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TPHS student suspended over threats taken to Juvenile Detention Facility

The San Diego Police Department’s Northwestern Division received a request for a threat assessment on the evening of Feb. 21 at Torrey Pines High School, according to a San Diego Police Department news release. On the morning of Feb. 22, Northwestern Division’s Juvenile Services Team responded...

  • 'We are valuable': Solana Beach District teachers want salary increases, respect

    'We are valuable': Solana Beach District teachers want salary increases, respect

    Solana Beach School District teachers are going on over 100 days without a contract as negotiations continue between the district and the teachers union. While the two sides have made tentative agreements on several items in the contract, they appear to be “stuck” negotiating salary and benefits....

  • Cell installation on Lomas Santa Fe sparks city council’s ire

    Cell installation on Lomas Santa Fe sparks city council’s ire

    It’s back to the drawing board for the third time as AT&T and the Solana Beach City Council wrangle over the details of a cellular array proposed atop the Wedbush building on Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Facing continuing aesthetic concerns and frustrated by last-minute revisions, the city council on...

  • ‘Erodible’ infill on Solana Beach’s bluff rebuffed by Coastal Commission

    ‘Erodible’ infill on Solana Beach’s bluff rebuffed by Coastal Commission

    The California Coastal Commission last month rejected a proposal to install concrete infills that would bolster a 90-foot gash in Solana Beach’s bluffs — a reversal in policy that commissioners justified by saying the time has come to make “hard decisions” that back California away from armoring...

  • A celebration for Solana Highlands

    A celebration for Solana Highlands

    Solana Highlands Elementary School celebrated a ribbon cutting for its $7 million modernization at a school assembly filled with kids and parents on Jan. 12. The renovations included a new entry and administration offices, a new full-service kitchen and indoor food service, outdoor shade structures,...

  • Circle Drive sewer replacement gets OK from Solana Beach

    Circle Drive sewer replacement gets OK from Solana Beach

    The Solana Beach City Council on Jan. 10 approved a $532,000 bid to replace nearly 1,500 feet of sewer pipe on Circle Drive that serve roughly 30 oceanfront homes in the city’s northwestern corner, immediately south of Cardiff State Beach. The Jan. 10 approval means the 90-day project can begin...

  • 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. ...

  • Solana Beach gets OK to study seawall impact fees for another year

    Solana Beach gets OK to study seawall impact fees for another year

    The California Coastal Commission has agreed to give Solana Beach a 12-month extension to respond to the state agency’s proposal for how much the city should charge blufftop homeowners for permits to build and upgrade seawalls along beaches below their homes. The Commission’s unanimous approval...

  • Authorities continue to warn about 'crimes of opportunity'

    Authorities continue to warn about 'crimes of opportunity'

    Overall crime in Encinitas, Del Mar and Solana Beach was down or stayed about the same in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department North Coastal Station. However, Captain John Maryon warns that the cities' top problems — property thefts and burglaries — have...

  • Not guilty plea from man accused of using teen to sell pot at high school

    Not guilty plea from man accused of using teen to sell pot at high school

    A San Diego man accused of using a juvenile to sell marijuana to students at Cathedral Catholic High School, as well as supplying pot to minors, pleaded not guilty Monday. Jan. 8. to 39 felony charges. William John Sipperley III, 50, faces several counts of employing a minor to sell or carry marijuana,...

  • Carmel Valley 5K returns on March 11

    Carmel Valley 5K returns on March 11

    The Carmel Valley 5K returns for the sixth year on March 11.

  • '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...

  • New Solana Beach mayor looks ahead to 2018

    New Solana Beach mayor looks ahead to 2018

    Newly appointed Mayor Ginger Marshall will preside over Solana Beach City Council meetings in 2018, and the panel has a lot on its agenda, from deciding whether to become an energy provider for city residents, to launching its climate action plan, to considering upgrades to the Lomas Santa Fe corridor....

  • Hergesheimer named San Dieguito board president

    Hergesheimer named San Dieguito board president

    San Dieguito Union High School District President Amy Herman passed the gavel to new President Beth Hergesheimer at the Dec. 14 organizational meeting but it was not without some drama. Following public input that the board should consider rotating officer positions and taking turns in leadership...

  • Lawsuit alleges defamation of Solana Beach officials

    Lawsuit alleges defamation of Solana Beach officials

    A current and former member of the Solana Beach City Council have filed a lawsuit against an unsuccessful candidate in the 2016 City Council election, alleging that he and others published defamatory information about them in a letter to another local newspaper, emails and social media posts. The...

  • SDUHSD selects map for district elections

    SDUHSD selects map for district elections

    The San Dieguito Union High School District board has selected the map that will transform the district from an at-large election method to by-trustee voting areas. The board voted unanimously in favor of the “Cranberry 1” map Dec. 14, one of eight map options under consideration. The two Cranberry...

  • Solana Highlands refresh now complete

    Solana Highlands refresh now complete

    A ribbon cutting for the new and improved Solana Highlands Elementary School will be held on Jan. 12.

  • Horses, volunteers pour into Del Mar in wake of fires

    Horses, volunteers pour into Del Mar in wake of fires

    For the first time in a decade, the Del Mar racetrack went from showcase to shelter for more than 800 horses evacuated from wildfires that broke out across Southern California last week, including the Lilac fire that decimated one of California’s premier thoroughbred training facilities. When the...

  • Parents sue school district after student meets predator using school computer

    Parents sue school district after student meets predator using school computer

    Solana Beach parents are suing a North County school district after their 12-year-old daughter came in contact with a sexual predator during school hours. San Dieguito Union High School District is accused of negligence in the suit, which was filed on Nov. 30 in San Diego Superior Court. The 10-page...

  • San Dieguito to vote on district map Dec. 14

    San Dieguito to vote on district map Dec. 14

    San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is now considering six maps for its transition to “by-trustee areas.” The process to draw up map options to change from an at-large election method to trustee districts is being undertaken in response to threats of costly litigation for violations...

  • Solana Beach looks to fund Community Grants in full

    Solana Beach looks to fund Community Grants in full

    Solana Beach appears to be in a giving mood. Ten organizations have applied for this year’s round of community grants, their requests totaling $48,000 for initiatives ranging from citizenship training to children’s theater to an effort to digitize a cache of historical artifacts. The city budgets...

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