One Paseo Environmental Report Comment Period Extended

Submitted by ken on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 17:10

The One Paseo DEIR Review period has been extended to 60 days, until May 29, 2012. Find the Environmental Report Online here! You may submit your comments in writing to: Martha Blake Environmental Planner, City of San Diego Development Services Center, 1222 First Avenue, MS 501 San Diego, CA 92101. You may email comments to: The email subject line should read: "One Paseo DEIR Comments (Project No. 193036/SCH No. 2010051073)". The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) will be reviewing the DEIR and the One Paseo project during public community meetings (For information on the CVCPB, see After the CVCPB makes its final recommendation, the City of San Diego Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the DEIR and the project. Lastly, the San Diego City Council will hold a public hearing to make a final decision on the DEIR and the project.

CV Planning Board's Regional Issues, April 4, 2012

Submitted by ken on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 18:34

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's Regional Issues Subcommitte will meet on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Library. The agenda includes discussion of the Worsch Way eight-lot subdivision (again!) and an update on any pending board reviews or issues. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

Nathan Fletcher Community Office Hours, March 24, 2012

Submitted by ken on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 00:22

On Saturday, March 24, Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher will be available to talk with local residents who have state-related concerns or questions, or those who simply want to meet their state elected official. In Carmel Valley, he will be at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center at 3777 Townsgate Drive, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. For additional information or questions, contact the Assemblyman by email at or by phone at 858-689-6290.

Kids Eco Club Petition to Save Sharks

Submitted by ken on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 09:15

kids eco clubMany sharks are rapidly becomming endangered due to commercial fishing practices. Jared and Alex Wade, local Carmel Valley children who attend La Jolla Country Day School, are working with Max Guinn, Founder of KidsEcoClub, to save the sharks by stopping the sale of shark fins in the United States. They've started an online petition (see the Shark Fin Petition on, with a goal of collecting 100,000 signatures. Can you help them reach their goal by signing the petition? For additional information, see the Petition or visit the Kids Eco Club site.

Torrey Hills getting nearly 400 new units

Submitted by ken on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 10:51

Here's a notice in the Carmel Valley News about a proposed 384-unit condominium complex in Torrey Hills. Doesn't it seem like the existing community plans already call for a fair amount of growth (PHR will add 3500 more units, Torrey Hills is adding nearly 400, there are a couple of new developments proposed down by SR-56), that will impact our streets, parks and schools? Maybe we don't need to add 600 units for One Paseo?

Garden Community Properties has purchased two of the four lots at the intersection of Ocean Air Drive and Calle Mar de Mariposa in Torrey Hills. They will discuss their approved plans for a 384-unit, four-story condominium development at the Torrey Hills Community Planning Board meeting on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting location is the Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, CA 92130.

Military Training Operation, March 19-24, 2012

Submitted by ken on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 12:54

From the MIRAMAR Community Liasion, an announcement that a number of local military and government organizations will be participating in a readiness training operation from March 19-24, 2012. The impact on the community should be minimal, but traffic and delays may be experienced around local military bases. Here's the press release:

SAN DIEGO – The Navy will be conducting its nationwide force protection training exercise at San Diego-area bases and installations from March 19-24, 2012. Held annually, Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield enhances the training and readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats to installations and units. It is not a response to specific threats, but is regularly scheduled for practical experience and learning.

The Navy will be working this year with other military and local, state and federal agencies to enhance the training scenarios. The Marine Corps, Coast Guard, City of San Diego Office of Homeland Security, the Port of San Diego, San Diego Police Department and the Red Cross are just some of the organizations participating.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base and station operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Area residents may also see increased security activity associated with the exercise. Updates and information addressing potential impacts to base services and operations will be coming out prior to the Exercise.

Please check and regularly for additional information.

The PAC Rebranding to "Pacific Sports Resort"

Submitted by ken on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 10:56

Pacific Sports Resort logoAfter 10 years of operation, it appears the Pacific Athletic Club (the "PAC") is rebranding their operations to the "Pacific Sports Resort." I received a postcard from them, and it has much more emphasis on the spa and lifestyle aspects of the facility, downplaying the "athletic" part of the club. I'm sure us "old timers" will continue to call it The PAC, as the new initials "PSRSD" don't really roll of the tongue! Visit the updated Pacific Sports Resort website for additional information on the resort.

Carmel Del Mar School Crosswalk Safety Protest

Submitted by ken on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 21:47

Sorry, didn't hear about this until today: On Tuesday, March 13 between 7:15 and 8:15 am, parents will be protesting the safety of street crossings at Carmel Del Mar School. News 5 will be there at Del Mar Trails & Camarero Court. Join the parents for a safe routes to school protest... The residents say, "Please help us, people drive so fast..."

JW Tumbles St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Submitted by ken on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 11:27

JW TumblesJW Tumbles is holding a St. Patrick's Day Celebration featuring a concert by "The Rockin' Railroad". Friday, March 16th 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (concert starts at 3:30.) If you're interested, you should call them at 858-481-5576, as reservations are required. For complete information, see the JW Tumbles St. Patrick's Day Announcement, or

Live Jazz at the Town Center Starts March 16

Submitted by ken on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 11:15

Live Jazz at the Town CenterThe Del Mar Highlands Town Center will feature a Live Music program on Friday and Saturday nights beggining March 16, 2012. These Jazz performances in the Upper Plaza begin at 6:00 pm and include artists such as Keith Jacobson, Hank Easton and Jose Molina. Come sit by the fire and enjoy the music, or stop and have dinner in one of the great local restaurants. See the Del Mar Highlands Town Center Music Page for details on the specific performers.