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DEL MAR — A Feb. 24 groundbreaking officially began a restoration project to convert back to wetlands a large vacant parcel south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds that has for years been used as an overflow parking lot primarily during the San Diego County Fair and thoroughbred race meet.
SOLANA BEACH — The year: 1666; the setting: France. The language: anything but stodgy.
CARLSBAD — One year after Bio, Tech and Beyond sealed the deal with the city and about seven months after it became operational, the community life sciences incubator is giving entrepreneurs the tools to turn their ideas into marketable products.
ENCINITAS — True to poetry slam tradition, the Full Moon Poets Winter Poetry Slam began with 17 poets and five judges picked at random from the audience.
DEL MAR — A request for interest for alternative uses for an underused facility at the Del Mar Fairgrounds has been officially terminated, scrapping proposals to transform Surfside Race Place into a microbrewery, luxury theaters, a family entertainment center with high-tech bowling or a combination of all three.
COAST CITIES — Cynthia Harrison, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care San Diego volunteer seamstress, has stitched up 143 memory bears over the last three years to help families deal with the grief of losing a loved one.
REGION — The California Public Utilities Commission announced a proposed decision on Feb. 11 authorizing Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to replace 100 percent of the energy lost from the recently retired San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station with new clean energy resources.
DEL MAR — Ambling down the sandy pathway heading towards Dog Beach, three hikers were finishing the final segment of their more than 70-mile trek of the Coast to Crest Trail.
REGION — Never leave a man behind. That’s what has spurred Washington state resident and former Marine Chrissy Marsaglia to begin a grassroots campaign to raise awareness on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. Army soldier that has been held captive since 2009.
CARLSBAD — The instrument she plays has a history of more than 2,000 years. But for Wu Man, the preeminent pipa musician, she believes that there must be a reason why the old instrument still exists today.