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  • Del Mar School board considers resolution on school violence

    Del Mar School board considers resolution on school violence

    During the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) board meeting on March 28, Del Mar Hills Academy parent Marisa Criqui grew emotional when talking about the importance of safety in schools. “My 10-year-old son and I have a ritual. We hug, we kiss each other on the cheek and, lastly, we sniff each...

  • Strides for schools: Runners take on Carmel Valley 5K

    Strides for schools: Runners take on Carmel Valley 5K

    The Pardee Homes sixth annual Carmel Valley 5K brought the community together for fun and fitness on Sunday, March 25 in Pacific Highlands Ranch. Proceeds from the race benefit all local schools. Canyon Crest Academy freshman Ethan Brown won the race with a time of 17:04. Thomas Mackey, a 22-year...

  • Carmel Valley planning board objects to building homes in open space

    Carmel Valley planning board objects to building homes in open space

    The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved the new Lighthouse Ridge housing development with the condition that two of the proposed 10 homes are deleted as the board believes the lots are in designated open space land. The board has been looking into the complicated development issue since...

  • Pacific Highlands Ranch Library design a mix of modern, hacienda styles

    Pacific Highlands Ranch Library design a mix of modern, hacienda styles

    Reviews were mixed on the first set of design drawings for the new Pacific Highlands Ranch Library at a Carmel Valley Community Planning Board design subcommittee meeting on March 19. Planned to open in three to four years, the new 18,000-square-foot library will border the Village of Pacific Highlands...

  • Del Mar gymnast wins state all-around title

    Del Mar gymnast wins state all-around title

    Del Mar gymnast Ryan Noonan recently won the level 8 all-around gymnastics title at the 2018 Level 6-10 Southern California Section State Championships, held at the San Diego Town and Country Convention Center March-16-18. Ryan, who is a 12-year-old sixth grader at Santa Fe Christian School, earned...

  • Spring sports on track

    Spring sports on track

    The spring high school sports season has begun.

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