Carmel Valley

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 ...

Alice and friends to star at next year’s county fair in Del Mar

Sep 10, 2015, 11:57 a.m.

Expect tea parties, croquet games, the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts and white rabbits to be found at next year’s San Diego County Fair. At its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the board that oversees the Del Mar fairgrounds unanimously approved an Alice in Wonderland theme — “Mad About the Fair” — for the 2016 edition of the San Diego County Fair. The theme promises “a weird, wacky and whimsical experience” for all ages, but is especially targeted at ...

Attendance down, wagering up at 2015 Del Mar summer meet

Sep 10, 2015, 11:52 a.m.

Attendance was down at this summer’s horse racing meet at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, but the total amount of money bet on races was up thanks to satellite and Internet wagering. “Overall, it was a successful meet,” Josh Rubinstein, executive vice president of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, said at a meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the day after the 40-day summer race meet closed. Attendance at the 2015 summer race ...

Kaiser Permanente representatives with Carmel Valley 5K organizer Katie Wilsey.

Carmel ValleyKaiser Permanente returns as sponsor for Carmel Valley 5K

Sep 10, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

The Carmel Valley 5K Race Committee announced that for the third year in a row Kaiser Permanente will be the title sponsor for the annual 5K road race, taking place on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. The Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run raises money for 23 schools in the Carmel Valley area as well as the Children's Tumor Foundation and Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Since 2012, the race has raised over $100,00 for area schools and other local charities. ...

San Dieguito Union High School District board approves three-year contract extension for Superintendent Rick Schmitt

Sep 8, 2015, 6 a.m.

Superintendent Rick Schmitt will be leading the San Dieguito Union High School District for three more years, as the board approved an extension to his contract through 2018. “I think we have really won the lottery having Rick Schmitt as superintendent,” trustee Joyce Dalessandro said at the Sept. 3 meeting. The vote was not unanimous, with trustee John Salazar voting against the extension. “We haven’t agreed on everything,” Salazar said of his relationship with Schmitt. “But even if we had, ...