Carmel Valley

Carmel ValleyNew hotel, restaurants planned for Carmel Valley Road corner

Jan 27, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Another hotel and more restaurants are now being planned for the last vacant commercial lots off Carmel Valley Road and Valley Centre Drive beside the Hampton Inn and the Tio Leo’s restaurant. Developer Hunter Oliver told the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board at the Jan. 22 meeting that he and his father, Fred, plan to build a 112-suite hotel, three new restaurants and 82,000 square feet of office space. The Olivers, who also built the neighboring Residence Inn, consider the ...

Carmel Valley8 seats open on Carmel Valley planning board

Jan 27, 2015, 8 a.m.

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold its elections in March for eight available seats. Those up for election are Neighborhood 1 Rick Newman, Neighborhood 3 Nancy Novak, Neighborhood 5 Debbi Lokanc, Neighborhood 6 Chris Moore, Neighborhood 10 Laura Copic, Pacific Highlands Ranch Neighborhood 12 Jonathan Tedesco, Investor Representive Brian Brady and Developer Representative Allen Kashani. Copic, a longtime board member, will be termed out and unable to run for re-election. Resident Anna Yentile has expressed interest in running ...

Carmel Valley Middle School Founding Robotics Club: Back row (L-R): Ryan Wang, Brian Balo, Jangwoo Lee, Rohith Sudhakar, Jessica Xiang, Vincent Chan, Gayathri Gunasekaran, Mikhil Chilakapati, Austin Zhu, Trevor Guo, Robotics Club Coordinator Sue Fredin, Samuel Xiong. Front row: Jerry Huang, Brian Cheng, Declan Kramer, Jacob Soni, Gaurie Gunasekaran, Alisha Chakaraborty, Melanie Limas An, Rachana Madhukara, Ronak Roy.

Carmel ValleyCarmel Valley Middle School creates Robotics Club

Jan 25, 2015, 8 a.m.

A brand new club has been founded at Carmel Valley Middle School. The new Robotics Club will give students an opportunity to explore and gain experience in this exciting field. More than 20 founding students, including seventh- and eighth-graders, meet twice a week to work on projects. Robotics Club coordinator and CVMS science teacher Sue Fredin said the students are running the club and creating its direction and design. “Members practice and use math, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in ...

Carmel ValleyJoe LaCava will run for Lightner’s seat in 2016

Jan 24, 2015, 8 a.m.

Joe LaCava, a member of the La Jolla Community Planning Association and chair of the Community Planners Committee, announced he plans to run for City Council at the Torrey Hills Community Board meeting on Jan. 20. LaCava, a land use and public policy consultant from La Jolla, said he plans to run for Council President Sherri Lightner’s District 1 seat when it is up for election in 2016. The Torrey Hills meeting was one of LaCava’s first stops as he ...

Sierra Campisano with the University of Oregon coaching staff (l-r): Nicole Powell, Sierra Campisano, Head Coach Kelly Graves, Jodie Berry, and Mark Campbell).

Carmel ValleyCoveted Carmel Valley basketball prospect Campisano picks Oregon

Jan 24, 2015, 8 a.m.

Sierra Campisano was already leaning heavily towards committing to the University of Oregon when she made an official recruiting visit to the campus earlier this month. The weekend in Eugene, Ore., cinched it. “Overall, it was just a perfect fit,” said Campisano, considered one of the nation’s most coveted prep girls’ basketball recruits. “Everything pointed towards Oregon, and it was the right time. I just clicked with everything.” The 6-foot-3 Torrey Pines High standout forward made an oral commitment to ...

Carmel ValleyTorrey Hills board voices concerns about One Paseo’s density

Jan 23, 2015, 7:50 a.m.

In advance of the Feb. 23 City Council hearing on One Paseo, the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board members wanted to make sure that their voice is heard on the topic. At their Jan. 20 meeting, the board members approved sending a letter to council that details their concerns with the project’s traffic, emergency services and potentially negative impacts to Torrey Hills’ parks, shopping centers and office buildings. Torrey Hills Board Chair Kathryn Burton said the letter hits on many ...

EducationSan Dieguito Union High School District prepares for next Prop AA draw

Jan 22, 2015, 9:54 a.m.

The San Dieguito Union High School District board is scheduled to make several decisions on its second Prop AA bond draw in the coming months. The district plans to issue the second bond draw of $125 million in the spring. From the first $160 million bond draw in 2013, several Prop AA projects have been completed or are in progress at all district schools: construction of Pacific Trails Middle School is under way for a fall opening in Pacific Highlands ...

Carmel ValleyGrand Del Mar wins two 5-diamond ratings

Jan 22, 2015, 6 a.m.

Four San Diego-area hotels and one restaurant received the coveted AAA five-diamond rating, the Automobile Club of Southern California announced today. The hotels are The Grand Del Mar, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. Addison at The Grand Del Mar was one of only two restaurants in Southern California to be awarded five diamonds. “The AAA Five Diamond Rating is a rating award that’s earned through very hard work ...

Congregation Beth Am celebrated the ribbon cutting for their new infant center on Jan. 15 with Rabbi Matthew Earne, Congressman Scott Peters holding Josh Wilson, Preschool Director Denise Neifeld, Rabbi David Kornberg, President Steve Hochberg and Tammy Fischman, assistant preschool director.

Carmel ValleyBeth Am in Carmel Valley celebrates new infant center

Jan 20, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Congregation Beth Am is now the first synagogue in San Diego to offer its own infant care. Beth Am leadership, families, the center’s first cuddly babies and Congressman Scott Peters helped celebrate the opening of “The Nursery” at a ribbon cutting Jan. 15. Denise Neifeld, Beth Am’s preschool director, said she had thought about the moment for a very long time and wanted most to thank the parents. “Thank you for your gorgeous infants, because only when they arrived did ...

Carmel Valley One Paseo project hearing to be held in Council Chambers Feb. 23

Jan 16, 2015, 9:33 a.m.

San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner announced that after a comprehensive community search, the hearing regarding the One Paseo development project in Carmel Valley will not be heard in the community, but will instead be heard in Council Chambers on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. “City staff made every attempt to honor the multiple requests from community members to find a location in Carmel Valley to hold the meeting. Unfortunately, due to a lack of locations in that community ...

Crunch Fitness club will join a lineup that includes Trader Joe’s, Rite Aid, Panera Bread and Baked Bear as the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch retail center nears completion.

Carmel ValleyCrunch Fitness coming to Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley

Jan 15, 2015, 11:27 a.m.

Crunch Fitness will call The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, under construction in Carmel Valley, home this spring. The center’s latest tenant will bring a premier fitness and lifestyle club to the community geared towards making healthy living and exercise opportunities more accessible and enjoyable. “The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch was created with the community in mind and the addition of Crunch Fitness will continue to fulfill our goal of providing residents more options for shopping, dining and playing ...

Carmel ValleyCarmel Valley garage fire causes $150,000 in damage

Jan 12, 2015, 10:16 a.m.

An electrical fire in a makeshift apartment in the Carmel Valley area early Jan. 12 displaced one person and caused $150,000 in damage, authorities said. The non-injury fire at 12498 Del Vino Court was reported at 5:16 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. It was declared knocked down at 5:49 a.m., a SD fire-rescue dispatcher said. The fire occurred in a second-story apartment that had been built out of a home's two-story garage, SDFRD Captain Joe Amador said, ...

Carmel Valley Woman who placed ad soliciting rape of Carmel Valley homeowner sentenced to probation, home surveillance

Jan 10, 2015, 2:35 p.m.

A former “Mother of the Year” who waged a harassment campaign against a couple who bought a Carmel Valley house she wanted, culminating with a Craigslist ad encouraging men to go to the home and rape the wife, was sentenced Jan. 9 to a year on electronic home surveillance and five years probation. Kathy J. Rowe, 53, was also ordered to stay away from the victims for the next 10 years. The defendant, who currently lives about a mile from ...

Carmel Valley man killed by fire

Jan 9, 2015, 2:42 p.m.

A Carmel Valley man suffered fatal burns Jan. 9 when flames spread through his condominium. The blaze in the 3500 block of Caminito El Rincon erupted for unknown reasons shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. It took crews about 10 minutes to subdue the flames, SDFRD Capt. Joe Amador said. Medics took the critically-burned resident to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately released. The ...