Royal Academy of Performing Arts Recital

The Royal Dance Academy and the Royal Academy of Performing Arts offered an amazing production at the Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD, with four different recitals and over 600 student dancers.

August 2015 Around Town

It’s a big year for the Belly Up in Solana Beach, which was recently named the 78th Assembly District’s 2015 Small Business of the Year. California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins honors stellar businesses in her district each year, according to the San Diego U-T. This year, she had high praise for co-owners Phil Berkovitz and Steve Goldberg for their hard…

Ocean Waters of Del Mar

It's hard to resist getting into the water here in North County. Surfers, swimmers and paddle boarders of all levels are drawn to Del Mar’s azure surges. Visitor guides list “best” spots for enjoying the water, but you can explore Del Mar’s coastal strand and easily find a favorite place not listed in any guidebook. The city’s prime location makes…

August 2015 Financial Fitness

College costs continue to skyrocket – at a pace that far exceeds the rate of inflation. But there is a bright side to planning for college expenses, and it’s getting a little brighter all the time – thanks to federal tax breaks that can make paying for college more affordable. The key point to remember is that you can create…

Oceanic Art

Most of us know how good it feels to step into the ocean, but funneling that feeling into something beautiful is a different kind of challenge. Meet three North County artists whose great gift is an eye for the ocean.


McKenzie and Randy Corrigan already own two thriving Broken Yolk Cafés – in Oceanside and in Carmel Mountain Ranch – but they have been scouting for a location in Del Mar for years. Finding this spot is their greatest delight and happiest moment, they agree.

The Sweetness of Summer

I grew up on the coast and there's no denying that summer starts to get especially sweet in August. Summertime in Del Mar is a very lovely thing. Gone is the May gray, the June gloom, and the firecracker pomp and circumstance of July. August is a long, lazy exhale. Beach towels are a bit sandier, and frayed. Bathing suits…

Sneak Peak: Del Mar’s KAABOO

What began as an inspired idea after a long night around a Del Mar hotel fire pit with like-minded friends – a few beers and some tequila shots may have been involved – has transformed into the region's biggest and sparkliest new music draw. Enter KAABOO.

Summertime and the livin’s easy…

Welcome to the August edition of our magazine. I hope this finds you in the midst of enjoying a truly pleasurable and adventure-filled summer.

Floating Toward Wellness

About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. The emotional toll of chronic pain can also make pain worse. Anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and fatigue interact in complex ways with chronic pain and may decrease the body's production of natural painkillers.


Clinging tightly to the final weeks of summer break, or ready to get those kids back in school? Whichever it is, Del Mar and the surrounding North County offer fun ways to fill those remaining days