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Have you seen Wiley?
5/20/15 - Help us find Wiley. She is an 11 year old female Shih Tzu who was lost near Highland and North Lane on May 20th. Her coat is brindle, black & white, and she is not wearing a collar. If you have seen Wiley or have any information, please email her family, or log in and leave a message on our SB Sbuttlebutt Facebook Friends Page
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New "Ocean Plaza" Fountain Explores the Deep Blue Sea
1/17/14 - Have you noticed the cool new “water column” feature directly across from the train station? Whether you’re strolling along the sidewalk or waiting for a table at Pizza Port, this fountain is worth a closer look.

Created by Solana Beach artist Christie Beniston, the beautifully tiled column depicts a variety of creatures that live from the ocean surface down to the ocean floor, from sea turtles and stingrays to squid and octopus to tuna and eel.

How did she arrive at the concept? “Pat O’Connor was the landscape architect, and he had an idea that he wanted to show the different ocean levels. So I took it from there to research the species you find at different depths down to 4,000 meters,” she explains.

“I knew I wanted to do something very representational, so I spent a lot of time on Google finding good photographs to work from, and then just went from there.”
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Highway 101: The Road to Revitalization?
1/17/14 - Walk. Sit. Stay! Those were the goals of the recent Highway 101 revitalization project in Solana Beach. The $7 million undertaking, funded largely through TransNet revenues, was designed to create a more pedestrian-friendly, business-friendly district in the heart of the 101 corridor.

After years of planning, the actual roadwork began in the summer of 2012 and ended last October. Now, as the memory of construction and traffic delays begins to fade, let’s look at what was accomplished — and what may lie ahead.

Today, as you stroll, bike, drive or park along the 101 (specifically, the ¾-mile stretch between Cliff Street and Dahlia), you’ll see these improvements:
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Information Station: New Marketing Kiosk Promotes Solana Beach Businesses
3/2/11 - After riding the rails for miles on end, you finally disembark at the Solana Beach train station. You’re hungry, you’re tired, and you don’t have a clue where to go. Now there’s an app for that. Actually, it’s called a “community marketing station,” and you don’t need even an iPhone to use it.

Conveniently located inside the train station, the new system includes a flat screen TV running a slideshow of local scenes along with a touch-screen kiosk that serves up listings for every licensed business in the city. The businesses are grouped by type (restaurants, art galleries, apparel, lodging, etc.) and a map shows each business location, along with its distance from the train station. Visitors can also get information about local events, along with coupons and restaurant menus.

The community marketing station is a joint effort by the North County Transit District (NCTD), the City of Solana Beach, the South Cedros Merchants Association and the 101 Merchants Association, with funding from local philanthropists Peter House and Carol Childs. The system will serve as a prototype for other transit stations in the region. read more...
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Solana Beach Raises Critical Questions on Fairgrounds Sale
1/4/11 - The City of Solana Beach staged a press conference today on a scenic site overlooking the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Aiming to raise awareness of the local impacts from fairgrounds events, Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner made a case for regional ownership and control of the property.

In early October, it was revealed that the state of California (under Gov. Schwarzenegger) had agreed to sell the fairgrounds / racetrack property to the City of Del Mar for $120 million. Much political jockeying has ensued, and a revised bill will likely be introduced by State Senator Christine Kehoe on January 6th to enable the sale. Whether newly inaugurated Gov. Brown will agree with the terms offered by his predecessor is the unknown wild card in the deal.

Solana Beach has made many overtures to the City of Del Mar requesting that the agreement be amended to include regional ownership and control of the property, instead of sole ownership by Del Mar. But to date, Solana Beach has been largely rebuffed by Del Mar. read more...
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 Recent Scuttlebutt Headlines
I-5 expansion PLAGUE
Town Hall Meeting Sets the Stage for I-5 Expansion Battle
1/15/10
From Oceanside to La Jolla, the I-5 freeway is one of the most scenic and vital corridors in the state, traversing several coastal lagoons in San Diego's North County...   read more...
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Another Torrey Pine Topples
City Council Chronicles
1/29/10
A few highlights from this week's Solana Beach City Council meeting:

Another Torrey Pine Topples...   read more...
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The Seagull has Landed
1/29/10
Some say "eagle." Some say "seagull." Either way, most of the visitors at Fletcher Cove seem to approve of the new bird sculpture that was recently installed near the park entrance...   read more...
Acacia flood storm drain
Acacia Avenue Flooding Puts Focus on Storm Drain Capacity
3/1/10
Their alleyway gets flooded every time a hard rain falls, say Acacia Avenue residents, "but this year was the worst." Several homeowners...   read more...

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