Helen Woodward's Orphaned Objects Resale Shop

Submitted by ken on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 12:13

Helen Woodward Animal Center's new resale store, Orphaned Objects, is having a children's book drive. Bring your gently used or new books to the store or drop them off in the collection boxes at Starbucks or Snooze in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley! Visit the Orphaned Objects Web Page for additional information. Update May 2014: Donations are no longer being accepted at Snooze or Starbucks. Bring their books to our upscale, resale shop - Orphaned Objects - at the Helen Woodward Animal Center or call our Librarian - Suzie 858/337-7603 - and we'll pick up your books!

CV Planning Board's Regional Issues, Sept 18, 2013

Submitted by ken on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 14:37

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's Regional Issues Subcommitte will meet on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Library. The agenda includes an update on "The Merge", with a possible redesign, a presentation of the PHR development "Corallina", and possible discussion of the El Camino Real Undergrounding Project. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site. The Agenda is attached.

Drought: Water situation getting worse, Aug 2013

Submitted by ken on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 12:14

While we've had a couple of years of OK rainfall, California appears to be heading into fairly extreme drought conditions, and the long term forecasts are currently bad. You can check out the US Drought Monitor, which includes a Long Term Drought Prediction graphic. There's also the California Department of Water Resources, which manages a page of California Reservoir Graphs. Looking at the page, you can see that most major reservoirs are well below average capacity. If you click on the reservoir names, you'll get a detail graph for that location -- for instance, click here for the Lake Shasta graph. You'll see that the levels are low and are still falling fast. There have been no calls for conservation, but if we don't get some rain, they'll be coming soon.

CV Planning Board's Regional Issues, Aug 2013

Submitted by ken on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:58

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's Regional Issues Subcommitte will NOT meet in August 2013 (meeting CANCELED.) The next meeting will likely be on a special date, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Library. Agenda to be determined. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

Here comes Searsucker, July 17, 2013

Submitted by ken on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 13:13

Burlap is gone, and Searsucker is on the way. The Searsucker facebook page says that the new restaurant will open on July 17, so get ready for a new, casual eatery. (Update: For more information and reservations, call 858.369.5700.) Their website says, "Chef Malarkey has created a fantastic eatery full of local fare. The menu includes fresh seafood caught on the San Diego coast as well as locally brewed lagers and ales on tap. Friends and family can chat with chefs and servers as easily as they can with each other. Searsucker isn't a place to get away; it is a place to get together."

CV Mixed-use Project "Merge", June 12, 2013

Submitted by ken on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 14:08

There is a new mixed-use development planned in Carmel Country Highlands (Carmel Valley South of SR-56...Neighborhood 10 – corner of Carmel Country and Carmel Mountain Roads – formerly known as Carmel Highlands Square), which is now known as “Merge.” A presentation on the updated "Merge" development has been scheduled for this Wednesday, June 12, at 6PM at the Torrey Hills Hilton Garden Inn, 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave, San Diego, California, 92130. This neighborhood 10 parcel, formerly owned and planned by Pardee has been purchased and redesigned by Sea Breeze Properties. The approved development is all retail, while the new proposal includes a mixture of retail and housing. The goal of this meeting will be to have the time to review the proposed project in detail, including what traffic is allocated and uses are allowed in the existing Community Plan and its environmental documents. The developer will also be in a position to show the architecture and any changes they will have made based on the feedback received to date.

Father's Day at Davanti Enoteca & Mia Francesca

Submitted by ken on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:15

Enjoy Father's Day at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, where Davanti Enoteca and Mia Francesca will be searving up specials for Dads on Sunday, June 16. Mia Francesca will have a special Father's Day a la carte menu of Italian favorites for dinner. All Dads dining at Mia Francesca on Father’s Day will also receive a complimentary appetizer created by Chef Woody Benetiz. Served from 3 p.m.-9 p.m., see MiaFrancesca.com or call (858) 519-5055. Or, make Dad happy by gathering family and friends at Davanti Enoteca to enjoy a cold brew, spirited drinks and tasty bites fired up just for the holiday. The Father’s Day specials at Davanti Enoteca Del Mar will be served all day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., see davantidelmar.com or call (858) 519-5060.

Say goodbye to Burlap!

Submitted by ken on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 14:05

Say goodbye to Burlap, it's closing down to be replaced by Searsucker. We hear from their facebook page, "The rumors are true! We will be closing our doors on June 10th... Thank you to everyone who has showed your support, we are looking forward to seeing everyone when we re-open our doors as Searsucker on July 17, 2013.".