Outdoors

  • Show some love to Crest Canyon at Feb. 15 event

    Show some love to Crest Canyon at Feb. 15 event

    Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by volunteering with San Diego Canyonlands in Crest Canyon in Del Mar.On Thursday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers can lend a hand in an invasive plant removal project. San Diego Canyonlands events are held every third Thursday of the month and for...

  • Discovering San Dieguito, one step and biome at a time

    Discovering San Dieguito, one step and biome at a time

    For four months, almost 50 juniors from High Tech High North County, a charter school in San Marcos, amassed eye-opening lessons on the watershed’s biology and history.

  • For Jack Ross, an adventurous life and front row seat to Del Mar history

    For Jack Ross, an adventurous life and front row seat to Del Mar history

    Last summer when his wife Barbara was out of town, Encinitas resident Jack Ross embarked on an epic journey he had his eye on for years: a border-to-border bike ride from Canada to Mexico down the coast. “It was one of those things that was like, if not now, when?” he said. “I flew up to Vancouver...

  • Residents fighting removal of 74 trees from Carmel Mission Park

    Residents fighting removal of 74 trees from Carmel Mission Park

    Opposition has grown as more Carmel Valley residents have become aware of SDG&E’s plan to remove 74 trees from Carmel Mission Park. Over the last few weeks, 1,256 people have signed a petition on change.org to “Protect endangered Torrey Pines and stop the power company from destroying San Diego.”...

  • Solana Beach paddleboarder finds unexpected glory overseas

    Solana Beach paddleboarder finds unexpected glory overseas

    International accolades were the furthest thing from Bart Schade’s mind when he went to Santa Cruz this summer for the Jay Moriarty Memorial Paddleboard Race. While the race would, for the first time, decide who was going to join the U.S. team at the world championships in September, the truth...

  • Restoration, trail proposed for San Dieguito Lagoon

    Restoration, trail proposed for San Dieguito Lagoon

    The San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority (JPA) has released its draft environmental impact report for a proposed San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration and new trail connection. The draft environmental impact report (EIR) will be available for a 45-day public review comment period through April...

  • Locals' grill table makes outdoor entertaining more interactive

    Locals' grill table makes outdoor entertaining more interactive

    Carmel Valley residents Karim and Shahin Pirani’s new business IBBQ hopes to get people to slow down from today’s fast-paced lifestyle and embrace the traditional concept of having the entire family sit down for a meal. The Piranis are bringing people together with IBBQ’s new modern outdoor grill...

  • Trail honors Marvin Gerst's legacy

    Trail honors Marvin Gerst's legacy

    The City of San Diego recently installed six signs on the Carmel Valley Restoration and Enhancement Project trails commemorating Marvin Gerst Trail. The popular Carmel Valley trail, which stretches between the eastern edge of the Palacio Del Mar neighborhood on Carmel Country Road to El Camino...

  • Local family goes on record-breaking Antarctica expedition

    Local family goes on record-breaking Antarctica expedition

    Carmel Valley residents Alex and Daria Myers and their 8-year-old son Nikolai recently went on an adventure to Antarctica’s Ross Sea, part of a cruise that broke the world record for the southernmost navigation of any vessel in the world, coming within two meters of the Ross Ice Shelf. The trio...

  • Inaugural Encinitas Half Marathon to cruise coast March 26

    Inaugural Encinitas Half Marathon to cruise coast March 26

    The inaugural Encinitas Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 26. With a fast, flat course ideal for first-timers and elites, the race is 13.1 miles on Highway 101 passing through Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff and Solana Beach. The coastal course has seven miles of ocean views with support...

  • Plant With Purpose to honor active Solana Beach volunteer Cindy Outlaw

    Plant With Purpose to honor active Solana Beach volunteer Cindy Outlaw

    It all started with a few phone calls. After traveling to Tanzania and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 2000, Solana Beach resident Cindy Outlaw decided she wanted to give back to the children of the East African country. During her trek she learned about the dilapidated state of school in her guide’s...

  • Solana Beach Sunset 5k run-walk fundraiser to be held Oct. 1

    Champions for Health, a local nonprofit foundation, recently announced that registration is open for its 3rd annual Solana Beach Sunset 5k run-walk, a fundraiser starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Fletcher Cove Park, 111 South Sierra Ave., Solana Beach. The fundraiser is billed as San Diego’s...

  • Renowned singer to perform at River Valley Fest

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-platinum composer, and North County resident Jack Tempchin will be the featured musical entertainment at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s (SDRVC) 7th Annual River Valley Fest, “Passion for the Park,” celebrating the Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary, on...

  • San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy receives grants

    The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy recently received two grants to expand its nature education program, Watershed Explorers. The conservancy received both a $10,000 “Environmental Champions” award from SDG&E and a $25,000 grant from The San Diego Foundation to support the outdoor-education...

  • Del Mar swimmer gets one more shot at Catalina relay

    Del Mar swimmer gets one more shot at Catalina relay

    Swell Guys Too set another relay record

  • KAABOO returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 16-18

    KAABOO returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 16-18

    After a successful debut last year, KAABOO is set to return to Del Mar in September. With an even bigger and better lineup, the three-day festival will feature about 100 performances on multiple stages Sept. 16-18 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including headliners Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer...

  • Summer Run Club celebrates big finish with 5K

    The Summer Run Club 5K was held in Solana Ranch Park on Sunday, Aug. 7, capping off a summer of family fitness. Led by Sheri Kono, kids and parents have gathered two mornings a week in this warm and sunny summer to log laps and work on their strength, ability and speed in a fun way. Each kid kept...

  • Local residents to participate in annual lung cancer walk

    Marlene Nadler-Moodie was given only three months to live when she was first diagnosed with lung cancer. Four years later, the Carmel Valley resident is participating in the seventh annual San Diego Free to Breathe Run/Walk on Aug. 7 at Embarcadero Marina Park North. “Nothing’s going to stop me,”...

  • Local yoga teacher/breast cancer survivor to chair Yoga for Hope

    Local yoga teacher/breast cancer survivor to chair Yoga for Hope

    Yoga teacher Claire Petretti Marti turned to what she knows best when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Encinitas resident credits the physical, mental and spiritual practice for helping her through the healing process. “Yoga is really what helped me get through everything,” Marti said....

  • Volunteers expand coastal dunes for endangered species at San Elijo Lagoon

    Volunteers expand coastal dunes for endangered species at San Elijo Lagoon

    While some San Diegans built sandcastles at the beach this past sunny Saturday, dozens of local volunteers spent hours building “sandcastles” for wildlife. About 40 people helped dig and dump sand June 18 to expand coastal dune habitat for endangered species at San Elijo Lagoon. “We’re really lucky...

  • Hiking series across San Dieguito Watershed leads to wedding

    Hiking series across San Dieguito Watershed leads to wedding

    Just as most movie buffs know the story of “When Harry Met Sally,” many San Dieguito Lagoon enthusiasts have come to learn the love story of Rob and Vicki. “We’re actually very famous,” Robert Weisgrau said as he and his new wife, Victoria Monaco, laughed. The Rancho Santa Fe couple live off of...

  • A new summer camp is opening soon for children from Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and surrounding communities.

    A new summer camp is opening soon for children from Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and surrounding communities.

    Headed by longtime Solana Beach teacher Mike Bentz, Keystone South Summer Camp is set to offer two sessions at Solana Pacific School in Carmel Valley. “We are truly a multidimensional camp experience, so we are not focused on one area or activity,” said Bentz, founder and director of Keystone South...

  • Thanksgiving Fun Run to benefit Woodward Center

    A Thanksgiving Family Fun Run to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at the Del Mar Racetrack. The event features a one-mile run around the race track. Participants receive racetrack admission, free event parking, a Fun-Run T-shirt...

  • Sixth Annual River Valley Fest

    Sixth Annual River Valley Fest

    The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy held its Sixth Annual RiverValley Fest “Connecting Communities” Oct. 11 at the Morgan Run Club & Resort. The event included a live auction led by auctioneer Stephen Hamann, and a silent auction to entice enthusiastic guests to bid on items, with all proceeds...

  • Del Mar Heights School Harvest Fest

    Del Mar Heights School Harvest Fest

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School families gathered Sept. 30 to welcome in the new school year and to celebrate the culmination of the Annual PTA Giving Campaign at the Fall Harvest Fest. The event included an ice cream truck with free ice cream and slushies, DJ, food trucks, face painting, and...

  • United by commitment, North Coast-Powered By Optimism walks for the cure

    United by commitment, North Coast-Powered By Optimism walks for the cure

    You might have seen them on the coast, walking in a pack, wearing lots of bright pink gear and on at least one Saturday, wearing funky bras on the outside of their shirts and in some cases, on top of their heads. They have fun and they can be silly, but their cause is important and their commitment...

  • Del Mar Hills Dad’s Club Movie Night and BBQ

    Del Mar Hills Dad’s Club Movie Night and BBQ

    Del Mar Hills Academy families gathered Sept. 25 for a festive Movie Night and BBQ with the Del Mar Hills Dads’ Club. The event featured a screening of the movie “Home,” which included delicious popcorn. Prior to the movie the dads grilled up hamburgers and hot dogs. Photos by McKenzie Images.

  • 1st Annual VIP 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship Beach Party

    1st Annual VIP 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship Beach Party

    The 1st Annual VIP 2015 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship Beach Party was held Sept. 26. The event was hosted by Jeff Jacobs, co-owner of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, and Annie Lawless, co-founder of SUJA Juice, to raise awareness for Challenged Athletes Foundation at the home of Jeff Jacobs....

  • Miracle League Fall Season begins!

    Miracle League Fall Season begins!

    The Miracle League fall baseball season kicked off on Sept. 12 and runs through Nov. 14. Games are played on Saturdays only and all games are played at Engel Family Field in Del Mar and Coronado Green Field in Coronado. Photos on this page are from a Sept. 19 game — The Miracle League of San Diego...

  • Del Mar Hills Academy Ice Cream Social

    Del Mar Hills Academy Ice Cream Social

    Del Mar Hills Academy families gathered to socialize and enjoy tasty, cool treats at the school’s Ice Cream Social held Sept. 11. Photos by McKenzie Images.

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