Jan. 19, 2021



A San Diego County Fair “unlike any other” will be held this summer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, although the specific details may not be known until closer to the event, a fairgrounds official said Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The president of the board that oversees the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds and the nearby Del Mar Horsepark sought to reassure the public on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that the board has made no decision to permanently close the popular horse park, which is home to stables, horse shows and riding schools.

Pickleball and public tennis courts are coming to Pacific Highlands Ranch as the Pacific Highlands Ranch Recreation Group approved plans for the newest community park on Jan. 12.

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  1. Torrey Pines High School sophomore Sofie Brown is one of the voices featured in “Young People of the Pandemic”, an anthology of stories, anecdotes and poems by 10 to 21-year-old Americans.

  2. A Solana Beach scholar and native of Oaxaca, Mexico, has earned a place in the prestigious national Ronald B.

  3. Canyon Crest Academy’s Amy Villanova will be honored with the 2020 California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Byron Hoyt/Don Schmeer Band Educator Award, the top award honoring excellence in instrumental education and performance in the state of California.

  4. Jade Janks, 37, is accused of killing Thomas Merriman in his Solana Beach home. He was found New Year’s Day

  5. A proposal by the North County Transit District to install a 1.4-mile-long, 6-foot-high chain-link fence along each side of the railroad tracks atop Del Mar’s beachfront bluff drew an ocean of condemnation from city residents and council members at a council meeting on Monday, Jan. 11.

  6. Del Mar voters may get to weigh in on a controversial zoning ordinance that is intended to provide additional affordable housing units in the city’s north commercial zone, in an effort to meet state housing mandates.

  7. The founder of a new zero-waste takeout program wants to help reduce plastic waste and save money for restaurants, which typically have to pack to-go orders with single-use plastic wrappers, utensils and other items.

  8. The Log Off Movement has expanded its reach to San Diego, where the organization’s leaders are encouraging local students to adopt the cause and become more mindful of their social media usage.

  9. The City of Solana Beach is looking for volunteers to fill 16 vacancies in its five local Citizen Commissions.