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  • 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.

  • Torrey Pines honors athletes at Freddies

    Torrey Pines honors athletes at Freddies

    Torrey Pines High School hosted its 4th annual Freddie Awards show on May 30 to celebrate another great year of athletic achievement. The Falcons earned two state, nine regional and 15 league championship titles in the 2017-18 academic year. Highlights included the boys soccer and golf teams winning...

  • Del Mar Heights students perform at Brookdale Carmel Valley

    Del Mar Heights students perform at Brookdale Carmel Valley

    First graders from Del Mar Heights Elementary School visited Brookdale Carmel Valley, a senior living community, to give a special performance of Go Fish May 30.

  • Earl Warren Seahawk Showcase

    Earl Warren Seahawk Showcase

    Earl Warren’s Seahawk Showcase, a night celebrating the arts and student achievement, was held May 31 at Earl Warren’s MPR and outdoor stage. The event included art viewing, band and guitar performances, student award recognition, and the play The Pink Panther Strikes Again, performed by drama...

  • Solana Highlands Open House

    Solana Highlands Open House

    Solana Highlands Elementary School held an Open House May 31 for families to have the opportunity to view work done by students throughout the school year.

  • Solana Ranch Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Solana Ranch Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Solana Ranch Elementary School families gathered June 1 to enjoy a delicious Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast.

  • TPHS Advanced Math Open House

    TPHS Advanced Math Open House

    The Advanced Math Open House at Torrey Pines High School was held May 29. The event featured a showcase of advanced math courses at TPHS, including Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, and Advanced Topics in Mathematics II. Students from Abby Brown’s math classes presented projects that represent...

  • 2018 Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony

    2018 Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony

    Canyon Crest Academy students received a variety of scholarships at the 2018 Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony held May 22 at CCA’s Proscenium Theatre. Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in the community, according...

  • CoastCities Juniors Little League players honor fallen service members

    CoastCities Juniors Little League players honor fallen service members

    CoastCities Juniors players played a Memorial Weekend scrimmage in honor of Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach service members who died while serving the nation. The event was held May 28 at the Juniors Baseball Field at Del Mar Heights Elementary School. Juniors Little League players from Del...

  • Solana Beach Memorial Day Ceremony

    Solana Beach Memorial Day Ceremony

    The City of Solana Beach and Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5431 co-hosted a Memorial Day ceremony May 28 at the La Colonia Park Veterans Honor Courtyard. Camp Pendleton Young Marines served as the honor guard. Cynthia Hanna was the guest speaker, as well as Solana Beach Deputy...

  • SkyDome Planetarium Science Night

    SkyDome Planetarium Science Night

    Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills elementary schools held a joint SkyDome Planetarium Science Night May 18 in the Earl Warren Middle School gymnasium. Students and their parents entered the inflatable dome and were introduced to a “star-filled” sky. The navigator used a digital planetarium projector...

  • Voices for Children presents Wine Women & Shoes

    Voices for Children presents Wine Women & Shoes

    The 7th Annual Wine Women & Shoes event benefiting Voices for Children took place May 12 on the rooftop deck at the Del Mar Plaza. The event featured a fashion show, premium wines, delectable bites, live auction, a fashion marketplace, and a “Best in Shoe” contest. Founded in 1980, Voices for Children...

  • Teen Volunteers in Action SD-2 Senior Send-Off

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD-2 Senior Send-Off

    Teen Volunteers in Action San Diego-2 Chapter held its Senior Send-Off event May 20 at the AMN Healthcare Building. Teen Volunteers in Action is an organization of young men in grades 7-12 who, together with their families, participate in structured programs of volunteerism, philanthropy and professional...

  • 39th annual Fiesta Del Sol

    39th annual Fiesta Del Sol

    Local residents and visitors once again flocked to the 39th annual Fiesta Del Sol held May 19-20 at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach. The event featured great food, live music, vendors, family activities, arts and crafts, a beer and wine garden, a kids zone, Solana Beach Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast...

  • Carmel Del Mar International Showcase and Potluck

    Carmel Del Mar International Showcase and Potluck

    Carmel Del Mar Elementary School highlighted and celebrated a variety of cultures May 18 at its annual International Showcase and Potluck. The event featured delicious food, music, booths and more.

  • TPHS Scholarship Awards Ceremony

    TPHS Scholarship Awards Ceremony

    The Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place May 15 at the Solana Pacific Elementary School’s Performing Arts Center. The TPHS Scholarship Fund “celebrates over 30 years of giving through its mission to recognize Torrey Pines High School seniors for their achievements and...

  • TPHS Teachers Appreciation Lunch

    TPHS Teachers Appreciation Lunch

    A luncheon honoring and celebrating Torrey Pines High School teachers took place at TPHS May 8 on Teacher Appreciation Day.

  • ‘Electric Garden’ at Solana Ranch

    ‘Electric Garden’ at Solana Ranch

    Solana Ranch Elementary School’s STREAM Discovery Labs presented an “Electric Garden” event May 10. The event was an “interactive night for families to discover the amazing worlds of Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Math” at Solana Ranch Elementary School.

  • Solana Highlands Family Heritage Night

    Solana Highlands Family Heritage Night

    A variety of cultures were celebrated at Solana Highlands Elementary School’s festive Family Heritage Night held May 3.

  • ‘Summer Splash’ at Del Mar Art Center Gallery

    ‘Summer Splash’ at Del Mar Art Center Gallery

    “Summer Splash!,” a new selection of art in a lively mix of media and style is now on exhibit at the Del Mar Art Center Gallery through July 30. An Opening Reception for the exhibit was held May 5. The gallery is located on the top level of the Del Mar Plaza,-on the corner of Camino del Mar and...

  • Sycamore Ridge Carnival

    Sycamore Ridge Carnival

    Sycamore Ridge Elementary School hosted a fun-filled spring carnival May 6. The event featured a variety of games, activities and snacks.

  • Del Mar Rotary Club celebrates Monty Woolley

    Del Mar Rotary Club celebrates Monty Woolley

    The Del Mar Rotary Club held a special event May 3 in celebration of member Monty Woolley at St. Peter’s Church in Del Mar. Woolley, who is one of the club’s founding members (the club was established in 1954), was honored for his many contributions to the club. The event was also held in celebration...

  • Conner’s Cause for Children Spring Boutique

    Conner’s Cause for Children Spring Boutique

    A Spring Boutique benefiting Conner’s Cause for Children was held April 29 at The Hive at Leichtag Commons in Encinitas. The event featured a day of shopping, raffle prizes and delectable desserts from Thyme in the Ranch. Founded in 1995 to honor the memory of brave little hero Conner Champ, Conner’s...

  • Del Mar Hills Academy World Festival and SurfRiders Explore Event

    Del Mar Hills Academy World Festival and SurfRiders Explore Event

    TextEditor Del Mar Hills Academy held its World Festival and SurfRiders Explore Event April 27. The event, which celebrated the many different cultures that make up the community, featured music, dancing, food, and stories from around the world. 

  • Groundbreaking held for St. John Garabed Armenian Church campus

    Groundbreaking held for St. John Garabed Armenian Church campus

    After an eight-year long process to obtain city and state permitting, the Armenian community of San Diego broke ground on the new St. John Garabed church campus in Carmel Valley. A groundbreaking ceremony was held April 29 under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, primate...

  • Solana Beach PTA International Festival

    Solana Beach PTA International Festival

    TextEditor The 5th Annual Solana Beach PTA International Festival took place April 26 at Solana Vista Elementary School. The event, which is a celebration of multiculturalism and diversity, offered a variety of fun educational activities for kids. Event participants had the opportunity to learn...

  • Miracle League Home Run Derby

    Miracle League Home Run Derby

    The Miracle League of San Diego’s Home Run Derby was held April 28 at Engel Family Field.The event featured a variety of divisions, including a “professional” division. Teams include players, buddies, coaches and all family members. The winners of each division will represent the Miracle League...

  • Solana Beach Little League Buddy Day

    Solana Beach Little League Buddy Day

    Solana Beach Little League’s Buddy Day took place April 28 at Solana Vista Elementary School. The league pairs up its 11-12-year- old teams with its 4-6-year-old T-Ball teams for games where the little kids play alongside their older “buddies” throughout the entire game. The event also featured...

  • Bonsoir Casino Royale Gala

    Bonsoir Casino Royale Gala

    TextEditor Notre Dame Academy held its Bonsoir Casino Royale Gala April 20 at Dempsey Social Hall. The evening featured gaming tables, raffle tickets, silent and live auctions, a wine roulette wheel, DJ and dancing, gourmet food stations cated by Chef Pasquale, and more. The event is the primary...

  • 22nd Annual Meet the Chefs event

    22nd Annual Meet the Chefs event

    The 22nd Annual Meet the Chefs event took place April 29 at the Hilton San Diego Del Mar. This culinary experience treats more than 350 guests to sample signature dishes from over a dozen premier restaurants and chefs in San Diego, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne....

  • Del Mar Community Connections hosts Spring Tea

    Del Mar Community Connections hosts Spring Tea

    The sunny color of yellow provided the theme and atmosphere for the annual Spring Tea held April 18 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church by Del Mar Community Connections. Del Mar Community Connections is “a volunteer-driven organization providing programs and services that help maturing residents live...

  • Ocean Air Spring Carnival

    Ocean Air Spring Carnival

    The Ocean Air Elementary School PTA held its 8th Annual Spring Carnival April 22 at Ocean Air School in Carmel Valley. The carnival raises funds for PTA programs which enrich children’s education and build an engaged school community. The event included carnival games and attractions such as laser...

  • Bonsoir Casino Royale Gala

    Bonsoir Casino Royale Gala

    Notre Dame Academy held its Bonsoir Casino Royale Gala April 20 at Dempsey Social Hall. The evening featured gaming tables, raffle tickets, silent and live auctions, a wine roulette wheel, DJ and dancing, gourmet food stations cated by Chef Pasquale, and more. The event is the primary fundraiser...

  • Del Mar Hills Starry Night Dance

    Del Mar Hills Starry Night Dance

    Del Mar Hills Academy held its “Starry Night Dance” April 21. The event, which raised funds for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, featured dinner, dessert, dancing, photo booth, games and more.

  • Del Mar Heights Spring Gala: La Dolce Vita

    Del Mar Heights Spring Gala: La Dolce Vita

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School PTA’s Spring Gala, La Dolce Vita, took place April 21 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The biggest parent social event of the year featured an evening with music, dancing and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event will support the many student and community...

  • North Coast Rep Spotlight Gala

    North Coast Rep Spotlight Gala

    North Coast Rep’s “Around the World in 80 Days”-themed Spotlight Gala took place April 22 at the Del Mar Country Club. The event featured entertainment by singer and tap dancer Elijah Rock, a cocktail reception, jazz music by guitarist Bob Boss, silent and live auction, dinner and more. Clint Bell...

  • Carmel Creek Bike Rodeo

    Carmel Creek Bike Rodeo

    Carmel Creek Elementary School students enjoyed a “Bike Rodeo” held at the school April 5. The event included obstacle courses and raffle prizes. The San Diego Bike Coalition provided bike and helmet safet inspections for participants. The event was sponsored by the iCommute Walk, Ride and Roll...

  • ‘Sowing Seeds of Success’

    ‘Sowing Seeds of Success’

    Casa de Amistad, a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring and tutoring for low-income, underserved students in coastal North County San Diego, held its annual fundraising event April 7 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. “Sowing Seeds of Success” included performances by Casa de Amistad...

  • Torrey Hills International Fair

    Torrey Hills International Fair

    Torrey Hills Elementary School celebrated a variety of cultures at its festive International Fair held March 21. The event featured great food, music, performances and more.

  • Egg Hunt fun in Del Mar

    Egg Hunt fun in Del Mar

    The Del Mar Foundation’s Young Del Mar group held a festive Easter Egg Hunt event March 31 at Seagrove Park in Del Mar.

  • Solana Ranch Spaghetti Dinner

    Solana Ranch Spaghetti Dinner

    Solana Ranch Elementary School families gathered March 29 to enjoy a delicious Dads’ Club Spaghetti Dinner.

  • Egg Hunt fun in Del Mar

    Egg Hunt fun in Del Mar

    The Del Mar Foundation’s Young Del Mar group held a festive Easter Egg Hunt event March 31 at Seagrove Park in Del Mar.

  • Strides for schools: Runners take on Carmel Valley 5K

    Strides for schools: Runners take on Carmel Valley 5K

    The Pardee Homes sixth annual Carmel Valley 5K brought the community together for fun and fitness on Sunday, March 25 in Pacific Highlands Ranch. Proceeds from the race benefit all local schools. Canyon Crest Academy freshman Ethan Brown won the race with a time of 17:04. Thomas Mackey, a 22-year...

  • ‘Starry Starry Night’ Spring Auction benefit for Solana Highlands School

    ‘Starry Starry Night’ Spring Auction benefit for Solana Highlands School

    Solana Highlands Elementary School held its annual fundraiser “Starry Starry Night” March 24 at Westroot Tavern in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The event, sponsored by the Solana Beach Schools Foundation, featured a silent auction to raise money for the school’s STREAM (science, technology, research,...

  • Carmel Creek Heritage Festival

    Carmel Creek Heritage Festival

    Carmel Creek Elementary School held a festive event celebrating a variety of cultures March 22. The event featured terrific music, entertainment, food and more.

  • Friends of Solana Beach Library 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Friends of Solana Beach Library 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Friends of Solana Beach Library held a 35th Anniversary Celebration March 20 at the library. Friends of the Solana Beach Library is “a member-supported, nonprofit organization that fundraises, advocates and works with partners and volunteers to provide critical support,” according to its website:...

  • Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball

    Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball

    Torrey Hills Elementary School daughters and fathers (and other family members and friends) enjoyed a night of dance at the Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball held March 25 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar.

  • ‘Sip & Support’ benefit for Rady Children’s Hospital

    ‘Sip & Support’ benefit for Rady Children’s Hospital

    The Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital held a “Sip & Support” fundraiser March 21 at Westroot Tavern in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The fundraiser will directly support The Healing Environment at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, which “provides a targeted approach to caring for families and...

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