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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.

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.

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