General stories about the overall Carmel Valley, San Diego Community

TPHS Electronics Recycling & Shredding, April 25, 2015

Submitted by ken on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:51

Torrey Pines High School will be holding a community electronics recycling and paper shredding event this Saturday & Sunday (April 25 & 26) to honor Earth Day. Hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Electronics recycling is free and accepts most items (See flier. No flourescent bulbs, no alkaline batteries, no large appliances, no microwaves, no smoke detectors.) Paper shredding is $5.00 per file box. Paper and Electronics will be collected through out the event hours. Paper will be stored in 64 gallon bins until the shred truck arrives to shred all the paper on-site at the end of each event. 100% of all paper is shred ON SITE at the end of each event. Some items not accepted for shredding, see flier.

CV Planning Board Agenda, April 23, 2015

Submitted by ken on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:21

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on April 23, 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 conservation in the drought, elections results for the board, a proposed stop sign at Grandvia & High Bluff, the City's climate action plan, a wireless facility at Carmel Country Plaza, the development of a school off Carmel Country Road near the open space trails to the south of SR-56, an update to the board's bylaws, and consideration of reducing the number of planning board seats. 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.

CVCPB Livability Subcommittee Meeting, April 21, 2015

Submitted by ken on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:26

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's Livability Subcommitte will meet on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Rec Center. The committee is focused on transportation-related livability/safety issues, green infrastructure improvements and placemaking enhancements. This is not meant to be a parks group, but may include trails. See the AGENDA (Attached) for details. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

Solana Ranch Park Grand Opening, March 27, 2015

Submitted by ken on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:11

The new Solana Ranch Park will hold a grand opening ceremony on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Join Council President Lightner in this ribbon cutting ceremony at this great new park. Of course, after visiting the new park, you can run across the street to the new PHR Village center to enjoy a Starbucks coffee and shop at the Trader Joe's (which also opens on Friday, March 27!) It'll be a banner day for the Pacific Highlands Ranch community.

Solana Ranch Park is nestled between Gonzales Canyon and the Solana Ranch Elementary School in the community of Pacific Highlands Ranch. The design for Solana Ranch Park creates a destination for the residents of Pacific Highlands Ranch and embraces the walkable nature of the community. A turf amphitheater offers a flexible space for community events, a half basketball court and children’s play area provide opportunities for play, and interpretive panels tell a story of the park’s connection to nature, the surrounding community and the region’s history.

NOTE: The Solana Ranch Park is located next to the new Solana Ranch Elementary School, 13605 Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway San Diego, CA 92130.

Carmel Valley Resident has a new children's book

Submitted by ken on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:50

Did you know that Carmel Valley has it's own children's book author? What fun! Henry Herz's new picture book, MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES (from Pelican Publishing), has garnered considerable praise, including:

"For all of us who grew up loving Dungeons & Dragons and Tolkien, Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes is an excellent way to introduce our little ones to the world of fantasy!"
— Drew Daywalt, author of the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit

"Monstrously clever—I'd rather Mary had a hippogriff than a 'little lamb' any day!"
— Molly Idle, Caldecott Honor winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo and more

Henry has several San Diego area book signings scheduled:

  • Mysterious Galaxy (5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA 92111) Feb. 22, 2 PM
  • B&N Santee (9938 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071) Feb. 25, 6 PM
  • B&N Mira Mesa (10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126) Feb. 26, 4 PM
  • Yellow Book Road (2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106) Feb. 26, 7 PM
  • B&N Grossmont (5500 Grossmont Center Dr., Suite 331, La Mesa, CA 91942) Feb. 28, 1 PM
  • B&N Costa Verde (8650 Genesee Ave. Ste 230, San Diego, CA 92122) Mar. 1, 11 AM
  • B&N Encinitas (1040 N. El Camino Real Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024) Mar. 1, 1 PM
  • B&N Oceanside (2615 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054) Mar. 6, 7 PM
  • B&N Escondido (810 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025) Mar. 7, 11 AM
  • B&N Point Loma (3150 Rosecrans Place, San Diego, CA 92110) Mar. 7, 1:30 PM