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Solana Beach opposes boardwalk removal

Solana Beach opposes boardwalk removal

By Bianca Kaplanek SOLANA BEACH — Joining their neighbors to the south, Solana Beach council members voted 4-0, with Peter Zahn absent at the April 9 meeting, to send a letter of opposition to the California Coastal Commission in response to that agency’s staff recommendation to remove the boardwalk trail on the south side of […]

Marines dedicate 4 more ocean-view cottages

Marines dedicate 4 more ocean-view cottages

CAMP PENDLETON — With four new cottages dedicated on April 15, a project to provide low-cost vacation rentals to active duty and retired military personnel is one-third complete.

Post office landscaping gets a facelift

Post office landscaping gets a facelift

SOLANA BEACH —Walking from the parking lot to the entrance of the Solana Beach Post Office is easier and more scenic thanks to the efforts of the SeaWeeders Garden Club, an offshoot of the Civic and Historical Society focused on beautifying landscaping throughout the city.

Council delays survey, opts not to change rules

DEL MAR — A survey to gauge residents’ satisfaction with city services was put on hold at the April 7 meeting after council members deemed it a waste of money that would garner relatively useless information.

81-year-old bridge gets new lease on life

81-year-old bridge gets new lease on life

DEL MAR — Road closures, corrosion and the inability to survive major seismic activity are issues of the past for the North Torrey Pines Bridge.

Neighborhood group’s message continues to thrive

Neighborhood group’s message continues to thrive

A safe environment, opportunities for youth resound in the community

Pedestrian friendly upgrades slated for 101 in Solana Beach

SOLANA BEACH — Solana Beach will soon be a bit more pedestrian friendly down by the coast.

Elephant owner thanks fair board

Elephant owner thanks fair board

DEL MAR — Although she and her husband had already sent the governing board of the Del Mar Fairgrounds a letter stating Have Trunk Will Travel will not bring elephants to this year’s San Diego County Fair, company co-owner Kari Johnson attended the April 8 meeting to personally thank the directors, staff and fairgoers for […]

Eden Gardens dispels past stories, continues to thrive

Eden Gardens dispels past stories, continues to thrive

The second of a three-part series about Eden Gardens

City forgoes advisory committee for City Hall project

City forgoes advisory committee for City Hall project

DEL MAR — As plans move forward to replace Del Mar’s aging City Hall, council members decided at the April 7 meeting to not form an advisory committee to help with the project.