exposed Kilroy’s many incorrect statements and exaggerations.

How Carmel Valley really feels

I was thrilled to see how many people attended the Aug. 28 Carmel Valley Planning Board meeting to express their opposition to Kilroy’s One Paseo project. County Supervisor Dave Roberts even showed up to voice his concerns.

Support for One Paseo

This debate has too often become monopolized by the loud and abrasive voices of those who not only oppose One Paseo, but really oppose any change or growth within our community.

One Paseo will give a central heart to Carmel Valley

This letter was sent to the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board and to this newspaper for publication: Dear Chairman White and Members of the Carmel Valley Planning Board, I’m a business owner in Carmel Valley and I love this community! My business is expanding and I looked at other areas when considering relocating but now [...]

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

Rick Scmitt

On behalf of our Board of Trustees, I want to welcome you and our 12,400-plus students to the 2014-15 academic year. The start of a new school year is always exciting. We have spent the summer eagerly preparing for your student’s return on Aug. 26 and look forward to sharing new learning experiences with each of you. For parents/guardians whose students are entering our schools for the first time, I would like to extend a special heartfelt thank you for the trust you have placed in us.

To your health: 5 questions to ask your new doctor

At some point, nearly everyone will need to choose a new physician, perhaps because of a change in insurance, a move to a new city, or simply a feeling that it is time to make a switch.

Your relationship with your physician is perhaps one of the most important in your life, and you want a provider who is not only highly knowledgeable and experienced, but also understands your needs and communicates effectively.

One Paseo will affect emergency response times

I’m writing in opposition to the current One Paseo proposal and the impacts it will have on our community. Carmel Valley has a large population of retirees and elderly people, like me. I am extremely concerned that One Paseo will increase the response times of emergency service vehicles due to the inevitable gridlock the project will create on our local streets.

This One Paseo — 3 key facts

You can’t lie to the city. But apparently it’s OK to mislead the community if there are additional millions to be made. The final EIR to the city on Kilroy’s proposal found nine environmental impacts, especially regarding traffic and neighborhood character, that even including the proposed mitigation measures — such as two I-5/SR 56 freeway connectors that, best case, won’t be built until 2030 — remain significant. Kilroy’s published response to the community: “We don’t have any unmitigatable impacts.” Want to run that by us again?

An offense to the community and to the General Plan

Why won’t Kilroy propose a smaller mixed-use project that would not overwhelm our streets? Because they would not make enough profit. This is what they say, in more elegant terms, in Appendix B.3 Retail Critical Mass Memo for Reduced Project Alternatives of the Final Environmental Impact Report for One Paseo.

Kilroy goes to great extent to disguise their profit motivation by claiming that the oversize project is in accordance with the “City of Villages” concept adopted by the city of San Diego and embedded in the General Plan. The General Plan is supposed to guide all development.

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