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  • TPHS Music Department Fall Concert

    TPHS Music Department Fall Concert

    The Torrey Pines High School Music Department held its Fall Concert Nov. 13 at Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theater. The concert featured performances by Choir, Advanced Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Choir sang five pieces culminating with choral highlights that included a beautiful...

  • Nov. 16: Event briefs

    Nov. 16: Event briefs

    Title Wave books sale Friends of Solana Beach Library will have a 50 percent off book sale Nov. 17-18 in the Title Wave bookstore inside the Solana Beach Library. All genres of books, including children’s books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles, will be available. There will also be a shelf with 10 for $1...

  • Carmel Valley native Alexander Simone to appear on Shark Tank Nov. 12

    Carmel Valley native Alexander Simone to appear on Shark Tank Nov. 12

    Canyon Crest Academy graduate and entrepreneur Alexander Simone will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank this Sunday, Nov. 12 at 10 p.m.

  • Great Halloween Candy Buy Back to benefit troops is Nov. 9

    Great Halloween Candy Buy Back to benefit troops is Nov. 9

    Dr. Curtis Chan is holding his 9th annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back. The Candy Buy Back helps local children unload excess Halloween candy for a great cause. The candy is donated to troops overseas and children collect $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds). Last year’s drive collected 7,389 pounds...

  • Finding Voices encourages teens to speak up about tough issues

    Finding Voices encourages teens to speak up about tough issues

    A digital media marketing consultant by trade, Solana Beach resident Shawn McClondon dedicated his prowess in recent years to helping guide youths and young adults toward career paths. While the efforts of his nonprofit Youth Campaigns have been geared toward San Diego city communities with impoverished...

  • Through Project Concern International, Del Mar resident finds a global calling

    Through Project Concern International, Del Mar resident finds a global calling

    The sight of mothers and their newborns in Tijuana struggling amid a lack of basic health care left an indelible impact. Patricia Mogul had already been doing everything she could to promote Project Concern International’s mission to create sustainable, community-driven solutions in some of the...

  • Casa Aldea offers resort-style senior living

    Casa Aldea offers resort-style senior living

    Casa Aldea Senior Living, nestled within a Santaluz neighborhood, offers its residents independence and wellness enhanced by services and amenities provided in an elegant home environment. The community of custom-home style residences for seniors looks and feels more like a resort with all-inclusive...

  • Del Mar Farmers Market awards scholarships

    Del Mar Farmers Market awards scholarships

    The Del Mar Farmers Market (DMFM) has awarded three scholarships for 2017. The recipients must be either vendors or family members that work half to full-time at the market and are enrolled in college classes. The nonprofit market began the scholarship program in memory of an early market manager,...

  • DM-SB Rotary Club’s 21st Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament scores another fundraising win

    DM-SB Rotary Club’s 21st Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament scores another fundraising win

    Nearly 250 people came out for some sun-soaked — and magnanimous — fun at the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club’s 21st Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament on Oct. 8. Having moved to the Surf Cup Sports Park after two decades at the Del Mar Horse Park, this year’s tournament raised more than $40,000,...

  • 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...

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary announces 21st Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament And Fundraiser

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary announces 21st Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament And Fundraiser

    Offering fun with family and friends for the benefit of many good causes, the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club will conduct its 21st Annual Rotary Turf Bocce Ball Tournament and Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 8 (see DMSBbocce.com). New this year, the tournament will be held on the grass of the Surf...

  • Encinitas local opens up Brewers Tap Room for the love of the craft

    Encinitas local opens up Brewers Tap Room for the love of the craft

    The best of San Diego’s independent craft brews can now be found in one place with the opening of The Brewers Tap Room in Encinitas Village Square. Owner Chris Duncan curates the rotating tap list, featuring 25 offerings from purely independent and small breweries, beers you typically wouldn’t...

  • At Casa de Amistad, tutors find a second calling

    At Casa de Amistad, tutors find a second calling

    It’s not always the whiz-kids blazing a path toward college that hit John Gunther the hardest. Sometimes, it’s the kids he didn’t think wanted his help to begin with. Like Jose, for example. Gunther didn’t have the highest of hopes when he started tutoring the high school junior two years ago through...

  • Through death and grief, a couple finds love late in life

    Through death and grief, a couple finds love late in life

    Something inexplicable happened the first time Judy Wilson and Gene Humphrey sang next to each other. A long-standing practice at the Encinitas chapter of Tremble Clefs — a choir for people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones — places the sopranos and tenors on one side of the room, with...

  • 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...

  • Seany Foundation to host first bereavement camp

    Seany Foundation to host first bereavement camp

    A San Diego-based nonprofit that has for about a decade provided a chance at normalcy for children going through cancer is now offering support for people who have lost loved ones to the disease. The Seany Foundation, which was started by a Carmel Valley couple in 2006 after the passing of their...

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