Solana Beach

Mystery drives local author

Mystery drives local author

SOLANA BEACH — Efforts to solve a family mystery prompted Ona Russell to launch a new career as a fiction novelist more than 10 years ago. In February, the Solana Beach author released “Rule of Capture,” the third book in her series featuring Sarah Kaufman, a real-life Jewish woman who made a name for herself […]

Skyline kidnapping suspect arrested

Skyline kidnapping suspect arrested

REGION — A 22-year-old resident of Fairbanks Ranch, who in 2009 donated $2,000 of his bar mitzvah money to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, was arrested April 1 and charged with the March 23 attempted kidnapping of a 7-year-old Skyline Elementary School student. Jack Henry Doshay is being held at the Vista Detention Facility, with […]

Solana Beach OKs funds for fairgrounds impact study

SOLANA BEACH — Council members at the March 25 meeting approved a $30,000 expenditure to pay the city’s one-third portion of a long-awaited study to determine the impacts events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds have on Del Mar and Solana Beach. The study, which will be conducted by Economic & Planning Systems, is a requirement of […]

VAC denies mixed-use project on 101

VAC denies mixed-use project on 101

SOLANA BEACH — The luck of the Irish was not on the side of American Assets Trust this St. Patrick’s Day.

1 more option OK’d to finance energy-efficient upgrades

SOLANA BEACH — Property owners now have another option to finance permanent energy-efficient improvements to their homes after council members at the March 11 meeting agreed to participate in the Ygrene Works Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, Program.

City discusses RV parking rules

SOLANA BEACH — In response to a spike in complaints, Solana Beach council members at the March 11 meeting discussed possibly changing the regulations for parking recreational vehicles on city streets.

Story pole waiver request continued

Story pole waiver request continued

SOLANA BEACH — Rather than deny a request to install only 70 percent of the required story poles for the complete remodel of an apartment complex, as many residents wanted them to do, council members at the March 11 meeting opted to continue the hearing so the developer could hold a public workshop and refine […]

Irrigation District to launch study

REGION — The board of directors at the Santa Fe Irrigation District agreed to move forward with a concept study to assess the utilization of advanced water purification techniques. What this means is converting recycled wastewater into an innovative and high quality purification process for potable water.

Coastal Commission denies request to leave the boardwalk where it is

Coastal Commission denies request to leave the boardwalk where it is

DEL MAR — Unless someone can find a way to make up for the loss of 1 acre of wetlands, a popular boardwalk that runs along the San Dieguito River will likely be moved once an adjacent overflow parking lot used by the Del Mar Fairgrounds is restored to wetlands.

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. Players and their families, coaches and Miracle League buddies filled the Engel Family Field for the ceremony, which also brought an […]