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Solana Beach looks to get skate park back on track

Having skidded into a stall that has seen costs mushroom and groundbreaking pushed back indefinitely, Solana Beach’s decade-long quest to give a proper venue to the city’s thriving skateboarding scene is poised to get its momentum going again. City officials and skaters have for years been eyeing...

  • Solana Beach Singalong belting out tunes three decades later

    Solana Beach Singalong belting out tunes three decades later

    For 30 years, a heartfelt chorus has rung out every Thursday night from Fletcher Cove Community Center and down over the bluffs, to be washed out by the gently crashing Pacific. That weekly singalong has two mainstays: the song “Solana Beach, Our City Proud” and Ed Siegel, the psychiatrist and...

  • Solana Beach School District passes resolution on youth access to marijuana

    Solana Beach School District passes resolution on youth access to marijuana

    The Solana Beach School District (SBSD) board passed a resolution June 29 opposing youth access to marijuana storefronts and commercial cultivation, seeking to protect its students and all children from the “harmful effects of marijuana” at a young age. The resolution states that the commercialization...

  • Adaptive surfers ride a rising wave

    Adaptive surfers ride a rising wave

    The scene in front of the Del Mar Lifeguard station on Friday morning, June 23, at first glance looks much like any other: a handful of parents fussing over their fidgeting kids, eye rolls and grimaces aplenty as they squeeze into wetsuits and smear on sunscreen. But then a closer look: volunteers...

  • Special education parents continue to advocate for inclusion

    Special education parents continue to advocate for inclusion

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board approved its Local Control Accountability Plan for the 2017-18 school year at its June 22 board meeting. The LCAP depicts district goals and actions to address state priorities and details how the district will utilize state Local Control...

  • San Dieguito approves budget with $7.4 million deficit

    San Dieguito approves budget with $7.4 million deficit

    At the June 22 San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board meeting, the district adopted the 2017-18 budget in a 3-1 vote, with John Salazar voting against it (board member Mo Muir was absent from the meeting). The budget reflects revenues of $95.9 million and expenditures of $103 million,...

  • New Skyline School breaks ground in Solana Beach

    New Skyline School breaks ground in Solana Beach

    The Solana Beach School District (SBSD) celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Skyline Elementary School under sunny skies on Friday, June 9. “This is an exciting day for the Solana Beach School District, for our Skyline students and parents and for the whole community of Solana Beach,” said...

  • CCA 12th Annual Film Festival a ‘reel success’

    CCA 12th Annual Film Festival a ‘reel success’

    Canyon Crest Academy’s 12th Annual Film Festival showcased over 25 short films and videos this year. CCA-TV - Envision Cinema Coordinator Mark Raines assisted the students with the production of the creative pieces. Over 200 students, parents and spectators filled the Proscenium Auditorium each...

  • State and regional honors bestowed on CCA Envision Cinema and CCA-TV

    State and regional honors bestowed on CCA Envision Cinema and CCA-TV

    Canyon Crest Academy Envision Cinema and CCA-TV students won big at the California Student Media Festival which took place recently in Los Angeles. Their entries received Best High School Journalism/News Program, Best Short Film and Best Cinematography in the state of California. The Cinematography...

  • Drive AutoCare offers concierge service for repairs

    Drive AutoCare offers concierge service for repairs

    Drive AutoCare has been locally-owned in Solana Beach for 37 years

  • North County man gets prison in Solana Beach kidnapping case

    North County man gets prison in Solana Beach kidnapping case

    While seated in a packed North County courtroom, a man who admitted he attacked a 7-year-old girl outside a Solana Beach elementary school two years ago was sentenced Wednesday, May 31, to more than 10 years in prison. Jack Henry Doshay, 24, pleaded guilty in March to one count of kidnapping and...

  • Contract canceled for Cannabis Festival in Del Mar

    Contract canceled for Cannabis Festival in Del Mar

    After meeting harsh rebuke from the Del Mar Fairgrounds directors, organizers of what would have been the largest cannabis festival in San Diego have been sent scrambling back to the drawing board to write a new contract in time for the Sept. 23 event. Except this time, Lawrence Bame, lead proprietor...

  • Solana Beach embarks on new energy future

    Solana Beach embarks on new energy future

    Solana Beach is on its way to becoming the first jurisdiction in San Diego to move toward an energy alternative to SDG&E, striving for the promise of cheaper electricity rates, greater local control and a higher percentage of renewable energy. In a historic 4-1 vote on Wednesday, May 24, the Solana...

  • CCA students shine at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    CCA students shine at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    Each year, more than 7 million high school students around the globe (approximately 80 countries) develop original research projects and present their work at local science competitions

  • Backlash against pot festival spurs special fair board meeting

    Backlash against pot festival spurs special fair board meeting

    All eyes in the San Diego cannabis community are set squarely on May 30 after the managers of the Del Mar Fairgrounds called for a public forum on the region’s first-ever cannabis festival. The Goodlife Festival — which is planned for Sept. 23 — is expected to draw several thousand people to the...

  • New concert venue at Del Mar Fairgrounds clears hurdle

    New concert venue at Del Mar Fairgrounds clears hurdle

    The Del Mar Fairgrounds took a significant step this week in its longtime effort to build a concert venue inside its off-track betting center,

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