Gonzales Canyon Events & Opportunities

On March 29th, 2014, the San Diego Canyonlands group will be hosting an interpretive hike of Gonzales Canyon. We will be exploring the Sword Way Loop Trail as it crosses through riparian and sage scrub/chaparral habitat types. Our hike will consist of about 2.5 miles of easy trail, starting from, and returning to the Sword Way Trail head. Hike runs from 9:00 to 11:30am. See the Gonzales Canyon Map for information and directions.

On April 26th, 2014 from 9am to 12 pm, there will be a "Creek to Bay is I Love A Clean San Diego" spring, county-wide effort to clean litter and debris from our canyons, creeks and beaches. Join San Diego Canyonlands and the Friends of Gonzales Canyon at the Sword Way trail head for 3 hours of canyon clean-up and improvement. We will send a link for Creek to Bay volunteer registration soon. Again, see the Gonzales Canyon Map for information and directions.

The San Diego Canyonlands group is also looking for a community volunteer to co-captain this Creek to Bay event for Gonzales Canyon. If you would like to be a co-captain please email me at freddy@sdcanyonlands.org or call me at 619-922-2567 and I will discuss with you what is involved and coach you through the process. Thank you so much for considering this leadership role.

The Canyonlands group hopes to get the entire community involved as Friends of Gonzales Canyon, to participate in our monthly clean-up and restoration events. We are kicking off this plan with a March 29th tour, followed by the April 26th Creek to Bay clean-up event. Anyone who wishes to be included in Friends of Gonzales Canyon events can email me their contact info, including name, address, phone and email, to freddy@sdcanyonlands.org and I'll will add their name to our contact list for upcoming Gonzales events and announcements.

David Alvarez at the CV Library, Jan 29, 2014

I received an announcement that David Alvarez is coming to listen to the issues that are important to local residents. He will be at the Carmel Valley Library this Wednesday, January 29 at 12:30. From the announcement:

San Diego mayoral candidate David Alvarez ran for office to make sure that members of every community are heard and to assure that every community receives the necessary services and infrastructure to provide a safe quality of life for all. As mayor, he is committed to regularly scheduled area meetings throughout the city to hear directly from residents and leaders about the issues that are important to them. You won't need a highly paid lobbyist to make your views known to David Alvarez.

Council member David Alvarez has demonstrated a principled stand on development. If the majority of residents have a position on a development in their area, he will stand with the community. This is what he has done on the Barrio Logan plan and what he did recently when he cast his vote in support of the residents of Santa Luz.

2014 Ocean Air Rec Center Winter Program

Download the new 2014 Ocean Air Recreation Center Winter Program Brochure and check out all the activities available at the Ocean Air location. Program registration begins December 14, 2013 at 10:00am. See the program for complete program and registration information. Program includes information on youth and adult sports leagues, martial arts, kids gym, acting and more.

Snow Day & Pancake Breakfast at Ocean Air Park

The Ocean Air Recreation Council presents a Snow Day & Pancake Breakfast at the Ocean Air Park, Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Help fill Santa’s Sleigh for those in Need!! Support Sand Diego Toys for Tots & San Diego Food Bank! Bring an unwrapped toy or bag of non-perishable food between November 16th and December 6th and receive 4 tickets for the Holiday Pancake Breakfast! (otherwise, breakfast is $5 per person day of event.) The event includes a 50-foot Snow Sled Run, a Bunny Slope, a Fantastic Breakfast, Outside Games and Activities, a Visit from Santa and more! The Ocean Air Recreation Center is located at 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, CA 92130. For additional information, call the Rec Center at 858-552-1687. Download the Snow Day Brochure. The program supports Toys for Tots and the San Diego Food Bank.

CV Library Concerts, Oct 9 and Oct 23, 2013

October’s free family music program will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. It will feature the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego in a concert of English, French, and Italian madrigals from the Renaissance. The group, which performs a cappella, has given concerts in the San Diego area since its inception. Its members are all professional singers and have several CDs to their credit. The concert will last 45 minutes. Additionally, a special free family music program will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:00 p.m. It will feature three Canyon Crest Academy students who have been playing jazz together for three years. The Scott Roberts Trio has won numerous awards at jazz festivals around town. You can often find it playing every Thursday at the CCA Farmer's Market. Is members are Michael Carlson on tenor saxophone, Max Vinetz) on bass, and Scott Roberts on piano. Its program will last 45 minutes. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

One Paseo meeting, Aug 8, 2013

The CV Planning Board will hold a Meeting to allow Kilroy to present the community benefits related to the One Paseo project. Kilroy is required to show how the development provides an extraordinary public benefit to the community or the City. Sufficient time will be allocated to community members to question the value of those benefits, and especially their cost in terms of increased traffic congestion, out of scale building heights and densities etc.. The meeting is Thursday, August 8, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Ocean Air Elementary School, 11444 Canter Heights Dr.

Library Concerts, Aug 2013

This August, the CV Library’s free family music programs will include Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind with pianist J R Betts playing global jazz at 7:00 PM on August 14, 2013, and pianist Andrew Vu in a program of music by J S Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt at 1:00 PM on August 31, 2013. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

CV Rec Council Aug 2013 Meeting

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug 6, 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. See the agenda for complete details.

Movie in the Park, Aug 9, Sage Canyon Park

FREE SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK: “Madagascar 3" will be shown on Friday August 9 at Sage Canyon Park, 5252 Harvest Run Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy a special night for the family under the stars. Come early and enjoy activities for all ages. FREE! Event starts at 6PM, movie starts at dusk Outside Games and Activities! Snack and Beverages available for sale.

Electronics Recycling at Torrey Pines High School, Aug 3-4, 2013

I can't find any news articles about the event, but there's a sign at the corner of Half Mile and El Camino Real that says there will be an electronics recycling event at Torrey Pines High School this weekend, August 3-4, 2013. I believe the hours are 9:00 to 4:00 PM, and drop off is likely to be in the parking lot off Del Mar Heights Road, just past the fire station.