Karen Billing

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  • Trespassing at new PHR Park raises concerns about bike track

    Trespassing at new PHR Park raises concerns about bike track

    The long-awaited Pacific Highlands Ranch Community Park is set to open in early fall but some kids just can’t wait. Skateboarders have been slipping into the park under construction on Village Center Loop Road near Canyon Crest Academy through a fence near the Airoso development next-door. Vlad...

  • Like a boss: Locals aim to inspire at Women in Business Symposium

    Like a boss: Locals aim to inspire at Women in Business Symposium

    Speaking at the first annual Women in Business Symposium at Torrey Pines High School, sales executive Marie LeRose offered insights learned over her long career: Don’t focus on title or money. Don’t give up on a class or job that you think is too hard or just for men. Don’t be jealous, work harder....

  • Beaming with pride at Skyline School

    Beaming with pride at Skyline School

    The Solana Beach School District held a commemorative beam signing at Skyline Elementary School on Feb. 9, celebrating the progress made in building a new campus from the ground up. The beam will find a home in the new main classroom building on the Solana Beach campus on Lomas Santa Fe Drive. ...

  • Torrey Pines hoops wins league championship, streaking into playoffs

    Torrey Pines hoops wins league championship, streaking into playoffs

    The Torrey Pines basketball team won the Avocado West League championship.

  • Residents work to save Carmel Del Mar Park

    Residents work to save Carmel Del Mar Park

    Carmel Valley community members’ grassroots efforts to preserve and restore Carmel Del Mar Park are making an impact. Informally known as the Friends of Carmel Del Mar Park, they took their appeals about the lack of watering and maintenance that resulted in dying trees and slopes filled with dried...

  • Design for new Pacific Highlands Ranch Library begins

    Design for new Pacific Highlands Ranch Library begins

    The design process for the new Pacific Highlands Ranch Library has officially kicked off as the first subcommittee meeting was held on Jan. 29. Designers shared visions of cozy reading nooks and imaginative outdoor gathering spots for the long-awaited branch of the San Diego Public Library system....

  • Councilmember Bry calls for audit of city water bills

    Councilmember Bry calls for audit of city water bills

    In response to abnormally high water bills from the San Diego Public Utilities Department, San Diego City Councilmember Barbara Bry has called for an audit of water bill procedures and a policy change to protect ratepayers and maintain water service. “We are hearing from San Diego residents who...

  • Local teen raising funds, awareness for Monarch School

    Local teen raising funds, awareness for Monarch School

    Julia Day, a sophomore at La Jolla Country Day School, is hoping to make a difference in her community and the world through her non-profit Support All Kids. The Carmel Valley teenager is working to raise funds and awareness for the Monarch School, a San Diego education center for homeless youth...

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