Del Mar

  • SFC 2018 Eagle Scholarship awarded to Moriah McLellan

    SFC 2018 Eagle Scholarship awarded to Moriah McLellan

    The Eagle Scholarship is awarded annually to one new incoming freshman who excels academically, puts his/her faith in action, displays outstanding leadership skills, and has demonstrated financial need.

  • City to buy vacant land next to La Colonia Park

    City to buy vacant land next to La Colonia Park

    The city of Solana Beach has agreed to purchase a vacant parcel of land next to La Colonia Park in the Eden Gardens neighborhood for $2.8 million, for use in a future park expansion.

  • Crossroads gun show returns to Del Mar, so do protesters

    Crossroads gun show returns to Del Mar, so do protesters

    At the entrance to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a young woman wearing an anti-gun violence shirt played a flute while, across the street, two men waved a 5-foot-tall cutout of a black AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at passing cars. That was the kind of contrast visible Saturday morning, July 14, to all...

  • Gun owners issue challenge to Del Mar exhibit protesters

    Gun owners issue challenge to Del Mar exhibit protesters

    A group of San Diego gun owners, worried that the Del Mar Fairgrounds might not renew its controversial gun shows, issued a challenge Friday, July 13, to anyone who can prove illegal sales have taken place there.

  • Burgers & Brews festival hits Del Mar July 21

    Burgers & Brews festival hits Del Mar July 21

    The Del Mar Racing season kicks off on July 18, pairing the horse races with a line-up of events including live music and delicious food and drinks. The first major event is the Burgers & Brews Invitational on Saturday, July 21, showcasing the top burger establishments in all of San Diego alongside...

  • Solana Beach gives final approval to new voting plan

    Solana Beach gives final approval to new voting plan

    With no discussion, the Solana Beach City Council gave final approval to a plan to hold district elections for council positions in 2020, as well as allowing voters to directly choose a mayor for the first time. The unanimous vote came at the council's meeting on Tuesday, July 10. It brought to...

  • Mixed-use project on Highway 101 gets green light from Solana Beach council

    Mixed-use project on Highway 101 gets green light from Solana Beach council

    After years of planning, false starts and community debate, the Solana Beach City Council approved a mixed-use development at Highway 101 and Dahlia Drive, on the site of a former mobile home park that neighbors described as an "eyesore." The action to approve the Solana 101 project came on a unanimous...

  • Del Mar Schools Education Foundation raises $1.2 million

    Del Mar Schools Education Foundation raises $1.2 million

    On June 27, the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation presented a check in the amount of $1,228,000 to the Del Mar Union School District at the district’s governing board of trustees meeting. These funds will help pay for STEAM+ specialists in such areas as science, technology, the arts and physical...

  • One Paseo adds URBN Pizza, SusieCakes and CAVA to the menu

    One Paseo adds URBN Pizza, SusieCakes and CAVA to the menu

    Carmel Valley's One Paseo lineup adds a coal-fired pizzeria from URBN Pizza, home-style bakery SusieCakes and CAVA, an authentic Greek Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant.

  • Opening Day at Del Mar kicks off the racing season in style July 18

    Opening Day at Del Mar kicks off the racing season in style July 18

    July 18 is Opening Day at Del Mar, one of the major events on the San Diego social calendar. The scene is jubilant and colorful, filled with over-the-top headgear, fashionable wardrobes, bright jockey silks and gleaming horses.

  • Solana Beach City Council picks mayor

    Solana Beach City Council picks mayor

    Solana Beach City Councilman David Zito will assume they city’s unoccupied mayor’s post when the council meets again July 10. Council members voted 4-0 on Wednesday, June 27, with Lesa Heebner absent, to name Zito to the position, while they picked Councilwoman Jewel Edson to serve as deputy mayor....

  • Carmel Valley student Rachael Golembesky honored by Academy for Public Speaking

    Carmel Valley student Rachael Golembesky honored by Academy for Public Speaking

     Carmel Valley resident Rachael Golembesky was honored with an award by the Academy for Public Speaking for her work and presentations on Anne Frank.

  • Skyline School nears completion

    Skyline School nears completion

    Solana Beach School District is nearing completion of the reconstruction of Skyline School. The project, funded by Measure JJ bond proceeds, includes the demolition and reconstruction of the entire campus.

  • Man injured in suspected gang-related shooting in Solana Beach

    Man injured in suspected gang-related shooting in Solana Beach

    Sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspected gang shooting in Solana Beach Tuesday night, June 26, that left a 21-year-old man injured. Someone called 911 around 8:30 p.m. to report a fight involving several people on Loma Santa Fe Drive near Las Banderas Drive that escalated into a shooting,...

  • Solana Beach council endorses voting system changes

    Solana Beach council endorses voting system changes

    Since Solana Beach incorporated 32 years ago, voters cast ballots for any candidate in council elections regardless of where they lived within the city. That will change in 2020, as a result of council action Tuesday, June 26, barring legislative intervention in state law. Council members voted...

  • Local authors finalists in International Latino Book Awards

    Local authors finalists in International Latino Book Awards

    Two books authored by North County writers and also published locally (Dayton Publishing, Solana Beach) have been chosen as finalists in the 2018 International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) competition. Currently in its 20th year, the ILBA is a program of Latino Literacy Now, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization...

  • Del Mar resident wins prestigious 2018 Lennart Nilsson Award

    Del Mar resident wins prestigious 2018 Lennart Nilsson Award

    Longtime Del Mar resident and UC San Diego researcher Thomas Deerinck has been awarded the 2018 Lennart Nilsson Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of microscopy in biomedical research.  

  • San Dieguito parents question 'abuse' of public records requests

    San Dieguito parents question 'abuse' of public records requests

    Several San Dieguito Union High School District parents have been using the California Public Records Act to find out information about how the district conducts its business. At recent school board meetings, parents are speaking out against requests they believe are a misuse of the act, constituting...

  • San Dieguito Union High School District seeks community input on superintendent search

    The governing board of San Dieguito Union High School District has initiated a search for a new superintendent. Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates has been selected as the firm to conduct the search and advise the board through the process. Community input about the desired characteristics to be...

  • City Council approves marijuana outlet in Sorrento Valley

    City Council approves marijuana outlet in Sorrento Valley

    A new retail cannabis facility in Sorrento Valley won approval from San Diego City Council on June 18. The vote was 7-1 with Councilmember Lorie Zapf voting against it. “As we all know, an overwhelming number of voters supported Prop 63 and I also, along with five of my colleagues, approved responsible...

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