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.

Agenda for CV Planning Board One Paseo Meeting, Jan 24

The CV Planning Board is holding a One Paseo hearing at the CCA Auditorium at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130 on Thursday January 24th at 7:00 PM. Note the special location, in a large theater to accomodate any crowds. Here's the AGENDA for the Jan 24 meeting. For the developer's information on the project, see OnePaseo.com. For a community group's opposition view, see WhatPriceMainStreet.com.

San Dieguito Riverpark trail extended to Mary's Tack & Feed

Interesting article in the Carmel Valley News by Karen Billing about the opening of the San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail adjacent to the Del Mar Horsepark (to Mary's Tack & Feed.) The section of the trail opened on Jan. 12, completing a two-and-a-half-mile stretch of trail that begins at Jimmy Durante Boulevard, near the Del Mar Fairgrounds. See the Del Mar Horsepark portion of Coast to Crest Trail now open article in the Carmel Valley News for more information, or the San Dieguito River Park website (note: the Lagoon Trail Map shows part of the trail, and will likely be updated with complete information soon.)

Weekend outlook: warm, windy and high surf

Watching the weather forecast for the MLK holiday, it looks like a warm 75 degrees for Monday & Tuesday (see NWS Forecast.) However, there are warnings for high winds, high surf and rip currents (see NWS warning.) Of course, if you look at the current water temperatures (see Tides Online at the bottom of the page), the ocean is still a brisk 55 degrees! If you do brave the cold water, be careful of the waves and currents. The rest of us can enjoy a nice day at the beach, watching the big surf and thinking of summer.

The Electric Run 5K at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Feb 2, 2013

The Electric Run is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in February. This looks like an event that's a cross between exercise, a concert, and a light show. The event starts at 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds has a lot of exciting elements that will make this an amazing Electric Run™. Palm trees, ponds, tunnels, and so many more things to light up and have fun with. We know this event will take your breath away! See electricrun.com/san-diego-ca/ for details, it's already 90% sold out.

Whole Foods to open Feb 27, 2013

It sounds like the new Whole Foods market at Flower Hill Mall (www.flowerhill.com) on Via de la Valle has finally got everything organized, and will be opening on Feb 27, 2013 at 9 AM. This is from an ad in the latest San Diego Magazine...

Urban Solace coming to Flower Hill Mall

Urban Solace (see www.urbansolace.net) will be a new restaurant at Flower Hill Mall (www.flowerhill.com) on Via de la Valle. See the Carmel Valley News story for more info. I don't see a date for the opening, but I suspect they'll renovate the old space, so it will take a while.

Music at the CV Library, Jan 30, 2013

A special free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature concert pianist Anna Savvas performing works of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, and Debussy. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley, San Diego. For further information call (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

One Paseo Hearing by the Planning Board, Jan 24, 2013

The CV Planning Board is holding a One Paseo hearing at the CCA Auditorium at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130 on Thursday January 24th at 7:00 PM. Note the special location, in a large theater to accomodate any crowds. For the developer's information on the project, see OnePaseo.com. For a community group's opposition view, see WhatPriceMainStreet.com.

Rides & Smiles Celebrates its First Anniversary

Rides & Smiles, part of Jewish Family Service’s "On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults" program, is celebrating its first anniversary of providing free transportation to older adults in the community. In its first year, it has provided 615 rides to senior residents. Rides & Smiles transports riders to necessary medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other life necessities in the North County Inland area, as well as Northern and Eastern San Diego. Rides & Smiles is the largest volunteer-based transportation service in San Diego County. Other components of the JFS On the Go program include shuttle service, organized excursions, and taxi scrip.

Rides & Smiles is open to people over age 60 that are mentally alert and fairly ambulatory. Riders with mobility or memory issues may still enroll if they are accompanied by a caregiver. To enroll as a rider, call (619) 220-0268. Rides are provided by a group of 275 volunteer drivers. Rides & Smiles always needs more volunteer drivers. For more information on the program, or to volunteer as a driver, call (858) 637-3051 or go to www.jfssd.org/onthego.

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