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  • Del Mar Hills SurfRiders Explore Astronomy Night

    Del Mar Hills SurfRiders Explore Astronomy Night

    Del Mar Hills Academy held its SurfRiders Explore Astronomy Night March 31. The PTA provided dinner for families, which included tacos, and star gazing was held with images from a telescope projected onto a big screen and an expert providing guidance.

  • Carmel Valley hydrogen fueling station gets pumping

    Carmel Valley hydrogen fueling station gets pumping

    Carmel Valley is home to San Diego’s first and so-far only hydrogen fueling station. The FirstElement pump, located at the Shell Station on Carmel Valley Road and I-5, opened in December 2016. FirstElement is committed to building up California’s hydrogen fueling infrastructure to ensure the success...

  • Locals open second Carmel Valley Porkyland

    Locals open second Carmel Valley Porkyland

    Tacos, burritos and more: The new Porkyland opened on April 1 in Carmel Country Plaza, replacing La Salsa.

  • Bottlecraft curated beer boutique, bar opens in Solana Beach

    Bottlecraft curated beer boutique, bar opens in Solana Beach

    Bottlecraft Beer Shop and Tasting Room is now pouring in Solana Beach. Inside the craft beer boutique beer-lovers will find everything from sours to stouts and barrel-aged to blondes, available by the taste or by the bottle. Owner Brian Jensen said Bottlecraft is different than a normal bar and...

  • PHR Village welcomes Perfect Pineapple gift shop

    PHR Village welcomes Perfect Pineapple gift shop

    Local Annie Glenn has opened her ninth retail store in San Diego with The Perfect Pineapple at the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The tabletop and hostess gift shop opened on March 1 across from her Urban Girl shop. The Perfect Pineapple is the first of its concept of all of Glenn’s stores....

  • Local leads the way for women in STEM at Our Lady of Peace

    Local leads the way for women in STEM at Our Lady of Peace

    As the head of school for Academy of Our Lady of Peace, Carmel Valley’s Lauren Lek is preparing 750 young women for the future, carrying on the 134-year-old school’s legacy of educating the next generation of women leaders and innovators; helping them find their voice and compete at all levels...

  • New Jimbo's a part of Del Mar Highlands' expansion

    New Jimbo's a part of Del Mar Highlands' expansion

    Del Mar Highlands Town Center recently announced plans for the next phase of expansion for the retail center on Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, set to open in 2018. The expansion project, named The Collection at Del Mar Highlands, will encompass over 120,000 square feet of new retail space,...

  • Local resident and former MLB star Aubrey Huff opens up in new book

    Local resident and former MLB star Aubrey Huff opens up in new book

    When local resident and former star player for the San Francisco Giants Aubrey Huff decided to write a book about his life, he had no idea how the experience would soon shape him. “It was a very therapeutic book for me to write,” Huff said about the process. “I was reliving some of my anxieties...

  • New F45 studio brings challenging, fun workout to Carmel Valley

    New F45 studio brings challenging, fun workout to Carmel Valley

    Carmel Valley’s new functional fitness studio F45 celebrated its grand opening on March 4 in Piazza Carmel with attendees getting in a high-energy workout and toasting with green juice and protein coffee. The interval training studio is a franchise out of Australia that is just getting its start...

  • Local family goes on record-breaking Antarctica expedition

    Local family goes on record-breaking Antarctica expedition

    Carmel Valley residents Alex and Daria Myers and their 8-year-old son Nikolai recently went on an adventure to Antarctica’s Ross Sea, part of a cruise that broke the world record for the southernmost navigation of any vessel in the world, coming within two meters of the Ross Ice Shelf. The trio...

  • March 2: Event briefs

    March 2: Event briefs

    Arts Alive Banner Unveiling March 5 Join Leucadia 101 and The 101 Artists’ Colony for the 2017 Arts Alive Banner Unveiling on March 5 from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. at The Leichtag Commons (441 Saxony Rd., Encinitas) in Barn 2. Each year the Arts Alive Encinitas exhibit features 101 local artist creations...

  • Richard Lederer to speak on ‘Fascinating Facts About Our Presidents’ March 10 in Solana Beach

    Richard Lederer to speak on ‘Fascinating Facts About Our Presidents’ March 10 in Solana Beach

    On Friday, March 10, the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society will present an evening with Richard Lederer. His presentation will be “Fascinating Facts About Our Presidents.” The program will begin at 5 p.m. at the Community Center at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. Lederer is the author of...

  • Jeff Deverett – on location in his adoptive San Diego – a producer’s story

    Jeff Deverett – on location in his adoptive San Diego – a producer’s story

    The life of intrepid film producer and entrepreneur Jeff Deverett, a Carmel Valley resident, reads like a blockbuster movie script. Growing up with an identical twin brother, Larry, made it tough to have a sense of individuality. Deverett, however, always dreamed of producing movies, particularly...

  • Van Galder Design makes a home in Flower Hill Promenade

    Van Galder Design makes a home in Flower Hill Promenade

    Jennifer Van Galder of Del Mar’s Van Galder Design for Living operates her interior design business from one basic premise: A home can be beautiful but it must be comfortable and livable at the same time. Regardless of budget and scale, Van Galder specializes in designing warm and welcoming spaces...

  • Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that registration is open for the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. All high school students are invited to this free conference which is the only one of...

  • Del Mar Hills Academy PTA to present award-winning author

     Del Mar Hills Academy PTA will present Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, internationally-recognized clinical psychologist and award-winning author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, to speak to the community on Thursday, Feb.16, at 6 p.m. in the...

  • Parents Night Out Feb. 24 supports CCA club's home-building efforts

    Parents Night Out Feb. 24 supports CCA club's home-building efforts

    The Canyon Crest Academy Casas de Luz Club is hosting a Parents Night Out on Friday, Feb. 24 to raise funds to build a home in Tijuana, Mexico. The club is offering parents a chance to take a break and drop off their children anytime from 6-10 p.m. at the Univertarian Universalist Fellowship of...

  • ‘Not the Last Butterfly’ inspires hope at SD Jewish Film Festival Feb. 12

    ‘Not the Last Butterfly’ inspires hope at SD Jewish Film Festival Feb. 12

    For 11 years, Carmel Valley artist Cheryl Rattner Price has been sharing a glimpse of hope, a lesson for life and giving voice back to the anonymous child through The Butterfly Project, an effort to create 1.5 million ceramic, painted butterflies to represent the 1.5 million children killed in...

  • Harbaugh Foundation continues support for vets

    Harbaugh Foundation continues support for vets

    Donations from the locally-based George & Betty Harbaugh Charitable Foundation continue to make a difference in the region.  For the third year in a row the Harbaugh Foundation funded Patriots’ Outpost at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, held in Janaury, giving back to military men and...

  • Del Mar homebuilder’s unique Oaks Farms project named ‘Nation’s Best New Community’

    Del Mar homebuilder’s unique Oaks Farms project named ‘Nation’s Best New Community’

    Amid rolling hills and large oak trees sits a world-class equestrian center in the upscale community of Oaks Farms. During a typical day, you’ll find horse trainers and riders on the 20-acre property located in San Juan Capistrano. Developed by the Del-Mar based homebuilder Davidson Communities,...

  • Equal parts spicy, sweet: Local creates Cosa Salvaje tequila

    Equal parts spicy, sweet: Local creates Cosa Salvaje tequila

    Carmel Valley resident Elle France is hoping to change the tequila drinking experience with her new Cosa Salvaje tequila. She has put her own “sexy and sweet” take on the Mexican liquor and it has been picking up momentum since its first pours in August of last year.  “I’ve always loved tequila...

  • Broadway’s Susan Egan joins CCA students on stage for Feb. 25 gala

    Broadway’s Susan Egan joins CCA students on stage for Feb. 25 gala

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation invites the community to be its guests for its annual gala, “Rendezvous in Paris,” on Saturday, Feb. 25. Attendees can expect to be dazzled by performances from Tony-award nominated performer Susan Egan, Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and...

  • Del Mar Rotary Club continues to make a difference in children’s lives

    Del Mar Rotary Club continues to make a difference in children’s lives

    Last holiday season, festivities started earlier than usual for 150 children and their families when the Del Mar Rotary Club hosted its annual Children’s Christmas Party on Dec. 8. In addition to a visit from “Santa Clause,” the preschoolers in attendance sang Christmas carols and received a new...

  • Former Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier joins San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy board

    Former Del Mar Mayor Don Mosier joins San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy board

    The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) recently announces its newest board member, Donald Mosier, M.D., Ph.D., of Del Mar.  Mosier is professor emeritus in the Department of Immunology & Microbial Science at the Scripps Research Institute, having recently retired after four decades of...

  • Smiles for miles: Fifth-annual Carmel Valley 5K hits the streets

    Smiles for miles: Fifth-annual Carmel Valley 5K hits the streets

    The Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K just beat the rain on Sunday, Jan. 22 and the community came together for a fun run in Pacific Highlands Ranch supporting local schools and nonprofits. The winner of the race was 23-year-old Baxter Arguinchona, who finished the 3.1-mile course in 16.22. In second...

  • Earl Warren Winter Arts Festival

    Earl Warren Winter Arts Festival

    Earl Warren Middle School’s Winter Arts Festival, a fundraising event designed to celebrate the visual and performing art classes, was held Jan. 11 at Earl Warren’s “Seahawk Village.” Attendees were entertained by Earl Warren’s guitar class, drama students performed I Never Saw Another Butterfly,...

  • Sycamore Ridge STEAM+ Family Night

    Sycamore Ridge STEAM+ Family Night

    Sycamore Ridge Elementary School (and other schools in the Del Mar Union School District) held a STEAM+ Family Night Jan. 12 featuring STEAM+ credentialed specialists and teachers. The STEAM+ approach focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and more.

  • Carmel Valley woman bears message of hope for ostomy patients

    Carmel Valley woman bears message of hope for ostomy patients

    After undergoing her own ostomy surgery, Carmel Valley resident Dawnette Meredith created Awesome Ollie the Ostomy Bear, to provide comfort and positivity to young ostomy patients. She made her first deliveries of Ollies to Rady Children’s Hospital ostomy nurses last year and is looking to get...

  • Del Mar Kiwanis donates $3,000 in support of children fighting cancer

    Del Mar Kiwanis donates $3,000 in support of children fighting cancer

    The Del Mar Kiwanis Club recently donated $3,000 to the Celebration of Champions section of Rady Children’s Hospital. The funds were raised through the Kiwanis Club’s annual Day at the Races.  The Del Mar club is part of Kiwanis International, which was is an organization founded to assist the...

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary delivers over $20,000 to three organizations

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary delivers over $20,000 to three organizations

    Last month, the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club delivered over $20,000 to three deserving nonprofit organizations the club has worked with over many years. They were the Community Resource Center, Just in Time for Foster Youth and Reality Changers.   As a partner with, and major beneficiary of,...

  • Ashley Falls Career Day

    Ashley Falls Career Day

    Ashley Falls PTA held its Annual Career Day for students Jan. 10. Speakers from a variety of professions visited classrooms and discussed their work with students.

  • Fundraiser held to honor memory of Nicolas Leslie

    Fundraiser held to honor memory of Nicolas Leslie

    The Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund (TPHSSF) held a fundraiser Jan. 7 at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar to honor the memory of Nicolas Leslie, TPHS Class of 2014. Leslie, a 20-year-old Del Mar native, was murdered in the ISIS-sponsored terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016. The...

  • Penguin Plunge 2017

    Penguin Plunge 2017

    Local residents welcomed the New Year at Del Mar’s annual Penguin Plunge held Jan. 1. Del Mar lifeguards and community members celebrated 2017 with a dip in the Pacific Ocean during the popular event, which began at the Del Mar Lifeguard Tower on 17th Street in Del Mar. Participants who ran into...

  • Holiday Classic

    Holiday Classic

    The 27th Under Armour Holiday Classic, presented by Torrey Pines High School, took place Dec. 27-30 at several locations. (Photos on this page) Cathedral Catholic High School wins 76-70 over La Jolla Country Day in a game played Dec. 30 at TPHS. Visit theholidayclassic.org.

  • Carmel Valley teen makes the holidays brighter for Baja California youth

    Carmel Valley teen makes the holidays brighter for Baja California youth

    This holiday marks the sixth year that Danny Limas An, of Carmel Valley, has trekked the miles to distant colonias (communities) in Baja California donating sports gear to those less fortunate. He began the tradition with his mother and sister when he was 5 years old and they would drive down to...

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