On Dec. 19, the members of the Del Mar Kiwanis Club met and prepared 60 gift bags to be delivered to the wounded warriors at the Naval Hospital who were unable to leave the hospital to go home for the holidays. The Christmas morning gift bag effort was initiated in 2007 to honor hospitalized servicemen and women.
The San Diego Blood Bank will accept blood donations at a drive hosted by Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, 931 Lomas Santa Fe Blvd., Solana Beach, 92075, on Monday, Dec. 30, from 1-6 p.m. The public is welcome to donate at the drive which will be held in the parking lot between Vons and Starbucks.
The Del Mar Rotary Club held its annual Christmas Party for the children of St. Leo’s Headstart Preschool in Solana Beach on Dec. 12 at
St. James Church in Solana Beach. Since 1991, the Del Mar Rotary has hosted a party for St. Leo’s Head Start Preschool. Each child received lunch, a personal gift and a chance to visit with Santa.
NAR recently released its 2013 Community Preference Survey, which revealed that walkable, mixed-use communities are the most desired community choice among prospective home buyers. According to the survey, 60 percent of buyers favor neighborhoods with a mix of houses, stores and other businesses that are easy to walk
to rather than neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work and recreation.