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  • Summer Twilight concert

    Summer Twilight concert

    The Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Twilight concert series continued Aug. 8 at Powerhouse Park with The Ultimate Stones performing. The opening performance featured The Setting Sons. The next Summer Twilight concert will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, with The Might Untouchables performing at 7 p.m. and...

  • Canyon Crest Academy boys water polo alumni game

    Canyon Crest Academy boys water polo alumni game

    The boys water polo team at Canyon Crest Academy hosted its 2nd annual alumni game Aug. 11 at Cathedral Catholic High School’s pool.

  • Solana Beach Family Camp Out

    Solana Beach Family Camp Out

    Solana Beach’s annual Family Camp Out event took place Aug. 5-6 at La Colonia Park. Activities included a traditional campfire program, s’mores cooked over an open fire, a spaghetti dinner and a pancake breakfast served by the Solana Beach Firefighters.

  • Del Mar Art Center Gallery hosts reception

    Del Mar Art Center Gallery hosts reception

    The Del Mar Art Center Gallery, located in the Del Mar Plaza, held its quarterly reception Aug. 5. The exhibit at the event featured the theme “Horsing around Del Mar.” The exhibit will remain at the gallery through Oct. 23. A “C-Note” sale was also held Aug. 5 featuring artwork only on display...

  • TPHS Football ‘Kick Off Party’

    TPHS Football ‘Kick Off Party’

    Torrey Pines High School Football hosted its annual “Kick Off Party” fundraising golf tournament Aug. 5 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The fundraiser supports more than 150 young athletes in the Falcon football program. The event included a nine-hole golf tournament, happy hour, dinner and...

  • 2017 Opening Day at the Races

    2017 Opening Day at the Races

    The 2017 summer racing season at Del Mar kicked off July 19. The day included the 23rd annual Opening Day Hats Contest presented by Studio Savvy Salon, which drew more than 300 contestants. The 2017 summer season runs through Sept. 4. Visit www.dmtc.com

  • Hats, Heels & Hooves

    Hats, Heels & Hooves

    Hats, Heels & Hooves, the “Official Opening Day After-Party” for the Del Mar racing season, took place July 19 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with some of the jockeys while enjoying great food and live entertainment. A portion of event proceeds will benefit...

  • Lung Cancer Foundation Day at the Races

    Lung Cancer Foundation Day at the Races

    The 8th Annual Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s “Day at the Races” took place July 23 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The event featured dining, beverages, racing views and concierge betting service in the Il Palio Restaurant. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation...

  • Concert With A Vision Preview Party

    Concert With A Vision Preview Party

    The Vision of Children Foundation (VOC) held a preview Party July 18 at the Del Mar home of Suzi Kenyon. The event offered a preview of VOC’s upcoming fundraiser “Concert With A Vision” and a sneak peek at the latest and most promising scientific research discoveries in the journey to cure genetic...

  • Carmel Valley students teach refugee children how to make paper planes, crowns and bottle rockets

    Carmel Valley students teach refugee children how to make paper planes, crowns and bottle rockets

    On July 8, students from the San Diego Branch of the Alliance of Youth Leaders in the United States (AYLUS) met with refugee children from Ethiopia, Somalia and Cambodia at the soccer field of the Ibarra Elementary School. The Camel Valley students showed the refugee children how to make paper...

  • Summer Twilight Concert

    Summer Twilight Concert

    Community members enjoyed another musical evening at the Del Mar Foundation’s July 11 Summer Twilight concert held at Powerhouse Park. The event featured the band DSB - The Next Best Thing To Journey, as well as Jocko & the Aces as the Zel’s Opening Act. The next Summer Twilight Concert will be...

  • Legendary Col. Ed Fletcher's descendants reunite — for 92nd straight year

    Legendary Col. Ed Fletcher's descendants reunite — for 92nd straight year

    For the Fletcher family, Fourth of July is never complete without a group photo. That can be a quite a chore when five generations need to get rounded up. “This is not easy,” real estate agent Ron Fletcher said with a combination of good humor and exasperation as the Fletcher clan moseyed across...

  • Del Mar 4th of July Parade

    Del Mar 4th of July Parade

    Local residents celebrated Independence Day at the Young Del Mar 4th of July Parade held at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. The event, presented by the Del Mar Foundation and the City of Del Mar, moved from the park on a loop up Coast Blvd. The after-parade event included a DJ, games and a chance to...

  • Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove

    Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove

    The Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove summer series kicked off June 22 at Fletcher Cove Park, with music by Tower 7. The series runs every Thursday with a different musical group through Aug. 24. Next up: June 29: Nate Donnis Trio and July 6: Hullabaloo Band. Visit cityofsolanabeach.org

  • Del Mar Heights Dancefest

    Del Mar Heights Dancefest

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School held its popular annual Dancefest event June 15. Students fron each class performed dances at the event they had been practicing for weeks. High school graduating seniors who attended the Heights offered words of encouragement and advice at the event to outgoing...

  • Carmel Valley Middle School hosts Kickball Tournament

    Carmel Valley Middle School hosts Kickball Tournament

    Carmel Valley Middle School held its popular annual Kickball Tournament for the adapted physical education program June 13.

  • Hundreds enjoy a Wild West fest at Don Diego Gala

    Hundreds enjoy a Wild West fest at Don Diego Gala

    Hundreds of fun-loving folks enjoyed a wild west fest at the June 22 Don Diego Scholarship Foundation Gala and concert at the San Diego County Fair. The event featured a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert at the Grandstand. In keeping with the fair’s “Where the West is Fun” theme, many...

  • Summer Solstice in Del Mar

    Summer Solstice in Del Mar

    The Del Mar Village Association held its annual Summer Solstice celebration June 22 at Powerhouse Park. This event featured tastes fromcoastal eateries and beverages from craft breweries and vineyards. The event also featured music by local band Second Cousins, and the Del Mar Lifeguard’s Tiki...

  • Summer Twilight Concerts

    Summer Twilight Concerts

    Everyone knows that summer has arrived in Del Mar with the return of the Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Twilight Concert Series. This year, the Foundation has scheduled five concerts, all of which will be held at Powerhouse Park. The season kicked off on Tuesday, June 20, with Zel’s Opening Act at...

  • Ashley Falls Goodwill Games

    Ashley Falls Goodwill Games

    Ashley Falls Elementary School students wrapped up another terrific school year June 15 with a variety of fun-filled activities at the popular annual Goodwill Games.

  • Earl Warren Middle School 8th Grade Graduation

    Earl Warren Middle School 8th Grade Graduation

    Earl Warren Middle School 8th grade students and their families celebrated student achievements and their experience at the school at a graduation ceremony held June 16.

  • Carmel Creek end-of-year party

    Carmel Creek end-of-year party

    Carmel Creek Elementary School families gathered June 9 at the school for an end-of-the-year party. The event, which had a luau theme, featured rides, bounce house obstacle course, student talent show, DJ, food, games and more.

  • 2017 TPHS Graduation

    2017 TPHS Graduation

    Torrey Pines High School students and their families celebrated student achievements and bid a fond farewell to the school at a graduation ceremony held June 16 at Torrey Pines High School.

  • 2017 CCA Graduation

    2017 CCA Graduation

    Canyon Crest Academy students and their families celebrated student achievements and great years at the school at a graduation ceremony held June 16 at Canyon Crest Academy.

  • Torrey Pines Freddie Athletic Awards Night

    Torrey Pines Freddie Athletic Awards Night

    Torrey Pines High School hosted its 3rd annual Freddie Awards show on June 7th to celebrate another great year of athletic achievement. The Falcons earned 3 state, 9 regional and 15 League championship titles in the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Del Mar Heights/Hills Friendship Games

    Del Mar Heights/Hills Friendship Games

    The annual Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills Friendship Games event took place June 9 at Del Mar Hills Academy. This is a unique event between the Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills schools. First graders at one school are assigned a pen pal attending the other school. After a year of corresponding,...

  • Pacific Trails Arts Night

    Pacific Trails Arts Night

    Pacific Trails Middle School in Carmel Valley held an Arts Night June 6. The event included a band and vocal performance, stem robotics and a display of art work.

  • Torrey Pines High School student mural unveiling at Heritage Museum

    Torrey Pines High School student mural unveiling at Heritage Museum

    The San Dieguito Heritage Museum June 10 held an unveiling and celebration of a mural depicting flowers and plants once grown in the San Dieguito area. Fourteen students from Torrey Pines High School, under the direction of Encinitas artist Jennifer Richards, painted the mural, which will become...

  • Canyon Crest Academy EVA Conservatory seniors host art show

    Canyon Crest Academy EVA Conservatory seniors host art show

    EVA Conservatory seniors from Canyon Crest Academy hosted their cumulative art show June 9 at the Del Mar Art Center Gallery. Conservatory students spend an average of eight extra hours a week working on the craft and learning from specialized professional artists in different media as well as...

  • Solana Ranch Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Solana Ranch Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Solana Ranch Elementary School in Carmel Valley held a tasty Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast June 2.

  • Torrey Hills Spring Family Picnic

    Torrey Hills Spring Family Picnic

    Torrey Hills Elementary School held a fun-filled Spring Family Picnic May 19.

  • Carmel Creek ‘Dads, Dunks and Donuts’

    Carmel Creek ‘Dads, Dunks and Donuts’

    The Dads’ Club at Carmel Creek Elementary School held a fun-filled “Dads, Dunks and Donuts” event June 4 featuring great food, games and more for Carmel Creek students, families and friends.

  • Friends of the Solana Beach Library appreciation event

    Friends of the Solana Beach Library appreciation event

    Friends of the Solana Beach Library held a luncheon June 5 at La Colonia Community Center in Solana Beach. The luncheon is an appreciation event for city, county and school district officials who support Solana Beach Library programs. The event also recognizes the docents who work at the Friends...

  • Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund awards ceremony

    Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund awards ceremony

    The Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund program held its 30th annual awards ceremony on May 17 at Solana Pacific Elementary School. According to its website (www.tphssf.org), the program’s mission is to “recognize Torrey Pines High School seniors for their achievements and future promise....

  • 2017 Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony

    2017 Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony

    The 2017 Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony took place May 15 at CCA’s Proscenium Theatre. According to its website (www.canyoncrest.dollarsforscholars.org), Dollars for Scholars is “a parent volunteer, community-based scholarship organization.” Its mission is to “recognize seniors at Canyon...

  • 2017 Fiesta del Sol

    2017 Fiesta del Sol

    The 2017 Fiesta del Sol took place May 20-21 in Solana Beach. The Fiesta del Sol is presented by the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Belly Up and the City of Solana Beach. The event featured arts and crafts exhibits, kids activities, live music, food offerings and more....

  • New exhibit at Herbert B. Turner Gallery

    New exhibit at Herbert B. Turner Gallery

    Herbert B. Turner Gallery in Del Mar is exhibiting the photography of Terry Scott Allen. Scott Allen’s “Lonely California” is a collection of photographic images depicting California’s remote back country and quiet places. His selections are “large in scale and deep in detail as well as being thought...

  • Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball

    Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball

    Torrey Hills Elementary School families enjoyed a festive Sweetheart Ball May 21 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar.

  • Solana Pacific Amazing Quest

    Solana Pacific Amazing Quest

    Teams gathered May 16 for Solana Pacific Elementary School’s popular annual Amazing Quest. The 62 teams of 4-6 people consisting of students and parents met at the school and then the teams ran all over Del Mar Highlands performing challenges. The challenges this year included feeding each other...

  • Notre Dame Academy First Holy Communion celebration

    Notre Dame Academy First Holy Communion celebration

    Notre Dame Academy’s 2nd grade students and families joyfully celebrated their First Holy Communion on May 13. Father Nick Dempsey was the officiate of their Sacrament held at St. Therese of Carmel Church in Carmel Valley. Every year NDA families gather together following the ceremony to commemorate...

  • Solana Pacific hosts International Heritage Night

    Solana Pacific hosts International Heritage Night

    Solana Pacific Elementary School held International Heritage Night April 28 in the school amphitheater. The event featured more than 20 booths from countries around the world and U.S. states, a variety of food samples, games, musical performances and more.

  • Torrey Hills Pajama Jam

    Torrey Hills Pajama Jam

    Torrey Hills Elementary School students wore a variety of creative outfits to the school’s Pajama Jam April 28. The event raises funds for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, which helps support Del Mar district schools’ STEAM+ programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics...

  • Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Carmel Valley Middle School

    Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Carmel Valley Middle School

    The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival took place at Carmel Valley Middle School May 12. According to its website, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals “allow young people to develop their talent for mathematics by providing problems, puzzles, and activities that are intriguing and accessible.”...

  • Touch A Truck fundraiser

    Touch A Truck fundraiser

    Beat Nb Southern California (formerly Max’s Ring of Fire) held its annual Touch A Truck fundraiser May 13 at Pacific Trails Middle School in Carmel Valley. The 9th annual event is California’s original kid-friendly car show. Little drivers are given the green light to touch, sit behind the wheel...

  • Carmel Del Mar PTA International Showcase

    Carmel Del Mar PTA International Showcase

    The Carmel Del Mar PTA International Showcase took place May 12 at Carmel Del Mar Elementary School. The event features a variety of showcases/displays about different countries, as well students and parents wearing traditional clothing, cultural performances, a mix of terrific food and more.

  • Del Mar Art Gallery reception

    Del Mar Art Gallery reception

    The Del Mar Art Gallery held a reception May 6 for its new “Summer Sizzle” exhibition. The gallery offers original art, jewelry, ceramics, fused glasswork, sculpture and more. The gallery is located in the Del Mar Plaza, top level (suite 314) on the corner of Camino del Mar and 15th Street. Visit...

  • Del Mar Hills Dads Club Pancake Breakfast

    Del Mar Hills Dads Club Pancake Breakfast

    Del Mar Hills Academy families enjoyed a delicious Dads Club Pancake Breakfast April 25.

  • International Fair at Torrey Hills School

    International Fair at Torrey Hills School

    Girl Scout Troop 3045 members earned their Bronze Award by starting the First Annual International Fair held May 2 at Torrey Hills Elementary School. Girl Scout Juniors earn their Bronze Award by creating a sustainable change in their community. They have to find a need, reach out to the community...

  • Solana Beach PTA International Festival

    Solana Beach PTA International Festival

    The 4th Annual Solana Beach PTA International Festival took place April 28 at Skyline Elementary School. The event is a celebration of multiculturalism and diversity. Students and other event attendees had the opportunity to learn about more than 20 countries and their cultures, experience folk/international...

  • Solana Beach Foundation Bash

    Solana Beach Foundation Bash

    The Solana Beach Schools Foundation held its Solana Beach Foundation Bash fundraiser May 6 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Mission Tower. Live bidding on children’s art once again was a highlight of the event. The event also included entertainment by Keen Sake (opening band), The Funk Junkies (headliner),...

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