California Native Plants for your Garden

Submitted by ken on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:53

Learn about native plants in your garden! The California Native Plant Society will hold its Garden Native Symposium on September 19 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The seminar will include information on: native plant landscape design basics, how natives can improve the health of your soil, pollinators, and your edible gardens, and how to ditch your lawn and more. Details: Sumner Auditorium, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Cost: $35.

If you like native plants, there is also a native plant sale: The California Native Plant Society will hold their Fall Native Plant Sale on October 17 in Balboa Park. Each year, hundreds of local gardeners come to explore the diverse selection of California native shrubs, trees, flowering plants, seeds, bulbs, books and posters for sale. Friendly, knowledgeable experts will assist with selecting plants appropriate for the gardener’s site conditions. Details: Native Plant Sale, Casa del Prado Courtyard, 1700 Village Place, Balboa Park, San Diego, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Opens at 9:00 AM for members and 10:00 AM for general public, closes at 3:00PM.

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One Paseo Workshop, Submit Comments Online

Submitted by ken on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 17:28

The One Paseo August 19th Workshop information is now available online, as a Virtual Workshop (click here.) You can read through the information and submit your comments now through September 2, 2015. So, if you didn't make the meeting, here is your chance.

The online information includes a video of the presentation on the main page, a copy of the presentation (click here) that was given, and a copy of the station boards that were presented at the meeting.

The station boards (click here) include three different conceptual plans, all of which are very similar at first glance. The Planning Board would like your input on these plans, and would like to hear what you like (or don't like!) about them. Of course, if you have better ideas about how the project should be organized, please let the board know via drawings or written descriptions.

Design Option A includes a more private, enclosed residential area, a shopping center with two parking lots (on Del Mar Heights and on El Camino Real), and office buildings oriented with more space toward El Camino Real. Options B and C use a different residential layout, that is more open to the public and less linear along the street fronts. Options B and C also angle the office buildings "down in the middle", the opposite of Option A. This gives more public space in the middle of the project, but moves the offices closer to the street. Finally, Option B has a larger store in the retail section, along Del Mar Heights. This might be a market or some other large tennant. Options B and C have a single parking structure along Del Mar Heights, which is mostly underground (the top of the structure is even with the retail stores.) Option A has retail parking in multiple surface lots, with some underground parking beneath the retail.

Some of the plans have retail areas that cross into the office section or into the residential section. However, none of the designs include residential in the main retail area, nor do they include retail in the offices.

Remember, submit your comments before September 2, 2015!

Dance programs at "Love to Dance" studio

Submitted by ken on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 13:08

The "Love to Dance" studio is starting its 2015-2016 dance season on August 31, 2015. Love to Dance, Inc. has programs for Tiny Tots, students and competitive. The Tiny Tots classes include Tots and Tumble, Magical Mornings, and Ballet/Tap combo. The students programs (DI and DII) include Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Musical Theater, Leaps Extensions and Turns, Tricks and Acro, Combo classes and much more! The DIII program consists of their competitive dance troupes who compete locally throughout the season for awards and prizes. All ages and levels are encouraged to audition for these troupes. Registration is open for the 2015-2016 dance season, call or visit the website for more information or class schedules! Phone: (858)229-0120

2015 Ocean Air Rec Center Fall Program & Registration

Submitted by ken on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:41

Download the new 2015 Ocean Air Recreation Center Fall Program Brochure and check out all the activities available at the Ocean Air location. Program registration begins August 22, 2015. 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.

2015 CV Rec Center Fall Class Program & Registration

Submitted by ken on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:37

The 2015 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 ( Registration begins August 22, 2015 at 10:00AM. Registration instructions are in the brochure on page 2. 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, Aug 27, 2015

Submitted by ken on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 17:22

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 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 Rancho Del Mar senior residence in the river valley, Corallina in Pacific Highlands Ranch, and an appointment to a CV Planning Board seat. 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's One Paseo Workshop

Submitted by ken on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:22

A special meeting of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar located at 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130 for a board and community workshop and discussion of One Paseo, a mixed-use project planned on the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real.

NOTE: Hotel parking will be validated for the meeting attendees.

This is your opportunity to comment on a number of conceptual project layouts before the final arrangement is determined. If you attend this meeting, you will see a number of more specific plans AND have the opportunity to comment on the details, telling Kilroy what you like and dislike about each plan. The final project will be influenced by this community input, so here’s your chance to be heard!

Many people assume that the project has already been finalized through some combination of a lawsuit settlement and a small group of citizens currently working with Kilroy to provide community input. This is not the case. The work so far has been to organize the issues, leading to a number of options that may be acceptable to the community.

Summer Park Concert at the CV Rec Center

Submitted by ken on Fri, 07/24/2015 - 17:07

The SECOND park concert of the summer will feature Y3K on Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm! The concerts are held at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate) in the Amphitheater by the parking lot, and are FREE to everyone. We encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of outdoor music and dancing in the park. Bring your own blankets, beach chairs, food and drinks! Find the full concert schedule at the Summer Serenades Concert Page (, or call the CV Rec Center at 858-552-1616 or download the Summer Serenades Concert Flyer.

Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding, July 25 & 26, 2015

Submitted by ken on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:17

Green Hat Electronics will be holding a community electronics recycling and paper shredding event at Torrey Pines High School on July 25-26, 2015 from 10 am – 4 pm. Electronics recycling is free with the exception of microwaves and mini fridges ($10 each). No microwaves, alkaline batteries, large appliances, light bulbs or smoke detectors (see the flier for specifics.) Paper shredding is $5.00 per file box. Paper and Electronics will be collected through out the event hours. Paper will be stored in 64 gallon bins until the shred truck arrives to shred all the paper on-site at the end of each day starting at 3:00 pm on Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday. 100% of all paper is shred ON SITE at the end of each event. Please call Jennifer Zouvas at (760) 803-0097 for more information or visit

One Paseo Community Workshop, Monday, July 13, 2015

Submitted by ken on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 13:46

There will be a One Paseo Community Workshop on July 13, 2015 at the Marriott Del Mar on El Camino Real. Here is your chance to express your concerns and desires about a redesigned One Paseo project. Visit the workshop any time between 4:00 and 7:00 pm to review information, talk with the project team and provide feedback.

The official flier (link here) reads: "Please join us at the One Paseo Community Workshop to have direct Q&A in small group and one-on-one settings with members of the Project Team in the areas of: traffic, community character, off-site improvements and more. Your input is important to us. Visit the workshop any time to review information, talk with the project team, participate in several interactive workstations, and provide feedback."

Again, the event is on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Marriott Del Mar (11966 El Camino Real.) It is more of an open house, so arrive any time and stay as long as you want. There will be TWO organized presentations, at 4:30 pm AND 6:30 pm (same information at both presentations, your choice of time.) Parking will be validated. Questions? EMail