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  • Carmel Valley student shines on 'Genius Junior'

    Carmel Valley student shines on 'Genius Junior'

    Carmel Valley 11-year-old Michi Synn is showing off her smarts as one of the “wise whippersnappers” on the new NBC show “Genius Junior.” The new show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, shines a light on America’s brightest, quick-witted youngsters. “Their brilliance is inspiring,” said Harris on the...

  • Solana Beach School District looking for its next leader

    Solana Beach School District looking for its next leader

    The Solana Beach School District continues on its superintendent search, seeking “an innovative and creative educational leader” to replace retiring Superintendent Terry Decker. The school board hired Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) to help lead the search, casting a broad net to find...

  • Committee reviews new senior housing proposed for Carmel Valley

    A Carmel Valley equestrian center is in the process of being redeveloped into senior housing. Last month, SRM Development formally submitted plans to the city for Seabreeze Senior Center, replacing Seabreeze Farms Equestrian Center on Old Carmel Valley Road. Developers have been working with the...

  • DMUSD gathers input on Pacific Highlands Ranch school

    DMUSD gathers input on Pacific Highlands Ranch school

    The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) needs to act soon on its option to build a new school in Pacific Highlands Ranch to meet increasing enrollment demands. The district has a school facilities mitigation agreement with Pardee Homes to purchase a 10-acre lot on Solterra Vista Parkway once...

  • Pull-up duel for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society April 13

    Pull-up duel for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society April 13

    Carmel Valley trainers Marko Dresevic and Ezra Rama Sundhara will compete in a charity pull-up duel benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center. Participants can make a donation to the cause and then place a bet on one of the competitors:...

  • DMUSD plans to combine Hills, Heights and pursue 2018 bond

    DMUSD plans to combine Hills, Heights and pursue 2018 bond

    The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) unveiled a new plan to deal with its facilities issues that includes combining Del Mar Hills and Del Mar Heights schools into one brand new school. In the proposal, both Del Mar Hills and Del Mar Heights would no longer exist and a new school with a new...

  • Pacific Trails Wellness Day

    Pacific Trails Wellness Day

    Pacific Trails Middle School held a Wellness Day with ice cream, games and therapy dogs.

  • Sage Canyon raises $91,972 for education foundation with jog-a-thon

    Sage Canyon raises $91,972 for education foundation with jog-a-thon

    The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation is looking to raise at least $1.7 million to maintain the level of STEAM + specialists they had this year.

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