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  • Breeders’ Cup Festival offers a variety of unique events

    Breeders’ Cup Festival offers a variety of unique events

    The Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships isn’t just a two-day showcase of the top thoroughbred racehorses in training. It has evolved to include a weeklong series of events that highlight the best of the host site’s offerings, and this year’s Breeders’ Cup Festival at Del Mar is the biggest...

  • 2017 Breeders’ Cup and Bing Crosby fall racing season set to begin

    2017 Breeders’ Cup and Bing Crosby fall racing season set to begin

    After many months of planning and prepping, the stage has been set for the 34th annual Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships to come to Del Mar. It’s finally showtime. One of thoroughbred racing’s biggest events, the Breeders’ Cup consists of 13 Grade I races with purses and awards totaling...

  • Carmel Valley women co-chair Shabbat San Diego celebrations Oct. 26-28

    Carmel Valley women co-chair Shabbat San Diego celebrations Oct. 26-28

    Shabbat San Diego will be celebrating its fourth year of inclusive, uplifting and inspirational activities on Oct. 26 -28. While the San Diego Jewish community will participate together, they will be connected to more than two million others globally from 90 countries also celebrating International...

  • Sam the Cooking Guy gets creative with tuna

    Sam the Cooking Guy gets creative with tuna

    What do you get when you put Carmel Valley’s Sam the Cooking Guy together with San Diego-based Bumble Bee Seafoods? How about such tasty snacks as jalapeño tuna brown rice bites and ginger soy tuna lettuce wraps? The idea behind this new collaboration is to show that tuna can be used as an ingredient...

  • Local girl is top fundraiser in FARE Food Allergy Walk

    Local girl is top fundraiser in FARE Food Allergy Walk

    11-year-old Charlotte Bailey has a life-threatening allergy to peanuts and has become her own advocate.

  • Sept. 28: Event briefs

    Sept. 28: Event briefs

    Art San Diego Sept. 28-Oct. 1 Art San Diego, one of the nation’s largest and most respected contemporary art shows, takes place Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is [FUSION]: the merging of artistic mediums, of exhibitors and collectors, and of...

  • Surf photo pioneer is using his talents for broader benefit

    Surf photo pioneer is using his talents for broader benefit

    The lifetime Aaron Chang has spent in the surf-break can be measured in magazine covers and the innumerable accolades won over his storied career as a genre-defining photographer. It can also be measured by the scar tissue that plagues his sinuses. “I’ve had so many sinus infections, ear infections,...

  • San Diego Restaurant Week begins Sunday, Sept. 24

    San Diego Restaurant Week begins Sunday, Sept. 24

    The 13th annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 1

  • Del Mar dedicates Sept. 8 in honor of its most storied resident

    Del Mar dedicates Sept. 8 in honor of its most storied resident

    Most anything that’s happened in Del Mar over the past 90 years, Tensia Moriel Trejo has not only known about it, she was likely at its forefront. Or so it seemed as Mayor Terry Sinnott read through an abridged listing of her accomplishments last week as the city commemorated Sept. 8 — her 90th...

  • Bird lovers flock to Free Flight’s feathered cause

    Bird lovers flock to Free Flight’s feathered cause

    Rumor and romance are lifeblood in the lore of Obi the cockatoo. Some say he was caught in the wilds of an exotic Indonesian isle. Others trace his fondness for the spotlight to a stint in Hollywood. The most hushed whispers place Obi alongside one of OJ Simpson’s closest associates at the height...

  • Local students raise money for children of families in Houston whose homes were flooded

    Local students raise money for children of families in Houston whose homes were flooded

    Students from Canyon Crest Academy, Torrey Pines High School, The Bishop’s School, Carmel Valley Middle School, Pacific Trails Middle School, Del Norte High School, Ocean Air Elementary School, Solana Ranch Elementary School and Sycamore Ridge Elementary School, who also are members of the Alliance...

  • Making films to make the world a better place

    Making films to make the world a better place

    Nathaniel Goodman has learned to embrace more of the moments of his life, including the difficult ones. When he was 9, he and his parents were in a car accident that almost ended his parents’ lives. While he was spared from any serious injuries, he’d spent the year that they were recovering doing...

  • Geppetto's celebrates 25th anniversary with parties, 'Golden Ticket' contest

    Geppetto's celebrates 25th anniversary with parties, 'Golden Ticket' contest

    It has been 25 years since the Miller family purchased a single toy store and began the expansion that has made Geppetto's into the largest independent toy retailer in the country. Geppetto’s has nine locations in San Diego County, including stores in Del Mar Highlands Town Center and Flower Hill...

  • A bit of Culture comes to Encinitas

    A bit of Culture comes to Encinitas

    Culture Brewing Company is now pouring in Encinitas as the craft beer tasting room opened up on Aug. 2. Locals can enjoy a tasty Session IPA and the ocean breeze in the rustic concrete space on Highway 101 with 20 rotating taps. Owners John Niedernhofer, Steve Ragan and Dennis Williams opened the...

  • Taste of Del Mar event to be held Sept. 7

    Taste of Del Mar event to be held Sept. 7

    The Del Mar Village Association will present The Taste of Del Mar Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. The quaint seaside village of Del Mar celebrates the culinary flavors and local libations that make the Del Mar Village so unique. Attendees are invited to savor tastes from more than 25 local and award-winning...

  • Aug. 10: Event briefs

    Aug. 10: Event briefs

    Del Mar Racetrack events On Friday Aug. 11, The White Buffalo will kick off the weekend. Saturday Aug. 12, fill up on craft brews and unlimited delicious burgers from all around San Diego at Burgers and Brews! Then hang around and see the hip-hop legend Ludacris perform. On Sunday, celebrate family...

  • Canadian singer-songwriter inspired by Del Mar childhood

    Canadian singer-songwriter inspired by Del Mar childhood

    Alex Balanko is currently sitting in his studio, which doubles as the headquarters for Four Destinations Entertainment

  • Local's Word Rocks project spreads ripple of kindness, love

    Local's Word Rocks project spreads ripple of kindness, love

    Encinitas resident Carol Arêas started Word Rocks six years ago to help get over her homesickness.

  • With ArtWalk, Jeremy Sicile-Kira finds his way as an artist

    With ArtWalk, Jeremy Sicile-Kira finds his way as an artist

    The brush strokes hold to the canvas broad and thick, dense with texture, vibrant in greens and blues and oranges, crystalizing the life that hides away in Jeremy Sicile-Kira’s mind — buried deep, formed in dreams and brought into being by sole virtue of those weighty, resolute strokes. Jeremy’s...

  • Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Jill Williams understands how much people adore their pets, creating pieces for them to always remember their fur babies. The Del Mar resident has been painting pet portraits for the last five years. "Pets are like family to people," she said. "They are great company. Even if you have to clean...

  • Veteran world traveler has more places to visit

    Veteran world traveler has more places to visit

    Bill Altaffer’s son recently asked him how many countries he had only been to once. Altaffer, a lifelong traveler who says he has visited every country on Earth (the United Nations has 193 member states), had to think, and could only come up with about a dozen. But even though the 74-year-old Carmel...

  • Mendocino Farms at Del Mar Highlands Town Center brings husband and wife full circle

    Mendocino Farms at Del Mar Highlands Town Center brings husband and wife full circle

    In the midst of looking in on their restaurant-in-the making at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen take pause among the clamor of drills and hammers

  • Del Sol Lions club hits $100,000 milestone

    Del Sol Lions club hits $100,000 milestone

    The Del Sol Lions club is thriving thanks to the work of its 30-plus members. And rather than the global perspective that has made the 100-year-old Lions International

  • Salsa Under the Stars brings night of dancing to Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Salsa Under the Stars brings night of dancing to Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Some of the best dancers in San Diego will come together on Saturday, Aug. 12 for Salsa Under the Stars, a night of dancing at the Village of Pacific Highlands Ranch from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The salsa social will include free professional dance instruction, social dancing and exciting performances...

  • July 28: Event briefs

    July 28: Event briefs

    TPHS Football fundraiser Torrey Pines High School Football will host its annual “Kick Off Party” fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The fundraiser supports more than 150 young athletes in the Falcon football program. The nine-hole golf tournament...

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