Carmel Valley

Del Mar Farmers Market to relocate

May 28, 2016, 10:57 a.m.

The Del Mar Farmers Market is set to relocate to Upper Shores Park at 225 9th Street, starting June 4. With the imminent demolition and construction of City Hall, the Farmers Market will be temporarily relocating to the Upper Shores Park, one block South of its current site of operation. Del Mar city staff worked with the Del Mar Farmers Market to secure the new site, with approval from the Del Mar Planning Commission and City Council. Thirty years ago, ...

Joint public safety meeting to be held May 31 in Del Mar

May 28, 2016, 10:44 a.m.

On May 31 at 6:30 p.m., representatives from the North Coast Station of the San Diego County Sheriff and the San Diego Police Department have teamed up to present a joint public safety meeting to educate the residents of Del Mar and Del Mar Heights on what they can do to help decrease crime in their neighborhoods. The meeting will be held at the Del Mar Television Studio, located at 240 10th St., Del Mar.

Vegetation fire in 4S Ranch causes evacuations, no structures damaged

May 27, 2016, 11 a.m.

On May 26 at approximately 3 p.m. firefighters responded to a vegetation fire near the 4S Ranch Sports Park in 4S Ranch. When they arrived on scene, they found three homes that were in immediate threat of the fire. The fire, moving at a moderate rate of speed in dense vegetation behind the park on Dove Creek Road, caused Oak Valley Middle School to shelter-in-place and the precautionary evacuation of several homes along Palomino Valley Road. The crews worked to ...

Sage Canyon School in Carmel Valley closed Friday, May 27 due to suspected virus

May 26, 2016, 3:56 p.m.

Multiple students and staff members at Sage Canyon School in the Del Mar Union School District came down with nausea and vomiting due to a suspected virus. To prevent further spread of this suspected virus, Sage Canyon School will be closed on Friday, May 27. The Del Mar Union School District is working closely with the County of San Diego Public Health Department to support their efforts to identify the source of the outbreak. District staff, with support from the ...

Meet the San Diego City Council District 1 candidates

May 26, 2016, 2:59 p.m.

Five candidates — Barbara Bry, Ray Ellis, Kyle Heiskala, Bruce Lightner, Louis Rodolico — seek to represent District 1 on the San Diego City Council, which covers Carmel Valley, Del Mar Mesa, Del Mar Heights, La Jolla, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines and University City. The seat is currently held by Sherri Lightner, who must step down due to term limits. If no candidate receives a majority of votes in the June 7 primary election, the top two ...

Solana Beach School District

EducationSolana Beach School District recognizes inspiring students

May 26, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Solana Beach School District recognized dozens of inspiring students during the May 19 school board meeting. Every year staff selects students to receive the district’s Student Inspiration Award for academic- or self-improvement, community service, courage, effort, fellowship or leadership. “This is truly one of our favorite events of the year,” Superintendent Terry Decker said. This year, Solana Pacific School’s fourth grader Annabella Kolb, fifth grader Iris Liang and sixth grader Amelie Sagan earned awards. Solana Santa Fe School’s kindergartener ...

Firm selected to held find new high school superintendent

May 24, 2016, 8:23 a.m.

The San Dieguito Union High School District board opted to go with the search firm of Leadership Associates in a 3-1 vote as it looks to fill the vacancy left by outgoing Superintendent Rick Schmitt. The firm was selected out of five firms interviewed in a public session on May 20. Board member Mo Muir voted against the decision, preferring instead the firm of California School Boards Association/McPhearson and Jacobson. Board member John Salazar was not present but had stated ...

Summer construction planned at Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley

May 21, 2016, 6 a.m.

A new two-story classroom building at Canyon Crest Academy is expected to begin construction this summer. The project will help complete the campus’ master plan and meet the continued growth in the south end of the school district and accommodate the natural demand for the high school, according to Associate Superintendent of Business Services Eric Dill. At its May 12 meeting, the San Dieguito Union High School District board approved a guaranteed maximum price for the project of $11,334,454. The ...

Katie Zimmer selected as new Solana Vista School principal

May 17, 2016, 11:13 a.m.

Solana Vista School will have a new principal next school year. The Solana Beach School District and Superintendent Terry Decker announced May 11 that Katie Zimmer, the media center teacher at Carmel Creek School, will serve as principal of Solana Vista for the 2016-17 school year. During Zimmer’s 24 years in Solana Beach, she has served in leadership roles at the school site and district-level. As the administrative designee for Carmel Creek for the past 14 years, she has supervised ...

San Dieguito Union High School District approves next bond issuance of $62 million

May 16, 2016, 8:56 a.m.

The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board approved a resolution to issue its next Prop AA bond series at its May 12 meeting. The next issuance of the $449 general obligation bond approved in 2012 will be for $62 million. The projects lined up for the next issuance of bonds includes the new classroom building at Canyon Crest Academy; the new performing arts center at Torrey Pines High School; a new two-story classroom building at Pacific Trails Middle ...

Brett Killeen selected as new Canyon Crest Academy principal

May 14, 2016, 2:24 p.m.

The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Rick Schmitt recently announced that Brett Killeen, assistant superintendent of human relations in the Vista Unified School District, is returning to the San Dieguito Union High School District to serve as principal of Canyon Crest Academy (CCA). Killeen takes over for Karl Mueller, who was recently selected to lead the Coronado Unified School District as superintendent. Killeen, who is in his 25th year in education, 17 of which ...

Del MarNine children injured in crash near Del Mar Heights School

May 13, 2016, 3:28 p.m.

Nine children and an adult were injured May 13 when a car jumped a curb and struck them in front of Del Mar Heights Elementary School. The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m., after a 70-year-old motorist trying to park at the campus in the 13500 block of Boquita Drive backed her 2012 Honda Civic into another vehicle, according to police. The driver panicked and accelerated rapidly forward, sending her sedan lurching onto a sidewalk where adults and children, including an ...

San Dieguito Union High School District board mulls how to fill top post

May 13, 2016, 10:26 a.m.

The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board is weighing its options on how to move forward replacing its leader after receiving the news of Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s departure for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. SDUHSD Board President Beth Hergesheimer, Vice President Joyce Dalessandro and trustee Amy Herman would like to see a new superintendent in place by July 1, while trustees John Salazar and Mo Muir would like to see an interim superintendent until after the ...

EducationCanyon Crest Academy Foundation receives grant for theater marquee

May 12, 2016, 9:50 a.m.

Stop by Canyon Crest Academy's Proscenium Theatre to see what's playing! The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation applied for a Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grant with the County of San Diego. The grant was approved and funded through San County Supervisor, Dave Roberts, and an in-kind donation from Chad Spaman of Coastal Signage. The new marquee will help CCA to better communicate events happening at and around the community. “Installing a marquee on the Proscenium building will not only identify it for ...