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SportsNew coach setting Carmel Valley's Pacific Trails Middle School volleyball team up for success

Oct 10, 2015, 7 a.m.

No net? No gym? No problem. Coach Maureen Reilly has done whatever she can to serve up the new Pacific Trails Middle School’s first ever volleyball team. The school gym is not anticipated to be complete until Nov. 30, and there were no sunken poles or even a net on campus. But there was a sand volleyball court at neighboring Canyon Crest Academy and 12 girls who were willing to get their feet dirty and start playing. “They’re really good ...

Carmel ValleyCommittee formed to design Pacific Highlands Ranch park

Oct 8, 2015, 8 a.m.

A new citizens committee has formed to help guide the planning and design of a proposed community park in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The park site is across from the Village and adjacent to Pacific Trails Middle School and Canyon Crest Academy. The committee hopes to provide final design recommendations to the Carmel Valley Recreation Council for approval by March 2016. “This is a great opportunity for people to get involved in shaping the future of their community,” said Manjeet Ranu, ...

Carmel ValleyBurglary suspect arrested in Del Mar Heights

Oct 7, 2015, 10:17 a.m.

A homeowner in Del Mar Heights chased off four burglars early Oct. 7 and jotted down a license plate number that led police to one suspect — a 17-year-old boy. Four people broke into the home in the 2500 block of Lozana Road near Boquita Drive and took electronics before being run off by the resident shortly after 2:30 a.m., San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said. The homeowner relayed the getaway vehicle's license plate number to police, who tracked ...

Carmel ValleyStop sign to be considered on Del Mar Trails intersection, site of fatal accident

Oct 6, 2015, 9:17 a.m.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will consider a proposal for an all-way stop sign at the intersection of Mona Lisa Street and Del Mar Trails Road to improve pedestrian safety. Resident Anna Crotty has proposed the safety measure following a pedestrian fatality at the same intersection on the afternoon of April 30, 2015. Azita Hafezi-Saghafi, 57, was hit by an oncoming vehicle while crossing at the crosswalk in front of Del Mar Trails Park. The ...

Carmel Row is under construction on Carmel Country Road. Photo by Karen Billing

Carmel ValleyMerge, Carmel Row aims for completion in 2016 with restaurants, residences

Sep 29, 2015, 9:26 a.m.

More dining and residential options are in store for the Carmel Country Highlands neighborhood as the Merge project builds toward completion. At its Sept. 24 meeting, the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved a planned development permit for the sale of spirits in association with a restaurant at the Merge mixed-use center on Carmel Mountain Road and Carmel Country Road. Construction on the commercial part of Merge has begun, with the first tenants slated to be open for business by ...

NewsLocal attorneys named to ‘Best Lawyers’ list

Sep 26, 2015, 6 a.m.

The following attorneys were among those named to the 2016 “Best Lawyers” list: •Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced that William M. Low of Carmel Valley has been named to the 2016 “Best Lawyers” list and recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.” A leading expert in complex tort and business litigation with an emphasis on information security, product liability and healthcare, Low was included in the annual report for the ...

Carmel ValleyLawsuit filed on behalf of family of woman killed in crash on Carmel Valley Road

Sep 23, 2015, 8:54 a.m.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the family of Enid Diane Mayer-Sheaf, 61, who died after an alleged drunk driver collided with her vehicle on Carmel Valley Road near State Route 56 this past summer. According to CaseyGerry attorney Frederick Schenk, the lawsuit was filed in San Diego Superior Court against Anthony Rodriguez on behalf of Danny Sheaf, the victim’s husband and Christopher Sheaf, her son. Schenk said the crash occurred on July 22, 2015, when ...

Del MarCatching a (sound) wave: Del Mar Heights, Carmel Valley residents complain about Kaaboo noise

Sep 23, 2015, 8:47 a.m.

Although Kaaboo is already set to return to Del Mar next year, the verdict is still out on whether the three-day music, comedy and art festival will be welcomed with open arms. The inaugural festival featured more than 100 performances on seven stages from Sept. 18-20 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, beginning with a VIP event on Sept. 17. Shortly after plans for the event became public, community members expressed concerns about noise, traffic and security. In the months leading ...

ATM stolen from Carmel Valley Rite Aid store

Sep 21, 2015, 11 a.m.

An ATM was ripped out of a Rite Aid store in Carmel Valley early Sept. 20. An employee arriving at the business on Highlands Place near Del Mar Heights Road shortly before 4 a.m. found the front window smashed and the cash machine gone, San Diego police Officer Dan Lasher said. A suspect description was not immediately available.

Canyon Crest Academy Foundation says board member removed because of unauthorized fundraising website

Sep 21, 2015, 10:24 a.m.

The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation has put a halt to an unauthorized website that purported to be collecting contributions for the school, according to Foundation officials. The website founder was a member of the Foundation board who has since been removed from his position. The Foundation’s first indication that something was awry occurred on Aug. 21, when it was discovered that a CCA Foundation (CCAF) position e-mail account had been accessed — but it wasn’t a position that was currently ...

Carmel ValleyLighting, trails, District Three representation discussed at recent Del Mar Mesa meeting

Sep 20, 2015, 9 a.m.

Lights and trails were the main topics of discussion at the Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board’s meeting Sept. 10. A streetlight newly installed at Del Mar Mesa Road and Aquitaine Court at the east end of the Del Mar Mesa Preserve is too bright, complained board member Jim Besemer. “There is no shield on it; the brightness is very obvious.” Council District 1 representative Steve Hadley will follow up on the problem of bright lights that violate the Del ...

Upscale auto showroom, high-end restaurant may pull in to Torrey Reserve complex in Carmel Valley

Sep 18, 2015, 12:11 p.m.

A new Rolls-Royce showroom could be bringing a little luxury to Torrey Hills’ Torrey Reserve business complex. Representatives from American Assets, owner of Torrey Reserve, and high-end car dealer O’Gara Coach made a presentation to the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board on Sept. 15 and heard favorable feedback from the board — as well as concerns from some neighboring residents. According to Jim Durfy, vice president of office properties with American Assets Trust, they will be seeking a zoning change ...

Canyon Crest Academy Foundation in Carmel Valley discovers and halts internet misdeeds

Sep 12, 2015, 11 a.m.

The following is a submitted press release from the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation: The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation discovered an unauthorized website using the CCA Foundation logo on Aug. 26. Using the CCA Foundation’s logo, the website purported to be accepting money on behalf of Canyon Crest Academy by providing a donation portal for accepting contributions via credit card. The website appeared to be taking donations on behalf of about half a dozen local non-profits, including a major university alumni ...

Taylor Fritz
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Rancho Santa Fe native Taylor Fritz moves on to U.S. Open Junior Semifinals

Sep 11, 2015, 11:23 a.m.

Top-seeded Taylor Fritz would like for nothing more than to have both he and fellow American junior tennis player Tommy Paul win their respective U.S. Open junior semifinal matches on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center. If they do, it would set up a rematch between the two who last played in the French Open semifinals won by Paul. Playing in his fourth consecutive junior Grand Slam quarterfinal, Rancho Santa Fe’s Fritz took out yet ...