Solana Beach

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.

Youth Symphony brings music classes to Casa de Amistad

Youth Symphony brings music classes to Casa de Amistad

SOLANA BEACH — The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory has partnered with Casa de Amistad to bring the first music education program to the Solana Beach education center. About 20 students in grades four through six are learning to play the violin, viola or cello in the after-school program, which meets twice a week […]

Council OKs city’s fourth entry sign

Council OKs city’s fourth entry sign

SOLANA BEACH — People coming into Solana Beach from the east will soon be doing so via the “Gateway to Sunshine,” an entry sign and monument for the median at Lomas Santa Fe and Highland drives unanimously approved by council at the Jan. 28 meeting.

Solana Beach at top of tobacco control class

Solana Beach at top of tobacco control class

REGION — When it comes to tobacco control, Solana Beach makes the grade, but Del Mar does not, at least according to the American Lung Association.

Veterans courtyard bids rejected

Veterans courtyard bids rejected

SOLANA BEACH — With only two proposals submitted — one for nearly twice what was budgeted and the other about two-and-a-half times more — council members at the Jan. 14 meeting rejected both bids to build a courtyard at La Colonia Park honoring past, present and future members of the U.S. military. Councilman Mike Nichols […]

MarchFourth is not your father’s marching band

MarchFourth is not your father’s marching band

SOLANA BEACH — Patrick Macgill once said “Every battalion has its marching songs,” and now our generation of concert-going music lovers has its marching songs.  We have MarchFourth to thank for that! Remember your high school marching band? Well this is nothing like it. Imagine watching one of your favorite team’s football games and casually […]

Gateway Parks gets $1 million gift and new name

Gateway Parks gets $1 million gift and new name

SOLANA BEACH — Thanks to a $1.15 million donation, a vacant parcel at the north end of Solana Beach has a new identity and is no longer threatened by development. The gift from the George and Betty Harbaugh Charitable Foundation was announced during a Jan. 13 onsite press conference that included the unveiling of a […]

Solana Beach is seeking 17 good men and women

SOLANA BEACH — Volunteers are being sought to fill 17 openings on the city’s five citizen commissions. Applicants must live in Solana Beach and be at least 18 years old.

Riders not waves give shaper ideas for new boards

Riders not waves give shaper ideas for new boards

SOLANA BEACH — Growing up, shaping surfboards was never part of the plan — but then, neither was having cancer.