Summer Movie in the Park, Friday, July 27, 2012

The Ocean Air Recreation Council will be holding two summer movies in local parks, the first of which is this Friday, July 27, 2012! The 2nd Annual Movies in the Park series includes the Friday, July 27 showing of “Adventures of Tin Tin” at Ocean Air Park (4770 Fairport Way), and the Friday, August 10 showing of “Spy Kids 4” at Sage Canyon Neighborhood Park (5252 Harvest Run Drive). The festivities begin at 6:00 PM, with movies starting at dusk. Bring a picnic basket and relax with your family, friends and neighbors. Movie’s on Us!  Snack and Beverages will be available for sale... For more information please call (858) 552-1687, or see the Ocean Air Summer Program.

Chipotle opens at Piazza Carmel Friday, July 27, 2012

I see on the Piazza Carmel Facebook page that the new Chipotle at Piazza Carmel opens Friday, July 27, 2012. If you find the restaurant a bit hard to find, it's across the street, down by the gas station in the old Pat & Oscars Restaurant site (near the Starbucks, next to SR-56.) With the other new Chipotle soon to open at Flower Hill Promenade (on Via de la Valle), it seems like we're going to have a surplus of Mexican food...

July 2012 CV Planning Board Agenda

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on July 26, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The July Agenda is attached. The Agenda includes discussion of proposed development of the vacant lots between the Marriott Hotel, Tio Leo's, and Taco Bell, where the developer hopes to gather community input prior to presenting project concepts. Other items include sending a letter to the San Dieguito School District about the proposed cell site at CCA, and a possible stop sign at Worsch Way and Del Mar Trails. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

The Final CV Summer Park Concert for 2012

The final Summer Serenades Concert for 2012 will feature something the Reggae band Upstream on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center Amphitheater (3777 Townsgate Dr). The concerts are free to the public and we encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Blankets, beach chairs, food and drinks are all part of the ambience that make these Sunday afternoon concerts fun for everyone! All concerts are on Sundays, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The rest of the schedule may be found at the Summer Serenades Concert Page (www.cvsd.com/summer-park-concerts). or download the Summer Concerts Flyer.

Burlap First Anniversary Party

Burlap is celebrating their first anniversary, Friday, July 20, 2012, with a party from 10pm until closing. Expect big crowds and a big party! Has it really been a year already, it seems like they just opened! Anyway, you can find them in the Town Center, online at BurlapEats.com, or phone 858.369.5700.

San Diego Surf Cup arrives at the Polo Fields, July 2012

If you have a kid who plays soccer, you probably already know the Surf Cup is coming for the weekends of July 28-30 and August 4-6. I read on their website (www.surfcup.com) that nearly 400 teams will be competing, which is something like 5,000 to 6,000 kids, and their parents! So, beware the traffic down near the Polo Fields (El Camino Real at Via de la Valle), and don't think that might be a good shortcut to bypass the horse racing traffic! And, just to make things more exciting, there are horse shows scheduled both weekends at the Del Mar Horsepark, across the street!

Horse Racing at Del Mar starts Wed, July 18, 2012

Only 5 days to go until the start of the horse racing season at Del Mar. The season runs from July 18 to September 5, 2012, closed Mondays & Tuesdays except Sept 3. Information can be found at the Del Mar Fairgrounds web site, and at the Del Mar Turf Club web site. Beware the added traffic on the freeway, but it shouldn't be as bad as the fair!

String Quartet Performing at Solana Highlands Park, July 15, 2012

This week's Summer Serenades Concert will feature something different: classical music! Join us for the string quartet Quartetto Sorrento on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm at Solana Highlands Park (3520 Long Run Drive). The concerts are free to the public and we encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Blankets, beach chairs, food and drinks are all part of the ambience that make these Sunday afternoon concerts fun for everyone! All concerts are on Sundays, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The rest of the schedule may be found at the Summer Serenades Concert Page (www.cvsd.com/summer-park-concerts). or download the Summer Concerts Flyer.

Cell Antennas on School Buildings

The City of San Diego has approved a request to put cell antennas on classroom buildings at Canyon Crest Academy, you can read more about it in this Carmel Valley News Article. You can also view the Notice of Decision from the City.

Plato Soul Concert, Ashley Falls Park, July 8, 2012

This week's Summer Serenades Concert will feature the local band Plato Soul, a talented San Diego band playing tunes that bring you right back to your favorite days,on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm at Ashley Falls Park (13030 Ashley Falls Dr). The concerts are free to the public and we encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Blankets, beach chairs, food and drinks are all part of the ambience that make these Sunday afternoon concerts fun for everyone! All concerts are on Sundays, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The rest of the schedule may be found at the Summer Serenades Concert Page (www.cvsd.com/summer-park-concerts) or download the Summer Concerts Flyer.

Free Family Music at the CV Library, July 31, 2012

July's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature Coterie Celli, a group of cellists from all over San Diego who enjoy coming together to make and share beautiful cello-ensemble music. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley, San Diego. For further information call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Left4Dead Concert, Solana Highlands Park, July 1, 2012

This week's Summer Serenades Concert will feature the local band Left4Dead playing generation spanning, danceable rock 'n roll on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm at Solana Highlands Park (3520 Long Run Drive). The concerts are free to the public and we encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Blankets, beach chairs, food and drinks are all part of the ambience that make these Sunday afternoon concerts fun for everyone! All concerts are on Sundays, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The rest of the schedule may be found at the Summer Serenades Concert Page (www.cvsd.com/summer-park-concerts). or download the Summer Concerts Flyer.

June 2012 CV Planning Board Agenda

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on June 28, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The June Agenda is attached. One Paseo is NOT on the agenda, although I hope to get an update on the status of processing the DEIR comments -- I'll report back after the meeting. The Agenda also includes action items on a couple of cell sites (including one at CCA), a possible stop sign at Worsch Way and Del Mar Trails, and the formation of a subcommittee to comment on the I-5/SR-56 DEIR. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

 

CV Summer Movies in the Park

The Ocean Air Recreation Council will be holding two summer movies in local parks! The 2nd Annual Movies in the Park series includes the Friday, July 27 showing of “Adventures of Tin Tin” at Ocean Air Park (4770 Fairport Way), and the Friday, August 10 showing of “Spy Kids 4” at Sage Canyon Neighborhood Park (5252 Harvest Run Drive). The festivities begin at 6:00 PM, with movies starting at dusk. Bring a picnic basket and relax with your family, friends and neighbors. Movie’s on Us!  Snack and Beverages will be available for sale... For more information please call (858) 552-1687, or see the Ocean Air Summer Program.

CV Internet Line Cut, $250,000 Reward!

I don't know if everyone heard about the local internet disruption yesterday (Thursday, June 14, 2012), but it appears that someone cut one of AT&T's internet lines in Carmel Valley just north of the I-5 Del Mar Heights Road interchange. The vandalism caused a good deal of disruption, but mostly north of us. For instance, the San Dieguito School District was out for some time in the middle of the day. If you happened to be near Solana Highlands School that morning and saw anything odd, contact the police and see if you can get a part of that $250,000 reward! Read the North County Times article for complete coverage.

2012 CV Rec Center Summer Program and Registration Info

The 2012 Summer Program for the Carmel Valley Recreation Center is now available, complete with online program registration details. That's right, no more early Saturday mornings waiting to register in-person. Register Online at the SD City Online Registration Portal (www.SDRecConnect.com). Registration instructions are in the brochure at the bottom of page 4, with class registration underway now! beginning Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account, so if you don't already have an account, you may want to get an early start. If you have questions, or if you'd rather deal with a person, you can also register in-person at the CV Rec Center. For additional information, read the brochure or call the Rec Center at 858-552-1616. Note that this is not for Summer Camps (see the CV Summer Camp Brochure for camp info), this is for regular, weekly classes during the summer months. The brochure also contains information on the Summer Park Concerts, which start Sunday, June 24, 2012.

I-5/SR-56 Interchange Project DEIR Comment Period

With all the fuss about One Paseo, the I-5/SR-56 Interchange Project has managed to sneak by with very little notice. This is a project that will have a major impact on the area, and deciding which alternative gets built will not only cause direct impacts to homes along the freeway, but will also cause indirect traffic impacts, as more cars use Del Mar Heights Road or Via de la Valle. For an overview of the project, see the I-5/SR 56 Interchange Project page, or dive right into the Interchange Project DEIR. The good news is that this DEIR is much better organized than the One Paseo document. The bad news? You only have until July 2, 2012 to submit comments. Complete information on submitting comments is available at the I-5/SR 56 Interchange Project page.

CV Summer Park Concerts 2012

Summer Serenades Park ConcertsThe Carmel Valley Recreation Council presents its 20th year of Summer Serenades Concerts. This year the lineup includes some of your favorite dance bands along with some new sounds. The concerts are free to the public and we encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Blankets, beach chairs, food and drinks are all part of the ambience that make these Sunday afternoon concerts fun for everyone! All concerts are on Sundays, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The first concert is on June 24, and features Atomic Groove (Variety dance band) at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center. On July 1st, Left4Dead (Variety dance band) will perform at Solana Highlands Neighborhood Park. The rest of the schedule may be found at the Summer Serenades Concert Page (www.cvsd.com/summer-park-concerts). or download the Summer Concerts Flyer.

San Diego County Fair 2012

The SD County Fair opens tomorrow, Friday, June 8, 2012. As usual, there will be rides, entertainment, art, shows, shopping, and the greasiest, fattiest fried food you can imagine! Of course, living near the fairgrounds, we can also expect plenty of additional traffic. The fair is closed on Mondays, but otherwise opens at 11:00 AM (10:00 AM weekends.) Plan your freeway trips accordingly, and avoid Del Mar Heights Road during peak times (is Kilroy really planning an additional 26,000 cars on Del Mar Heights every day?!!)

CV Farmers Market, Now open all year!

School's almost out for the year, but the new Carmel Valley Farmers Market will continue all summer! Located in the parking lot of Canyon Crest Academy (5951 Village Center Loop Road), the Farmers Market is open on Thursdays, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM. More information on the CV Farmers Market Facebook Page.

CCA's Year-end Rock the Canyon Concert

Rock the Canyon

CCA's year-end Rock the Canyon Concert is this Saturday, June 9, 2012 in the Proscenium Theater! Come listen to some great bands fight for first place in the "battle of the bands" style concert. The music starts at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $10 adult / $7 student ($6 w/ ASB card), and are available at the door. Located at Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road.

Where to find One Paseo Info?

Visit the "What Price Main Street?" site for information on the One Paseo project. Sure, the developer has their own website (OnePaseo.com), but it only contains marketing information. For a better understanding of the real impacts, WhatPriceMainStreet.com is your best bet.

Note: This page and it's information are not affiliated with the CV Planning Board.

June 2012 CV Rec Council Meeting CANCELED

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will NOT meet in June 2012 as there are no items on the agenda. Please see the CV Parks Page for additional information on parks in the community and their operation.

Towne Bakery now open at the Town Center

The Towne Bakery (townebakery.com) is now open at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. I'm not quite sure how to differentiate this new shop from the other bakeries at the center, but it appears to be more of a cupcake store (that also sells meat pies, cheesecake and more.) I guess now you can start at Einstein Bros. for a fresh bagel, run to Starbucks for a coffee or Chuao for hot chocolate, get cookies in Ralphs, a french pastry in Champagne Bakery, rustic bread in Baker & Olive, and a cupcake in the Towne Bakery. You can then catch your breath by the fountain, before running down to the Village Mill Bakery for some fresh bread and donuts. Phew! I think we need to replace Barnes & Nobel with a health club, because I've gained 20 lbs just walking down the mall!

Towne Bakery

Address: 
Del Mar Highlands Town Center
Phone number: 
858-794-7001
Web page: 
http://townebakery.com/
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