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Solana Beach School District looking for its next leader

The Solana Beach School District continues on its superintendent search, seeking “an innovative and creative educational leader” to replace retiring Superintendent Terry Decker. The school board hired Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) to help lead the search, casting a broad net to find...

  • Solana Beach Schools Superintendent Decker to retire

    Solana Beach Schools Superintendent Decker to retire

    Solana Beach School District Superintendent Terry Decker has announced his retirement after a 38-year career in education and six years in the Solana Beach School District. Decker will stay with the district through the end of June. “It’s been a great journey but it’s a nice time to take a step...

  • Earl Warren students walk out

    Earl Warren students walk out

    Earl Warren Middle School student Rosie Snider organized a walkout on campus for the National School Walkout on March 14.

  • SDUHSD board adopts resolution for student safety

    SDUHSD board adopts resolution for student safety

    One day after students across the nation walked out in protest of gun violence, the San Dieguito Union High School District Board (SDUHSD) of Trustees took steps March 15 to better ensure safety for students following the Parkland shooting and threats made to local schools. The board voted four...

  • Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair announces 2018 winners

    More than 600 young scientists and engineers from across San Diego and Imperial counties recently competed in the 64th Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Students from 5th grade through 12th grade discussed and defended their original science and engineering research before scientist...

  • Mike Nichols unexpectedly resigns from Solana Beach City Council

    Mike Nichols unexpectedly resigns from Solana Beach City Council

    Mike Nichols, Solana Beach’s longest-serving member of the city council, has unexpectedly resigned his seat with nine months left on his four-year term. Mayor Ginger Marshall announced at the council’s March 14 meeting that Nichols “tendered his resignation as of Monday, March 12.” She did not...

  • Solana Beach district agrees to salary increases

    Solana Beach district agrees to salary increases

    The Solana Beach School District and certificated and classified teachers’ unions were able to come together on a new collective bargaining agreement, to be ratified at a special board meeting on March 20. The agreement came after some tension-filled school board meetings and “some negativity,...

  • Lessons in resilency, hope at suicide prevention week at Torrey Pines

    Lessons in resilency, hope at suicide prevention week at Torrey Pines

    Last week was Yellow Ribbon Week on the Torrey Pines High School campus, a week centered on suicide prevention. In a crowded gym on March 7, teacher Don Collins had each teenager turn to the student next to them and say: “It’s good to see you” and “I care about you.” In unison, the students said:...

  • Torrey Pines brings National University's Sanford Inspire to San Dieguito teachers

    Torrey Pines brings National University's Sanford Inspire to San Dieguito teachers

    San Dieguito Union High School District teachers recently participated in National University’s Sanford Inspire program, research-based and classroom-tested professional development designed to help educators create an inspirational learning environment and impact all students lives in a positive...

  • Fairgrounds and KAABOO settle concessionaire dispute

    Fairgrounds and KAABOO settle concessionaire dispute

    KAABOO and the Del Mar Fairgrounds have come to tacit albeit tenuous terms in their fiery dispute over the music festival’s concessionaire contract—an agreement that was nearly derailed by the back-channel machinations of a KAABOO lobbyist in Sacramento, according to 22nd District Agricultural...

  • Canyon Crest student arrested for allegedly making criminal threats

    Canyon Crest student arrested for allegedly making criminal threats

    A Canyon Crest Academy student was arrested on March 5 for allegedly making criminal threats on a social media post. According to CCA Principal Brett Killeen in a message to school families, students became concerned about the post and reported it to the school. The school contacted the San Diego...

  • Full overnight closure of southbound I-5 scheduled March 8

    Full overnight closure of southbound I-5 scheduled March 8

    On Thursday, March 8, all of the southbound lanes on Interstate 5, from the I-805 merge to La Jolla Village Drive, will be temporarily closed overnight to make adjustments to the Gilman Drive falsework (temporary structures used to support the Gilman Drive bridge until final construction is completed)....

  • CCA girls water polo wins second CIF championship

    CCA girls water polo wins second CIF championship

    Ahead of the fourth quarter in the San Diego Section Division II girls water polo final, Canyon Crest Academy fans loudly chanted, “CCA! CCA!” In turn, goalie Avery Larson yelled to her teammates, “Let’s go!” The third-seeded Ravens, once down by two goals, took a two-goal lead into the final period...

  • Belly Up loses contract after fairgrounds opts to handle its own bookings

    Belly Up loses contract after fairgrounds opts to handle its own bookings

    A dispute over who should get the contract to book acts for a new live music venue at the Del Mar Fairgrounds has prompted fair officials to tackle the task themselves. The management of the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach initially got the nod for the contract, which would yield a percentage of...

  • Water district prepares to launch new cost of service study

    Water district prepares to launch new cost of service study

    The Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) is embarking on a new cost of service study, which will analyze the district's costs and revenue needs for the next three years, paving the way for potential rate increases. The district, which supplies water to customers in Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe...

  • Second juvenile arrested in second threat to Torrey Pines

    Second juvenile arrested in second threat to Torrey Pines

    Two separate threats of violence were allegedly directed at Torrey Pines High School last week, resulting in two juveniles being arrested and taken to San Diego Juvenile Hall Detention Facility. In the first case, a 14-year-old TPHS freshman was taken into custody on Feb. 22 after allegedly making...

  • Ballet Arte Academy directors and students honored at competition

    Ballet Arte Academy directors and students honored at competition

    The largest ballet student scholarship competition in the world, the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), held its semi-finals on Feb. 15-18 in San Diego at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

  • Driver fleeing freeway crash on foot fatally struck

    Driver fleeing freeway crash on foot fatally struck

    A woman fleeing the scene of a predawn North County freeway collision was fatally struck by a third vehicle Feb. 23 while trying to run across Interstate 5, authorities reported. The events that led to the traffic fatality began shortly after 4 a.m., when a northbound Hyundai Elantra rear-ended...

  • TPHS student taken to juvenile detention for threats to campus

    TPHS student taken to juvenile detention for threats to campus

    A 14-year-old Torrey Pines High School freshman was taken to a juvenile detention facility on Feb. 22 after allegedly making verbal and written threats to the Carmel Valley campus. Concerned Torrey Pines students first alerted the administration of a potential threat, which was directed at a pep...

  • AT&T lowers cell array, gets Solana Beach’s OK

    AT&T lowers cell array, gets Solana Beach’s OK

    Third time was the charm in AT&T’s bid to build a cellular array atop the Wedbush building on Lomas Santa Fe Drive. The latest redesign — approved Feb. 14 at the Solana Beach City Council’s third public hearing on the project — dramatically reduces the array’s profile, making the equipment nearly...

  • Encinitas Deputy Mayor, husband allege discrimination by Santa Fe Christian Schools

    Encinitas Deputy Mayor, husband allege discrimination by Santa Fe Christian Schools

    The Deputy Mayor of Encinitas and his husband are alleging that a local Christian school discriminated against their family for their sexuality after they inquired about enrolling their son into the school. Joe Mosca — who was appointed to the Encinitas City Council last year and is the city's...

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