Rancho Santa Fe News

Council OKs 6 meters on Ocean Avenue

DEL MAR — Despite opposition from one colleague and several residents, including 32 who signed a petition, council members authorized staff with a 4-1 vote at the March 17 meeting to move forward with plans to install six parking meters on the west side of Ocean Avenue adjacent to Seagrove Park.

Security plans to address smoking at race concerts

DEL MAR — In response to ongoing complaints about smoking, especially marijuana, during concerts after the summer horse races, a report on security protocol was presented at the March 11 meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Council waives policy to select committee

DEL MAR — With 23 applicants for seven positions on the Shores Park Master Plan Advisory Committee, council members voted 4-1 at the March 17 meeting to waive a traditional policy of interviewing all interested parties.

Film review: Best to diverge away from ‘Divergent’

Film review: Best to diverge away from ‘Divergent’

“Divergent” tries to come into its own but fails in its strive for individuality, all because it can’t recognize the absence of color and depth within its uninteresting personality.

CUSD seeks parent input for spending

CUSD seeks parent input for spending

CARLSBAD — Beginning next fall, all California school districts will be implementing a new funding formula and accountability system. To fulfill requirements under the new system, the Carlsbad Unified School District is collecting community input about how district funds should be spent to best prepare students for college and careers.

Fairgrounds hoping to update payment structure for managers

Fairgrounds hoping to update payment structure for managers

DEL MAR — In an effort to better compensate management employees, officials at the Del Mar Fairgrounds are trying to modify a payment structure that hasn’t been updated in more than 20 years.

Documentary aims to tell ‘American story’ of internment camps

SANTA ANA — Executive producer Ecar Oden said the story of Japnese American internment camps operating in the U.S. during World War II is an American story.

Tri-City ready to move forward following litigation

OCEANSIDE — It took two years, but litigations against Tri-City Healthcare District for barring director Randy Horton from closed-session meetings has reached an amicable conclusion.

New radio station makes concert-going easier

New radio station makes concert-going easier

SOLANA BEACH — Deciding which concerts to attend at Solana Beach’s iconic Cedros Avenue music venue just got easier thanks to Belly Up Tavern Radio, a streaming station on the facility’s homepage that allows live music junkies to hear artists who will be performing in upcoming shows.

Oceanside composer makes the Olympics

OCEANSIDE — A stellar ice-skating performance to a dramatic music score brought Canadian figure skater Kevin Reynolds an Olympic silver medal, and an Olympic moment to Oceanside composer Larry Groupe, who wrote the five-minute music compilation.