The owners of the Del Mar Plaza have plans to reinvest in the center by bringing in new tenants, a property manager confirmed Sept. 24. Peaches En Regalia, which opened at the Plaza in 1989, will close Sept. 30 to allow owner Patricia Straight to retire. On Sept. 22, the Del Mar Art Center Gallery...
After scrapped ideas, including a Del Mar Police Department, city council members on Sept. 17 cautiously moved forward with a multifaceted approach to help make the city safer. The council approved 3 to 2 — with Council members Terry Sinnott and Dave Druker opposing — to appropriate $135,000 to...
The City of Del Mar will move forward with plans to revitalize parts of Camino Del Mar after the city council unanimously voted Sept. 17 to approve the city's entire Downtown Streetscape plan. The council was in agreement that it's "past time" for the longtime downtown project — which would bring...
The San Dieguito Union School District board approved pay raises for all classified employees at its Sept. 13 meeting -- .05 percent salary increases that have already been given to all management and certificated teachers.
The four candidates for Del Mar City Council faced off in a forum on Thursday, Sept. 13, answering questions from the public on a variety of topics, from affordable housing to short-term rentals to downtown revitalization.
In a La Jolla hospital Monday, Sept. 17, an Escondido man pleaded not guilty to charges he opened fire at the Del Mar Fairgrounds when he couldn't get into a sold-out Ice Cube concert over Labor Day weekend. New details of the accusations against Daniel Elizarraras, 22, emerged after his arraignment,...
Two people were killed this morning, Sept. 15, when the vehicle they were in crashed into a tree in the Torrey Highlands area of San Diego. Officers responded at 1:40 a.m. to the intersection of Carmel Valley Road and Torrey Del Mar Drive and located a crashed Honda Accord and two victims, according...
The San Dieguito Union High School District board has appointed Robert Haley as the new superintendent, pending negotiation and approval of an employment contract.
The 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors, which oversees the state-owned fairgrounds, voted 8-1 Tuesday, Sept. 11, to discontinue holding the shows in 2019.
After heavy opposition from Solana Beach residents, the Solana Beach City Council may not consider three of four proposed roundabouts along Lomas Santa Fe. In the council comments portion of the meeting held Sept. 11, council member Lesa Heebner clarified direction made to the city manager at the...
A City Council Candidate Forum for the residents of Solana Beach will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club located at 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
The League of Women Voters will host a City Council Candidate Forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Town Hall at the Del Mar Civic Center.
Those who have a history of renting their homes to vacationers in Del Mar's residential neighborhoods can continue to do so, at least until the legal wrangling over the rules for short-term rentals can be settled, the City Council has decided.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the City Council unanimously approved changes to the rules, allowing dogs to be on the beach in the early morning hours north of 25th Street, and also directed city staff to ramp up its enforcement efforts regarding rules for walking dogs on the beach.
Erosion, lack of beach access are among the concerns
The Del Mar Union School board revisited its school safety resolution on Aug. 29 and decided not to include an outright ban on semi-automatic or assault weapons. A group of parents has been requesting the ban since the board passed the safety resolution without one in April.
Anthony Kang, who graduated in June from Canyon Crest, part of the San Dieguito Union High School District, was one of 20 students across the country to win scholarships from the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.
A sheriff's deputy shot a man Sunday, Sept. 2, after he pulled a gun and fired several shots when he was told he couldn’t get a ticket to the sold-out Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, authorities said.
A man who taught at a San Diego high school earlier this year was behind bars Friday, Aug. 31, in San Bernardino County for allegedly sending nude photos of himself and trying to meet with an online contact he thought was a 14-year-old boy, authorities said. Riverside County resident Javier Francisco...
Torrey Pines High School Foundation recently announced that Zephyr Fletcher, great granddaughter of Col. Ed Fletcher, a prominent real estate and land developer of many areas in San Diego, most especially in Del Mar and Solana Beach, assumed the position of executive director July 16.
Feedback gathered in interviews from a few of several hundred area residents who attended Del Mar’s second Citizens Participation Program session on the project tended to be negative.
The gift will fund six new endowed chairs in the school’s Department of Ophthalmology, which will be renamed the Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology.
The funds will be used to advance the Salk Cancer Center’s highest research priorities, including new investigations into five of the deadliest cancers: lung, pancreatic, brain (glioblastoma), ovarian and triple-negative breast.
Following an extensive search, Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center recently announced it has appointed Patricio “Patrick” A. Frias, M.D. to be its new president and chief executive officer.
The mother of a Cathedral Catholic High School student was sentenced Friday, Aug. 24, to 11 years, eight months in state prison after admitting she had guided a teen to sell drugs to a network of other students.
The 18-year-old who sped the wrong way down state Route 805 Thursday, Aug. 23, crashing into a SUV and killing himself, a 12-year-old girl and her mother, was a YouTube star who had made a small fortune in video gaming gambling, according to authorities and hundreds of gaming fans on Twitter.
Solana Beach residents over-packed city hall on Aug. 22, largely with one message for the city council: roundabouts don't belong on Lomas Santa Fe Drive. The four proposed roundabouts — dotted along the east side of the four-lane road between Las Banderas and Highland, which is a little less than...
As another school year is set to begin, school safety is the top issue on many people's minds. SDUHSD is working to partner with Sandy Hook Promise this year to provide safety and wellness initiatives.
Don’t worry.” That was the assurance that Del Mar CEO Joe Harper had to make time and again before the Breeders’ Cup was staged for the first time at the seaside racetrack last November. Going back many years, there were people who never envisioned that horse racing’s two days of world championships...
The Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) has announced the upcoming retirement of SFID District General Manager Michael Bardin.
A labor union has filed an environmental lawsuit seeking to block construction of a 72-acre project near Rancho Peñasquitos that many consider a new model for suburban development in San Diego.
Proponents of medical marijuana have about 16 months to prove they can hold a responsible educational event without allowing the drug’s possession and use at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Ongoing opposition to gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds continued in the agency’s board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14, though the panel was not scheduled to take any action. Fourteen members of the public spoke during the public comment section of the 22nd District Agricultural Association’s directors...
The seventh annual One Love Movement event will feature yoga, live music, vendors, food and libations to raise money to support a local anti-bullying program, as well as a shelter for abandoned babies in Seoul, Korea and a shelter home for 17 kids in India.
Herb Taft was selected Aug. 7 to take over for former Captain John Maryon, who was promoted in late July to the commander of the county's court services bureau.
A Torrey Pines High School graduate whose online threats in May prompted school officials to cancel classes for a day was sentenced Friday, Aug. 10, to a residential treatment facility and placed on probation for five years.
Two of the claims filed against the city of Del Mar by former head lifeguard Pat Vergne have been dismissed, City Attorney Leslie Devaney said last week.
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the club of failing to protect female employees from a general manager who allegedly groped them, solicited nude photographs and even offered one woman to male customers for lap dances.
Seven years ago, while in college, Ari Mannis decided to enter a stand-up comedy competition on a whim. From there, the Del Mar native has gone on to share the stage with various comedians in Southern California but will soon tackle his biggest performance yet — the KAABOO comedy stage. Mannis,...
Dog owners will be able to walk their pets off-leash in certain areas of Del Mar's beach in the early morning hours under a change to the rules approved by the Del Mar City Council.
Del Mar voters will cast ballots on two local initiatives in the November election, one regarding proposed changes in the rules for beachfront development, and the other related to a proposed mixed-use project at the corner of Camino Del Mar and 10th Street.
SANDAG recently acquired nearly 112 acres of native habitat and old agricultural lands in Carmel Valley, according to a news release.
San Dieguito Union High School District’s superintendent search firm wrapped up its community input sessions and online survey, looking to present the final leadership profile for the district’s next leader to the board on Aug. 9. The firm of Hazard, Attea and Associates (HYA), which recently placed...
Significant infrastructure upgrades to improve water quality in San Dieguito Lagoon and Stevens Creek marine protected areas are scheduled to begin next week at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Interim Superintendent Larry Perondi will be recommending to the San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees interim administrative assignments for the first semester of the 2018-19 school year.
Nearly two weeks after falling off his horse and sustaining a spinal cord injury in Del Mar, Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza walked into a conference room at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas on Aug. 2 and said he's hoping he'll ride again someday but his main focus is getting better. Espinoza,...
Solana Beach School Board member Julie Union enjoys sharing pertinent articles to support parents through the twists and turns of modern day parenting. The Facebook page Parent Education Connection began in 2014 and currently has over 400 followers.
Safer, smoother walking, biking, driving and busing as well as more fetching roadsides along Lomas Santa Fe Drive are envisioned in plans to revamp the thoroughfare. The four-lane, 2-mile road straddles Interstate 5 and is the only east-west route that traverses the entire city from the coast to...
The San Dieguito Union High School District is pushing back on the San Diego County Board of Education’s decision to reverse a student’s one-year expulsion for making a threat of violence to Torrey Pines High School.
With Tyler Baze in the saddle, War Heroine traveled the mile on the turf course in 1:34.90.