Solana Beach Sun

  • CCA Raven Water Polo honors Solana Beach seniors

    CCA Raven Water Polo honors Solana Beach seniors

    The Canyon Crest Academy water polo team is graduating three seniors Carter Reeves, Andy Schade and Skylar Tobler.

  • Sheriff's: Men tried to lure children into car near Solana Beach school

    Sheriff's: Men tried to lure children into car near Solana Beach school

    Two men tried to lure children walking home from a Solana Beach school into their dirty car last week, and sheriff’s investigators are asking the public to help find them. A 13-year-old boy told deputies he was walking home from Earl Warren Middle School on Stevens Avenue about 3 p.m. when a truck...

  • Torrey Pines teens fundraise to bring life-saving AEDs to campus

    Torrey Pines teens fundraise to bring life-saving AEDs to campus

    Two Torrey Pines High School students are working to help save lives and raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest. Senior Ryan Poe and junior Jacob Li led a fundraising effort that resulted in the purchase of two new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be installed at easily accessible...

  • Water board members balk at proposed 9 percent rate hike

    Water board members balk at proposed 9 percent rate hike

    Directors with the Santa Fe Irrigation District are mulling whether to impose a 9 percent rate increase on their customers in 2018, on the heels of 9 percent increases levied in 2016 and 2017. The proposed increase for 2018 is part of a three-year rate plan approved by the board in 2016. However,...

  • Oct. 19: Event briefs

    Oct. 19: Event briefs

    Joyapalooza: Rhythm and Roots Enjoy an evening under the stars with local nonprofit Resounding Joy at Joyapalooza: Rhythm and Roots, an event to benefit its important work to bring music therapy to the community. Celebrate the incredible power of music by rolling up your sleeves for interactive...

  • Santa Fe Irrigation District seeks applicants for open seat on board of directors

    Santa Fe Irrigation District seeks applicants for open seat on board of directors

    Augie Daddi, a member of the board of directors of the Santa Fe Irrigation District, is stepping down from his seat as of Nov. 1, according to the district. Daddi, who served on the board from 2005 until 2010, and then was re-elected to a new four-year term in 2014, is leaving the board due to...

  • 'Mystifique': a unique take on Poe works to haunt CCA campus

    'Mystifique': a unique take on Poe works to haunt CCA campus

    Canyon Crest Academy will perform "Mystifique," a devised theatre piece on Oct. 27-28, Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 7-9.

  • SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    On Oct. 12, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) held the first of a series of public hearings as it begins the process of transitioning from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system. The city of Encinitas is undergoing a similar effort as the school...

  • Woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students

    Woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students

    San Diego police are investigating possible drug sales by at least one person — a high school parent — who may have provided substances to teenagers at a private San Diego high school and possibly other schools as well, authorities said this week. A Carmel Valley woman has been charged thus far...

  • Police investigating drug sales at high school

    Police investigating drug sales at high school

    Authorities are conducting an ongoing criminal investigation into drug sales and use that involves adults who may be providing drugs and alcohol to teenagers at a San Diego high school, according to Officer Trevor Philips of the San Diego Police Department, Northwest Division. Little information...

  • Solana Beach School District passes resolution to continue DACA program

    Solana Beach School District passes resolution to continue DACA program

    On Oct. 12, the Solana Beach School District (SBSD) adopted a resolution calling on Congress to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and provide DACA recipients with a pathway to permanent residence and eventually U.S. citizenship. “Our board of education believes...

  • Solana Beach OKs 2nd phase of community energy

    Solana Beach OKs 2nd phase of community energy

    Solana Beach took another step Wednesday, Oct. 11, toward becoming the first city in San Diego County to provide its residents with a renewable alternative to electricity provided by San Diego Gas & Electric Co. City Council members agreed to enter the second of three phases that would lead to...

  • Torrey Pines' Challenge Day helps build a more connected campus

    Torrey Pines' Challenge Day helps build a more connected campus

    Challenge Day returned to Torrey Pines High School Oct. 2-6, a week in which 450 students went through a social and emotional workshop to help them connect with others and reflect about themselves and their choices. “This event made me feel rooted to our campus and connected with our students...

  • Slowly but surely, Solana Beach’s skatepark is taking shape

    Slowly but surely, Solana Beach’s skatepark is taking shape

    Solana Beach’s decade-old effort to build a skatepark in La Colonia Park took an incremental step last week as the city council gave engineers the go-ahead to prepare construction documents that will nail down the precise specs for the 6,000-square-foot facility. And with the project still facing...

  • SDUHSD to split into trustee areas for elections

    SDUHSD to split into trustee areas for elections

    The San Dieguito Union High School District has begun the process of changing the method in which its trustees are elected. At a Sept. 27 special meeting, the board passed a resolution to transition from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system — meaning the district...

  • Solana Beach comes to terms with concert venue at Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Solana Beach comes to terms with concert venue at Del Mar Fairgrounds

    The $13 million transformation of the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ satellite betting center is back on track, just in time for the project’s hearing before the California Coastal Commission. Fairgrounds officials announced Friday, Sept. 29 that they have resolved their dispute with the City of Solana Beach...

  • Del Mar is reimagining Scripps bluff preserve and North Beach

    Del Mar is reimagining Scripps bluff preserve and North Beach

    High above the scenic union of San Dieguito River and Pacific Ocean sits an alcove of sage scrub and coastal succulents lined with footpaths and ringed by a low wooden railing along the bluff’s edge. The most extravagant embellishment: a pair of sand-colored stone benches. The spare outpost overlooking...

  • Flight school: Local educator flies with Blue Angels

    Flight school: Local educator flies with Blue Angels

    Carmel Valley resident Bill Miller recently had the “beyond bucket list” experience of flying with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on Sept. 20. Miller was one of just three San Diego civilians selected to take a ride in the iconic blue and gold F/A 18 Hornet, in advance of the six-jet team’s performance...

  • San Diego County Fair brought out another huge crowd this year

    San Diego County Fair brought out another huge crowd this year

    Nearly 1.6 million people flocked to the San Diego County Fair this summer — just shy of the all-time record set last year but still the best back-to-back performance the fair has seen in its 137-year history. First held in 1880 before settling into its permanent Del Mar digs in the 1930s, the...

  • Del Sol Lions and HYLETE deliver $30,000 in backpacks and school supplies to local students

    Del Sol Lions and HYLETE deliver $30,000 in backpacks and school supplies to local students

    The Del Sol Lions teamed up with Solana Beach-based fitness lifestyle company HYLETE to provide 250 at-risk students with backpacks and school supplies for the new school year. “This is the fifth year the Del Sol Lions provided back-to-school supplies to Casa de Amistad students,” said Del Sol...

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