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Disappointed to read about increasing enrollment at Torrey Hills School

As a Torrey Hills School parent and homeowner, we were disappointed to read about increasing enrollment at Torrey Hills School due to large apartment complexes under construction next to the school.

Kelp? Help!

Residents and visitors alike can’t help but notice the bumper crop of kelp on Del Mar’s beaches this summer. Even kids, who are usually endlessly amused by the piles of brown, brackish stuff, are steering clear.

Financing tools for water, energy conservation

By Supervisor Dave Roberts The Golden State is rapidly turning brown, thanks to three back-to-back dry years. Combined with an increasing demand for fresh water, conservation is becoming an increasingly important piece of our water supply puzzle. State and local officials are urging the public to use less water. With voluntary reductions falling short, the [...]

Local author’s book No. 1 on Amazon list

“Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment” hit the No. 1 spot on the Amazon Best Sellers list last week in the stock market investing and options trading categories.

At Stand Down, veterans get the respect they deserve

Dave Roberts

San Diego is home to one of the largest veteran populations in the nation. Sadly, many men and women who have served our country now need our help.

In our community, the nonprofit Veterans Village of San Diego steps in to provide assistance.

Earlier this month, Veterans Village hosted its 27th “Stand Down,” a three-day event that converts the field at San Diego High School into a tent city where nearly 900 homeless veterans and their families received medical and dental care, clothing, job training and other help.

Sheriff’s Department and response times

The newly appointed captain of the San Diego County Sheriff’s department, Encinitas branch, recently provided the city of Del Mar’s budget and finance committee with the average response times for the four major types of 911 calls. The response times as stated by the captain appear to be consistent with our neighboring cities, including Solana Beach.

Priority 1 calls, extreme emergency to life such as serious accidents, airplane crashes and SWAT actions, at approximately 12 minutes.

Priority 2 calls, serious felonies in process such as homicide, kidnapping, rape, armed robbery, and residential burglary, at approximately 9.5 minutes.

One Paseo has something for everyone, but is it a ‘Village?’

I take exception to Kilroy’s latest advertisement for One Paseo, a “Proposed mixed-use neighborhood village with something for everyone.” Part of it is accurate and part of it is not.

What is not accurate is the “neighborhood village.” Del Mar is a village. Del Mar has public transportation. A “neighborhood village” is not a series of five-story-plus buildings on a relatively small plot of land. The rendering in the latest ad shows a two-story structure in the foreground and a five-story structure in the background with a wide expansive walking/park area in the middle. Looking closer in the left side of the rendering, you see what looks like the top of a much taller structure in the background. And from everything I’ve seen, there is no wide expanse of walking/park area in the existing project.

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.

Rant with Randi: Mom

Randi Crawford

Every year, Aspen, Colo., hosts the “Aspen Ideas Festival,” an incredibly powerful summit of leaders from around the world, who come together and share ideas.

This year, there was a very interesting discussion with Indra K. Nooyi, the chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. A friend of mine attended the conference and raved about this speaker, so I read the transcript and had to share.

Nooyi is telling the audience about the time she learned that she was the new CEO of PepsiCo, and I want to paraphrase some of what she said.

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  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Invasive Plants and Better Alternatives
    By Steve Jacobs, Nature Designs In California we are lucky to live in a mild climate that allows us to grow amazing landscapes. Because of this mild climate, plants from other parts of the world often thrive; and some grow so well they become known as invasive. These plants ‘jump fences’ and ‘throw seeds.’ Their […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District’s robotics program receives new funding
    The Rancho Santa Fe School District is making its school’s robotics program more robust this year, allocating $42,500 in stipends to staff coaches just like the district does for its athletics program. “I think the program has taken a big step,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “I think we’re on our way toward developing a great program there.” John Galipa […]