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  • Has a Solana Beach man re-invented the broom?

    Has a Solana Beach man re-invented the broom?

    It all started with a goal to create something that would remove sand from the putting greens on golf courses. Eben Dobson’s lightweight, bristle comb broom swept the particles into the grass with ease. "Sand was all over the putting green from people hitting bunker shots, and they were slapping...

  • Del Mar council approves city manager pay raise

    Del Mar council approves city manager pay raise

    The Del Mar City Council granted City Manager Scott Huth a pay raise and bonus at the council meeting Dec. 3. Following the council's 4 to 1 vote — with Council member Dave Druker dissenting — Huth will be paid $226,114, a 2 percent merit increase from his current base salary of $221,680, beginning...

  • Del Mar Council considers adding bluff language into resort plan

    Del Mar Council considers adding bluff language into resort plan

    The Del Mar City Council is grappling with how to maintain a bluff preserve that would neighbor a proposed, controversial five-star resort. The council on Dec. 3 considered including goals, policies and standards for the North Bluff Preserve in the Del Mar Resort's specific plan so the city has...

  • The Winston School helps those with learning differences succeed

    The Winston School helps those with learning differences succeed

    For nearly 30 years, the middle and high school in Del Mar has offered a place for students with learning differences, who don't thrive in traditional school settings.

  • Solana Beach's energy plan meeting expectations, city says

    Solana Beach's energy plan meeting expectations, city says

    While Solana Beach's community choice aggregation program has met city expectations this year, consultants are cautioning that revenues could be lower than projected in the coming years. During the first three months of the city's Solana Energy Alliance (SEA) program — which Solana Beach launched...

  • Solana Beach residents to vote on marijuana ordinance

    Solana Beach residents to vote on marijuana ordinance

    Solana Beach residents will decide if marijuana retailers, cultivation and delivery should be allowed in the city. The Solana Beach City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 28 to put the issue to a vote in the 2020 election, after a group called the Alliance for Safe Access successfully gathered...

  • After resident spots burglars on remote camera, San Diego police chase ends in crash, 2 arrests

    After resident spots burglars on remote camera, San Diego police chase ends in crash, 2 arrests

    A San Diego resident using a remote surveillance camera spotted two men breaking into the resident’s home Monday evening, Nov. 26, prompting a police response that led to a pursuit, a crash, an air and ground search and, finally, two suspects in handcuffs, police said.

  • City council to discuss Solana Highlands project

    City council to discuss Solana Highlands project

    The fate of a proposed Solana Beach re-development project that has been contested by neighbors for three years is now in the hands of the city council. The city's View Assessment Commission (VAC) on Nov. 20 unanimously approved developer H.G. Fenton's proposed Solana Highlands project to be sent...

  • Solana Beach dishearteningly accepts state agency's seawall fee

    Solana Beach dishearteningly accepts state agency's seawall fee

    The Solana Beach City Council has unanimously approved a seawall fee after a decade of study and discussion. Adhering to a 12-month delay granted by the California Coastal Commission in January, the council on Nov. 13 agreed to the state agency's wage rate of 67 percent, based on the seawall's...

  • Del Mar Plaza announces new retailers opening Dec. 1

    Del Mar Plaza announces new retailers opening Dec. 1

    The Del Mar Plaza has announced the early December openings of Sea Biscuit Del Mar, a lifestyle boutique, and fitness studio Kim Kelly Fit. Del Mar Plaza’s new additions complement existing tenants, including Pacifica Del Mar and, Lorna Jane, Salon Republic, Il Fornaio, Banana Republic and Gary’s...

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