Karen Billing

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  • Kilroy celebrates new solar project in Carmel Valley

    Kilroy celebrates new solar project in Carmel Valley

    Kilroy’s six San Diego projects will offset energy usage by 65 percent and generate six million kilowatts annually, power 558 residential homes, and create 138 green jobs in the local economy.

  • Solana Pacific snips ribbon on new solar panels

    Solana Pacific snips ribbon on new solar panels

    The Solana Beach School District flipped the switch on its new solar panel system on the Solana Pacific Elementary School campus Nov. 3, the first renewable energy project in the school district. The ceremony for the new solar project was the first ribbon-cutting event for one of the district's...

  • Residents rally to save Carmel Del Mar Park

    Residents rally to save Carmel Del Mar Park

    A group of Carmel Valley residents are lamenting over the Carmel Del Mar Park that was. In the park neighbors said the trees are weakened and dying from a lack of water and the slopes that used to be coated in fuchsia blooms is now just barren. Where shrubs used to grow green there is only dirt...

  • Solana Pacific snips ribbon on new solar panels

    Solana Pacific snips ribbon on new solar panels

    Solana Pacific Elementary School's new solar system was Solana Beach School District's first ribbon cutting ceremony for a Prop JJ-funded upgrade.

  • Endurance love: Carmel Valley couple are Ironman athletes

    Endurance love: Carmel Valley couple are Ironman athletes

    This summer Dennis Kasischke, 71, and Sue Hodges, 65, took first and second respectively in their age groups at the Ironman 70.3 Racine in Racine, Wisconsin. In September Kasischke again won first in his age group in Ironman Wisconsin.

  • 'Dream come true': Torrey Pines breaks ground on new performing arts center

    'Dream come true': Torrey Pines breaks ground on new performing arts center

    For the last 27 years, theater teacher Marinee Payne has been visualizing the day when Torrey Pines High School would finally get its performing arts center, as it was the only high school campus in the district without one. Payne said she shed tears all summer after the old campus buildings came...

  • No right turn signs approved to ease traffic in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    No right turn signs approved to ease traffic in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved putting another “bandaid” on Pacific Highlands Ranch’s growing traffic issues at its Oct. 26 board meeting. The board approved installing no right turn signs at the Carmel Valley Road intersections of Rancho Santa Fe Farms Road, Zinnia Hills Place...

  • CCA grad receives National Academy of Television scholarship

    CCA grad receives National Academy of Television scholarship

    Carmel Valley’s Alyssa DeVries, 2017 graduate of Canyon Crest Academy, recently received a $10,000 scholarship from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). She was one of five students recognized nationally by the professional service organization that honors excellence in...

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