A labor union has filed an environmental lawsuit seeking to block construction of a 72-acre project near Rancho Peñasquitos that many consider a new model for suburban development in San Diego.
Proponents of medical marijuana have about 16 months to prove they can hold a responsible educational event without allowing the drug’s possession and use at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Ongoing opposition to gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds continued in the agency’s board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14, though the panel was not scheduled to take any action. Fourteen members of the public spoke during the public comment section of the 22nd District Agricultural Association’s directors...
Herb Taft was selected Aug. 7 to take over for former Captain John Maryon, who was promoted in late July to the commander of the county's court services bureau.
A Torrey Pines High School graduate whose online threats in May prompted school officials to cancel classes for a day was sentenced Friday, Aug. 10, to a residential treatment facility and placed on probation for five years.
Two of the claims filed against the city of Del Mar by former head lifeguard Pat Vergne have been dismissed, City Attorney Leslie Devaney said last week.
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the club of failing to protect female employees from a general manager who allegedly groped them, solicited nude photographs and even offered one woman to male customers for lap dances.
Seven years ago, while in college, Ari Mannis decided to enter a stand-up comedy competition on a whim. From there, the Del Mar native has gone on to share the stage with various comedians in Southern California but will soon tackle his biggest performance yet — the KAABOO comedy stage. Mannis,...
Dog owners will be able to walk their pets off-leash in certain areas of Del Mar's beach in the early morning hours under a change to the rules approved by the Del Mar City Council.
Del Mar voters will cast ballots on two local initiatives in the November election, one regarding proposed changes in the rules for beachfront development, and the other related to a proposed mixed-use project at the corner of Camino Del Mar and 10th Street.
SANDAG recently acquired nearly 112 acres of native habitat and old agricultural lands in Carmel Valley, according to a news release.
San Dieguito Union High School District’s superintendent search firm wrapped up its community input sessions and online survey, looking to present the final leadership profile for the district’s next leader to the board on Aug. 9. The firm of Hazard, Attea and Associates (HYA), which recently placed...
Significant infrastructure upgrades to improve water quality in San Dieguito Lagoon and Stevens Creek marine protected areas are scheduled to begin next week at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Interim Superintendent Larry Perondi will be recommending to the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees interim administrative assignments for the first semester of the 2018-19 school year.
Nearly two weeks after falling off his horse and sustaining a spinal cord injury in Del Mar, Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza walked into a conference room at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas on Aug. 2 and said he's hoping he'll ride again someday but his main focus is getting better. Espinoza,...
Solana Beach School Board member Julie Union enjoys sharing pertinent articles to support parents through the twists and turns of modern day parenting. The Facebook page Parent Education Connection began in 2014 and currently has over 400 followers.
Safer, smoother walking, biking, driving and busing as well as more fetching roadsides along Lomas Santa Fe Drive are envisioned in plans to revamp the thoroughfare. The four-lane, 2-mile road straddles Interstate 5 and is the only east-west route that traverses the entire city from the coast to...
The San Dieguito Union High School District is pushing back on the San Diego County Board of Education’s decision to reverse a student’s one-year expulsion for making a threat of violence to Torrey Pines High School.
With Tyler Baze in the saddle, War Heroine traveled the mile on the turf course in 1:34.90.
The Solana Beach School District (SBSD) board reviewed some of the first conceptual renderings of the proposed new Solana Vista Elementary School campus at its July 19 meeting. The board gave direction to keep as much green space as possible, remove student co-location during construction as an...
A former Torrey Pines High School student will spend at least six months in a residential treatment facility after pleading guilty Tuesday, July 10, to posting threats targeting the school on his Instagram account. Kevin Gregory Matlak, 21, will be sentenced Aug. 10 by Superior Court Judge Polly...
A pursuit suspect was shot and injured Friday night, July 20, in Del Mar Heights after telling 911 dispatchers during the chase that he had a handgun and wanted to commit “suicide by cop,” police said.
Jaysonron Anuran Muncal admitted to masturbating in his car on June 5, after pulling next to a jogger and asking her for directions as she pushed her child in a stroller, Chief Deputy City Attorney Mike Giorgino said.
An additional open forum will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Union High School District District Office Board Room.
Once again, supporters and opponents of allowing short-term vacation rentals in Del Mar's residential neighborhoods sparred at the City Council meeting on Monday, July 16.
The council voted 4-1, with Councilman Terry Sinnott opposed, to support a resolution proposed by Mayor Dwight Worden and Councilwoman Ellie Haviland, at its meeting on Monday, July 16.
The Del Mar Union School District board is now moving ahead with a facilities plan to operate nine district schools, keeping both Del Mar schools and building a new school in East Pacific Highlands Ranch.
The Solana Beach City Council approved new labor agreements with firefighters, and other city employee groups at its meeting on Wednesday, July 11. On a 5-0 vote, the council approved a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract with the Solana Beach Firefighters Association, which calls...
A raised section of concrete in a storm drain alongside a bike lane is at the center of a $10 million lawsuit filed by a Carmel Valley man, who alleges the defect caused him to crash his bike and suffer debilitating injuries.
The Eagle Scholarship is awarded annually to one new incoming freshman who excels academically, puts his/her faith in action, displays outstanding leadership skills, and has demonstrated financial need.
The city of Solana Beach has agreed to purchase a vacant parcel of land next to La Colonia Park in the Eden Gardens neighborhood for $2.8 million, for use in a future park expansion.
At the entrance to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a young woman wearing an anti-gun violence shirt played a flute while, across the street, two men waved a 5-foot-tall cutout of a black AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at passing cars. That was the kind of contrast visible Saturday morning, July 14, to all...
A group of San Diego gun owners, worried that the Del Mar Fairgrounds might not renew its controversial gun shows, issued a challenge Friday, July 13, to anyone who can prove illegal sales have taken place there.
With no discussion, the Solana Beach City Council gave final approval to a plan to hold district elections for council positions in 2020, as well as allowing voters to directly choose a mayor for the first time. The unanimous vote came at the council's meeting on Tuesday, July 10. It brought to...
After years of planning, false starts and community debate, the Solana Beach City Council approved a mixed-use development at Highway 101 and Dahlia Drive, on the site of a former mobile home park that neighbors described as an "eyesore." The action to approve the Solana 101 project came on a unanimous...
July 18 is Opening Day at Del Mar, one of the major events on the San Diego social calendar. The scene is jubilant and colorful, filled with over-the-top headgear, fashionable wardrobes, bright jockey silks and gleaming horses.
The 36-day meet at the seaside oval will commence July 18 and continue through Labor Day, Sept. 3, featuring 41 stakes races worth $7.3 million and plenty of activities for people of all ages.
This year’s San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, greeted 1,561,236 guests to a magical candyland of summertime fun over its 26-day run with the theme “How Sweet It Is.”
Alexis Ng, an eighth-grade student at Santa Fe Christian Schools, has been acknowledged for her poetic works by prominent poet Viet Mai, after her performance at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.
Chloe Buckly, a 27-year-old surfer, who was starting her second summer as a city lifeguard, was killed in a solo car crash on state Route 52 early Saturday morning June 30.
A battle between wealthy Del Mar property owners over a literal line in the sand could go to the ballot box in November.
Del Mar’s Measure B is dead. The City Council’s five members unanimously agreed Monday, July 2, to bury the long-standing requirement that major development plans in the city’s central commercial corridor must receive voter approval. The council’s action stems from a state appellate court decision...
Del Mar City Councilman Terry Sinnott will not run for a third-term in office in November’s election, he announced Sunday, July 1.
Canyon Crest Academy 11th grade student Shawdi Sani was among the winners of the 22nd Annual Signet Classics Essay Contest hosted by Penguin Random House. This year’s winners were announced July 1. The annual event is a contest in which five high school juniors or seniors (or home-schooled students...
With last summer’s hepatitis A outbreak under control, the county public health department turned its attention last week to another bacterial threat that spreads through the community in much the same way.
Thirteen organizations that serve Solana Beach in various ways will each receive a share from $45,000 in community grants for the year starting July 1. Solana Beach City Council members voted 4-0 on Wednesday, June 27, with Lesa Heebner absent, to allocate the grants. They range from a minimum...
Alyssa Goodyear, a 12th-grade student at Santa Fe Christian Schools, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Delara Aryan, a Canyon Crest Academy graduate, has been awarded the Stamps Scholarship and will attend the University of Southern California beginning in the fall of 2018. She plans to study electrical engineering.
Policy of separating children called inhumane
Solana Beach City Councilman David Zito will assume they city’s unoccupied mayor’s post when the council meets again July 10. Council members voted 4-0 on Wednesday, June 27, with Lesa Heebner absent, to name Zito to the position, while they picked Councilwoman Jewel Edson to serve as deputy mayor....