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  • Solana Energy Alliance seeing higher revenues, lower expenses

    Solana Energy Alliance seeing higher revenues, lower expenses

    Solana Beach city staff said Wednesday, Feb. 13 that the city is seeing favorable results in its community choice aggregation program. Financial results through December 2018 show the Solana Energy Alliance (SEA) program, which launched in June as an alternative to San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E),...

  • Five routes proposed for Del Mar train tunnel as reinforcement of eroding bluffs continues

    Five routes proposed for Del Mar train tunnel as reinforcement of eroding bluffs continues

    Five possible routes for moving the train tracks off the eroding Del Mar bluffs were outlined this week by regional transportation officials. Four of the ideas involve twin sets of tracks drilled or bored through the ground as deep as 270 feet beneath the surface and up to a mile or more inland....

  • Del Mar Council creates new subcommittees, divides existing group

    Del Mar Council creates new subcommittees, divides existing group

    The Del Mar City Council will add new subcommittees and split an existing one into two groups. Following discussions at a recent retreat, the council decided Monday, Feb. 11 to add subcommittees for sea level rise, as well as the Watermark and Del Mar Resort projects. The governing body also agreed...

  • Del Mar City Council approves bluff policy language

    Del Mar City Council approves bluff policy language

    The Del Mar City Council is taking precautionary measures to protect and maintain a bluff preserve that would neighbor a proposed, controversial five-star resort. On Monday, Feb. 11, the council voted 4-1 — with council member Ellie Haviland casting the lone "no" vote — to approve language in a...

  • Two-alarm fire causes $200K in damage to Del Mar home

    Two-alarm fire causes $200K in damage to Del Mar home

    A two-story home in Del Mar was damaged by an early morning fire Monday, Feb. 11, that may have started in the home's fireplace, officials said.

  • Solana Beach begins discussions to replace 75-year-old Marine Safety Center

    Solana Beach begins discussions to replace 75-year-old Marine Safety Center

    Solana Beach has begun taking steps to replace its 75-year-old Marine Safety Center at Fletcher Cove with a larger and safer building more suitable to today's lifeguards and beachgoers. City staff and the architects behind the project, Domus Studio Architecture, gathered feedback and input from...

  • Del Mar residents call for changes to tree ordinance

    Del Mar residents call for changes to tree ordinance

    Following the toppling of a 75-foot-tall tree in Point Loma that killed two people last month, Del Mar residents are urging the city council to revisit its tree ordinance to help prevent such a tragedy in the north coastal city and maintain views. The city's current ordinance protects Torrey pines...

  • Solana Beach residents to vote on proposed senior care facility

    Solana Beach residents to vote on proposed senior care facility

    The fate of a proposed senior care facility — nearly eight years in the works — has been placed in the hands of Solana Beach voters. The Solana Beach City Council on Jan. 30 unanimously approved sending the project to a special election on May 7. Voters will weigh in on the project with mail-in...

  • Wounded veterans cycle through Del Mar in Soldier Ride

    Wounded veterans cycle through Del Mar in Soldier Ride

    More than 40 wounded veterans rode through Del Mar as part of the Soldier Ride, which raises awareness for former soldiers.

  • Pita House brings the Mediterranean to Solana Beach

    Pita House brings the Mediterranean to Solana Beach

    Two cousins are bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Solana Beach. Micheline Mattar and Mike Shamshoum opened the second location of Micheline's Pita House in the Solana Beach Towne Center in late January, following three years of success in La Jolla. The fast, casual restaurant combines flavors...

  • CCA students give back by tutoring other kids

    CCA students give back by tutoring other kids

    A group of Canyon Crest Academy students have set out to help their younger peers find educational success by volunteering for tutoring services on the weekends. CCA's Tutor Outreach Club was founded last year after the students were influenced by an East Coast nonprofit called Inspire, which works...

  • Santa Fe Irrigation District announces hiring of new general manager

    Santa Fe Irrigation District announces hiring of new general manager

    Albert Lau, currently the director of engineering and planning with the Padre Dam Municipal Water District in East County, will assume his new role on Monday, March 4.

  • SDUHSD 2019-2020 high school selection window to open Feb. 14

    SDUHSD 2019-2020 high school selection window to open Feb. 14

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) high school selection window for the 2019-2020 school year will open on Feb. 14, 2019 at 8 a.m. and will close on March 1, 2019 at 4 p.m. During the high school selection window, all current SDUHSD 8th grade students must select the high school...

  • Judge vacates Clews' sentence, sets new sentencing hearing

    Judge vacates Clews' sentence, sets new sentencing hearing

    New information in the case of Christian Clews, a Carmel Valley horse ranch owner sentenced last Feb. to 17.5 years in federal prison on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography, has caused the judge in the case to vacate Clews' sentence and set a new sentencing hearing in March.

  • Update: Missing Carmel Valley man found

    Update: Missing Carmel Valley man found

    Carmel Valley resident Ignacio Herrera, 76, who suffers from dementia, is missing, according to the San Diego Police Department.

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