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One Paseo still undecided, time for the final push

It seems like forever since the One Paseo project was first presented to the community, and many people mistakenly believe that it is somehow approved. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the City is still gathering information on the project’s environmental impact (EIR), information that will be used by the local Planning [...]

Prop B: Let’s move forward and see how new policy works

Prop B, the Fletcher Cove usage initiative, is now history.  One side wanted to continue the City Council experiment, with its cautious set of detailed, specific restrictions.  The Prop B side wanted a permanent, more open policy, relying on current regulations and the special permit process. After the Prop B petition was submitted,  the City [...]

Del Mar Foundation hosts Meet & Greet at Poseidon

Del Mar Foundation Hosts Meet & Greet at Poseidon

The Del Mar Foundation (DMF) held its first no-host Meet & Greet of the year at Poseidon Restaurant on March 10. Organized by the Foundation’s Special Events committee, this event brings people together in a casual setting to connect with one another in the community over a drink and optional dining. The Special Events committee [...]

Del Mar Heights PTA spring gala

Del Mar Heights PTA Spring Gala

The Hollywood-themed evening was held in the Equus Luxury Sky Box at the Del Mar Racetrack.

Girl Scouts host World Thinking Day at DM Heights

Girl Scouts host World Thinking Day

Carmel Valley and Del Mar Girl Scouts participated in World Thinking Day March 15 at Del Mar Heights Elementary School. About 170 Girl Scouts were expected to attend the event. The Girl Scouts teamed up with the International Rescue Committee for the theme “Education opens doors for all girls and boys.” Refugees living in San [...]

NCL San Dieguito Chapter 2014 Senior Recognition, Fashion Show

National Charity League San Dieguito Chapter

The National Charity League, San Dieguito Chapter presented its Class of 2014 Senior Recognition and Class of 2014 Fashion Show on March 16 at the Hyatt Aventine in La Jolla. The chapter-wide event featured the theme “Through the Looking Glass.”  The Senior Present Chairs were Shelly Kaihatu and Kristy Laliotis. The Mistress of Ceremonies for [...]

‘The magic of parent participation’ helps make Sycamore Ridge production of ‘Peter Pan’ possible

Sycamore Ridge Peter Pan

One of the lessons being taught at Sycamore Ridge Elementary School recently was how to make Tinker Bell really sparkle and fly. As students rehearsed for their March 14 and March 15 performances of “Peter Pan,” parent volunteer director Shelly Yaeger instructed Tink (played by sixth grader Lily Wickham) how her smile could most delight the children in the audience and how to most-effectively toss her pixie dust.

Torrey Hills Father-Daughter Dance at Marriott

Torrey Hills Father-Daughter Dance

The popular annual Torrey Hills Elementary School Father-Daughter Dance was held at the Del Mar Marriott on March 16. Photos/Jon Clark

To your health: Proton Therapy arrives in San Diego – What does it mean?

In February 2014, San Diego County’s first proton treatment center opened its doors for patient care. Carl Rossi, M.D., medical director of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, offers a glimpse into how this advanced treatment can benefit cancer patients.

Q: What makes proton therapy different from other current forms of radiation?

A: Proton therapy is the most precise form of radiation treatment available today. Conventional X-ray treatment beams penetrate well beyond the tumor, but protons can be controlled to conform precisely to the shape of the tumor and to release most of their energy within the tumor. Protons stop where the tumor stops.

Strip Mall vs. Main Street

The strip mall is dead.

I recently read an article that started out with the sentence…“The American landscape is littered with the decaying corpses of strip malls.” For decades, the strip mall has been characterized by a series of stores connected in a linear fashion and anchored in a sea of surface parking. The strip mall concept grew as our dependency on the automobile grew and as this happened, communities were stripped of once thriving main street cores and public gathering places. Today, the strip malls are marked by cookie-cutter aesthetics, congested parking lots, traffic problems and unsafe walking conditions for pedestrians. But communities are now seeking to move back to a time of vibrant social interaction and spaces that emphasize people over cars.

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