Halie Johnson

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  • Baby sperm whale beached on Torrey Pines beach

    By City News Service A baby sperm whale kept rescuers from Sea World busy into the early morning hours Monday after it came ashore at Torrey Pines State Beach, a video photographer said. The square-faced gray-brown colored mammal turned up at around 9:30 Sunday night, the photographer said, near...

  • Construction on Sunrise Powerlink begins

    By City News Service Construction officially began Thursday on a 117-mile transmission line that will carry electricity from the Imperial Valley to San Diego, but that critics say will harm the environment. Sunrise Powerlink was fought for years by back-county residents and environmentalists, who...

  • Kehoe introduces bill to sell fairgrounds to Del Mar

    Kehoe introduces bill to sell fairgrounds to Del Mar

    By City News Service Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, Monday introduced legislation to pave the way for the sale of the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds to the city of Del Mar. The 340-acre parcel west of Interstate 5 is one of a number of properties that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to unload...

  • Del Mar, Carmel Valley water supply to get additional fluoride

    Del Mar, Carmel Valley water supply to get additional fluoride

    By City News Service Additional fluoride will be added to the water used in San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Imperial Beach beginning Dec. 22 to meet standards set by the California Department of Public Health. Fluoride is placed in imported water earlier in the treatment process and also naturally...

  • Del Mar area Radio Shack robbed

    Del Mar area Radio Shack robbed

    By City News Service San Diego police Tuesday were on the lookout for three men who robbed The Radio Shack in the Del Mar area. Two of the men wore bandanas over their faces as they robbed the business at 2727 Via de la Valle about 9 p.m. Monday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros....

  • SANDAG, county buy more than 70 acres of Del Mar Mesa Preserve to protect

    By City News Service More than 70 acres of sensitive habitat in the North County will be preserved, under a joint purchase announced Friday by the San Diego Association of Governments and county of San Diego. The agencies paired up to buy 40 acres along Escondido Creek south of San Marcos, and...

  • Falcons miss out on CIF finals, lose to Vista 20-17

    Torrey Pines' amazing football season came to an end on Thursday night as they lost in the semi-finals to Vista, 20-17. The game was tied 17-17 deep into the fourth quarter — with three minutes left in the game the Panthers kicked a 23-yard winning field goal. The loss marked the end of a great...

  • Del Mar TV to host oceans talk, screen underwater footage

    Dive from the sky and into the deep blue ocean in the second of Del Mar Televisions Foundation's Oceans Awareness Series. Former curator for field operations for the Marine Biology Research Division at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Eddie Kisfaludy and American Academy of Underwater Sciences...

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