Solana Beach

City seeking reallocation of $500,000 for railroad undercrossing

SOLANA BEACH — If all goes as planned Solana Beach may lose what many say is an unwanted parking lot and gain a much-needed railroad underpass at the San Elijo Lagoon trailhead.

Free activities, treats and Santa visits highlight holiday happenings

Free activities, treats and Santa visits highlight holiday happenings

REGION — San Diego County’s smallest cities kicked off the holiday season Dec. 7 with a variety of free activities, tree-lighting ceremonies and photo opportunities with Santa Claus.

Record number of groups seek grant funding

SOLANA BEACH — City Council has three weeks to decide which groups will receive funding from the annual Community Grant Program, which attracted 19 organizations seeking nearly three times the amount of money that is available.

City bids farewell to ‘a really good guy’

City bids farewell to ‘a really good guy’

SOLANA BEACH — Lauding him for his professionalism, dedication and leadership, the City Council, staff and community members honored David Ott during the Nov. 19 meeting, which he claims was his last as city manager for the county’s second smallest city.

Train station plans go out to bid … again

Train station plans go out to bid … again

SOLANA BEACH — At first they didn’t succeed so the city and North County Transit District are trying again to develop the train station property but this time with an expanded plan.

City signs onto sustainability program, increases staffing

SOLANA BEACH — Never ones to pass up an opportunity to be more environmentally sustainable, council members unanimously agreed at the Nov. 12 meeting to participate in a program aimed at increasing energy options, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and safeguarding against climate change impacts.

San Dieguito Park to get new access gate

San Dieguito Park to get new access gate

SOLANA BEACH — If all goes as planned residents will soon have easier access to San Dieguito County Park after council members approved conceptual design plans at the Nov. 12 meeting for a new pedestrian entrance.

Solana Beach salutes those who serve

Solana Beach salutes those who serve

SOLANA BEACH — Solana Beach paid tribute to the United States military on Veterans Day not only during its annual ceremony, but also by breaking ground after the Nov. 11 event at La Colonia Park on a courtyard that will honor service members past, present and future.

Del Mar Shores access stairway officially reopens

Del Mar Shores access stairway officially reopens

SOLANA BEACH — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 12 to commemorate the replacement of the Del Mar Shores access stairway, although the structure has been open to the public since early October.

Speed limit gets lowered on 101 in Solana Beach

Speed limit gets lowered on 101 in Solana Beach

SOLANA BEACH — Traveling through Solana Beach on Coast Highway 101 will take a little longer after a unanimous decision at the Oct. 22 meeting to lower the speed limit, in most places by 10 mph, along a nearly two-mile stretch of the roadway.