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  • Del Mar Hills Date & Daughter Dance

    Del Mar Hills Date & Daughter Dance

    A great time was had by all at the 9th Annual Del Mar Hills Academy Date & Daughter Dance held in the Performing Arts Center on campus Feb. 12.

  • India ‘Winter Mela’ event

    India ‘Winter Mela’ event

    Shiva Vishnu Temple (a nonprofit organization) presented the “2nd Annual Winter Mela” on Feb. 12 at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley. The event featured booths offering henna, ethnic wear, ethnic gifts and jewelry, as well as music, dance, obstacle course, face painting, balloon sculpture, carnival...

  • 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...

  • Ashley Falls Sweetheart Dance

    Ashley Falls Sweetheart Dance

    The Ashley Falls School PTA Dads’ Club held its annual Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 12 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. The event included a semi-formal dinner, dancing to “Rob the DJ,” hula hoop contest and prizes, commemorative photos, and new this year, a teddy bear drive to benefit the Ronald...

  • Skyline Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Skyline Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Skyline Elementary School families enjoyed a delicious morning at the Feb. 10 Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast.

  • Del Mar Heights Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Del Mar Heights Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    A Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast was held at Del Mar Heights Elementary School Feb. 10 on the morning prior to the school’s annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. The Jog-A-Thon benefits the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF), which pays the salaries of the district’s STEAM+ (Science, Technology,...

  • Carmel Del Mar PTA Fiesta Night

    Carmel Del Mar PTA Fiesta Night

    Carmel Del Mar PTA held its annual fundraiser Fiesta Night Feb. 11 at Arterra, Marriott Del Mar. Parents enjoy the night out with friends while bidding on great auction items. Last year the event raised more than $25,000, which helped purchase many of the “extra” school items, from teacher mini-grants,...

  • North Shore Girls Softball Opening Night Ceremonies

    North Shore Girls Softball Opening Night Ceremonies

    North Shore Girls Softball started its 29th season with Opening Night ceremonies Feb.10. Opening Night was a fun event for all as the teams got dressed up in their new uniforms and transformed them into cool costumes for the parade around the bases, while throwing candy out into the crowd. Teams...

  • 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...

  • ‘Art Springs Eternal’exhibit

    ‘Art Springs Eternal’exhibit

    The Del Mar Art Center Gallery, a nonprofit co-operative of established and emerging artists, is welcoming 2017 and “soon-to-be-spring” with its first quarter art exhibition “Art Springs Eternal.” The opening art reception featuring music, refreshments, wine and art was held Feb. 4. The Del Mar...

  • Del Mar Hills Jogathon

    Del Mar Hills Jogathon

    Del Mar Hills Academy held its annual Jogathon Feb. 1 to raise money to help support Del Mar Schools Education Foundation and the STEAM+ (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) programs.

  • Paralympic gold medalist inspires Del Mar Hills students

    Paralympic gold medalist inspires Del Mar Hills students

    To highlight what she can do, Paralympic gold medalist Tatyana McFadden asked a group of elementary school students at Del Mar Hills Academy what they thought she couldn’t do. Walking, jogging and running, the students guessed. Playing soccer, basketball or football. To their surprise, McFadden,...

  • ‘Pops and Pizza’ at Carmel Creek

    ‘Pops and Pizza’ at Carmel Creek

    Carmel Creek Elementary School’s Dads’ club hosted a delicious “Pops and Pizza’ event Feb. 3 themed “Warming up for the Fun Run” on the back playground. The school’s Fun Run will be held Feb. 10.

  • Solana Vista Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Solana Vista Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Solana Vista Elementary School families and friends gathered Feb. 3 for a delicious Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast.

  • Torrey Hills Bingo Night

    Torrey Hills Bingo Night

    Torrey Hills families enjoyed a special evening at the school’s Jan. 27 Bingo Night.

  • ‘Understanding Differences’ at Del Mar Heights

    ‘Understanding Differences’ at Del Mar Heights

    Understanding Differences is a unique disability awareness program, created by the parents and staff at Del Mar Heights. The program is designed to teach students empathy and understanding through participation in science sessions, simulation exercises and by listening to guest speakers. This year,...

  • Solana Highlands Bingo Night

    Solana Highlands Bingo Night

    Solana Highlands Elementary School families enjoyed a great Bingo Night event Jan. 19.

  • Torrey Pines High School Winter Concert

    Torrey Pines High School Winter Concert

    The Torrey Pines High School Winter Concert took place Jan. 23 at the CCA Proscenium Theater. The event featured the TPHS music program’s Advanced Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Choir.

  • Carmel Del Mar PTA Art Night

    Carmel Del Mar PTA Art Night

    The second annual Carmel Del Mar Art Show was held Jan. 25. The event featured student artwork - paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures - with the theme “Commit to Kindness.”

  • Herbert B. Turner Gallery photo exhibit reception

    Herbert B. Turner Gallery photo exhibit reception

    A reception was held Jan. 28 for a new photography exhibit on display at Del Mar’s Herbert B. Turner Gallery at Southfair. The exhibit features 64 photographs by San Diego photographer Michael Orenich, focusing on images from Mongolia, Cuba and Morocco. Also included are shots from Greece, Italy,...

  • 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...

  • Solana Ranch PTO Bingo Night

    Solana Ranch PTO Bingo Night

    Solana Ranch Elementary School families gathered Jan. 19 for a fun-filled Bingo Night.

  • Ashley Falls Soaring Soirée

    Ashley Falls Soaring Soirée

    The fifth annual Ashley Falls Soaring Soirée was held Jan. 21 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. This community-building event, attended by parents, staff and teachers, was designed to showcase the auction that benefits Ashley Falls PTA’s campaign for flexible furniture in classrooms, as well as...

  • Torrey Hills Dads’ Club Lunch

    Torrey Hills Dads’ Club Lunch

    Torrey Hills students enjoyed a special lunch with their dads and other special family members and friends at a Dads’ Club lunch held Jan. 18.

  • 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...

  • Del Mar Hills ‘Peacecake Breakfast’

    Del Mar Hills ‘Peacecake Breakfast’

    Del Mar Hills Academy families enjoyed a delicious “Peacecake Breakfast” Jan. 17 hosted by the Dads Club to kick off the school’s Peaceweek celebration all week long.

  • 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,...

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