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  • Pair of retired teachers pen children's books

    Pair of retired teachers pen children's books

    Barbara Gay, of Carmel Valley, and Libby Nickel, of Poway, teamed up last summer to create the "Travis and Mollie" children's book series.

  • Discussion in Rancho Santa Fe to focus on addiction, opioid use

    Discussion in Rancho Santa Fe to focus on addiction, opioid use

    Professionals in addiction treatment and awareness will come together in Rancho Santa Fe on April 16 to discuss opioid use and prevention. The event, presented by the national Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy in collaboration with the 15-month-old Betty Ford Center in San Diego,...

  • LA's Sidecar Doughnuts coming to Carmel Valley

    LA's Sidecar Doughnuts coming to Carmel Valley

    Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee is coming to Del Mar Highlands Town Center this fall, filling the space left vacant by Bath and Body Works. Since its first brick-and-mortar opened in Los Angeles in 2013, Sidecar has been recognized as home of the “World’s Freshest Doughnuts” and is known for its unique...

  • March 29: Event briefs

    March 29: Event briefs

    USO San Diego’s 77th Annual Stars and Stripes Gala: For Love of Country will be held May 5 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina.

  • Fashion company makes modesty a mission

    Fashion company makes modesty a mission

    Ansari and a friend started Artizara 15 years ago as a way to creatively celebrate their Muslim identity after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Ansari said the tragedies led much of the American public to think of all Muslims as the same and in a negative light.

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club gives donation to North County Lifeline

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club gives donation to North County Lifeline

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club Vice President Susan Pfleeger and First Lady Grace Junk presented North County Lifeline with a $1,000 donation Jan. 10 for the "Project Life" program. The club and its members made the "Project Life" program their designated charitable organization for the recent...

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presents check for over $7,900 to Just in Time for Foster Youth

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presents check for over $7,900 to Just in Time for Foster Youth

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary presented a check for over $7,900 to Just in Time for Foster Youth late last year. These funds will allow JIT to help more aged-out foster youth countywide to achieve self-sufficiency and well-being, and, ultimately, break the cycle of foster care. JIT does this by filling...

  • New system brings video-game play to Del Mar driving range

    New system brings video-game play to Del Mar driving range

    For a game that is supposed to be fun, a golf driving range can be an awfully serious place. Quiet as a library. It seems like people working on their swings don’t want to be bothered by pleasantries. Often, the only chatter you hear is the occasional whispered expletive. That has changed in the...

  • Nick's Picks receives grant from Sunstate Foundation

    Nick's Picks receives grant from Sunstate Foundation

    Del Mar-based Nick’s Picks was very honored to have been chosen to receive a Sunstate Equipment Foundation Grant to continue its work providing fun-filled backpacks to children living in hospital isolation. “The Sunstate Foundation is pleased to be able to support Nick Wallace and Nick’s Picks....

  • Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    What do you get when you combine a mom with a passion for fashion design with a son who’s a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at UC San Diego? In the case of family entrepreneurs Rachel Merrill and Devon Merrill of San Diego, you get Lighted Clothing, a new company that is pushing boundaries...

  • Natural High provides alternative to substance abuse

    Natural High provides alternative to substance abuse

    Jon Sundt’s anti-drug message to teens is much more than “just say no.” He wants teens to pursue a “natural high,” meaning a passion for things in their lives that provide them a healthy alternative to substance abuse.

  • Del Mar dad and his son team up on book about climate change

    Del Mar dad and his son team up on book about climate change

    One perk of growing up with a children’s author for a dad was getting first dibs when the latest book was delivered to the Wahn family home in Del Mar’s beach colony.

  • Award-winning Carmel Valley filmmaker embraces binational projects

    Award-winning Carmel Valley filmmaker embraces binational projects

    Carmel Valley filmmaker Jared Jacobsen has built a career out of story-telling, whether it is shooting commercials, corporate videos, music videos or creating his own documentaries and narrative short films.

  • 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...

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