Del Mar

  • Del Mar’s New City Hall turns the corner on construction

    Del Mar’s New City Hall turns the corner on construction

    With wooden trusses rising up from the construction site and ribbon-cutting barely nine months away, Del Mar’s 30,000-square-foot civic center appears set to come in on time and on budget despite an array of delays and cost overruns. The $17.8 million effort to build the 9,000-square-foot city...

  • Del Mar and Sheriffs are heading back to the bargaining table

    Del Mar and Sheriffs are heading back to the bargaining table

    The path out of Del Mar’s police impasse may have been under its nose all along. City leaders are gearing up to go to the negotiating table with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to see how much flexibility there is in the contract Del Mar renewed this summer. Meanwhile, councilmembers...

  • Measure JJ at work in Solana Beach School District

    Measure JJ at work in Solana Beach School District

    The Solana Beach School District has been putting Measure JJ funds to use this summer, kicking off and completing several school modernizations and improvements for its elementary school students. “We’ve had a really busy summer,” said Caroline Brown, the district’s executive director of capital...

  • Solana Beach woman completes Camino de Santiago

    Solana Beach woman completes Camino de Santiago

    "When I first heard about it, I think I kind of took it lightly and thought, 'Hey, it's just walking,'" Elizabeth Gillingham said. "As it turns out, 20 miles [a day] is pretty far."

  • Four candidates in the running for 49th Congressional District election

    Four candidates in the running for 49th Congressional District election

    Three people have filed so far to run against incumbent Congressman Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District of California election next year. Retired Marine Col. Douglas Applegate, businessman Paul Kerr and environmental attorney Mike Levin have thrown their hats in the ring for the primary...

  • San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy hires conservation, education managers

    San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy hires conservation, education managers

    The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has hired Jack Hughes as conservation manager and Ana Lutz as education manager. As conservation manager, Hughes is responsible for the coordination and implementation of conservation programs for the SDRVC. He will continue to lead habitat-restoration...

  • Trees to be removed at Carmel Mission Park

    Trees to be removed at Carmel Mission Park

    Carmel Mission Park is slated to see the removal of 74 trees over the next three years due to the large trees’ threat to the transmission line corridor that runs through the park. SDG&E presented a couple of phasing plans for the tree removal at the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s meeting...

  • Del Mar school district adds director of innovation, design

    Del Mar school district adds director of innovation, design

    As the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) continues to work on how to make education look radically different for its students, the board recently appointed Laura Spencer to the new position of executive director of innovation and design. “Laura Spencer is a dynamic leader who will bring fresh...

  • Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Del Mar woman recreates pet photos with painted portraits

    Jill Williams understands how much people adore their pets, creating pieces for them to always remember their fur babies. The Del Mar resident has been painting pet portraits for the last five years. "Pets are like family to people," she said. "They are great company. Even if you have to clean...

  • Veteran world traveler has more places to visit

    Veteran world traveler has more places to visit

    Bill Altaffer’s son recently asked him how many countries he had only been to once. Altaffer, a lifelong traveler who says he has visited every country on Earth (the United Nations has 193 member states), had to think, and could only come up with about a dozen. But even though the 74-year-old Carmel...

  • Mendocino Farms at Del Mar Highlands Town Center brings husband and wife full circle

    Mendocino Farms at Del Mar Highlands Town Center brings husband and wife full circle

    In the midst of looking in on their restaurant-in-the making at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen take pause among the clamor of drills and hammers

  • Sheriff’s Deputies respond to psychiatric emergency

    Sheriff’s Deputies respond to psychiatric emergency

    On Aug. 1 at 3:12 p.m., a resident of 117 Via de la Valle, Del Mar called 911 and reported an unknown male had just entered his residence. Sheriff’s Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station responded to the address. It was quickly determined the male who had entered the residence was suffering...

  • Tasting Room Del Mar to shutter

    Tasting Room Del Mar to shutter

    Tasting Room Del Mar, the Del Mar Village craft beer and wine-centric restaurant, is closing its doors. The last day of service will be Sunday, Aug. 13. “Closing time on Sunday, Aug.13 will undoubtedly prove to be a difficult reality. We’re a tight knit family here at the restaurant and have built...

  • Goodlife Festival, even without pot, has been snuffed out

    Goodlife Festival, even without pot, has been snuffed out

    What would have been San Diego’s largest-ever cannabis festival has gone up in smoke after its organizer says the Del Mar Fairgrounds quietly shunned his efforts to rewrite the contract and hold the festival without marijuana on site. Lawrence Bame, CEO of The Goodlife Festival, had wanted to hold...

  • ATP program to move out of portables to La Costa Canyon

    ATP program to move out of portables to La Costa Canyon

    Facing criticism from parents over the decision to house students in the Adult Transition Program (ATP) in two portable classrooms on the new Earl Warren Middle School campus, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) invited parents to tour the facility and participate in a special...

  • Salsa Under the Stars brings night of dancing to Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Salsa Under the Stars brings night of dancing to Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Some of the best dancers in San Diego will come together on Saturday, Aug. 12 for Salsa Under the Stars, a night of dancing at the Village of Pacific Highlands Ranch from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The salsa social will include free professional dance instruction, social dancing and exciting performances...

  • San Dieguito finds short-term solution for ATP portables

    San Dieguito finds short-term solution for ATP portables

    Facing criticism from parents over the decision to house students in the Adult Transition Program (ATP) in two portable classrooms on the new Earl Warren Middle School campus, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) invited parents to to tour the facility and participate in a special...

  • Neighbors warn coyotes are 'out of control' in Carmel Valley

    Neighbors warn coyotes are 'out of control' in Carmel Valley

    An increase in coyote attacks in Carmel Valley and Del Mar has pet owners on alert. On Nextdoor, neighbors in the communities of Torrey Hills, Del Mar Mesa, Ashley Falls and Carmel Valley Circle are warning others about coyote sightings, attacks and, sadly, the losses of beloved family cats and...

  • A variety of events to be held at the Del Mar Racetrack Aug. 4-6

    A variety of events to be held at the Del Mar Racetrack Aug. 4-6

    Next weekend brings thrilling races, two free concerts, an epic food fest, family fun and more at the Del Mar Racetrack. Starting on Friday, Aug. 4, rock band, Eagles Of Death Metal will perform during Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series. On Saturday, Aug. 5, Country Fest begins and fans will love...

  • Accelerate wins Grade II, $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap

    Accelerate wins Grade II, $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap

    Victor Espinoza (left) celebrates aboard Accelerate after defeating the world’s top-ranked racehorse, Arrogate, in the Grade II, $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap on Saturday, July 22 at Del Mar. Accelerate covered the 1 1/16 miles on the dirt in 1:42.15, 8 1/2 lengths clear of runner-up Donworth....

  • Traffic, pedestrians top concerns for Solana Beach retirement home

    Traffic, pedestrians top concerns for Solana Beach retirement home

    Given the first look at rough plans for an 86-unit retirement home on the vacant 2.9-acre parcel in Solana Beach along Interstate 5’s eastern edge, neighbors to the would-be facility made clear last week that they will insist upon extensive and thorough remediation to make the proposal fit into...

  • Del Mar eyes May 2018 to begin new rentals policy

    Del Mar eyes May 2018 to begin new rentals policy

    Del Mar’s policy on vacation rentals is nearing its final shape to allow casual rentals and clamp down on commercial enterprises — a policy framework suited for residents looking to rent their homes while they’re out of town rather than property owners who use rentals as their primary livelihood....

  • Clews pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

    Clews pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

    Christian Clews, owner of the Clews Horse Ranch in Carmel Valley, pleaded guilty to one count each of possessing and distributing child pornography in a San Diego federal courtroom on Tuesday, July 18. Clews, who was arrested and charged in December following an investigation by the San Diego Internet...

  • Solana Beach plots its 30-year climate plan

    Solana Beach plots its 30-year climate plan

    Laden with gravitas and optimism, Solana Beach at long last approved its sweeping Climate Action Plan (CAP) to push toward 100 percent renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions in half over the next two decades. The 146-page document — passed on a 4-1 vote July 12 — lays out a wide-ranging...

  • The Bully’s era in Del Mar could be coming to a close

    The Bully’s era in Del Mar could be coming to a close

    The fate of Bully’s North, the iconic pub and restaurant in downtown Del Mar, is coming to light as a Beverly Hills-based restaurant group prepares to give the city’s architectural review panel a look next week at its plans to raze the 50-year-old establishment and build an upscale eatery twice...

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