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  • Torrey Pines student hosts Sweat for a Cure on Feb. 3

    Torrey Pines student hosts Sweat for a Cure on Feb. 3

    Torrey Pines High School senior Sophia LeRose is hosting Sweat for the Cure, a cardio boot camp at Torrey Pines’ Ed Burke Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 3 benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The hour-long boot camp will be led by local fitness instructors Cindy Whitmarsh and Lisa Stettner. ...

  • CycleBar indoor cycling studio opens in Carmel Valley

    CycleBar indoor cycling studio opens in Carmel Valley

    Carmel Valley CycleBar is ready to rock your ride, now open for fun and fitness in Carmel Country Plaza.The new indoor cycling studio boasts a riding theater that is “part sanctuary, part rock concert” with state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting. Motivational words are splashed on the modern...

  • Committee to discuss Pacific Highlands Ranch traffic Jan. 17

    Committee to discuss Pacific Highlands Ranch traffic Jan. 17

    Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s Livability Subcommittee will discuss the traffic issues in Pacific Highlands Ranch on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Airoso Clubhouse great room inside the Airoso development, 6135 Galante Place. In 2017, the board was approached...

  • Effort to rename Rabbitt Neighborhood Park continues

    Effort to rename Rabbitt Neighborhood Park continues

    Longtime Del Mar Mesa resident Elizabeth Rabbitt said she can still hardly believe it when she rides her horse past the community park under construction and sees her name. Last year, over 250 of Rabbitt’s neighbors successfully petitioned the San Diego Park and Recreation Department to honor her...

  • Del Mar Hills students take on challenge to redesign human body

    Del Mar Hills students take on challenge to redesign human body

    Del Mar Hills Academy students redesigned the human body as part of a design thinking project.

  • Small cell site coming to Carmel Valley

    Small cell site coming to Carmel Valley

    A new small cell network of 150 sites across the city of San Diego will have an antenna located in Carmel Valley. The Mobilitie antenna and equipment will be located on a streetlight on 2602 1/3 Carmel Country Road, near the entrance to the Elysian condominium complex. At least one Carmel Valley...

  • 'From fail to Yale': Sunset graduate overcame adversity to reach his goals

    'From fail to Yale': Sunset graduate overcame adversity to reach his goals

    When Torrey Pines High School teacher Don Collins wanted to teach students a lesson in resiliency, he could think of no better instructor than his former student at Sunset High School, Nick Gulino. Now 25, the same trouble-making kid who was kicked out of his geometry class so many times the principal...

  • Beth Am celebrates the completion of its campus

    Beth Am celebrates the completion of its campus

    Thirty-five years after its humble beginnings in a converted tire store in Solana Beach, Congregation Beth Am has finally completed its Carmel Valley campus home. The renovation of the synagogue on Del Mar Heights Road took Beth Am from 11,000 square feet of modified portables to 21,000 square...

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