The city of Del Mar has approved a new four-year labor agreement with city employees, which calls for a 3 percent annual cost-of-living adjustment, plus increases in health benefits and disability compensation, among other provisions of the agreement.
A change to Del Mar's leash laws that will give dog owners more time with their pooches in certain sections of city beaches was approved on Monday, June 4, by the City Council.
The city of Del Mar has scrapped a proposed ordinance that would have modified the way the allowable size of beachfront homes is calculated, after hearing from property owners opposed to the change.
Students qualified to attend based on their recent performances at the Future Problem Solvers California State Bowl held in April in Poway at the Design39 campus.
Up until a few years ago, Lou Oberman counted himself among many in the country who are frustrated by the problems plaguing the federal government in Washington, but didn't think there was any way to change things for the better.
The San Dieguito Union High School District board has unanimously selected Hazard, Attea and Associates to lead the search for its next superintendent. The firm also recently placed neighboring Solana Beach School District’s new superintendent. “Hiring a superintendent is the greatest responsibility...
A 50-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car in a Carmel Valley parking lot Friday, June 15, police said.
The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees announced it has selected Larry Perondi to serve as the district’s interim superintendent while it conducts a search for a permanent superintendent, according to a news release. The board will officially vote to approve Perondi’s contract...
SoulCycle indoor cycling studio will join with shops West of Camden, Whiskey x Leather and Van De Vort, the upscale women’s bohemian-inspired boutique that has a location in Flower Hill Promenade.
North County coastal communities have a reputation for artistic creations such as the “Cardiff Kook” sculpture and the “Surfing Madonna” mosaic in Encinitas that illustrate the region’s surfing culture in whimsical ways, whether intentional or not.
This summer, Solana Beach resident Jason Swain will join outstanding elementary school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM in Los Angeles.
With summer almost here, the leader of Del Mar Junior Lifeguards told the Del Mar City Council on Monday, June 4, that for the 15th straight year the program is nearly full to capacity.
Canyon Crest A team won its preliminary pool 7-0, and in the first and second rounds of the playoffs went 5-0 and 3-4, respectively.
On May 28, eighth graders from Pacific Ridge School participated in a week-long entrepreneurship experience with UCSD’s Rady School of Management, introducing them to a range of skills, including marketing, design, development, research and more.
The California Coastal Commission sought to reach a compromise regarding Del Mar's short-term rental ordinance at a meeting on Thursday, June 7, striking a middle ground between the city's tight limits on vacation rentals and the looser guidelines proposed by the commission's staff. After listening...
San Diego Police have arrested five males suspected of burglarizing two Del Mar homes on the late morning of June 5. Authorities were called to the 14000 block of Rue D Antibes at about 11 a.m. regarding a possible burglary, said Trevor Philips, community relations officer for the San Diego Police...
The city of Del Mar has agreed to draft an ordinance that would limit the way square footage is calculated for new beachfront homes, in order to avoid a costly ballot measure on the issue. Del Mar resident Rick Thompson notified the city in April that he intended to collect signatures to place...
A showdown over Del Mar's short-term rental ordinance was scheduled for Thursday, June 7, before the California Coastal Commission. The controversial ordinance, which was approved by the Del Mar City Council in November, restricts short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods to a minimum...
Solana Beach is headed toward adopting a plan to hold district elections for City Council members in 2020, with the City Council favoring a map with four council districts and an at-large mayor elected by the entire city, rather than a map with five council districts and the mayor's post rotating...
Gathering at Lomas Santa Fe Plaza on Saturday promoted firearm responsibility and safety
A man was killed Monday evening, June 4, when he walked in front of a northbound Coaster train in Solana Beach and was struck, a sheriff’s official said. The pedestrian was hit on the tracks about a half mile north of the Solana Beach Transit Center around 7:20 p.m. The train was traveling about...
A Del Mar woman whose car spun out of control on Interstate 15 north of Escondido early Friday, June 1, walked into the path of a big-rig and was killed, authorities said.
A threat of violence made by a former student against Torrey Pines High School prompted the campus to cancel classes and all school-related activities on Thursday, May 31. By Thursday afternoon, May 31, the San Diego Police Department had arrested the suspect, 21-year-old Kevin Gregory Matlak. ...
Coming attractions for the Del Mar area include a new Lot luxury cinema experience. The new movie theater and dine-in restaurant is slated to open in March 2019 in the Del Mar Shopping Center, home to Gelson’s Market on Via de la Valle.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved the design of the Pacific Highlands Ranch Library at its May 24 meeting.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board is making some progress in its efforts to ease traffic woes in the Pacific Highlands Ranch community.
Coalition urges vigilance against “managed retreat” campaign.
The moving trucks came and went on Friday, May 25, leaving employees to set up their desks and offices in anticipation of the opening of Del Mar's brand new civic center, the largest capital project in the city's 59-year history.
A 10-year-old boy suffered potentially serious injuries May 25 when he plunged from a second-floor window at a Carmel Valley home. The youth's fall in the 5400 block of Shannon Ridge Lane was reported about 7:15 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Medics took the boy to Rady...
As Solana Beach moves toward establishing district elections for City Council members in time for the 2020 election - instead of the current at-large system where every voter can weigh in on all council candidates - there are mixed feelings about the potential benefits of the change.
San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Eric Dill announced he will be leaving the district at the end of the school year for a new job in the Bay Area.
The patriarch of the family that operates the Del Mar gun show said Wednesday, May 23, he has avoided legal conflicts over his past felony firearms conviction by ceding responsibility for the event to his daughter, Tracy Olcott.
After two months of outreach on a proposed reconfiguration of Del Mar Union School District schools, Superintendent Holly McClurg recommended that the board not pursue the option to close Del Mar Hills Academy and build a new Del Mar West campus.
Three mornings a week, members of Sea Change’s Zombie Patrol swim team have assembled at the park, along with instructors and helpers, for mental conditioning and stretching exercises, followed by a 1-mile ocean swim.
A plan to transform an underperforming satellite wagering center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds into an indoor concert venue hit a major snag when construction bids came in at double the cost of earlier estimates.
“Serious allegations” have been raised against the father and son who operate the popular, but polarizing Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the president of the fairgrounds board of directors said Tuesday. May 22.
The city has modified an affordable housing fee that was established in 1994, and charged for either new condominiums or condo conversions, by a unanimous vote of the Del Mar City Council. The vote came at the City Council's meeting on Monday, May 21. The fee is charged for new condo developments...
Del Mar took a step toward addressing the potential threat of sea level rise to coastal homes and public infrastructure in the coming decades, as the City Council approved an adaptation plan some three years in the making.
The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) and Solana Beach School District won the 2018 Regional Golden Watchdog Award from the San Diego County Taxpayers Association on May 17. The districts were honored for collaborating on the interim housing for Solana Beach students during the reconstruction...
Joel Tapia has worked as an elementary school principal at three school districts in San Diego County.
The mother of a student who attended a private high school in Carmel Valley admitted in court Wednesday, May 16, to furnishing marijuana and prescription pills to teens at the school and using one teen to sell pot.
Solana Beach’s switch from at-large to by-district elections kicked off this week with a pair of public hearings that showed a strong preference for dividing the city into four voting districts with an at-large mayor rather than five districts.
The San Dieguito Union High School District is adding electric vehicle charging stations to the parking lots at Canyon Crest Academy and La Costa Canyon high schools.
Carmel Valley super brain Michi Synn, 11, was recently crowned one of the smartest kids in America when she and her teammates won the NBC show “Genius Junior.”
Community members spoke out in favor of San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) Trustee Joyce Dalessandro at the May 10 SDUHSD board meeting in light of the recently announced effort to recall her. The recall of Dalessandro, who has been a board member for 22 years, is based on claims...
Among the winners from local schools were: Nicholas Ciepley, La Costa Canyon High School; Megan Costello, Canyon Crest Academy; Jungwoo Seo, Torrey Pines High School; Sarah Teruya, Santa Fe Christian High School.
Faced with higher-than-expected construction costs and pressed to avoid the tourist season, the $6 million facelift of downtown Del Mar is on hold for at least six months while city officials reorganize the project’s multi-year schedule and funding plan.
The Solana Beach City Council unanimously approved a three-year contract with San Diego Humane Society for animal control services, beginning July 1.
As the Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) begins the process of setting its rates for the next three years, the Rancho Santa Fe Association is urging the district to scrap its system of tiered rates tied to the amount of water used, in favor of uniform water rates for all residential customers.
When Marvalene Hughes was escorted onstage last month at a conference in China for female university presidents from around the world, little did she know that she and two others were about to be recognized for reaching the pinnacle of their careers.