Del Mar

  • Council to weigh in on contentious issue of short-term rentals in Del Mar

    Council to weigh in on contentious issue of short-term rentals in Del Mar

    The Del Mar municipal code is silent on whether short-term rentals of houses and condominiums to vacationers is permitted in the city's residential neighborhoods. Although the practice has gone on for years - some say decades - in Del Mar, the lack of specificity has created a sort of legal vacuum...

  • Adult students captivated by top professors speaking at One Day University event

    Adult students captivated by top professors speaking at One Day University event

    “You’re now going to experience all the good things about school without the horrible things that used to make me cry, like tests and homework and being called on,” said Katrina Orsini in her welcome to 300 adult students at One Day University Saturday, March 18. Rather than sitting at cramped...

  • Bottlecraft curated beer boutique, bar opens in Solana Beach

    Bottlecraft curated beer boutique, bar opens in Solana Beach

    Bottlecraft Beer Shop and Tasting Room is now pouring in Solana Beach. Inside the craft beer boutique beer-lovers will find everything from sours to stouts and barrel-aged to blondes, available by the taste or by the bottle. Owner Brian Jensen said Bottlecraft is different than a normal bar and...

  • Deadline for Solana Beach scholarship programs April 30

    Deadline for Solana Beach scholarship programs April 30

    Two local groups are offering $1,000 scholarships to Solana Beach students who are planning to attend college or vocational programs. The deadline to apply for both scholarship programs is April 30. Both groups, the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society and Friends of the Solana Beach Library,...

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club Oratorical Contest winners announced

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club Oratorical Contest winners announced

    The Del Mar - Solana Beach Optimist Club held its annual Oratorical Contest for students March 25. Contest Chairman John Murphy, DTM, organized and conducted the contest at the Calvary Lutheran Church Hall in Solana Beach. Eleven students entered the contest and competed for medallions and cash...

  • Transgender woman alleges discrimination by some Belly Up staff members

    Transgender woman alleges discrimination by some Belly Up staff members

    A transgender woman says she was shocked and embarrassed last week when she came out of the women's restroom during a concert at the Belly Up Tavern, and a venue employee admonished her that she had to use the bathroom corresponding with the gender on her driver's license. "It was like public shaming...

  • Hazon bike ride, farm day on April 2 in Encinitas

    Hazon bike ride, farm day on April 2 in Encinitas

    The inaugural Hazon Ride in San Diego will launch from Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas on Sunday, April 2. This day-long, fully-supported bike ride will take riders through the coastal beaches and inland paved trails, culminating in a group lunch and celebration at the farm, including an interactive...

  • Sign redesign in the works at Torrey Hills Apartments

    Sign redesign in the works at Torrey Hills Apartments

    The Irvine Company is in the process of rebranding its signage for the Torrey Hills Apartment Homes and will work with the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board on a solution that works for all. According to Ruben Andrews of Graphic Solutions, Irvine decided to suspend processing of its previous...

  • Decoding California's new school dashboard reports

    Decoding California's new school dashboard reports

    The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) got its first look of how it stacks up on the California School Dashboard Report, the state’s new color-coded way to display the performance of schools and diverse student populations. With the new dashboard, a school’s performance is represented by colors...

  • DMUSD hires architects to refresh facilities plan

    DMUSD hires architects to refresh facilities plan

    On March 22, the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) board approved a contract with OBR Architecture to update its Facilities Master Plan. The current facilities master plan was developed in 2014 and has helped guide an estimated $6 million in work districtwide. The revised document will reflect...

  • Yellow Ribbon Week shines light on mental wellness

    Yellow Ribbon Week shines light on mental wellness

    Torrey Pines High School hosted another powerful Yellow Ribbon Week March 13-17, promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Teacher Katie Bayliss said she is proud to work in a school that has something like Yellow Ribbon Week, as suicide affected her personally when she lost her...

  • Restoration, trail proposed for San Dieguito Lagoon

    Restoration, trail proposed for San Dieguito Lagoon

    The San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has released its draft environmental impact report for a proposed San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration and new trail connection. The draft environmental impact report (EIR) will be available for a 45-day public review comment period through April...

  • New stop sign approved for Carmel View Road

    New stop sign approved for Carmel View Road

    The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved a new stop sign for Carmel View Road and Caminito Mira Del Mar at its March 23 meeting. The intersection is at the entrance to the Sunstream community, just past Carmel Grove Park and will now be a four-way stop. Niveen Farmer, a Carmel Valley...

  • PHR Village welcomes Perfect Pineapple gift shop

    PHR Village welcomes Perfect Pineapple gift shop

    Local Annie Glenn has opened her ninth retail store in San Diego with The Perfect Pineapple at the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The tabletop and hostess gift shop opened on March 1 across from her Urban Girl shop. The Perfect Pineapple is the first of its concept of all of Glenn’s stores....

  • Skatepark design contract approved by Solana Beach council

    Skatepark design contract approved by Solana Beach council

    A long-planned skatepark in La Colonia Park moved a step closer to reality as the Solana Beach City Council approved spending $91,000 on final design work for the project. The decision was made on a 5-0 vote at the council meeting on Wednesday, March 22. The two outside firms hired to design the...

  • Del Mar City Hall hopes to go solar

    Del Mar City Hall hopes to go solar

    As construction of Del Mar’s sprawling new civic center on Camino Del Mar bulldozes ahead throughout the rest of this year, the roof of the future city hall will bear perhaps the project’s crowning achievement: an array of solar panels connected to an innovative battery storage system that will...

  • Torrey Pines High School dance team wins national championship

    Torrey Pines High School dance team wins national championship

    The Torrey Pines High School dance team won the national championship at the West Coast Elite National Competition in Long Beach on March 18. At the grand finale gala event, two Torrey Pines dances competed for the title. The Small Hip Hop crew won first place in the gold category, earning the...

  • North Coast Rep to present 'Travels with My Aunt'

    North Coast Rep to present 'Travels with My Aunt'

    North Coast Repertory Theatre continues Season 35 with “Travels with My Aunt,” a 2015 New York Times Critic’s Pick that was hailed as “a triumph of theatrical style.” Giles Havergal adapted the Graham Greene novel about eccentric Aunt Augusta who swoops in and shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois...

  • Carmel Valley student crowned countywide spelling champion

    Carmel Valley student crowned countywide spelling champion

    Pacific Trails Middle School student Yash Hande correctly spelled “sphacelated” to win the 48th annual San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee. “Sphacelated,” which means affected by, characterized by, or likened to gangrene continues the theme of winning words that would make any middle...

  • Full STEAM+ ahead: DMSEF begins spring fundraising campaign

    Full STEAM+ ahead: DMSEF begins spring fundraising campaign

    The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) has begun its spring fundraising campaign to raise $2 million to support the STEAM+ credentialed specialists in all eight elementary schools in the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD). The STEAM+ curriculum is one that integrates science, technology,...

  • San Diego County bans marijuana dispensaries

    San Diego County bans marijuana dispensaries

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors banned medical and non-medical marijuana facilities within the unincorporated areas of the county in a 3-2 vote on March 15. Supervisor Kristin Gaspar proposed the ban in January in the interest of public safety in an “uncertain environment.” “We have ever-growing...

  • Local leads the way for women in STEM at Our Lady of Peace

    Local leads the way for women in STEM at Our Lady of Peace

    As the head of school for Academy of Our Lady of Peace, Carmel Valley’s Lauren Lek is preparing 750 young women for the future, carrying on the 134-year-old school’s legacy of educating the next generation of women leaders and innovators; helping them find their voice and compete at all levels...

  • DMUSD dares to think different with District Design

    DMUSD dares to think different with District Design

    The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) is set to uncover how to make education look “radically different” with its District Design through 2022. The District Design, formerly known as the strategic plan, aims to create a vision for what’s next for today’s student. DMUSD Superintendent Holly...

  • Driver gravely injured in Torrey Hills collision

    A 50-year-old motorist suffered life-threatening injuries after she drove into the path of a Jeep and was broadsided in Torrey Hills on Tuesday, March 22 San Diego Police said. The woman, whose name was not released, suffered internal bleeding, a broken hip and an open fracture of her thigh, police...

  • Del Mar working on plan to deal with rising ocean level

    Del Mar working on plan to deal with rising ocean level

    A citizen’s advisory committee will soon release a report with recommendations on how the city of Del Mar and private property owners should deal with rising ocean levels, which scientists anticipate will be one result of global warming. Del Mar council members Dave Druker and Dwight Worden, who...

  • Del Mar City Council short-term rentals hearing set for April 17

    Del Mar City Council short-term rentals hearing set for April 17

    The controversial question of whether short-term vacation rentals such as those offered on AirBnB and other websites are allowed in Del Mar’s residential neighborhoods is set to get a full airing before the City Council on April 17. At issue is whether Del Mar’s land-use rules, including its zoning...

  • New Jimbo's a part of Del Mar Highlands' expansion

    New Jimbo's a part of Del Mar Highlands' expansion

    Del Mar Highlands Town Center recently announced plans for the next phase of expansion for the retail center on Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, set to open in 2018. The expansion project, named The Collection at Del Mar Highlands, will encompass over 120,000 square feet of new retail space,...

  • Symposium offers latest on breast cancer treatments, research

    Symposium offers latest on breast cancer treatments, research

    Joan Lunden was busy with her career as a journalist, author and motivational speaker, and didn’t always get her yearly mammograms on time. In 2014, things changed. “I heard those words no one ever wants to hear: ‘You have cancer,’” said Lunden, a former long-time host of “Good Morning America,”...

  • Locals' grill table makes outdoor entertaining more interactive

    Locals' grill table makes outdoor entertaining more interactive

    Carmel Valley residents Karim and Shahin Pirani’s new business IBBQ hopes to get people to slow down from today’s fast-paced lifestyle and embrace the traditional concept of having the entire family sit down for a meal. The Piranis are bringing people together with IBBQ’s new modern outdoor grill...

  • SD Jewish Academy students make blankets for Israeli orphans

    SD Jewish Academy students make blankets for Israeli orphans

    San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) students are making blankets for the Lev LaLev Orphanage in Israel as part of Children Helping Children International’s BlanKids project. The plan is for SDJA students to make 95 blankets that will delivered in person by the seniors during their class trip to Israel....

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