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Rockademy – Cultivate Your Inner Rockstar

The Rockademy is a music school located in Solana Beach but what sets them apart from most music schools is their unique approach to teaching.  The Rockademy was founded in December of 2010.  James Couzens, drum instructor, vocalist and professional musician, began working with the bands that his drum students played in.  Due to the success, James came […]

At The Carmel Valley Life we get the wonderful opportunity to attend amazing events and meet great people.  On November 12 we had the great opportunity to attend an event at a listing in the Del Mar Country Club.  The home was spectacular and the turnout of the event was amazing.  We had the opportunity […]

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Local Business Hires Unlikely Security Guard Artie is not your average security guard, he has stopped burglaries and has had many people arrested like other security guards, but what sets him apart from the rest is the fact that he is blind.  Many people may think that being a security guard is not a job […]

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Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Presents: “Biloxi Blues” At The Proscenium Theater Nov. 6 – Nov 16, 2013  SAN DIEGO (October 11, 2013) – Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre is thrilled to present Biloxi Blues, Directed by CCA Envision Theatre Coordinator Amy Blatt from November 6th through November 16, 2013 (a great way to honor […]

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Del Mar’s North Beach – Affectionately Called “Dog Beach” North of the beautiful beach houses on Del Mar beach you can find North Beach (a.k.a. Dog Beach).  North Beach is located at the mouth of the San Dieguito Lagoon, the streaming water acts as a natural barrier between Dog Beach and the rest of the […]

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Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Presents: “The Children’s Hour” At The Black Box Theater Oct 24 – Nov 2, 2013  Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre is thrilled to present The Children’s Hour, Directed by Jeremy Sewell from October 24th – November 2nd, 2013 at the CCA Black Box Theatre. THE STORY One of the great […]

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I am amazed by the social pressures that our youth are up against! I know the challenges and insecurities of my parent’s era were different from my own and I am sure they feared the setbacks that I would inherit; just as I fear for the world that my future children will become heir to. […]

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As Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and Game of Thrones fans can tell you, there just aren’t many sci-fi or fantasy books written for younger kids.  So, what’s a geek parent to do?  Well, how about writing a sci-fi picture book for all those young future geeks? And that’s just what a […]

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The message is not spoken, but written, chalk-scrawled on a bubble-shaped blackboard while the three boys smile at the camera manned by an Outside the Lens Youth Councilor, making humorous hand gestures.  Their grins may have been comedic, but their message is true and solemn.  It may not have meant much to them at the […]

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Nimpentoad is the fantasy story of a courageous and resourceful little Nibling who leads his tribe through the perilous Grunwald forest, overcoming obstacles and encountering strange creatures along the way.  This post is about the creative journey of Nimpentoad by a father and his two young sons. When my sons were five and seven years […]

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Skylar Sorkin is more than just your average high school student.  At the tender age of 13, she wrote an empowering book, “Shining Through a Social Storm,” telling the story of a young girl and her journey of social pressure and bullying.  Her book, although it is written about a young girl, is great for […]

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“The future is open,” stated the Dalai Llama to a stadium full of people awaiting that eye-opening moment.  “You have the opportunity to make a new world, a happier world.”  “What do you think?” “It’s not everyday you get to see the Dalai Llama,” my mother explained to me as I weighed the amount of […]

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