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  • 36th Beach Fun Run

    36th Beach Fun Run

    Jake’s Del Mar held its 36th Annual Beach Fun Run Oct. 13. The 5k Fun Run started and finished directly in front of Jake’s, and was followed by a beach party featuring a brunch buffet prepared by Chef Duvinh, complimentary drinks, live music from Tower 7, entertainment from Pride of Polynesia and...

  • Del Mar Heights Harvest Festival

    Del Mar Heights Harvest Festival

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School students and families celebrated the season at the 2018 Harvest Festival held Oct. 3. In addition to a horse-drawn hay ride, western inflatable obstacle course and the 2nd annual pie-eating contest, the event featured a pumpkin patch with proceeds going to Feed...

  • Reception held for exhibit by artist Kevin Anderson celebrating the centennial of Lake Hodges

    Reception held for exhibit by artist Kevin Anderson celebrating the centennial of Lake Hodges

    Solana Beach is celebrating the centennial of Lake Hodges, a creation that made it possible to irrigate the city’s early farms and neighborhoods, with an exhibit by local artist Kevin Anderson at Solana Beach City Hall, 635 S. Hwy. 101, Solana Beach, Oct. 1 through Nov. 15. An opening reception...

  • Beatles vs. Stones concert benefits Hospital Infantil de las Californias

    Beatles vs. Stones concert benefits Hospital Infantil de las Californias

    Beatles vs. Stones performed at The Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 6, to raise funds for state-of-the-art surgical equipment at the Hospital Infantil de las Californias. Funds raised will also support the Hospital’s “Programa de Apoyo a Pacientes Indigentes” (program for indigent patients)...

  • ‘Cinema UNCUT: An Evening with Javier Grillo-Marxuach’

    ‘Cinema UNCUT: An Evening with Javier Grillo-Marxuach’

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation hosted “Cinema UNCUT: An Evening with Javier Grillo-Marxuach,” Sept. 29 at the Canyon Crest Academy Black Box theater to raise money for its award-winning Envision Cinema program and school television show, CCA-TV. Grillo-Marxuach is best known as one of the...

  • Del Mar Dance for Diabetes

    Del Mar Dance for Diabetes

    Diabetes Research Connection held its inaugural Del Mar Dance for Diabetes benefit Sept. 29, at the Del Mar Plaza. The event featured live music provided by Susan Foster and Encore Event Entertainment, great food, a silent auction and more. The Del Mar-based nonprofit’s mission is to “connect donors...

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary BocceFest San Diego

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary BocceFest San Diego

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary held its annual Bocce Festival Sept. 30 at Surf Cup Sports Park, which includes a day of bocce, friends, and beer. The event raises funds for numerous community and international charitable programs. Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary is a leadership organization of local business,...

  • Del Mar Foundation presents 3rd Annual Picnic at Powerhouse Park

    Del Mar Foundation presents 3rd Annual Picnic at Powerhouse Park

    The Del Mar Foundation sponsored the 3rd Annual Picnic at Powerhouse Park Sept. 23. This year’s event featured music by the band Bucket Ruckus, old-fashioned lawn games, face painting, an all-star chess challenge, and a beer garden sponsored by Viewpoint Brewing Co. The picnic also included displays...

  • Torrey Hills Taco Night

    Torrey Hills Taco Night

    Torrey Hills Elementary School parents and students celebrated the new school year with a delicious Taco Night (Back-to-School Family Night) Sept. 21.

  • Carmel Del Mar Ice Cream Social

    Carmel Del Mar Ice Cream Social

    Carmel Del Mar Elementary School students and families celebrated the new school year with a delicious Ice Cream Social Sept. 13.

  • Solana Highlands Ice Cream Social

    Solana Highlands Ice Cream Social

    Solana Highlands Elementary School students and families kicked off the new school year Sept. 14 with a tasty Ice Cream Social.

  • Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society BBQ

    Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society BBQ

    The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society held a summer-end barbecue, catered by Brett’s BBQ of Encinitas, Sept. 14 at La Colonia Park Community Center. The event included a tour of the Solana Beach Heritage Museum, musical performances by HeyJoJo Productions, vintage lawn games, chalk art,...

  • 20th Annual Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic

    20th Annual Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic

    The 20th Annual Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic took place, Sept. 10, at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. The event also included a lunch, awards dinner, tee prizes, contests and more. Founded in 1995 to honor the memory of brave little hero Conner Champ, Conner’s Cause for Children is...

  • Del Mar Height Sci Fri Night

    Del Mar Height Sci Fri Night

    A Del Mar Heights Elementary School PTA Sci Fri Night was held Sept. 14.

  • Solana Ranch Ice Cream Social

    Solana Ranch Ice Cream Social

    Solana Ranch Elementary School welcomed the new school year Sept. 14 with an Ice Cream Social for students and families.

  • Del Mar Hills Ice Cream Social, SurfRiders Explore Engineering, and Family BBQ

    Del Mar Hills Ice Cream Social, SurfRiders Explore Engineering, and Family BBQ

    Del Mar Hills families gathered Sept. 7 for a special night that included a SurfRiders Explore Engineering Family Fun Night, a BBQ featuring great food grilled by members of the Dads Club, music provided by a DJ, and an Ice Cream Social. The event was free thanks to the PTA and donations to Catch...

  • Sage Canyon Ice Cream Social

    Sage Canyon Ice Cream Social

    The Sage Canyon Elementary School PTA hosted a back-to-school Ice Cream Social Sept. 6 for Sage Canyon students.

  • Taste of Del Mar

    Taste of Del Mar

    The popular annual Taste of Del Mar took place Sept. 6 throughout the village of Del Mar. Event attendees had the opportunity to enjoy more than 25 culinary creations from local and award-winning restaurants, experience over 15 craft beer and wine “Sip Stops,” and enjoy live music.

  • Gala in the Garden

    Gala in the Garden

    The San Diego Botanic Garden’s 19th annual Gala in the Garden took place Sept. 8. This year’s theme was “Inspiring the Nature within Us.” Julian Duval, president/CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden, was honored with this year’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Award. Duval was selected in recognition of his horticultural...

  • Sage Canyon ‘Welcome Back “Boohoo Breakfast’

    Sage Canyon ‘Welcome Back “Boohoo Breakfast’

    Sage Canyon Elementary School PTA kicked off the new school year with a “Welcome Back “Boohoo Breakfast” for parents on Aug. 27, the first day of school.

  • Teen Volunteers in Action SD Chapter 3 Fall Kick-off event

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD Chapter 3 Fall Kick-off event

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD Chapter 3 held a Fall Kick-off event Aug. 26 at Canyon Crest Academy. A $1,300 check was presented to the Senior Center and Divya Kakaiya (healthywithin.com) was the guest speaker at the event. TVIA is an organization of young men, who, with their families, are committed...

  • Event showcases historical RSF Lilian Rice home

    Event showcases historical RSF Lilian Rice home

    Realtor Sean Caddell, from Willis Allen Real Estate’s Del Mar office, hosted a party Aug. 21 to showcase an extraordinary historical Lilian Rice masterpiece home located in Rancho Santa Fe at 16734 Via de Santa Fe. The home was loved by only three prior owners: the first owner lost the house in...

  • Del Sol Lions Summer Party

    Del Sol Lions Summer Party

    The Del Sol Lions gathered Aug. 18 for a “Summer Party’ at the home of Chuck and Paul Dumbrell. The Del Sol Lions Club “is part of Lions Clubs International (LCI), the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs worldwide. Lions serve...

  • Pacific Classic Party

    Pacific Classic Party

    L’Auberge Del Mar hosted this year’s Pacific Classic Party in collaboration with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 17. The event, which benefits the Winners Foundation, celebrated Martine Bellocq, who was awarded the prestigious 15th Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award the following day at the $1 million...

  • Del Mar Art Center Gallery Summer Art Reception

    Del Mar Art Center Gallery Summer Art Reception

    The Del Mar Art Center Gallery, located in the Del Mar Plaza, held a Summer Art Reception and its second annual one-night only “C-Note Sale” Aug. 4. The event also included wine and hors d’oeuvres. The rest of the exhibit will remain through Oct. 29. The Del Mar Art gallery is located at 1555 Camino...

  • Casa de Amistad holds Summer Enrichment Program

    Casa de Amistad holds Summer Enrichment Program

    Casa de Amistad, a mentoring and tutoring program for underserved students in coastal North County, held its annual Summer Enrichment Program during the week of July 30 – Aug. 3. As part of Casa de Amistad’s DREAMS + Tech Initiative, which utilizes experiential education in Design, Research, Art,...

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Youth of the Year Celebration

    Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Youth of the Year Celebration

    Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito held the annual Youth of the Year Celebration “Country Nights” Aug. 3, at the Del Mar Racetrack Infield Pavilion. This year’s event included evening horse racing, silent and live auctions, a wine pull, gourmet dinner, themed entertainment, music and dancing with...

  • 2018 TPHS Football Fundraiser

    2018 TPHS Football Fundraiser

    Torrey Pines High School Football hosted its annual “Kick Off Party” fundraising golf tournament Aug. 3 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The fundraiser supports athletes in the Falcon football program. The event included a nine-hole golf tournament, cocktail hour, auction and dinner. Visit...

  • Lung Cancer Foundation of America ‘Day at the Races’

    Lung Cancer Foundation of America ‘Day at the Races’

    The 9th Annual Lung Cancer Foundation of America “Day at the Races” fundraiser was held July 29 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The event included beverages, dining, race views and concierge betting service at Il Palio Restaurant. All proceeds will benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation of America...

  • Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack, Part II

    Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack, Part II

    The 2018 Del Mar racing season officially began July 18 with Opening Day events at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Racetrack, including the popular Hats Contest. Final attendance was 33,112 people for Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track. The 24th annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar drew...

  • Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack, Part I

    Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack, Part I

    The 2018 Del Mar racing season officially began July 18 with Opening Day events at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Racetrack, including the popular Hats Contest. Final attendance was 33,112 people for Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track. The 24th annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar drew...

  • Hats, Heels & Hooves

    Hats, Heels & Hooves

    “Hats, Heels & Hooves: The Ultimate Opening Day After-Party” took place July 18 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event, presented by The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and Ranch & Coast Magazine, included great cocktails, food and music by DJ Ricci Rich and Ryan Hiller. A share of the proceeds will go...

  • Summer Twilight Concert: Petty Breakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty

    Summer Twilight Concert: Petty Breakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty

    The Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Twilight Concert July 10 at the Powerhouse featured Petty Breakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty. The next concert will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7 and will feature The Steely Damned 2 . The concert begins with Zel’s Opening Act at 6 p.m., followed by the main show at 7 p.m....

  • Carmel Valley Library 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Carmel Valley Library 25th Anniversary Celebration

    The Carmel Valley Branch Library celebrated its 25th anniversary July 14. The event included speeches, music, cake and information about upcoming events at the library. The Carmel Valley Branch Library is located on 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130. Phone: (858) 552-1668.

  • Touch A Truck fundraiser helps fight childhood cancer

    Touch A Truck fundraiser helps fight childhood cancer

    Children and their friends and families had the opportunity to check out amazing vehicles, hear great music and more July 7 at the 10th Annual Touch A Truck San Diego event, produced by childhood cancer charity Beat Nb (formerly Max’s Ring of Fire). The event was held at Pacific Trails Middle School...

  • Del Mar 4th of July Parade

    Del Mar 4th of July Parade

    The Del Mar Foundation and City of Del Mar presented the popular annual 4th of July Parade at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Once the parade returned to Powerhouse Park, the after-parade event featured a DJ, fun games for all ages and an opportunity to visit with Del Mar firefighters and tour the...

  • Del Mar Civic Center Dedication Ceremony

    Del Mar Civic Center Dedication Ceremony

    The City of Del Mar held a Civic Center Dedication Ceremony June 30 at the new Civic Center located at 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. The day included a Dedication Ceremony and a ribbon cutting, self-guided tours with information docents, an activity corner for kids hosted by the Del Mar Foundation,...

  • Annual Solana Beach Patriotic Singalong

    Annual Solana Beach Patriotic Singalong

    The popular “Annual Solana Beach Patriotic Singalong” -- a “4th of July Warm-Up”-- took place June 28 at Fletcher Cove Community Center in Solana Beach. The event featured favorite patriotic songs and more. The event is sponsored by the City of Solana Beach.

  • Summer Solstice in Del Mar

    Summer Solstice in Del Mar

    The Del Mar Village Association presented its popular annual Summer Solstice event June 21 at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Summer Solstice featured tastes from local restaurants and sips from area wineries, breweries and distilleries. The event also included live music and more. Visit visitdelmarvillage.com

  • Del Mar Summer Twilight Concert

    TextEditor The Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Twilight Concerts event returned June 19 to Powerhouse Park in Del Mar with Sully and the Blue Eyed Soul Band. Next up will be The Petty Breakers: A Tribute to Tom Petty, on Tuesday, July 10, followed by The Steely Damned 2 on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The season...

  • Hoops for Lives

    Hoops for Lives

    Sixth grader Zachary Robinson wanted to do something to help kids battling cancer. He was particularly driven to help because a family friend – Micah Bernstein – was a child who has been in treatment for cancer for most of his life. Zachary felt the best thing to do was raise money for kids’ cancer...

  • Concerts at the Cove

    Concerts at the Cove

    Concerts at the Cove kicked off this summer at Fletcher Cove Park in Solana Beach on June 21. Ryan Hiller Duo performed at the June 21 opening event. Concerts will be held Thursdays through Aug. 3, 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. For more information on upcoming concerts, call 858-720-2453 or visit cityofsolanabeach.org.

  • A.P.E. Kickball Day

    A.P.E. Kickball Day

    The Adapted PE/Inclusion Kickball Game Day took place June 7 at Carmel Valley Valley Middle School’s softball field. The goal for the day is for the APE students to put their kickball skills learned into a game situation that is fun and safe.

  • Del Mar Heights Dancefest

    Del Mar Heights Dancefest

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School held a Dancefest June 13. Parents and families brought a picnic lunch to enjoy on the field as they watched each class perform dances that they had been practicing for weeks. High school seniors who are former Heights students also attended the popular annual event...

  • TPHS Class of 2018

    TPHS Class of 2018

    Torrey Pines High School students and their families celebrated graduation and their many accomplishments at a ceremony held June 15 at TPHS.

  • CCA Class of 2018

    CCA Class of 2018

    Canyon Crest Academy students and their families celebrated student achievements and bid a fond farewell to the school at a graduation ceremony held June 15 at CCA.

  • TPHS Spring Fling

    TPHS Spring Fling

    Torrey Pines High School held its annual Spring Fling June 7. The community event, which is sponsored by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation, featured food trucks, music, student performances, snacks and desserts.

  • Scholarship recipients honored at Don Diego's dinner and concert gala

    Scholarship recipients honored at Don Diego's dinner and concert gala

    Billed as "A Night of Sweet Treats Under the Stars," Don Diego Scholarship Foundation held its June 7 dinner and concert gala at the "How Sweet It Is" 2018 San Diego County Fair. From the minute gala-goers entered the whimsical fair entrance, then walked into the candy land-decorated Infield Pavilion...

  • TPHS Music Department Falcon Finale Concert

    TPHS Music Department Falcon Finale Concert

    The Torrey Pines High School Music Department held its Spring Concert, the “Falcon Finale,” June 4-5 at the Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theater. The Guitar Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Choir gave their final performances for the academic year. The Guitar Ensemble of 30 students just began playing...

  • Del Mar Heights School hosts ‘Countdown to Summer’

    Del Mar Heights School hosts ‘Countdown to Summer’

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School held its popular “Countdown to Summer” event June 6. The annual PTA-sponsored end-of-the-year event featured a photo booth, face painting, dodgeball, pedal carts, an obstacle course food and beverages. High-energy dance tunes were provided by a live DJ.

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