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  • Annual Del Mar Lifeguard Penguin Plunge

    Annual Del Mar Lifeguard Penguin Plunge

    Hundreds of participants welcomed the new year with a dive into the Pacific Ocean at the Annual Del Mar Lifeguard Penguin Plunge held Jan. 1 on the beach in front of the City of Del Mar Beach Safety Center. The event also included doughnuts and refreshments provided courtesy of Poseidon Restaurant....

  • Young Del Mar: Winter Solstice Concert featuring Hullabaloo

    Young Del Mar: Winter Solstice Concert featuring Hullabaloo

    Local families gathered for a special evening Dec. 21 when the Del Mar Foundation presented “Young Del Mar: Winter Solstice Concert featuring Hullabaloo” at Powerhouse Park and Beach.

  • Holiday Concert with Peter Sprague

    Holiday Concert with Peter Sprague

    Music filled the air in Del Mar Christmas Eve when American jazz artist Peter Sprague performed a concert in the L’Auberge Del Mar Amphitheater.

  • Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at Flower Hill

    Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at Flower Hill

    Congregation Beth Am held a Hanukkah Menorah Lighting event with Rabbi Earne at Flower Hill Promenade Dec. 4. The event also included snow play, shopping at the Makers Bazaar, spin the dreidel, great food and more.

  • Noche Espanola event held in support of San Diego Opera

    Noche Espanola event held in support of San Diego Opera

    San Diego Opera held a private VIP reception Dec. 1 at the Del Mar home of San Diego Opera board member Veronica Leff and her husband, Miguel. Hosted by Veronica Leff, Diana Lombrozo and Karla Espinoza, this evening, named Noche Española, brought together opera supporters as well as philanthropic...

  • Solana Beach Holiday Sing-Along

    Solana Beach Holiday Sing-Along

    Attendees enjoyed a festive evening Dec. 13 at the 32nd Annual City of Solana Beach Holiday Sing-Along held at Fletcher Cove Community Center in Solana Beach.

  • ‘Christmas Giving Back Night’

    ‘Christmas Giving Back Night’

    Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley held its “Christmas Giving Back Night” Dec. 11. The Dec. 11 event brought local organizations and the community together to join in the spirit of giving with a ceremony and check presentation honoring over $19,000 donated by Del Mar Highlands Town...

  • Del Mar Community Connections Holiday Luncheon

    Del Mar Community Connections Holiday Luncheon

    Despite cloudy skies a cheerful red--in decorations and apparel of guests--marked the annual Holiday Luncheon held by Del Mar Community Connections Dec. 5 at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Maryka Hoover served as chair of the event with entertainment provided by “The Flounders” and piano background music...

  • Jingle & Mingle fundraiser benefits Holiday Baskets Program

    Jingle & Mingle fundraiser benefits Holiday Baskets Program

    Community Resource Center (CRC), a nonprofit organization working to end hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in San Diego, held its “Jingle & Mingle” fundraiser Dec. 11 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fundraiser was held to support the 36th Annual Holiday Baskets Program, “a free and dignified...

  • North Coastal Council of PTAs Reflections Art Awards Celebration

    North Coastal Council of PTAs Reflections Art Awards Celebration

    The National PTA celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its iconic PTA Reflections Art Program this year. To mark the occasion and celebrate this year’s Council Level Finalists, the North Coastal Council of PTAs held a Art Reception and Awards Celebration on Wednesday evening, Nov. 28, at El Camino...

  • Del Mar Heights Elementary School presents Beauty and the Beast

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School presents Beauty and the Beast

    The talented, enthusiastic actors of Del Mar Heights Elementary School dazzled audiences at performances of Beauty and the Beast held Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Photos on this page were taken at a dress rehearsal for the production.

  • 27th Annual Red Nose Run

    27th Annual Red Nose Run

    Runners and walkers once again gathered to participate in the popular 27th Annual Red Nose Run 5K fun run and walk Dec. 9 on the beaches of Del Mar. The family and dog- friendly event, organized by the Low and Slow Running Club of Del Mar, benefits San Diego nonprofits Fresh Start Surgical Gifts...

  • San Diego Jewish community unites and marches together to shine light

    San Diego Jewish community unites and marches together to shine light

    Rabbi Mendel Polichenco, director of the Chabad Carmel Valley and Del Mar Jewish Center, joined the national March for Light Organization during the last night of Chanukah Dec. 9 to “spread a message of hope and a firm commitment to transforming the world from darkness to light,” according to a...

  • Snow Day at the Park

    Snow Day at the Park

    Local residents enjoyed a variety of activities at a frosty “Snow Day at the Park” Dec. 1 at Ocean Air Recreation Center in Carmel Valley. The event featured Snow Sled Run Bunny Slopes, a pancake breakfast, holiday giving, Polar Express Train, a visit from Santa, games and activities. Donations...

  • Santa by The Sea

    Santa by The Sea

    The Del Mar Village Association presented it popular Santa by the Sea and tree lighting event Dec. 2 in Del Mar at the northwest corner of Camino Del Mar and 15th Street. In addition to activities with Santa, the event included holiday treats and refreshments, holiday crafts, and more.

  • Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Event

    Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Event

    The Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission welcomed the season at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event at Fletcher Cove Park Dec. 2. In addition to festive decorations and tasty treats, the event included a visit from Santa with a fire truck escort, and entertainment by award-winning pianist...

  • Iwo Jima survivor guest speaker at Del Sol Lions meeting

    Iwo Jima survivor guest speaker at Del Sol Lions meeting

    The Del Sol Lions held its monthly membership meeting Nov. 27 at the Fletcher Cove Community Center. World War II veteran Jim Earle was the guest speaker at the event in honor of Veterans Day. Earle is an Iwo Jima survivor and also a Korean War veteran.

  • 13th annual inclusion/adapted physical education basketball tournament

    The 13th annual inclusion/adapted physical education basketball tournament took place Nov. 15 at La Costa Canyon High School. This year 10 teams with students from Torrey Pines High School, La Costa Canyon High School, Oak Crest, Diegueño, Carmel Valley and Pacific Trails middle schools participated...

  • Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run

    Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run

    Many local residents kicked off Thanksgiving Day Nov. 22 with the Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run on the Del Mar racetrack. The event also included games and prizes for kids, face painting, entertainers, holiday arts & crafts, animals from the Helen Woodward Animal Center and more. Proceeds benefit...

  • Gingerbread City Gala

    Gingerbread City Gala

    The largest Gingerbread structures on the West Coast were featured at the annual Gingerbread City Gala fundraiser on Nov. 26, held by the Epilepsy Society of San Diego County at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and attended by San Diego’s philanthropists and community leaders. The gala raises awareness...

  • Solana Beach Sunset 5K Fun Run/Walk and Wellness Expo

    Solana Beach Sunset 5K Fun Run/Walk and Wellness Expo

    Champions for Health (championsforhealth.org), formerly the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation, celebrated its fifth year hosting the Annual Solana Beach Sunset 5K Fun Run/Walk and Wellness Expo Nov. 10 at Fletcher Cove Beach Park. The event, which also featured live music, food, kids’...

  • Celebration of Lake Hodges Dam

    Celebration of Lake Hodges Dam

    The Del Mar Historical Society hosted a celebration of the Lake Hodges Dam centennial in the Del Mar Town Hall on Nov. 7. Event speakers included Andy Strathman, Ph.D., California State University San Marcos, and co-editor of The Journal of San Diego History, and Trish Boaz, executive director...

  • Dr. Curtis Chan delivers over 20,000 lbs. of candy to the Troops

    Dr. Curtis Chan delivers over 20,000 lbs. of candy to the Troops

    Dr. Curtis Chan’s 10th annual Candy Buy Back and Candy Give Back program brought in 8,688 pounds of candy for the troops this year. In addition to the 4 tons of candy, Chan also collected 3,421 hand written cards and letters to the troops by children and donations of 168 Beanie Babies. Chan proudly...

  • Veterans Day celebration held in Solana Beach

    Veterans Day celebration held in Solana Beach

    The City of Solana Beach and Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5431 jointly hosted a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the La Colonia Community Center. The event featured a “Feathers from Heaven” doves release; Camp Pendleton Young Marines participated as the honor guard; and the...

  • Solana Santa Fe Halloween Parade

    Solana Santa Fe Halloween Parade

    Solana Santa Fe Elementary School students recently participated in a festive Halloween Parade.

  • Torrey Hills PTA Reflections Showcase: ‘Heroes Around Me’

    Torrey Hills PTA Reflections Showcase: ‘Heroes Around Me’

    The Torrey Hills PTA Reflections Showcase took place Oct. 26 at the school MUR. The PTA Reflections Art program is a national PTA program that’s been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. Students in grades K-6 enter the Reflections art contest by submitting original...

  • Del Mar ‘Hillsfest’ fundraiser

    Del Mar ‘Hillsfest’ fundraiser

    Del Mar Hills Academy held its annual “HillsFest” fundraising party Nov. 3 at the Del Mar Plaza. The theme of this year’s event was “Stayin’ Alive.” All event proceeds will benefit educational programs and equipment needed this year.

  • Earl Warren Middle School Reflections Art Program Showcase

    Earl Warren Middle School Reflections Art Program Showcase

    Earl Warren Middle School students recently participated in the national PTA Reflections Art Program. This year’s theme was “Heroes Around Me.” A celebratory showcase and reception was held Oct. 30 on the new campus in the EWMS Cove attached to the Solana Beach Library. For 50 years, National PTA’s...

  • Solana Beach School District 2018 STREAM Festival

    Solana Beach School District 2018 STREAM Festival

    The Solana Beach School District and the Solana Beach Schools Foundation held the inaugural SBSD STREAM Festival featuring the theme “Launch Pad” Nov. 3 at Solana Pacific Elementary School. Students, STREAM teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs), staff, and local community members joined together...

  • TPHS Music Department Fall Concert

    TPHS Music Department Fall Concert

    The Torrey Pines High School Music Department held its Fall Concert Oct. 29 at Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theater, directed by Amy Gelb. The concert featured performances by Chorus, Advanced Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. Chorus sang five songs, which included a solo from Nola Fritz...

  • ‘Dia de los Muertos’ held in Solana Beach

    ‘Dia de los Muertos’ held in Solana Beach

    The Solana Beach 4th Annual “Dia de los Muertos” – Day of the Dead - community event took place Oct. 28 at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach. The event included live music, Piñata’s for kids, a Scavenger Hunt, a Catrin/Catrina costume contest, commemorative T-shirts for sale, oldies car show, a dance...

  • Torrey Hills PTA Reflections Showcase: ‘Heroes Around Me’

    Torrey Hills PTA Reflections Showcase: ‘Heroes Around Me’

    The Torrey Hills PTA Reflections Showcase took place Oct. 26 at the school MUR. The PTA Reflections Art program is a national PTA program that’s been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. Students in grades K-6 enter the Reflections art contest by submitting original...

  • Del Mar Hills Halloween Hoedown

    Del Mar Hills Halloween Hoedown

    Del Mar Hills Academy students and families enjoyed a festive Halloween Hoedown Oct. 26 at the school. The event included a haunted PAC, food trucks, games, a giant slide, face painting, a DJ and more.

  • ‘Shop for Kids: A Rady Children’s Happening’

    ‘Shop for Kids: A Rady Children’s Happening’

    Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary partnered with the Flower Hill Promenade Oct. 25 to host a day of shopping with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center at Rady Children’s Hospital. A wine and cheese reception was also held in the west...

  • CCA ‘Art Uncorked’ fundraiser

    CCA ‘Art Uncorked’ fundraiser

    “ART UNCORKED,” the annual fundraiser for the fine arts program at Canyon Crest Academytook place Oct. 27 at the home of Nancy and Drake Coker. The event was the fourth annual cocktail soiree to benefit Envision Visual Arts, a unique program that offers participating CCA students professional artistic...

  • Solana Vista and Skyline Schools Halloween Carnival

    Solana Vista and Skyline Schools Halloween Carnival

    Solana Vista and Skyline Elementary School families enjoyed a fun-filled Halloween Carnival Oct. 21. The event included games, rides, great food, vendors, prizes, costume contest, pony rides, petting zoo and more. Event proceeds benefit the Solana Beach Schools Foundation which support the Discovery...

  • Ashley Falls Spooky House

    Ashley Falls Spooky House

    Ashley Falls families kicked off the festive Halloween season with the school’s popular annual Spooky House event held Oct. 19.

  • Rotary Club of Del Mar Chili & Quackers

    Rotary Club of Del Mar Chili & Quackers

    The Rotary Club of Del Mar Chili & Quackers challenge took place at Del Mar Powerhouse Park Oct. 20. The event featured a fun afternoon at the beach and included chili, hot dogs and beverages, face painting for kids and a steel drum musician before participants headed down to the shore to watch...

  • 36th Beach Fun Run

    36th Beach Fun Run

    Jake’s Del Mar held its 36th Annual Beach Fun Run Oct. 13. The 5k Fun Run started and finished directly in front of Jake’s, and was followed by a beach party featuring a brunch buffet prepared by Chef Duvinh, complimentary drinks, live music from Tower 7, entertainment from Pride of Polynesia and...

  • Del Mar Heights Harvest Festival

    Del Mar Heights Harvest Festival

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School students and families celebrated the season at the 2018 Harvest Festival held Oct. 3. In addition to a horse-drawn hay ride, western inflatable obstacle course and the 2nd annual pie-eating contest, the event featured a pumpkin patch with proceeds going to Feed...

  • Reception held for exhibit by artist Kevin Anderson celebrating the centennial of Lake Hodges

    Reception held for exhibit by artist Kevin Anderson celebrating the centennial of Lake Hodges

    Solana Beach is celebrating the centennial of Lake Hodges, a creation that made it possible to irrigate the city’s early farms and neighborhoods, with an exhibit by local artist Kevin Anderson at Solana Beach City Hall, 635 S. Hwy. 101, Solana Beach, Oct. 1 through Nov. 15. An opening reception...

  • Beatles vs. Stones concert benefits Hospital Infantil de las Californias

    Beatles vs. Stones concert benefits Hospital Infantil de las Californias

    Beatles vs. Stones performed at The Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 6, to raise funds for state-of-the-art surgical equipment at the Hospital Infantil de las Californias. Funds raised will also support the Hospital’s “Programa de Apoyo a Pacientes Indigentes” (program for indigent patients)...

  • ‘Cinema UNCUT: An Evening with Javier Grillo-Marxuach’

    ‘Cinema UNCUT: An Evening with Javier Grillo-Marxuach’

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation hosted “Cinema UNCUT: An Evening with Javier Grillo-Marxuach,” Sept. 29 at the Canyon Crest Academy Black Box theater to raise money for its award-winning Envision Cinema program and school television show, CCA-TV. Grillo-Marxuach is best known as one of the...

  • Del Mar Dance for Diabetes

    Del Mar Dance for Diabetes

    Diabetes Research Connection held its inaugural Del Mar Dance for Diabetes benefit Sept. 29, at the Del Mar Plaza. The event featured live music provided by Susan Foster and Encore Event Entertainment, great food, a silent auction and more. The Del Mar-based nonprofit’s mission is to “connect donors...

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary BocceFest San Diego

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary BocceFest San Diego

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary held its annual Bocce Festival Sept. 30 at Surf Cup Sports Park, which includes a day of bocce, friends, and beer. The event raises funds for numerous community and international charitable programs. Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary is a leadership organization of local business,...

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