Scripps Aquarium Haunted Aquarium 2015

Submitted by ken on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 13:09

The Birch Aquarium is holding it's HAUNTED AQUARIUM: Shipwrecked Science! on October 23 & 24, 2015 from 6–9 p.m. Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and search the galleries for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Discover a sea of glowing beasts(big and small), get sticky with slime,and enjoy shipwrecked stories, all while BOO-gieing down to live music and having a monstrous good time. Recommended for ages 2+. See the Haunted Aquarium Web Page for details.

CV Planning Board Agenda, Sept 2015

Submitted by ken on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 00:27

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept 24, 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 water rate increases, a One Paseo update, Coasta Azul access to Old ECR, Ashley Falls storm flow, Unitas at PHR, Corallina in PHR, the Merge in Neighborhood 10, 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.

Free CV Library Concert, Sept 29, 2015

Submitted by ken on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:22

September’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s community room. It will feature the Striano Piano Trio playing Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No.2 and Richard Thompson’s Legend of the Moors. The program will last 45 minutes. For further information, see the CV Library Music Page, call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at

ACT Children's Theater Auditions, Sept 8, 2015

Submitted by ken on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 14:12

The award-winning Actors’ Conservatory Theatre (ACT-San Diego, announces auditions for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, for ages 8-18, directed by veteran actor/director Bernard Baldan, on September 8, 2015 from 4:15-7:45 p.m. at the Ocean Air Rec Center, 4770 Fairpoint Way, San Diego, 92130. Callbacks will be held September 10, 2015 beginning at 4:15 p.m. Performances will be held at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 92101 from December 11 through December 20, 2015. Read the attached press announcement for details.

CV and PHR MAD Meeting, Sept 1, 2015

Submitted by ken on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:58

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's MAD Subcommitte will meet on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 onsite at the Torrey Hills Dog Park at 4:30 pm. The meeting will later meet at the Overlook Park site. See the AGENDA and Staff Reports (Attached) for details. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION – visit or e-mail .

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!