Local Students Do Amazing Things!

Submitted by ken on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:37

Local students at all our schools do some pretty amazing things, the latest news is the CCA Ravens are in the FIRST Robotics competition at the Sports Arena this weekend, participating in the FRC division (the "Big" robots!) Not to be outdone, Carmel Valley Middle Schools Science Olympiad Team finished first in the regional competition, and their Mathcounts Team had 6 students qualify to compete in the state competition on March 17! And the community makes all this possible, providing funding and volunteers to these programs. Please, support your PTSA or your Foundation with your time or your money, every little bit helps!

Two New Italian Restaurants at the Town Center

Submitted by ken on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 13:16

Del Mar Highlands Town CenterDavanti Enoteca (858-519-5060) and its sister restaurant Mia Francesca (858-519-5055) have opened in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Located adjacent to the Cinepolis theater, they should bring a taste of Little Italy to Carmel Valley. Davanti Enoteca is a restaurant and wine bar with more sophisticated food, while Mia Francesca is more casual, with a family atmosphere. Read more From the Carmel Valley News article, Two New Italian Restaurants.

Police Warn of Scam Involving Fake Utility Workers

Submitted by ken on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:35

The Police warn of two incidents outside of Carmel Valley where a man identifies himself as a utility worker, asking to inspect the rear of the house. While the victim is distracted, a second suspect goes inside the house and commits a burglary. Victims are usually elderly. The male suspect is described as a well groomed, 40-50, 5’5” to 5’8”, with short dark hair. This is a scam. Consider calling the utility to confirm the work if any unsolicited utility workers request access to your property.

Torrey Pines Senior's Unforgettable Prom

Submitted by ken on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 15:00

Torrey Pines Senior Grace Weselak is collecting prom dresses for cancer patients at Rady Children's Hospital. From the Union~Tribune:

"Torrey Pines High School senior Grace Weselak is collecting prom dresses, shoes and accessories for cancer patients at Rady Children’s Hospital who could not make it to their prom because they were too ill... A prom will be put on for the teen patients, called the “Unforgettable Prom,” March 30 at San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park..."

Donations are accepted Feb 21 to March 17, 2012 at the Torrey Pines High School Counseling Office. Donation and contact information are available in the Original Union~Tribune Story online.

Two Torrey Pines HS Foundation Events

Submitted by ken on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 11:00

Our local schools are hurting due to state funding reductions, so I'd encourage everyone to support them to the best of their ability. This allows the schools to provide programs that would otherwise not be available. The Torrey Pines High School Foundation has a couple of fundraisers coming up: The casual "A Taste of Torrey" on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the PAC, and the Foundation's annual gala, "Pump Up The Volume!" on March 31, 2012 at the Belly Up. See the Torrey Pines Foundation Website for complete information.

Mary's Tack Tent Sale

Submitted by ken on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 18:33

Thanks (again!) to Karen Billing at the Carmel Valley News for pointing out that Mary's Tack is holding their tent sale this weekend. If you're not familiar with Mary's, it's a great equestrian store and pet supply place located down by the Polo Fields and Showpark (Horse Park?) You can find them online at MarysTack.com, or on Facebook or Twitter. I also just discovered that they have a blog at: marystack.wordpress.com.

CVMS Wins Science Olympiad Competition

Submitted by ken on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:33

The Carmel Valley Middle School Bobcats placed first in a Regional Science Olympiad Competition at Rancho Bernardo High School. The Carmel Valley News Story says that 1,350 students at 28 different schools competed, and the Carmel Valley Middle School was the first place team. See the full story at the Carmel Valley News Website and visit the Carmel Valley Middle School Website to learn what they're up to now!