Feb. 21, 2020
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As the Solana Beach School District prepares to break ground on the new Solana Vista School this summer, the board is facing an important decision about where students will be housed during the one-year construction.
The Solana Beach School District adopted its new by-trustee area map that will be used for the upcoming November 2020 elections.
The Solana Beach City Council will hold a hearing March 11 over rates for Solana Energy Alliance customers, following regulatory changes that will impact the program’s finances.
Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra returns to Encinitas March 1 Encinitas Friends of the Arts will present a concert featuring the internationally-renowned Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra on Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024.
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Top-seeded Cathedral Catholic and second seed Torrey Pines delivered home victories in Tuesday night’s CIF Boys’ Soccer Open Division Quarterfinal action and neighborhood counterpart Canyon Crest, the sixth seed, joined next Tuesday’s semi-final party as the only lower seed to survive the first round of the playoffs.
The girls Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks G2007 Flex team won the first round of Cal South State Cup in Lancaster on Feb. 15-16.
When it comes to girls’ high school soccer in San Diego, the North Coast is where the action is.
In a game with huge Avocado West League championship implications, the Torrey Pines boys soccer team scored four goals in the first 20 minutes Tuesday night, Feb. 11, en route to a 5-0 runaway victory at Canyon Crest Academy.
No matter the sport, the single element that translates most directly to long-term success at the high school level is coaching.
The 11th-ranked (Max Preps) Carlsbad boys’ basketball team held Torrey Pines’ stars Brandon Angel and Chris Howell to just eight points each Friday, Jan. 31, but it wasn’t enough as the No. 7 Falcons used a balanced attack to defeat the visiting Lancers, 59-48, in a rematch of the Avocado West League’s top two teams.
The Del Mar Women’s Giving Collective has received nonprofit status from the IRS, and the group is in the process of selecting other San Diego-based nonprofits to receive a share of $45,000 in funding issued for its third grant cycle.
A group of local high school students in a club called Project H.O.P.E. recently raised $4,000 in supplies and monetary donations to support underprivileged and homeless students at downtown San Diego’s Monarch School and Cristo Rey High School.
Serena & Lily, a Sausalito-based home and lifestyle brand, will open in One Paseo this summer.
Canyon Crest Academy is holding its most important fundraising event of the year on May 2, “Yesterday|Today|Tomorrow, A Gala For Our Students’ Future.”
Helen Woodward Animal Center gives kids exploring career a hands-on experience with animals and medical care
San Diego Jewish Academy on Feb. 7 welcomed Isaac Herzog, chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, to celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Tu B’Shvat and to offer support to Hagit Cohen-Hamo, a teacher whose son was injured in a terror attack in Jerusalem.
On the evening of Feb. 8, 2020, almost 1,000 art-lovers and techies turned out for the opening of “Illumination,” at San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in Balboa Park. Subtitled “21st Century Interactions with Art, Science and Technology,” the show paired 16 local artists with scientists from seven different La Jolla-based research institutions to see what kind of artworks could result from their interactions in the fields of Global Health, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Touch-Screen Technology. The artists and scientists seemed to appreciate the opportunity to connect with each other, and an additional 10 artists were invited to create their own works on similar themes.
Here comes “Fly,” a new Wendy-centered musical opening at La Jolla Playhouse Feb. 18. And it’s offering a whole new Pan-orama, with a re-imagined Wendy taking center stage. Book-writer (and co-lyricist) Rajiv Joseph is a playwright best known for his Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” and “Guards at the Taj,” which had a controversial production at the Playhouse in 2016. (I loved it.) “Fly” is an offbeat take on J.M. Barrie’s “Peter and Wendy,” a 1911 novel that was the Scottish-born, London-based writer’s follow-up to his hugely successful 1904 play “Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Would Never Grow Up.”
Le Macaron French Pastries has arrived in Carmel Valley’s One Paseo, a new sweet shop serving up authentic French macarons.
San Diego International Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Feb. 13-23, 2020 will show 35 films in four different venues: Reading Cinemas Town Square in Clairemont, Garfield Theatre at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park, and La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas. There’s a lot to choose from, with dramas, comedies and documentaries about the arts, history, sports, family conflicts, and Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Casey Cep weaves together three intriguing stories in her new book – a string of mysterious deaths linked to a southern preacher who may have dabbled in voodoo, a liberal attorney with political ambitions in deeply conservative Alabama, and the attempted comeback of a beloved author.
Eilene Zimmerman had been divorced from her husband, Peter, for several years when she began to notice something wasn’t right.
“The Great Leap,” a basketball-centric play, is coming to Old Town San Diego’s Cygnet Theatre Jan. 22, 2020. Written by multi-award-winner Lauren Yee, it was one of the 10 most-produced plays in the United States in 2019, along with her “Cambodian Rock Band,” recently staged at La Jolla Playhouse. “The Great Leap,” which premiered in Denver in 2018, is about an American basketball team going to China for an exhibition game. There’s more than a game at stake; there are long-buried personal histories, a clash of dreams and ambitions, and the main setting is Beijing in 1989, when student protesters were about to be massacred in Tienanmen Square. With all this going on, there’s still plenty of humor — one of the playwright’s conspicuous gifts.
If you’re looking for “fashion forward” locally, look no further than MJH Studios, located in the newly renovated Polo Plaza on Via de la Valle.
Since setting up an estate planning practice in San Diego, local attorney Daniel Weiner said he’s been on a mission to educate businesses, parents and others about some of the misconceptions of estate planning, and guide them through the arcane process of making sure they keep their families out of court and conflict and preserve their wealth.
Polo Plaza, a North County landmark property, is getting a new look and feel, thanks to LPC West, the West Coast operating platform for Lincoln Property Company.
The Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks, a nonprofit, volunteer organization, has been developing youth soccer players of all ages and skill levels in North County since 1970.
Now that it’s the New Year and the rapid succession of fall-to-winter holidays has passed, it’s time to get more organized and properly store holiday decorations away. Most people enjoy breaking out decorations to add a little festivity during the holidays. But sometimes that trip to the garage can leave you scratching your head — like where did you store the holiday decorations or that special set of holiday place settings? Or who put the big tabletop turkey in with the Halloween costumes? There are simple ways to get more organized, and Solana Beach Storage and Morena Storage have some strategies for getting organized in the New Year — and storing things properly to help take some stress out of 2020 holidays to come.
Jackson Design and Remodeling’s award-winning team of designers and architects have compiled their annual list of the top design trends for the new year. Continuing an evolving movement toward expressing individuality in home design, 2020 trends range from the humble to the bold. Organic handmade elements, “lived in” minimalism and “Japandi” design connect with an emphasis on simplicity and wellness. On the other end of the (decidedly retro) spectrum are bold geometrics, 3-D walls, and nostalgia for colors and materials from the 1970s and 1980s.
Visions of Mary Poppins and Bert, the chimney sweep, come to mind when you think about Steven Carter. He is a real-life, present-day chimney sweep of the highest order. In fact, he’s called a Master Sweep in the old English tradition, and he’s swept more than 40,000 chimneys during his career. Chim Chim Cheree indeed. Carter is founder of Chimney Sweeps, Inc. He started the company in 1985, and is based in Lakeside, although the company services chimneys across San Diego County. He has more than 30,000 customers. His philosophy is simple: “Your chimney is part of your house. If the chimney goes, so goes the house. We take care of your chimney thus we take care of your home.”