The City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer a FREE Summer event for Families in Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills and Pacific Highlands Ranch! The Summer Kick Off Party is on Sunday June 9, 2013, Noon-4PM at Ocean Air Park, 4770 Fairport Way, 92130 (Carmel Mountain Road and E. Ocean Air Drive.) This is a FREE event with bounce houses, face painting, games and demonstrations, food, and live music by Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew Registration for summer classes and camps is now open!!! Download the Ocean Air Recreation Center's Full program guide for more information on the center.
Say goodbye to Burlap, it's closing down to be replaced by Searsucker. We hear from their facebook page, "The rumors are true! We will be closing our doors on June 10th... Thank you to everyone who has showed your support, we are looking forward to seeing everyone when we re-open our doors as Searsucker on July 17, 2013.".
Join the Carmel Valley Library in June and July 2013 for the Summer Reading Program: “Reading is Soooooooooo Delicious!” Individual programs for Children, Teens and Adults, and everyone can earn prizes for reading! Registration begins June 15th and participants can pick up their prizes for reading starting June 22nd. Program ends August 15th. Summer events for ALL Ages on Wednesdays from 4:00–5:00, Teen events on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm (ages 10+, Limited to 20 participants, no registration required), and Adult events on Tuesday, June 4th, Tuesday, July 2nd and Tuesday, July 9th. Visit the Library for a schedule and details.
The Friends of Del Mar Mesa (www.delmarmesa.org) is holding a "Friends" Launch & Trail Mixer on Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 pm. Meet at the Eastern end of Rancho Toyon / The Preserve Way Trail Head. Bring your trail shoes, horses, bikes, family, etc. as we officially launch the Friends of Del Mar Mesa. Join our Directors, public officials, media, environmental & community planning representatives. Ceremony at 3:00 pm. The Trail Mixer tour will be led by a naturalist and Board Member guides begins at 3:20 pm. Dogs on-leash, please.
The Max's Ring of Fire Touch A Truck San Diego event is this Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10am - 3pm at Qualcomm Stadium. This is San Diego’s Original Touch A Truck. A family-friendly car show is a sure hit with kids and parents alike, as all the vehicles are open for you to climb in and honk the horn! From military vehicles to monster trucks, Harley's to HumVees, classic cars to emergency vehicles, big rigs to construction rigs. Touch A Truck will please your palate, too, with 20 gourmet food trucks, lemonade "experience", plus two live music stages, roving entertainment, Star Wars Characters, Shamu and even Ronald McDonald. The funds raised at this event go to childhood cancer research. See TouchATruckSD.com or MaxsRingOfFire.org.
There will be a presentation on Medicare on Thursday, June 27 @ 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Carmel Valley Library. Do you have questions about Medicare? When to enroll? What types of plans are available throughout the year? Join Lauren Altman, an independent, licensed insurance agent to help assist with your questions about Medicare. She will be present with information and applications. Please RSVP to Lauren directly 858-217-6137, as space is limited.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's Regional Issues Subcommitte will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Library. The agenda includes "The Ivy and The Elms" in PHR, as well as the All Creatures Veterinary Hospital expansion. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.The Agenda is attached.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on May 23, 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The May Agenda is attached. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.
The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate Drive.) 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. On the agenda are: the Gonzalez Canyon Neighborhood Park in Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR), some requests for funds, and some other financial items. See the agenda for complete details.
The 2013 Summer Camp Program for the Carmel Valley Recreation Center is now available. Abrakadoodle Art, Mad Science, Rock’n Tumble Gymnastics, Master your Sports and Evolve Dance are offering a more camps this summer for kids of all ages to enjoy. We are also trying out a new camp called Incrediflix for all those kids who are interested in creating short films and animation. In-office and online registration will begin Saturday, May 11 at 9:00am. Go to SDRecConnect.com to register or view list of camps. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account, so you may want to start early if you don't already have an account. Some classes do NOT register through the SD City Registration Portal, see the bottom of the first page for details. For additional information, call the Rec Center at 858-552-1616.
May’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature the Oberon Quintet performing “viola” quintets by Mozart and Dvorak that are scored for two violins, two violas, and a cello. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668. For more information, see the CV Library Music Page, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on April 25, 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The April Agenda is attached. The Agenda includes a presentation of a mixed-use project at Carmel Mountain Road and Carmel Country Road, an expansion of the Del Mar Height Road Shell Station, Board Election results, a 9-lot development in PHR, an update on the CV FBA, taking a position on the Medical Marijuana Ordinance, consideration of traffic calming by Sycamore Ridge Elementary school. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.
Aqua Edge LLC will be holding a free water safety demonstration at Cathedral Catholic High School on May 18, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The event will include a special guest appearance by 2008 Olympic Water Polo Silver Medalist Moriah Van Norman. Watch as Moriah demonstrates swimming strategies and techniques with her daughter Ava. Afterwards, Moriah will sign autographs on your favorite item and will also be available to have you take pictures of her and her Olympic medal! Additional information at the Aqua Edge Events Page.
The Downtown San Diego Partnership is holding regional community meetings to help determine the future of downtown. There will be a meeting in Carmel Valley on April 20, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Carmel Valley Library (3919 Townsgate Drive.) From their mailing: "Why a regional effort? Because this growth will impact the entire region, its important to spark regional collaboration and engagement as we begin to further define our region's priorities. Downtown San Diego belongs to everyone--and as we work to improve our downtown for expected growth, we're looking for regional input."
The San Diego Blood Bank has opened a new Carmel Valley Donor Center in the Piazza Carmel shopping center, 3880 Valley Centre Dr., Ste 209 (in the middle of the center, behind the food court.) A Grand Opening celebration is scheduled on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. The hours for the new Carmel Valley Donor Center are: Friday to Monday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM; and Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good health may be eligible to donate blood. A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended prior to donation. For more information or to make an appointment to give blood, please call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or visit sandiegobloodbank.org.
Just in time for spring break, there are two local parks with new play equipment ("tot-lots") that should be opening this Friday, April 5, 2013: Carmel Grove Park, located at the corner of Carmel Creek Road and Carmel Grove Road (just behind Piazza Carmel), and Del Mar Trails Park, located on Del Mar Trails Road between Mona Lisa and Mercurio. On the other hand, the Winwood Park playground, located on Carmel Creek Road just south of Carmel Creek Elementary, will close on April 8 for a renovation that should complete late this summer. So, we gain two brand new playgrounds but lose one for a while.
There will be a Guided Tour of Gonzales Canyon on Saturday, April 6, 9:00am-11:00am. Come and learn about canyon plants and wildlife! Sponsored by the City of San Diego. The tour requires intermediate hiking ability (steep hills, uneven surfaces, narrow trails). Wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen and water. Cancelled in the event of rain. Meet in front of Torrey Highlands Dog Park, off Lansdale (behind Torrey Pines HS.) Parking is limited. Location Link: http://goo.gl/maps/Ji50q. FOR MORE INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
April’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature piano duets of jazz and Broadway music by the Pizarro Brothers. The program will last 45 minutes. A second, special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature pianist Oksana Germain performing works of Scarlatti, Debussy, Brahms and Prokofiev. The program will last 45 minutes. For further information call (858) 552-1668. For more information, see the CV Library Music Page, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.
How about an Easter Church service that's fun for the whole family? You’re invited to Easter at C3 San Diego - Food, pony rides, petting zoo, egg hunts, game truck, bounce houses, rides, the Easter bunny and more. Join them on March 31st at 10am for a phenomenal worship experience, impacting media, and live message. At the Carmel Valley Middle School, 3800 Mykonos Lane, San Diego CA 92130. For more information visit www.c3sandiego.com, or see their Easter Service Page.
The race for the CV Planning Board seat for Neighborhood 5, pictured here, features the incumbent Debbie Lokanc running against newcommer and One Paseo supporter Elissa Krasenbaum. This neighborhood is the residential area bounded by Carmel Creek Road, Carmel Country Road and SR-56 (the area around Carmel Del Mar Elementary School.) I don't personally like One Paseo, so I would recommend voting for the Incumbent, Debbie Lokanc. The election is Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 5:00 to 5:30 PM at the CV Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. Note: Only residents of the neighborhood may vote, bring proof of residency (driver's licence, utility bill, etc.) Multiple residents from the same address may vote, as long as you're 18 or older.
There are two new restaurants opening in the area: Royal India has replaced the old Star of India in Piazza Carmel (Click here for the story, & click here for the restaurant website), and Snooze Del Mar will be replacing the iHop in the Town Center (Click here for the story, restaurant website not yet available.) You'll know Royal India from their downtown location, and Snooze has another branch in Hillcrest.
The CV Planning Board will hear more information on the proposed One Paseo development this Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Ocean Air Elementary School, 11444 Canter Heights Drive, San Diego, CA 92130 (NOTE: Special time AND location!) This meeting will focus exclusively on traffic impacts.
The CV Planning Board Election will be held at the CV Library on March 28, 2013 from 5:00 to 5:30 PM (on the Patio of the Library, located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, CA.) The only contested seat is the Neighborhood 5 seat, where Resident Elissa Krasenbaum is challenging the Incumbent Debbie Lokanc. Here is a Neighborhood 5 map:
Where the boundaries are Carmel Creek Road, Carmel Country Road, and SR-56 (the area around Carmel Del Mar Elementary School.) Only residents of a neighborhood may vote for the neighborhood candidate. An individual voting for a Neighborhood candidate will be required to show proof of residency in that Neighborhood (driver's licence, utility bill, etc.)
There are other seats up for election, but none are contested. Note that an individual voting for a Business or Investor candidate will be required to show written permission from the local business or property owner to act as their designee. A business owner or investor must also show proof of business activity or ownership of property with the Carmel Valley Planning Area.
The Carmel Valley Recreation Center Spring Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 30 2013, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Bring your basket and a smile! The hunt is organized by age groups: 9:30am – Ages 0-2; 9:45am – Ages 3-4; 10:00am – Ages 5-6; 10:15am – Ages 7-8; and 10:30am – Ages 9 and up. At the Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive.