Dec. 12, 2019
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Crossroads of the West returns to Del Mar this weekend for year’s last show
Cousins Haley Parsons and Neta Sánchez will be dancing together in the California Ballet Company production of “The Nutcracker,” running Dec. 13-24 at the San Diego Civic Theater.
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Boys basketball Torrey Pines defeated Orange Glen 79-51 in a nonleague Jeff Armstrong/Horsman Automotive Tournament game on Dec. 7.
It’s not practical for a coach or team to get overly enthusiastic based on the results of a season’s first week.
Cross country: Canyon Crest standout Carlie Dorostkar won the state Division I girls state championship in decisive fashion.
It may have been the 2019 opener for the Torrey Pines girls soccer team but senior captain Tatum Lenain showed that she was already in mid-season form Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3, scoring a pair of goals to lead her Falcons to an impressive, 3-1, victory over Orange County powerhouse Mater Dei in the first match of the annual Butch Lee Memorial Tournament (hosted by Cathedral Catholic).
Each year the Miracle League of San Diego honors high school seniors who have volunteered their time for at least three years.
Torrey Pines varsity field hockey was perfect in Avocado West League play and garnered All League First Team honors for Gracie Jimenez, Faith Choe, Philine Klas, and Stella Mikolajewski, and All League Second Team honors for Erin Poe, Hailey Dewey, Leilani Llamas, and Smila Klas.
The Cardiff Mustangs youth soccer players had a chance to take the field at Pechanga Arena before the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League opened their season Nov. 24 against Turlock.
Volleyball The Torrey Pines volleyball team won its first state championship in school history as the Falcons concluded a season of dominance with a decisive 25-11, 25-23, 25-14 victory over Marin Catholic of Kentfield (Marin County) in the Open Division title game on Nov. 23.
Barefoot Coffee Roasters boasts the slogan “Serious Coffee, Happy People” and judging by the buzz in its new Cedros Design District location there is truth to the saying.
Carmel Valley resident Janice Sherman has brought her Yoga Gal classes to the new Pacific Highlands Ranch Recreation Center.
Lululemon One Paseo opened its doors in time for Black Friday on Nov. 29.
For more than 30 years, legendary surf filmmaker Taylor Steele has been traveling the world with his career in overdrive.
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When the Playwrights Project unveiled its 35th annual iteration of its Plays by Young Writers Festival, a familiar North County name popped up: Izzy Ster, a 16-year-old Carmel Valley resident and junior at Canyon Crest Academy.
Carmel Valley native and cake decorator Lisa Altfest appears on Netflix’s “Sugar Rush,” a Christmas-themed spin on the competitive baking show, creating cookies, cupcakes and a stunner of a Christmas tree cake on a time crunch with Roanna Canete of Coronado’s Gluten Free Baking Company.
Over the years, I’ve attended many holiday parties, and hosted even more. I’ve appreciated all festive offerings, and while I would never turn my nose up at a jar of caviar or good bottle of wine, the gifts I’ve enjoyed the most came from creative minds and loving hearts. A particularly memorable one was a forest green ceramic planter filled with fresh sprouting seasonal herbs, including rosemary, sage and thyme, potted in an edible soil of crumbled dark chocolate brownies. These whimsical treats can be tailor-made to accommodate the dietary restrictions of the host (low cholesterol, or gluten-, lactose-, tree nut-, or sugar-free), and preferences (mild, hot, smoky, crunchy, sweet, savory, or vegan). You will need some simple supplies like Mason jars, cruets, clear gift bags, decorative tins, ramekins, twine and labels. Now let’s get this craft party started!
From the first model train his father brought home in 1954, Cardiff resident Bob Shultz now has a collection of about 100 train sets in his home that have delighted local children and other visitors for years.
Years ago, my aunt hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people. She prepared a turkey feast from scratch and it was delicious. The next day, 18 of us had a date with the toilet bowl and were queasy for days. The only two who weren’t impacted were the vegetarians. We were all stymied and started asking questions trying to deduce the source of our illness. Remember the board game “Clue”? Well, Mrs. Peacock poisoned Mr. Boddy with a contaminated turkey leg in the dining room. Turns out that Auntie left the unwrapped, partially frozen turkey on the counter to thaw overnight, so the vegetarians were unscathed by her “fowl” deed. Here are some cautions to help keep your dinner guests healthy, happy and free from harm.
Village Church’s Village Community Chorale, with an 80-voice choir, soloists and San Diego Symphony members, will add to this year’s Christmas celebration in Rancho Santa Fe by performing all three parts of Handel’s “Messiah” Dec. 8-9, starting at 7 p.m. both days.
Local artist Margot Wallace will host a gallery opening Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. at her new gallery and studio in Rancho Santa Fe.
“Nails have been a path to artistic expression for thousands of years,” reads a sign at the entry to Oceanside Museum of Art’s supersized exhibition “Tiny Canvases: The Art of Nails.” Farther along, there’s a sign about the history of nail adornment, mentioning “manicure kits dating as far back as 3200 BCE in the tombs of Babylonian soldiers.” Babylonian soldiers? Who knew? Jan Arnold did. She’s the co-founder and style director of Creative Nail Design (CND), the company that co-produced this stunning display of nail art, which opened in October and continues through Feb. 9, 2020.
The holidays come in rapid succession this time of the year, and most of people enjoy breaking out the decorations and adding a little festivity to the season.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for recognizing the magnitude of mental health issues in our present-day society.
Color Counter, the new “go-to” location for a quick hair color fix, has become one of the busiest tenants in Carmel Valley’s One Paseo.
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