Carmel Valley

NewsScripps Health director returns to North County, overseeing cancer care

May 3, 2015, 8 a.m.

Although just shy of three months into her new role as director of Scripps Health’s system-wide oncology clinical care line, Carmel Valley’s Karen Jensen already feels at home. “It’s been wonderful,” Jensen said. “It’s been even better than I had anticipated. I couldn’t be happier to be here.” As director of the oncology clinical care line for the health system’s integrated cancer program, “I work with our partners across the Scripps system to make sure that we’re providing high-quality, safe ...

Carmel Valley jogger hit by car, dies from injuries

May 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

BY PAULINE REPARD, SPECIAL TO THE CARMEL VALLEY NEWS A jogger who was struck by a car in Carmel Valley on April 30 died of her injuries Friday, May 1, the Medical Examiner’s Office said. The 57-year-old woman’s name has not been released. She was jogging south across Del Mar Trails Road in a crosswalk at Mona Lisa Street when she was hit by an eastbound sedan about 2:20 p.m., San Diego police said. The 43-year-old BMW driver was unhurt. ...

Carmel ValleyTorrey Hills planning board seeks resolution to parking problem at Torrey Villas

May 2, 2015, 8 a.m.

The Torrey Hills Community Planning Board is looking to resolve the continuing parking-lot violation at the Torrey Villas Apartment complex and put an end to stalling tactics by encouraging the city to set a Civil Penalty Hearing date and begin enforcing fines. The apartment complex on Vista Sorrento Parkway reduced its parking lot by 69 spaces without approval from the city, which has resulted in overflow parking problems on Ocean Air Drive, filling the narrow street with cars. “The time ...

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board recently rescinded their approval for a stop sign at High Bluff Drive and Grandvia Point as they seek more community input.

Carmel ValleyNeighbors’ concerns prompt Carmel Valley board to rescind decision on High Bluff stop sign

May 1, 2015, 8 a.m.

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board voted to rescind their March 26 decision to install a stop sign and crosswalk on High Bluff Drive after hearing concerns about noise, pollution and quality of life expressed by the residents who live on the corner where the sign would have been installed. The residents, Christina and Frank Winter, said they were unaware of the board’s impending action last month and requested a further analysis of possible solutions and more community outreach. The ...

Carmel ValleyOne Paseo referendum gathers enough signatures; City Council to reconsider Carmel Valley project May 18

Apr 30, 2015, 8 a.m.

The referendum petition to overturn the San Diego City Council’s decision on One Paseo has gathered more than the necessary 33,224 signatures to force the San Diego City Council to either take back its approval of the 1.45-million-square-foot mixed-use Carmel Valley project or put it on a ballot. Of the rescission petitions the developer, Kilroy Realty, delivered to the city to remove names from the referendum petition, only 3,220 were valid, so One Paseo opponents still have enough signatures to ...

A rendering of Cal Coast Academy, a school planned next to Clews Horse Ranch on the CVREP trail.

Carmel ValleyCarmel Valley board makes no recommendation on school proposed next to horse ranch

Apr 29, 2015, 8:59 a.m.

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board failed to come to a majority vote on the controversial plan to build a 5,340-square-foot private school for a maximum of 75 students across from the Clews Horse Ranch. On April 23, the board voted 5-4-2 on a motion to approve the construction of a new classroom building for Cal Coast Academy, next to the historical Stevens House on the CVREP trail. Board members Anne Harvey, Debbie Lokanc, Jon Tedesco and Steve Davison voted ...

Carmel ValleySan Diego water conservation plan still in works, rep tells Carmel Valley planning board

Apr 28, 2015, 7:36 a.m.

While Gov. Jerry Brown declared mandatory drought restrictions for the state on April 1, the city of San Diego has yet to put a conservation plan in place. But one is expected soon, according to David Akins, the city’s Public Utilities Department customer advocate. Akins visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board on April 23 to discuss water conservation. “The city hasn’t asked anyone to do anything different, which to me is kind of ridiculous,” said board member Ken Farinsky. ...

New homes along Carmel Valley Road in Pacific Highlands Ranch.

EducationConstruction to begin this year at Torrey Hills, Carmel Del Mar

Apr 28, 2015, 7:28 a.m.

The Del Mar Union School District approved a lease-leaseback agreement with Balfour Beatty for the construction of the new Early Childhood Development Center at Torrey Hills, as well as modernization work at Carmel Del Mar. The agreement made at the April 22 board meeting involved guaranteed maximum price (GMP) in the amount of $1.7 million for the Torrey Hills project and $1.8 million for Carmel Del Mar. Trustee Scott Wooden said he was a little uncomfortable in that he had ...

Carmel ValleyCarmel Country Plaza cell towers renewed; redesign with 16 antennas also approved

Apr 27, 2015, 10:03 a.m.

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved the renewal and redesign of a wireless facility at Carmel Country Plaza at its April 2 meeting. The plans from Verizon Wireless include removing the five visible antennas atop one of the buildings on Carmel Country and Townsgate Drive, and increasing to 16 antennas concealed within a cupola, a small dome structure. The decision was not unanimous: The vote was 9-3-1, and board member Debbie Lokanc was most vocal about her objections. “I’m ...

Carmel ValleyOne Paseo to return to San Diego City Council

Apr 24, 2015, 4:47 p.m.

Opponents of a controversial development in Carmel Valley collected enough referendum petition signatures to force the San Diego City Council to either rescind its approval of the project or put the issue to voters, the City Clerk's Office announced April 24. More than 60,000 signatures were turned in by opponents of the 23.6-acre project, far more than the 34,000-plus needed to qualify. However, the City Clerk's Office also received nearly 29,500 requests from people asking that their names be taken ...

Carmel ValleyTorrey Hills planning group backs resolution against One Paseo, defends process

Apr 24, 2015, 7:40 a.m.

Following other community planning groups from Del Mar Mesa to Ocean Beach, the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board approved a resolution April 21 objecting to the San Diego City Council’s recent approval of the One Paseo development in Carmel Valley. The resolution asserts that the council’s action sets a precedent for the entire city’s planning process and puts the role of planning boards into question. Torrey Hills Planning Board Chair Kathryn Burton said the issue is about more than just ...

Carmel ValleyDel Mar Mesa planning board considers noise, daytime burglaries; OKs cell tower

Apr 18, 2015, 8 a.m.

The following business took place at the April 9 meeting of the Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board: • Heard a report from Community Relations Police Officer Tracey Williams, who reported “a new daytime series of burglaries working its way down from Penasquitos, involving two men dressed in business suits.” Williams advised residents to keep valuables away from windows. • Heard a complaint from Vice-chair Elizabeth Rabbitt of “deafening noise” over homes on the mesa from military jets. The board ...

Carmel ValleyYoung Optimists of Canyon Crest, Carmel Valley Middle School distribute lunches to homeless

Apr 15, 2015, 11 a.m.

During Easter weekend, the young Optimists in the Canyon Crest Academy Ravens Octagon Club and the Carmel Valley Middle School Junior Optimist Club joined forces to prepare 175 bagged lunches that were distributed to homeless people in San Diego on Easter Sunday. Each bag contained a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fresh fruit, a granola bar, gummy treats, and a bottle of water. The clubs are sponsored by the Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club and perform community service activities year-round.

Carmel ValleyDel Mar Mesa planning board rejects One Paseo, asks city to rescind decision favoring project

Apr 14, 2015, 8:44 a.m.

Jeff Powers, spokesman for Protect San Diego’s Neighborhoods, told the Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board at its meeting April 9 that the group had obtained 61,215 qualified signatures to ask the city of San Diego to rescind its decision favoring One Paseo, “the largest mixed-use project (1,857,440 square feet of development) in California without transit. One Paseo is denser than Century City, which has transit.” Chair Gary Levitt said, “The bottom line is, The Carmel Valley board’s resolution (rejecting ...