Solana Beach Sun

  • Solana Beach schools building up support for students' social, emotional needs

    Solana Beach schools building up support for students' social, emotional needs

    The Solana Beach School District is taking steps toward implementing a comprehensive and innovative social and emotional learning program in the coming school year that supports all students. The continuum of services aims to provide all students with relationship skills, connections to a trusted...

  • One-story design for new Solana Vista School approved

    One-story design for new Solana Vista School approved

    The Solana Beach School District board Feb. 13 approved the schematic design for the new Solana Vista School, set to begin construction next summer. The new one-story design calls for replacing the 38-year-old campus of mostly portables with 24 total permanent classrooms (eight specialty classrooms),...

  • SBSD to use existing space to handle influx of students from PHR

    SBSD to use existing space to handle influx of students from PHR

    At its Feb. 13 meeting, the Solana Beach School District board approved staff’s recommendation to utilize the available open seats districtwide to accommodate incoming Pacific Highlands Ranch students. Staff plans to return to the board in October to determine the criteria for how and when housing...

  • 2020 Board of Supervisor races start to take form, at least for Democrats

    2020 Board of Supervisor races start to take form, at least for Democrats

    Four months ago residents in San Diego County elected two new county supervisors for the first time in decades, launching a period of dramatic change in the region.

  • Solana Beach council approves first salary increase in 11 years

    Solana Beach council approves first salary increase in 11 years

    Solana Beach City Council members will see an increase in their monthly paychecks for the first time in 11 years. The council on Wednesday, Feb. 13 unanimously approved about a 20 percent increase for city council members and a 35 percent raise for the mayor, effective for those on the dais after...

  • 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),...

  • Culture Brewing turns six in Solana Beach

    Culture Brewing turns six in Solana Beach

    Culture Brewing will celebrate its sixth anniversary at its flagship location in Solana Beach on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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