Solana Beach

Campbell retires after 20 years on council, 2 members sworn in

Campbell retires after 20 years on council, 2 members sworn in

SOLANA BEACH — A self-described cantankerous old man who was once labeled a curmudgeon, Mayor Tom Campbell was nonetheless praised as he retired in front of a standing-room-only crowd Dec. 10 after five terms on City Council.

Alcohol and electronic cigarettes banned on Coaster

Alcohol and electronic cigarettes banned on Coaster

REGION— The days of drinking alcohol and smoking electronic cigarettes on the Coaster trains are numbered.

Less than two weeks after retiring, Ott returns to city manager position

SOLANA BEACH — He’s back.

Cities to reiterate concerns with One Paseo

Cities to reiterate concerns with One Paseo

REGION — With a hearing for One Paseo scheduled for the Jan. 27 San Diego City Council meeting, officials from Del Mar and Solana Beach agreed to again submit letters stating their concerns with the Carmel Valley development.

Santa comes early for most groups seeking grant funds

SOLANA BEACH — Thanks to Santa Fe Christian Schools, Solana Beach Soccer Club and creative thinking on behalf of City Council, at least two-thirds of this year’s record number of applicants received funding from the Community Grants Program.

Vigil to honor Sandy Hook victims

SOLANA BEACH — To commemorate the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 60,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito is holding a one-hour candlelight vigil Dec. 14.

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.