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Treasure in Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines, An All-Time Local Favorite An eternal explorer, Carmel Valley resident and travel writer Cynthia Dial doesn’t have to travel far for a world-class hiking destination. In quest of travel articles I’ve hiked in some exceptional spots . . . from Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools to British Columbia’s Canadian Rockies to Wilder Kaiser in […]

Just East of Carmel Valley is a Prime San Diego Winery Step back in time to 1889 where a group of five Sicilian farmers, vintners and businessmen purchased the Rancho La Canada de San Bernardo Spanish Land Grant and planted grapes and olive trees on the 500+ acres of what would eventually become Rancho Bernardo. […]

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Public is invited to experience the Schindler House and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on a fascinating day trip April 26 As history would have it, the mid-­‐century, modern Timken Museum of Art stands on a prime location in Balboa Park’s Plaza de Panama, the site of an important but temporary edifice built […]

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Kids Obstacle Challenge I San Diego, CA Saturday, July 22, 2017 I 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $36-$56 per Ticket I Ages 5-16 I Parents Run Free Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025 www.kidsobstaclechallenge.com Run, jump, scale, and wade your way through the largest touring adventure and obstacle course event series for […]

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Carmel Valley Parks & Rec Centers Can you even start to guess how many Carmel Valley parks there are in the our community? I’m sure you’ve passed by many but how many are there and what does each one have that may be unique? If you’re a parent or a kid, my guess is that you […]

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2017 Calendar Listing Event: Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering: San Diego’s EXPO Day Event Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 Location: Various locations throughout San Diego County. Description: Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering, San Diego, presented by Illumina Foundation, is returning for its ninth consecutive year with the much anticipated EXPO Day […]

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The Good Life Close to Home Just north on I-5 and only one hour from the Carmel Valley San Diego community, is a resort considered by many “the best of the best.”  Local travel journalist Cynthia Dial sampled these luxurious digs with surfers and starlets. From the moment I rolled in, I felt special.  As […]

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Inside the Grand Del Mar Though around the corner, this resort feels around the world from the Carmel Valley San Diego community, the location of this famous haunt. See how local resident Cynthia Dial rates this premier hideaway. Superlatives define Grand Del Mar. San Diego’s sole Tom Fazio-designed course. Southern California’s only chef claiming both […]

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Several of Balboa Park’s esteemed institutions celebrate the Zoo’s centennial; Timken to feature fascinating, priceless works of art representing animals across several centuries.  Inspired by the San Diego Zoo’s 100th Anniversary, the Timken joins six prominent Balboa Park institutions in a collaboration of animal-themed exhibitions for 2016. The Timken’s exhibition, Blessed Beasts and Curious Creatures: […]

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Mission Bay Activities for Carmel Valley Families One of the paramount locations in San Diego is Mission Bay.  If you live in the Carmel Valley San Diego, there is no reason why not to take a trip out to the bay.  There are many Mission Bay activities that can keep you and your children engaged […]

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  The exhibition, Collections in Context: American Art from a Pacific Northwest Collection, 1860 – 1915, will feature the extraordinary works by American painters, sculptors and printmakers including Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, John La Farge, John Frederick Kensett and Frederic Remington, to name a few. “This particular private collection is renowned within the curatorial community […]

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Visiting the Famous Lighthouse and Exploring Tide Pools San Diego Tide Pools – Point Loma I just woke up and it is almost officially the first day of summer. No one has to be out the door for school or me scrambling to make lunches. It is just me and the kids this summer. Although, when […]

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