The new restaurant in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center at the corner of Del Mar Heights and El Camino Real (the old Warehouse building) is called Burlap, and it's facebook page claims, "SADDLE UP! North County's hottest new restaurant, BURLAP, will be open to the public THIS FRIDAY, July 22nd!! Call us today at 858-369-5700 to make your reservation!!"
Looking for a preschool? Bright Horizons is holding an open house and Cowboy Event on Saturday, July 16th from 10:00 - 1:00. There will be Pony Rides, Story Tellers, Autographs from "Woody", Games and Food. Fun for the whole family! A great way to meet other community families. For additional information, contact the center at (858) 509-0419 or see http://centers.brighthorizons.com/delmar/
The San Diego Asian Film Foundation is holding a free summer films festival at the Piazza Carmel Shopping Plaza in Carmel Valley this August. The festival, which features family friendly films, premieres on August 3 with the film HOOK. Dante Basco, who plays the iconic Rufio in HOOK, will be in attendance for Q+A during the kick-off event. Entertainment begins at 7:00 pm in the Food Court, with the films starting at 8:00 pm.
All movies on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm. The full schedule is: Aug. 3 - HOOK (1991); Aug. 10 - E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL (1982); Aug. 17 - THE KARATE KID (Original) (1984); Aug. 24 - TOY STORY 3 (2010); Aug. 31 - THE GOONIES (1985). For more information see: www.piazza-carmel.com (760.630.6270) or www.SDAFF.org (Daniel@sdaff.org - 619.400.5906).
Good thing we're having movies in the park, as it seems all the local theaters are closed. The Flower Hill Cinema has closed its doors for good (and will eventually be replaced by a Whole Foods market.) The plan is that we'll get our theaters back, but it may take a while. The Del Mar Highlands Town Center theater is scheduled to reopen later this summer, as an upscale venue with stadium seating, reserved seats and high-end food. There are plans for a new theater in Pacific Highlands Ranch (out SR-56 a bit, near Canyon Crest Academy.) This second theater may take a while, with no scheduled date for construction of the new shopping center.
SDG&E will begin their underground work on Via de la Valle soon (between El Camino Real and I-5.) According to SDG&E it is slated for completion by April 22. Hours of operation are scheduled to for 9pm - 5am, Sunday-Thursday to mitigate traffic concerns.
City Councilmember Carl DeMaio will be holding a budget town hall on March 2, 6:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center to discuss his Roadmap to Recovery budget plan with residents, answer their questions as well as hear their feedback and ideas.
If you're looking for local, organic food, you can visit retailers like Jimbo's or you can visit local farmer's markets or farms. There is one organic farm right in Carmel Valley: Seabreeze Organic Farm (website www.seabreezed.com.) You can sign up for regular produce deliveries, order online or even get tours of the farm. All the information is on the web site.
Carmel Valley is in California's 75th district, and our State Assembly Representative is Nathan Fletcher. You can learn more or comment on items such as the State Budget by visiting his website (arc.asm.ca.gov/member/75).
If you're interested in the I-5 Widening Project, the regular meeting of the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board meeting is a good place to find information. The October meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, 10/14, at Del Mar Heights Elementary School. See the Board's website at www.TorreyPinesCommunity.org for the agenda and complete details. Oh, and their November meeting is rescheduled to Wednesday 11/10/2010... Consider looking at the KeepSanDiegoMoving.com page, too!