CV Planning Board One Paseo Meeting, March 28, 2013

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.

CV Planning Board Election, March 28

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.

2013 CV Spring Egg Hunt

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.

2013 CV Rec Center Spring Program and Registration

The 2013 Spring Program for the Carmel Valley Recreation Center is now available, complete with online program registration details. Register Online at the SD City Online Registration Portal (www.SDRecConnect.com). Registration instructions are in the brochure at the top of page 8, with class registration already underway. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account. 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.

2013 Ocean Air Rec Center Spring Program

Download the new 2013 Ocean Air Recreation Center Spring Program Brochure and check out all the activities available at the Ocean Air location. Program registration underway now. See the program for complete program and registration information.

Gonzalez Canyon Park Meeting Location Change

The Gonzales Canyon Park committee meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00pm has bee moved to the Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130. Sorry for any inconvenience. This park is in Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) to our east (out near Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), at the end of Del Mar Heights Road.) There will be 2 committee meetings on this park: the meeting on March 21, and another on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:00pm (probably also at the CV Rec Center.)

Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt, March 30

The Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt is on Saturday March 30, 2013, 9-12PM, at the Torrey Hills Community Park (4262 Calle Mejillones).  There will be Bounce Houses, Music, Face Paint, Games, and Activities! The Egg Hunt Times are: 0-2yrs at 9:30AM; 3-5yrs at 9:40AM; 6-8yrs at 9:50AM; 9 & up at 10AM. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt for kids ages 10 & UP. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND BRING YOUR OWN BASKET. This Free Event is sponsored by the Ocean Air Recreation Council and the Torrey Hills HOA. See the Torrey Hills Egg Hunt Flyer for details.

Two CV Library Concerts, March 2013

March's free family music program will be presented on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the library's community room. It will feature mandolinist Chris Acquavella, harpsichordist Ruben Valenzuela, and soprano Anne-Marie Dicce in music by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Mozart, and Kioulaphides. A second March concert will be presented on Saturday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. in the library's community room. It will feature several talented students of California Institute of Music (CIM) Professors Michael and Irina Tseitlin. They include violinists Nathan Gendler, Harold Reeves, Annelle Gregory, Jasmine Wang, Kalvin Hibi, Hailey Schricker, and Shirley Wu, cellists Paul Maxwell and Megan Wu, and pianists Shirley Wu and Stephen Ai. They will play music by Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Shostakovich, Kreisler, J S Bach, Vieuxtemps, and Ravel. 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.

CCA Digital Art Workshop for Adults, March 13, 2013

It looks like some of the Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) teachers are offering a Digital Art Workshop for Adults! The class is on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:30 PM. From the Facebook Events Page: "Did you ever wish you could learn what your kids are learning at school? Here is the chance to get some high tech training in the arts by talented CCA teachers, Julie Rais and Rachel Edwards. For just $30, they will help unlock the mysteries of digital art. Contact rachel.edwards@sduhsd.net for more information and to sign up." The workshop will be at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, 92130

Gonzalez Canyon Park Planning Meeting Docs

Here are the documents from the Gonzales Canyon Park introduction at the CV Rec Council on March 5, 2013. This park is in Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) to our east (out near Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), at the end of Del Mar Heights Road.) The plan is for the park to be completed by the end of 2014.

There are 4 documents -- Caution, they're large files! The first document is an Overview of the Area and Preliminary Designs, the second is Preliminary Design 1, the third is Preliminary Design 2, and finally, Preliminary Design 3.

There will be 2 committee meetings on this park: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Pardee Offices in PHR, 6025 Edgewood Bend Court, San Diego, CA 92130 (behind CCA, near the fire station); and Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:00pm at the same location. Here's the March 21 Gonzalez Canyon Park Meeting Agenda.

CCA Theater: Avenue Q and Eurydice

The Envision Theater program at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) is proud to present two different performances this month: the laugh-out-loud musical "Avenue Q" that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment, and "Eurydice", a new take on "the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine as she journeys to the underworld and struggles to retain her memories of her lost love." Avenue Q performances are on March 21-23 and March 28-30. Eurydice performances are on March 28-29 and April 5-6. For tickets, see the CCA Envision Tickets Page.

MAD Subcommittee Meeting, March 5, 2013

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's MAD Subcommitte will meet on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Rec Center. Download the CV MAD Agenda here. There is also a CV MAD City Staff Report that you can read. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

CV Planning Board Elections, March 2013

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) has set Thursday, March 28, 2013 for its annual Board member election. Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) residents are being encouraged to run for one of eight seats up for election on the Planning Board.

The CVCPB is a group of elected volunteers who meet monthly to review and to evaluate proposed development plans and issues affecting the entire Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch communities. Serving in an advisory capacity, the CVCPB offers specific comments, recommendations and decisions to the City of San Diego’s Department of City Planning & Community Investment, Plarming Commission and City Council. The CVCPB has direct involvement with city, county and law enforcement agencies.

The following seats are up for election on the Carmel Valley Planning Board: Residential seats for Neighborhoods 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10; 1 Business Seat; 1 Investor Seat; the PHR Residential District 11 seat, and 1 Developer seat (appointed by the Chair). The election will be immediately prior to the March board meeting, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Carmel Valley Library. Here's you're chance to participate in the local community! Find the CV Planning Board Neighborhood Maps Here.

Residential seats are for people who are at least 18 years old, currently living in Carmel Valley or PHR, and reside in the seat’s district. In order to be an eligible candidate in the March election, the candidate must declare his or her intention to run for the seat and submit an application. Candidates for residential seats must have attended two complete meetings of the CVCPB’s last 12 regular meetings prior to the March election.

CV Rec Council Meeting, Mar 5, 2013

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on Tuesday, March 5, 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. You can also download the Gonzalez Canyon Park Notice, and a Gonzalez Canyon Park questionnaire.

CV Library Preschool Storytime in Mandarin Chinese

The Carmel Valley Library has a new program for preschool children who speak (or want to speak) Mandarin Chinese. There is now a Chinese circle time (storytime) every Friday from 11:40am to 12:10pm. The program is geared for preschool aged children and they will hear Mandarin and English stories as well as play games and sing songs. For more information on the library, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

February 2013 CV Planning Board Agenda, Note Location & Date

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. Note that this meeting is on Thursday, Feb 28, and is at its regular location, the Carmel Valley Library.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Thurs, Feb 28 date is NOT a misprint! The previously scheduled One Paseo Special Meeting on Feb 27 will be rescheduled to a later date, so the Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 meeting is CANCELED for the moment. The Feb 28 meeting will NOT have One Paseo on the Agenda.

The February Agenda is attached. The Agenda for the regular meeting includes information on a T-Mobile site at Rancho Del Sol (on Carmel Valley Road), and consideration of a speed limit change on Carmel Park Drive between Worsch and Del Mar Trails. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

Carmel Valley Farmers Market? It's Back!

I've heard that the Carmel Valley Farmers Market is coming back with a new operator, starting Feb 28, 2013! The location is still the same, out at the east end of Del Mar Heights Road in the Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) parking lot (5951 Village Center Loop Road), with the marketing opening at 3:30 pm. And the proceeds will still benefit the CCA Foundation, so you'll continue to help fund programs while you shop. There are rumors of live music and a different selection of vendors... More information coming soon, I assume there will be a new website, facebook page, etc.

Carmel Valley Library Bargain Book Sale

The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will hold a Bargain Book Sale on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 12:30 – 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to buy new materials for the library and to pay for children's programs, art and music programs. The book sale will take place in the Community Room of the Library. Come and FILL A BAG WITH BOOKS FOR ONLY $2.00 at this bargain book sale and support the Carmel Valley Branch Library.

Help Seniors & Become a Volunteer Driver!

There will be a FREE workshop for the JFS "On the Go 101" program at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Dr., on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. The program provides rides for seniors. Can you imagine how it feels when you need to get somewhere but can’t because you no longer drive? Many older adults live with the loss of independence every day. Without transportation, simple things such as medical appointments, grocery shopping or a lunch date become major life challenges. You can make a difference! Become a part of On the Go’s transportation solution by joining our Rides & Smiles® Program as a Volunteer Driver.

Benefits of Volunteering: Volunteers choose who, when and where they drive, using our convenient web-based scheduling system; Mileage reimbursement; Secondary auto insurance; and Knowing you made a difference in the quality of life of an older adult!

You do not need to be Jewish to receive services nor to become a volunteer. Join us at this fun and informative workshop and learn how easy it is to become a volunteer driver for On the Go! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Katey Pianko 858-637-7330, or see www.jfssd.org/onthego

CV Rec Council Meeting, Feb 5, 2013

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb 5, 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: mostly housekeeping and financial items. See the agenda for complete details.

Food Network Winners Amy Finley and Susan McBeth, Adventures of the Book

The Carmel Valley Branch Library is hosting Food Network Winner, Season 3, Amy Finley and Susan McBeth, in a program titled, "Adventures of the Book" on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Amy Finley will speak about her book, "How to Eat a Small Country," and her Food Network experience. She will also talk about a tour to Paris that she will be leading along with Susan McBeth.

Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan Update Workshop, Sat., Feb. 9, 2013

Information on a Los Peñasquitos Lagoon workshop (the lagoon just to the south of Del Mar) on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 9:00 to 12:00 pm: The Torrey Pines Association and Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation invite you to participate in, "Assessing Opportunities and Constraints for Long-Term Sustainability and Alternative Development to Enhance Los Peñasquitos Lagoon", the fourth of a series of workshops designed to solicit input and support as we update the 1985 Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan and Program. These workshops are open to the public. Additional information can be found at the Torrey Pines Association website (http://torreypines.org), including results from previous workshops. The workshop will take place in the Sumner Auditorium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

PHR Park Design Meeting Rescheduled

FWIW, Sherri Lightner posted this: "Attention all Pacific Highlands Ranch residents: Tomorrow night’s meeting (Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.) to help design the Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park (in Pacific Highlands Ranch) has been postponed until March 5 at 7 p.m."

PHR Park Information Meeting, Feb 5, 2013

UPDATE: Meeting rescheduled to March 5... The City of San Diego will hold a Community Information meeting for the planned Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) park, "Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park", on February 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA, 92130.) A document describing the meeting is available here (20130205_phr_park.pdf). The park is located to the east of Carmel Valley, off Carmel Valley Road and adjacent to the new Solana Beach Elementary school site in PHR. The site is adjacent to the trail that runs through Gonzales Canyon. Preliminary diagrams illustrating potential uses and amenities within the park will be presented to guide the discussion. Additional information is available from project manager Mark Calleran, 619-533-5197, mcalleran@sandiego.gov. Update 2: Here's a map of the park site for PHR Gonzalez Canyon Park and the adjoining school.

Two Library Concerts: Feb 13 and Feb 26, 2013

February's free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will Feature violinist Michael Dvoskin accompanied by pianist Irina Bessonova performing works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Brahms, Sarasate, Prokofiev, Bartok, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky. The program will last 45 minutes. Additionally, a special free family music program will be presented on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature pianist Shuntaro Sugie performing keyboard works of J.S. Bach, to include the French Suite No. 5, Toccata in C minor, and English Suite No. 5. 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.

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