Free CV Library Concert, May 8, 2013

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.

April 2013 CV Planning Board Agenda

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.

"Swim with an Olympian" Water Safety Demonstration, May 18, 2013

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.

Regional Input for Downtown San Diego

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."

San Diego Blood Bank Grand Opening

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.

Carmel Grove & Del Mar Trails Park Renovation

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.

Gonzales Canyon Guided Tour, April 6, 2013

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: tstuhr@sandiego.gov or carmelvalleycanyon@yahoo.com .

Two CV Library Concerts, April 2013

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.

Easter at C3 Church

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.

Planning Board Election and One Paseo

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.

New Restaurants, March 2013

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.

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.

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