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Carmel Valley Resident has a new children's book

Did you know that Carmel Valley has it's own children's book author? What fun! Henry Herz's new picture book, MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES (from Pelican Publishing), has garnered considerable praise, including:

"For all of us who grew up loving Dungeons & Dragons and Tolkien, Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes is an excellent way to introduce our little ones to the world of fantasy!"
— Drew Daywalt, author of the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit

"Monstrously clever—I'd rather Mary had a hippogriff than a 'little lamb' any day!"
— Molly Idle, Caldecott Honor winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo and more

Henry has several San Diego area book signings scheduled:

  • Mysterious Galaxy (5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA 92111) Feb. 22, 2 PM
  • B&N Santee (9938 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071) Feb. 25, 6 PM
  • B&N Mira Mesa (10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126) Feb. 26, 4 PM
  • Yellow Book Road (2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106) Feb. 26, 7 PM
  • B&N Grossmont (5500 Grossmont Center Dr., Suite 331, La Mesa, CA 91942) Feb. 28, 1 PM
  • B&N Costa Verde (8650 Genesee Ave. Ste 230, San Diego, CA 92122) Mar. 1, 11 AM
  • B&N Encinitas (1040 N. El Camino Real Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024) Mar. 1, 1 PM
  • B&N Oceanside (2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054) Mar. 6, 7 PM
  • B&N Escondido (810 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025) Mar. 7, 11 AM
  • B&N Point Loma (3150 Rosecrans Place, San Diego, CA 92110) Mar. 7, 1:30 PM

2015 CV Rec Center Spring Program and Registration Info

The 2015 Spring Program for the Carmel Valley Recreation Center is now available, complete with online program registration details. Register Online at the SD City Online Registration Portal (www.SDRecConnect.com). Registration begins February 21, 2015 at 10:00AM. Registration instructions are in the brochure on page 8. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account. If you have questions, or if you'd rather deal with a person, you can also register in-person at the CV Rec Center. For additional information, read the brochure or call the Rec Center at 858-552-1616.

CV and PHR MAD Meeting, Feb 2015

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's MAD Subcommitte will meet on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Rec Center. See the AGENDA and Staff Reports (Attached) for details. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

CV Rec Council meeting, Feb 2015

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate Drive.) The CV Rec Council Meeting Agenda is attached here, or see the CV Parks Page for additional information on parks in the community and their operation. See the agenda for complete details.

CCA Writing Club Fundraiser, Jan 14, 2015

From the Carmel Valey News: Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club is holding a dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Carmel Valley Chipotle to support the 4th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference. All are welcome to attend the event. The fundraiser runs from 5-8 p.m. The Carmel Valley Chipotle is located at 3881 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego. Supporters should let the cashier know that their order is part of the fundraiser. For more info, see the full story in the CV News.

2015 Ocean Air Rec Center Winter Program

Download the new 2015 Ocean Air Recreation Center Winter Program Brochure and check out all the activities available at the Ocean Air location. Program registration underway now. See the program for complete program and registration information. Program includes information on youth and adult sports leagues, martial arts, kids gym, acting and more. Registration instructions are in the brochure on page 3. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account. If you have questions, or if you'd rather deal with a person, you can also register in-person at the Ocean Air Rec Center. For additional information, read the brochure or call the Rec Center at 858-552-1687.

New Library Hours, Nov. 2014

The CV Library now has additional hours, including Sundays! New hours are:
Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CV Rec Council meeting, Nov 2014

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate Drive.) The CV Rec Council Meeting Agenda is attached here, or see the CV Parks Page for additional information on parks in the community and their operation. See the agenda for complete details.

CV Regional Issues Meeting, Nov 2014

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's Regional Issues Subcommitte will meet on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Library. The meeting will cover a proposal to develop the "Hu Property" (along Via de la Valle at the Polo Fields) as a senior living facility. See the Nov 2014 Agenda for details. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

CV and PHR MAD Meeting, Nov 2014

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's MAD Subcommitte will meet on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Rec Center. See the Nov 2014 Agenda for details. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site. Also, see the staff report documents attached to this posting.

CCA Theater presents "Museum"

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Envision Theatre is thrilled to present  the comedy play "Museum"  by Tina Howe, November 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2014 at the CCA Proscenium Theatre. Guest Directed by Jason Maddy with Technical Direction by Jeremy Sewell and Costumes by Janet Pitcher. Museum is about the final day of a group show of three fictional contemporary American artists being exhibited in a major museum of modern art. In the course of the day some forty people, played by 27 talented young actors, come to view the work of these "groundbreaking" Modern Artists. This fast paced comical journey is filled with art lovers, socialites, skeptics, foreigners, students, lost souls, fellow artists and of course, museum guards, and follows their interaction and struggle between Art and Ego. Filled with colorful characters you could find throughout everyday life, this final day promises to be a miraculous event. The show will be at the Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theatre, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, 92130, with 7:00 PM performances on November 7 & 8, and on November 13, 14 & 15. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for students. For additional information, email envision.theatre.cca@gmail.com. Tickets may be purchased at the CCA Envision Ticket Site.

CV Library Free Concert, Nov. 12, 2014

November's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library's community room. It will feature vocalist Allison Adams Tucker and pianist Danny Green performing songs of the Great American Songbook, a term used to denote the canon of the most important and most influential American popular songs of the 20th century - principally from Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musical film. It was written from the 1920s through the 1950s and includes hundreds of songs of enduring popularity. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information, see the CV Library Music Page, call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

2015 CV Rec Center Winter Program and Registration Info

The 2015 Winter Program for the Carmel Valley Recreation Center is now available, complete with online program registration details. Register Online at the SD City Online Registration Portal (www.SDRecConnect.com). Registration begins November 22, 2014 at 10:00AM. Registration instructions are in the brochure on page 8. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account. If you have questions, or if you'd rather deal with a person, you can also register in-person at the CV Rec Center. For additional information, read the brochure or call the Rec Center at 858-552-1616.

CV Planning Board Agenda, Oct 23, 2014

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on October 23, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The Agenda is attached here. The Agenda includes information on the Penasquitos Lagoon Bridge Replacement, an update on the Del Mar Union School District Facilities Master Plan, an update on the Unitas subdivision on Carmel Valley Road in PHR, and update on a new Rancho Del Mar project, action on the Vista del Mar Estates parcel map, action on the Village at PHR to consider a temporary construction yard, action on the Village at PHR to consider a proposed SCR for an architectural update to the residential component, and action to direct the Chair to correspond with City Council to clairify the board's position on One Paseo. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.

Carmel Valley Community Park 15th Anniversary

UPDATE: Really October 26! Join the Carmel Valley Recreation Council in a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Carmel Valley Community Park! The event is on Sunday, October 15, 2014 OCTOBER 26, 2014 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Enjoy an afternoon of music, inflatable jumpers, face painters, arts & crafts and more. The band "Atomic Groove" will perform at 2:00 PM. Please join us for this fun community celebration! The park is located at 3777 Townsgate Drive. For additional information, call the park staff at 858-552-1616 or view the 15th Anniversary Celebration Flier.

Parents Night out, Kids dance & martial arts...

Love To Dance Inc. and the Center for Marital Arts in Carmel Valley will host their premier “Parent’s Night Out” on Saturday, October 4th! Children ages 4 years old and up are invited to the studios for an exciting night of dancing, martial arts, dinner and movie entertainment! This alternative approach to “child care service” is cost effective so parents can enjoy an evening out on the town without their little ones! This event will be held from 5:30pm until 9:30pm and the cost is $35.00 per child. A $5 dollar early drop-off charge will be offered for those parents looking for an earlier start to their evening. Local restaurants have teamed up offering parents discounted and complimentary dining. Enrollment for this wonderful night is going on now and all are welcome to register. Register today at Love to Dance Inc. or Center for Martial Arts studios! For more information:

Love to Dance Inc. (858)229-0120 www.lovetodanceinc.com, or
Center for Martial Arts (858) 755-6470 www.cmakicks.com

CV Planning Board Agenda, Sept 25, 2014

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Sept 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The Aug 28 and Sept 11 Agendas are attached. SPECIAL NOTE: One Paseo is NOT on this month's agenda. The Agenda includes information on the Del Mar School District's master plan, electric charging stations at the CV Community Park on Townsgate, a cell phone site at the Chipotle at Piazza Carmel, approval of the Corallina project in the PHR village, approval of the St. John Garabed church in the river valley, nominate a new vice-chair for the board, and appoint a new PHR representative. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.

CV Planning Special One Paseo Meeting, Sept 11

A SPECIAL meeting of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board to discuss One Paseo and provide a final recommendation to the City Council. Meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Canyon Crest Academy Theater, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd. This meeting will only include a Discussion of the FEIR for the proposed One Paseo project.Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.

CV Planning Board Aug 28 Meeting - One Paseo

A SPECIAL meeting of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board to take community input on One Paseo. Meeting on August 28, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Canyon Crest Academy Theater, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd. This meeting will only include a Discussion of the FEIR for the proposed One Paseo project. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.

One Paseo article in Carmel Valley News

The Carmel Valley News is covering the upcoming One Paseo meeting on August 28, 2014 (7pm at the CCA Theater, 5951 Village Center Loop Road.) Read their take on the story, and consider attending the meeting to give your opinion!

CV Summer Movie in the Park on Aug 23, 2014

The final summer movies in the park this summer will be a showing of "Frozen" on August 23, 2014. See the Summer Park Concert Flier for complete information. Movies are at the CV Community Park on Townsgate, with the films shown at dusk (the movies are outdoors.) Early arrival is recommended to get a good location for your blankets and lawn chairs. There will be some entertainment and possible food service before the movie. If you have questions, call the CV Rec Center at 858-552-1616.

2014 CV Rec Center Fall Program and Registration Info

The 2014 Fall Program for the Carmel Valley Recreation Center is now available, complete with online program registration details. Register Online at the SD City Online Registration Portal (www.SDRecConnect.com). Registration begins August 23, 2014 at 10:00AM. Registration instructions are in the brochure on page 8. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account. If you have questions, or if you'd rather deal with a person, you can also register in-person at the CV Rec Center. For additional information, read the brochure or call the Rec Center at 858-552-1616.

One Paseo FEIR now available online!

The One Paseo FEIR is now available online! Just visit the One Paseo FEIR Page (sorry, it's on the WhatPriceMainStreet? site, the only place it's available.) Note that some of the files are HUGE, and that I'm working on splitting them up into smaller parts. For now, you'll have to download some big files to read Kilroy's information.

For what it's worth, the One Paseo Findings - Statement of Overriding Considerations document is the overview document, and an attempt by the City to justify placing the project in Carmel Valley, even with all of the impacts. Read that document to see what they're thinking.

One Paseo Final EIR available, meeting scheduled

The Final One Paseo Environmental Report (EIR) has been released, and a Public Comment meeting scheduled. Councilmember Sherri Lightner has released the following statement (edited here for length, emphasis mine), saying: "On Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m., the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will be holding a meeting to discuss the One Paseo project Final Environmental Impact Report. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the document at the Carmel Valley Library. If you provided comments on the Draft EIR, you should have received an email notification today. You will also be receiving via U.S. mail a CD of the final EIR. If you did not provide comments but would like a copy of the Final EIR on CD, please contact Martha Blake in Development Services at mblake@sandiego.gov and provide your name and complete mailing address. The CD will be sent to you via U.S. mail. As always, please feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or concerns, or if our office may be of assistance with any other issue. Best Regards, Sherri S. Lightner, Council President Pro Tem, District 1, City of San Diego."

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