CV Planning Meeting, Oct 2016

Submitted by ken on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 19:47

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. Lots on the agenda, expect a long meeting. The Agenda is attached here. Agenda includes: Info on One Paseo, Info on Hacienda Del Mar, Info on Rancho Milagro, Info on Lighthouse Ridge, Action on Marriott signage, Action on an Easement Vacation, Action on Aperture in PHR, Action on PHR Units 8 & 9, Action on Del Mar Highlands Estates Affordable, Action on The Village Phase II, Action on the Livability Subcommittee findings. Additional information can be found attached here, 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 Elections Coming Early 2017!

Submitted by ken on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 17:10

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) will hold elections in March, 2017. This post is to provide the current voting districts for the Carmel Valley Planning Board. The board consists of the Carmel Valley area (see CV Voting Districts Map), the Pacific Highlands Ranch area (see PHR Voting Districts Map) and the area to the north of CV & PHR (I don't yet have a map! It includes area around the Polo Fields & River Park.) While it seems early, note that you need to attend two (2) meetings to be eligible, and there are only three (3) meetings left before the elections (meetings are October 27, 2016, January 26, 2017, and February 23, 2017.) NOTE: Not all seats will be up for election this year. I will post the seats up for election as soon as I get them. Additional information can be found attached here, at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.

Balboa Park Art Glass Show, Oct 8 & 9, 2016

Submitted by ken on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:01

The Art Glass Guild will be hosting their 2016 Fall Patio Show and Sale. This is a wonderful event to view beautiful art glass created by local artists and to enjoy a day out with family and friends. You will see more than thirty juried Artists exhibiting their creations as you stroll the patio in Spanish Village. There will be entertainment for all including: live music, demonstrations featuring torch-work, and glass cutting as well as an area for children & adults alike to create their own unique mosaic art piece to take home.

The event is free to the public and pet friendly. Show on Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday October 9th, 2016 from 10am to 5pm, both days. 1770 Village Place, Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. To learn more visit, or call us at 619-702-8006

CV Rec Center Fall Festival 2016

Submitted by ken on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:54

The Carmel Valley Recreation Center will be holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 AM to 1:00 PM. Join the community for arts & crafts, information & community booths, farmers market info, craft booths, food and fun. If you'd like to participate, booth rentals are available! For additional information, download the Rec Center Fall Festival Flier, or call the CV Rec Center at 858-552-1616.

CV Library Concert, Oct 12, 2016

Submitted by ken on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:46

A free Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert with Diane Mandle will be held at the Carmel Valley Library on Wednesday, October 12. October’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 PM in the library’s community room. Diáne Mandle  is an internationally known Sound Healer, Teacher, Recording Artist with Sounds True and Author based in San Diego. The concert is a transformational sound immersion that soothes, inspires and awakens the body, mind and spirit.  It is designed to relieve stress, enlighten the mind and bring people into a transcendent state of being with her precision-tuned harmonic Tibetan bowls, Chiron gong and percussion.

The only State Certified Tibetan bowl sound healer in California, she is a frequent presenter at the Deepak Chopra Center, the Golden Door and Rancho la Puerta. She has been part of the Integrative Therapy Team at San Diego Cancer Center, has presented workshops for cancer patients at Sharp and Scripps hospitals and developed and conducted a program for incarcerated veterans with PTSD. 

Diane offers workshops and concerts internationally and operates the Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School in southern California. She is featured in the upcoming television series: Tao- Living in Balance along with healers such as  Dr. Andrew Weil, MD and author John Gray.

The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information, call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at

CV Rec Council Meeting, Oct 2016

Submitted by ken on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:43

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on a SPECIAL day, Wednesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate Drive.) Sorry about the late notice! 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. The agenda includes a bunch of administrative items like Bylaws, new programs, printed brochure content, etc. There will also be a brief presentation on naming the SR-56 Trail, also known as the "CVREP Trail". See the agenda for complete details.

CV Planning Meeting & Subcommittee

Submitted by ken on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 19:35

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept 22, 2016 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The Agenda is attached here. ALSO, there will be a special Design & Planning Subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30 at the CV Library. Subcommittee meeting agenda is also attached. Additional information can be found attached here, at the CV Planning Board Page on this site, or on the City's website at the Carmel Valley, San Diego Community Page.

Native Plant Workshop, Balboa Park, Sept 10, 2016

Submitted by ken on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 14:18

Landscaping with Native Plants: How to Bring Year-Round, Low-Water Beauty to Your Gardens Saturday, September 10, 2016, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm San Diego, CA. This is the perfect event for garden enthusiasts and landscape professionals to learn how to plant a native garden. In addition to the basics, attendees will learn of the far-reaching benefits of using native horticulture. These benefits include low-water use, low maintenance, and providing habitat for native wildlife including birds and other pollinators. The keynote speaker, Ilisa Goldman, is a landscape architect and CEO of Rooted in Place Landscape Architecture and Consulting which is dedicated to helping communities improve and transform their neighborhood spaces. She is also the president of San Diego Children and Nature (SDCaN). Greg Rubin, CEO of California's Own Native Landscape Design, Inc., will be delivering a comprehensive talk on native plant installation. Greg, a local expert on native gardens, is the coauthor of two well-received native gardening books, with a third book in the works. Additional presentations and hands-on demos throughout the day will address practical issues of design, planting, and maintenance.

The workshop will be held at Girl Scout Headquarters, 1231 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103 in Balboa Park, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Hot beverages and muffins will be provided in the morning. Lunch options are available for purchase. Parking is free. Tickets are $35. For registration and further information please visit The San Diego chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) was founded in 1967 with the purpose of studying, gardening with, conserving, and educating others about the unique native plants of San Diego County. Membership has grown to over 800 families and individuals. Monthly meetings are held in Balboa Park with speakers presenting a variety of botanical, horticultural, and conservation topics.