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  • Local Tahitian dancer blooms in first competition

    Local Tahitian dancer blooms in first competition

    In her first-ever Tahitian dance competition, 12-year-old Gwendolyn Kealani Gordy won first place at Ori Fest in Las Vegas on March 25. Gwendolyn, a sixth grader at Solana Pacific Elementary School, was inspired to take up dancing after her last trip visiting family in Hawaii. She started dancing...

  • 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...

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