Solana Beach

2015 spring Miracle League of San Diego Opening Day

2015 spring Miracle League of San Diego Opening Day

SOLANA BEACH — Blue skies, the smell of popcorn in the air and the palpable optimism of the season marked the 2015 spring Opening Day for the Miracle League of San Diego on Saturday.

Planned roadway upgrades could get funding boost

Planned roadway upgrades could get funding boost

SOLANA BEACH — Roadway and sidewalk upgrades on North Cedros, Valley and Stevens avenues could get a funding boost after council members adopted resolutions at the Feb. 25 meeting that will allow staff to apply for $2.4 million in transportation grants from the San Diego Association of Governments.

Athletes, coaches honored for sportsmanship

Athletes, coaches honored for sportsmanship

SOLANA BEACH — “It’s more about the journey and how people play, not the wins and losses,” Jeff Lyle, president of the Solana Beach Soccer Club, said when describing the philosophy of the league.

Valley Avenue complex approved

Valley Avenue complex approved

SOLANA BEACH — Eden Gardens will soon have one less abandoned lot. A mixed-use development at 636 Valley Ave. received unanimous support at the Feb. 25 meeting, the fourth time in nearly two years the project was presented to council members for approval.

‘Voice’ winner Craig Wayne Boyd coming to Belly Up

‘Voice’ winner Craig Wayne Boyd coming to Belly Up

SOLANA BEACH — When the season seven winner of TV’s “The Voice” learned how the Belly Up got its name, it confirmed to him that the Solana Beach tavern was the perfect venue for his first California appearance.

Solana Beach Marshalls shows it’s got ‘sole’

Solana Beach Marshalls shows it’s got ‘sole’

SOLANA BEACH -— About 40 youngsters descended upon the Solana Beach Marshalls on Feb. 12 for a shoe shopping extravaganza as part of the Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito’s Operation School Bell Clothing Children.

Council will discuss possible pay raise

SOLANA BEACH — At the request of Mayor Lesa Heebner at the Feb. 11 meeting, council members will discuss the possibility of approving a raise for themselves at a future meeting.

NCRT again awarded grant from reserve public art fund

NCRT again awarded grant from reserve public art fund

SOLANA BEACH — As they have done for the past few years, council members turned to a citizens group to fulfill a funding request from North Coast Repertory Theatre, bringing to 13 the number of organizations to receive money from this year’s Community Grant Program.

Valley Avenue project continued again; public hearing scheduled for Feb. 25

Valley Avenue project continued again; public hearing scheduled for Feb. 25

SOLANA BEACH — City Council at the Jan. 28 meeting once again prolonged the fate of a mixed-use development that aims to transform an abandoned lot at 636 Valley Ave. into townhomes and office space.

14 named to five commissions, 3 vacancies remain

SOLANA BEACH — With 18 residents applying to fill 17 vacancies — and nearly two-thirds of them seeking reappointment to their respective positions — council members had a somewhat easy task naming members to the city’s five citizen commissions.