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  • Longtime Carmel Valley painter passionate about art

    Longtime Carmel Valley painter passionate about art

    Carmel Valley resident Annette Paquet has shared her passion for painting with the region’s up-and-coming artists for decades. And though she planned on retiring this year, the 79-year-old’s love of art pulled her back into teaching at San Diego Community College District for at least another year....

  • Del Mar knitting group holds surprise baby shower

    Del Mar knitting group holds surprise baby shower

    A Del Mar knitting group recently held a surprise baby shower for a local busboy. While dining with her husband, Larry Brooks, at En Fuego Cantina and Grill in Del Mar, Martha Brooks learned that a busboy was expecting babies in December. Rodrigo and his wife, already parents of two girls, are...

  • Solana Beach residents encouraged to participate in online survey at Climate Action Plan workshop

    Community members gathered Nov. 17 to learn more about the Solana Beach city’s efforts toward crafting a Climate Action Plan during a public workshop at Solana Beach City Hall. The Climate Action Plan Workshop was held during a special meeting of the Climate Action Commission, an advisory group...

  • Singer-songwriter, author slated to perform at Del Mar’s Brick 15

    Singer-songwriter, author slated to perform at Del Mar’s Brick 15

    Having recently released a double CD and book combination, Kristin Hersh is headed to Del Mar. The singer-songwriter and author is slated to perform Dec. 5 at Brick 15, an early stop in her new U.S. tour. It will be her first-ever performance in Del Mar. “I thought I had played everywhere,” Hersh...

  • Del Mar council OKs donor program for civic center

    Community members will have a chance to contribute to the new Del Mar Civic Center. The Del Mar City Council on Nov. 21 OK’d a donor program for the $17.8 million complex. Among other potential items, the program will help cover the costs of solar panels and kitchen equipment, both of which are...

  • Del Mar council reviews marijuana regulations

    With voters passing Proposition 64, which legalized pot for recreational use, the Del Mar City Council recently took another look at its marijuana regulations. The council adopted an ordinance in January that banned the commercial cultivation, delivery, distribution and processing of medical marijuana...

  • The Girl Singers to bring holiday show to Solana Beach

    The Girl Singers to bring holiday show to Solana Beach

    A festive holiday musical is headed for Solana Beach that will surely be fun for all families. After all, it’s a family that will be performing popular holiday songs on stage. Starring a mother and her two daughters, “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Holiday Show” is set to take the stage Dec....

  • Del Mar author discusses impact of drugs in latest book

    Del Mar author discusses impact of drugs in latest book

    From aspirin to antibiotics, the development of drugs has truly changed the world. After decades of studying and teaching biology, Del Mar’s Irwin Sherman is now detailing the history and impact of drugs in a new book. “Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives” discusses...

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