Philanthropy

  • Solana Beach Little League Opening Day

    Solana Beach Little League Opening Day

    Solana Beach Little League kicked off its 2017 season with an Opening Day parade, ceremony, tasty food and more March 4 at Solana Vista Elementary School. Visit solanabeachlittleleague.com

  • 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

    25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

    Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego nonprofit, held its 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic March 5-6 at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar and Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. The event was hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for his role in “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”...

  • Del Mar Heights School Garden Community Service Day

    Del Mar Heights School Garden Community Service Day

    Members of the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church took part in a joint effort Feb. 26 to continue improving the beauty and educational value of the Del Mar Heights Gardens as part of the Del Mar Heights School Garden Community Service Day. This year, volunteers disassembled a raised bed, assembled...

  • Canyon Crest Academy Foundation presents 'Rendezvous in Paris'

    Canyon Crest Academy Foundation presents 'Rendezvous in Paris'

    Tony-nominated Broadway actress Susan Egan headlined the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s Rendezvous in Paris Gala Feb. 25. Egan, Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and the longest-running Millie in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” was accompanied by 50 talented CCA students in the...

  • ‘Cultural Heights: India!’ Family Night

    ‘Cultural Heights: India!’ Family Night

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School hosted “Cultural Heights: India!” Family Night Feb. 16. Starting Jan. 30, Heights students were treated to three weeks of lessons on India, its diverse people and rich cultures. Throughout the program, students learned about India’s geography, the origins of its...

  • ‘Larry Himmel Day’ at Free Flight

    ‘Larry Himmel Day’ at Free Flight

    The Larry Himmel Foundation presented a $5,000 check to Free Flight bird sanctuary in Del Mar Feb. 26 at “Larry Himmel Day,” a fundraising event. During the event, guests were invited to meet Free Flight’s 50 parrots, as well as a canary and African Crowned Crane, while donating toward veterinary...

  • Union Bank celebrates 'Grand Re-Opening' at Del Mar Plaza

    Union Bank celebrates 'Grand Re-Opening' at Del Mar Plaza

    Union Bank held a branch "Grand Re-Opening Reception" Feb. 23 at its new location in the Del Mar Plaza (1555 Camino Del Mar, second floor). Among those who attended the event were: Steve Bonker, Del Mar Branch Manager, Union Bank; Tina Robinson, Regional Manager, Union Bank; Robbin Narike Preciado,...

  • Torrey Pines High School celebrates hoops, cheer seniors

    Torrey Pines High School celebrates hoops, cheer seniors

    The Torrey Pines basketball teams and cheer squad honored its seniors on Senior Night on Feb. 16.

  • Former MLB pitcher speaks at TPHS Baseball Lecture Series

    Former MLB pitcher speaks at TPHS Baseball Lecture Series

    Torrey Pines High School’s Baseball Program recently presented its fifth annual Lecture Series event featuring former MLB pitcher Jim Abbott who spoke on the topic “Perseverance & Overcoming Adversity.” The event also included a private reception. Abbott was born Sept. 19, 1967, in Flint, Michigan...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Del Mar Heights STEAM+ Family Night

    Del Mar Heights STEAM+ Family Night

    Del Mar Heights held a STEAM+ Family Night Jan. 12 where attendees experienced first-hand the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math and Physical Education (STEAM+) courses students take every week. The event featured six activities, including a rocket launch.

  • 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,...

  • Ashley Falls Career Day

    Ashley Falls Career Day

    Ashley Falls PTA held its Annual Career Day for students Jan. 10. Speakers from a variety of professions visited classrooms and discussed their work with students.

  • Dolce at Pacific Highlands to host CCA Foundation’s 'Rendezvous in Paris Gala' VIP After-Party

    Dolce at Pacific Highlands to host CCA Foundation’s 'Rendezvous in Paris Gala' VIP After-Party

    If you’ve tried to enter the new Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch shopping center in Carmel Valley weekdays at 3 p.m., you have no doubt witnessed the sea of teens descending upon the stores. Not only is it their place to socialize, it has become an extension of their school. With Canyon Crest...

  • Fundraiser held to honor memory of Nicolas Leslie

    Fundraiser held to honor memory of Nicolas Leslie

    The Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund (TPHSSF) held a fundraiser Jan. 7 at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar to honor the memory of Nicolas Leslie, TPHS Class of 2014. Leslie, a 20-year-old Del Mar native, was murdered in the ISIS-sponsored terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016. The...

  • Penguin Plunge 2017

    Penguin Plunge 2017

    Local residents welcomed the New Year at Del Mar’s annual Penguin Plunge held Jan. 1. Del Mar lifeguards and community members celebrated 2017 with a dip in the Pacific Ocean during the popular event, which began at the Del Mar Lifeguard Tower on 17th Street in Del Mar. Participants who ran into...

  • Holiday Classic

    Holiday Classic

    The 27th Under Armour Holiday Classic, presented by Torrey Pines High School, took place Dec. 27-30 at several locations. (Photos on this page) Cathedral Catholic High School wins 76-70 over La Jolla Country Day in a game played Dec. 30 at TPHS. Visit theholidayclassic.org.

  • Carmel Valley teen makes the holidays brighter for Baja California youth

    Carmel Valley teen makes the holidays brighter for Baja California youth

    This holiday marks the sixth year that Danny Limas An, of Carmel Valley, has trekked the miles to distant colonias (communities) in Baja California donating sports gear to those less fortunate. He began the tradition with his mother and sister when he was 5 years old and they would drive down to...

  • Beth Am hosts menorah lighting

    Beth Am hosts menorah lighting

    Congregation Beth Am hosted a menorah lighting to celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The event included performances by the Beth Am Choir and refreshments in addition to a traditional lighting ceremony led by Rabbi David Kornberg.

  • TPHS Holiday Classic

    TPHS Holiday Classic

    Basketball fans gathered at various games for the 27th Under Armour Holiday Classic, presented by Torrey Pines High School, which is running Dec. 27-30 at several locations. Photos on this page were taken at the Dec. 27 game where the TPHS varsity basketball team took on Fairfax High School from...

  • Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach holding annual essay contest

    The Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2017. The Optimist Club will judge local students’ essays on the theme and determine the winner....

  • The San Diego Foundation announces availability of grants to enhance quality of life for older adults

    The San Diego Foundation, in partnership with The Del Mar Healthcare Fund at The San Diego Foundation, recently announced the availability of grant funding through the Age Friendly Communities Program. The 2017 grant cycle will prioritize collaborative nonprofit projects that enhance the quality...

  • Holiday Baskets event helps families in need

    Holiday Baskets event helps families in need

    Holiday Baskets, an annual event held by Community Resource Center (CRC), set a goal to help more than 1,000 households (2,000+ children) in need this year with food, toys and household necessities. Last year, Holiday Baskets distributed more than 60 tons of items with the support of 1,000 volunteers...

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