Jaysonron Anuran Muncal admitted to masturbating in his car on June 5, after pulling next to a jogger and asking her for directions as she pushed her child in a stroller, Chief Deputy City Attorney Mike Giorgino said.
An additional open forum will be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Union High School District District Office Board Room.
Once again, supporters and opponents of allowing short-term vacation rentals in Del Mar's residential neighborhoods sparred at the City Council meeting on Monday, July 16.
The council voted 4-1, with Councilman Terry Sinnott opposed, to support a resolution proposed by Mayor Dwight Worden and Councilwoman Ellie Haviland, at its meeting on Monday, July 16.
The Del Mar Union School District board is now moving ahead with a facilities plan to operate nine district schools, keeping both Del Mar schools and building a new school in East Pacific Highlands Ranch.
The Solana Beach City Council approved new labor agreements with firefighters, and other city employee groups at its meeting on Wednesday, July 11. On a 5-0 vote, the council approved a tentative agreement for a new four-year contract with the Solana Beach Firefighters Association, which calls...
A raised section of concrete in a storm drain alongside a bike lane is at the center of a $10 million lawsuit filed by a Carmel Valley man, who alleges the defect caused him to crash his bike and suffer debilitating injuries.
The Eagle Scholarship is awarded annually to one new incoming freshman who excels academically, puts his/her faith in action, displays outstanding leadership skills, and has demonstrated financial need.
The city of Solana Beach has agreed to purchase a vacant parcel of land next to La Colonia Park in the Eden Gardens neighborhood for $2.8 million, for use in a future park expansion.
At the entrance to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a young woman wearing an anti-gun violence shirt played a flute while, across the street, two men waved a 5-foot-tall cutout of a black AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at passing cars. That was the kind of contrast visible Saturday morning, July 14, to all...
A group of San Diego gun owners, worried that the Del Mar Fairgrounds might not renew its controversial gun shows, issued a challenge Friday, July 13, to anyone who can prove illegal sales have taken place there.
With no discussion, the Solana Beach City Council gave final approval to a plan to hold district elections for council positions in 2020, as well as allowing voters to directly choose a mayor for the first time. The unanimous vote came at the council's meeting on Tuesday, July 10. It brought to...
After years of planning, false starts and community debate, the Solana Beach City Council approved a mixed-use development at Highway 101 and Dahlia Drive, on the site of a former mobile home park that neighbors described as an "eyesore." The action to approve the Solana 101 project came on a unanimous...
July 18 is Opening Day at Del Mar, one of the major events on the San Diego social calendar. The scene is jubilant and colorful, filled with over-the-top headgear, fashionable wardrobes, bright jockey silks and gleaming horses.
The 36-day meet at the seaside oval will commence July 18 and continue through Labor Day, Sept. 3, featuring 41 stakes races worth $7.3 million and plenty of activities for people of all ages.
This year’s San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, greeted 1,561,236 guests to a magical candyland of summertime fun over its 26-day run with the theme “How Sweet It Is.”
Alexis Ng, an eighth-grade student at Santa Fe Christian Schools, has been acknowledged for her poetic works by prominent poet Viet Mai, after her performance at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park.
Chloe Buckly, a 27-year-old surfer, who was starting her second summer as a city lifeguard, was killed in a solo car crash on state Route 52 early Saturday morning June 30.
A battle between wealthy Del Mar property owners over a literal line in the sand could go to the ballot box in November.
Del Mar’s Measure B is dead. The City Council’s five members unanimously agreed Monday, July 2, to bury the long-standing requirement that major development plans in the city’s central commercial corridor must receive voter approval. The council’s action stems from a state appellate court decision...
Del Mar City Councilman Terry Sinnott will not run for a third-term in office in November’s election, he announced Sunday, July 1.
Canyon Crest Academy 11th grade student Shawdi Sani was among the winners of the 22nd Annual Signet Classics Essay Contest hosted by Penguin Random House. This year’s winners were announced July 1. The annual event is a contest in which five high school juniors or seniors (or home-schooled students...
With last summer’s hepatitis A outbreak under control, the county public health department turned its attention last week to another bacterial threat that spreads through the community in much the same way.
Thirteen organizations that serve Solana Beach in various ways will each receive a share from $45,000 in community grants for the year starting July 1. Solana Beach City Council members voted 4-0 on Wednesday, June 27, with Lesa Heebner absent, to allocate the grants. They range from a minimum...
Alyssa Goodyear, a 12th-grade student at Santa Fe Christian Schools, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Delara Aryan, a Canyon Crest Academy graduate, has been awarded the Stamps Scholarship and will attend the University of Southern California beginning in the fall of 2018. She plans to study electrical engineering.
Policy of separating children called inhumane
Solana Beach City Councilman David Zito will assume they city’s unoccupied mayor’s post when the council meets again July 10. Council members voted 4-0 on Wednesday, June 27, with Lesa Heebner absent, to name Zito to the position, while they picked Councilwoman Jewel Edson to serve as deputy mayor....
Carmel Valley resident Rachael Golembesky was honored with an award by the Academy for Public Speaking for her work and presentations on Anne Frank.
Solana Beach School District is nearing completion of the reconstruction of Skyline School. The project, funded by Measure JJ bond proceeds, includes the demolition and reconstruction of the entire campus.
Sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspected gang shooting in Solana Beach Tuesday night, June 26, that left a 21-year-old man injured. Someone called 911 around 8:30 p.m. to report a fight involving several people on Loma Santa Fe Drive near Las Banderas Drive that escalated into a shooting,...
Since Solana Beach incorporated 32 years ago, voters cast ballots for any candidate in council elections regardless of where they lived within the city. That will change in 2020, as a result of council action Tuesday, June 26, barring legislative intervention in state law. Council members voted...
Two books authored by North County writers and also published locally (Dayton Publishing, Solana Beach) have been chosen as finalists in the 2018 International Latino Book Awards (ILBA) competition. Currently in its 20th year, the ILBA is a program of Latino Literacy Now, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization...
Longtime Del Mar resident and UC San Diego researcher Thomas Deerinck has been awarded the 2018 Lennart Nilsson Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of microscopy in biomedical research.
Several San Dieguito Union High School District parents have been using the California Public Records Act to find out information about how the district conducts its business. At recent school board meetings, parents are speaking out against requests they believe are a misuse of the act, constituting...
The governing board of San Dieguito Union High School District has initiated a search for a new superintendent. Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates has been selected as the firm to conduct the search and advise the board through the process. Community input about the desired characteristics to be...
The San Dieguito Union High School District board approved its 2018-19 budget at its June 21 meeting, looking at a $3.7 million deficit.
Fred Schenk was a teenager when he and his mom went to Ambassador Hotel speech
The city of Del Mar has approved a new four-year labor agreement with city employees, which calls for a 3 percent annual cost-of-living adjustment, plus increases in health benefits and disability compensation, among other provisions of the agreement.
A change to Del Mar's leash laws that will give dog owners more time with their pooches in certain sections of city beaches was approved on Monday, June 4, by the City Council.
The city of Del Mar has scrapped a proposed ordinance that would have modified the way the allowable size of beachfront homes is calculated, after hearing from property owners opposed to the change.
Students qualified to attend based on their recent performances at the Future Problem Solvers California State Bowl held in April in Poway at the Design39 campus.
Up until a few years ago, Lou Oberman counted himself among many in the country who are frustrated by the problems plaguing the federal government in Washington, but didn't think there was any way to change things for the better.
The San Dieguito Union High School District board has unanimously selected Hazard, Attea and Associates to lead the search for its next superintendent. The firm also recently placed neighboring Solana Beach School District’s new superintendent. “Hiring a superintendent is the greatest responsibility...
A 50-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car in a Carmel Valley parking lot Friday, June 15, police said.
The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees announced it has selected Larry Perondi to serve as the district’s interim superintendent while it conducts a search for a permanent superintendent, according to a news release. The board will officially vote to approve Perondi’s contract...
SoulCycle indoor cycling studio will join with shops West of Camden, Whiskey x Leather and Van De Vort, the upscale women’s bohemian-inspired boutique that has a location in Flower Hill Promenade.
North County coastal communities have a reputation for artistic creations such as the “Cardiff Kook” sculpture and the “Surfing Madonna” mosaic in Encinitas that illustrate the region’s surfing culture in whimsical ways, whether intentional or not.
This summer, Solana Beach resident Jason Swain will join outstanding elementary school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM in Los Angeles.
With summer almost here, the leader of Del Mar Junior Lifeguards told the Del Mar City Council on Monday, June 4, that for the 15th straight year the program is nearly full to capacity.