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Join the Ocean Air Recreation Council!

Do you live south of SR-56? Are you looking for a way to volunteer in your community? The Ocean Air Recreation Council works with the City of San Diego to offer courses, camps, programs and events at Ocean Air, Torrey Hills, and Sage Canyon Parks. Events include movies-in-the park, summer celebrations, egg hunts, winter charity support, and SNOW DAY! Be a part of YOUR community and join the Recreation Council the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7 PM at the Ocean Air Recreation Center, 4770 Fairport Way, 92130. Questions? Email us at: Download the new 2014 Ocean Air Recreation Center Summer Program Brochure and check out all the activities available at the Ocean Air location.

CV Library CLOSED May 24, 2014 - update

UPDATE: The Carmel Valley Library cannot accept any gifts from May 20-June 2 due to re-carpeting. Please do not leave any gift books outside the building. Again, the Carmel Valley Branch Library will be CLOSED from May 24 through June 2, 2014 for RECARPETING. Re-opening Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The book drop will be open. Last day to pickup reserves at Carmel Valley Branch Library is May 23rd.

CV Planning Board's Livability Subcommittee, May 2014

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board has created a new subcommitte to discuss ways to make Carmel Valley more "livable". The first meeting of the Livability Subcommittee will be on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Rec Center. The first meeting will be to determine the type of issues the committee will consider, and to set the general direction of the group. See the INCLUDED (attached) agenda for details. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

Del Mar Highlands Town Center Survey, May 2014

The Del Mar Highlands Town Center is planning an expansion, adding new stores and a new parking structure down near Jimbo's. The expansion will include a larger Jimbo's, more movie screens, and a bunch of new stores. With that in mind, the center would like your opinion on what new retailers should be added! To take part, complete the online survey at (survey open through May 31, 2014.)

Opposition to Cell site at CV Library

There is a community group opposed to AT&T's intention to install a cell site at the Carmel Valley Library. They encourage you to Sign the Online Petition at (which has a lot more information on the subject.) Read more in the Carmel Valley News story, or see the Channel 10 News report. For additional information, please contact

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 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 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