Del Mar

Reporter: Bianca Kaplanek


Email: bkaplanek@coastnewsgroup.com

Contact Info:

City Hall
1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-9313 or 858-755-2794
E-mail: CityHall@delmar.ca.us

Encinitas Sheriff’s Station
175 N El Camino Real, Encinitas
760-966-3500

Public Works Department
2240 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-3294
After Hours Emergency 858-756-1126
E-mail: grouppublicworks@delmar.ca.us

Del Mar Fire Department
2200 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-1522
E-mail: fireprevention@delmar.ca.us

Auction company aiming for Del Mar

DEL MAR — Barretts Equine Limited, a thoroughbred sales company currently based in Pomona, is in negotiations to relocate its operations to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a move that could result in more than $1 million in annual sales tax revenue for the city of Del Mar. A representative from Barretts was out of town […]

California Chrome expected to run at Del Mar

DEL MAR — With a theme focused on the early days of Hollywood and the actor who cofounded the famed seaside facility, officials were hoping the fall Bing Crosby Season would attract celebrities to the Del Mar Racetrack. While there was no shortage of stars — mostly lookalikes — on opening day, it appears closing […]

Fall race season opens with fashion, fun and fillies

Fall race season opens with fashion, fun and fillies

DEL MAR — With an opening day that began more focused on fashion than fillies, the Del Mar Race Track kicked off its first fall meet in nearly 50 years, with attendance at 11,513. “We got the first pickle out of the gate and it looks good,” Joe Harper, president and chief executive officer of […]

Del Mar Library turns 100

Del Mar Library turns 100

DEL MAR — As an oceanfront community and home to the famed thoroughbred race track, Del Mar has become known for hotel bookings and horse race bookies. But it was books that are read that were celebrated Nov.1, when the city marked the 100th anniversary of its library and the building where it has been […]

New director named to fair board

New director named to fair board

DEL MAR — Richard Valdez was named to the 22nd District Agricultural Association, filling a vacancy left when Ruben Barrales resigned last month. Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced the appointment on Oct. 22, about three weeks after Barrales notified board President Fred Schenk he was stepping down. “It was a tough decision,” said Barrales, who […]

Residents voice concerns over proposed roundabout

Residents voice concerns over proposed roundabout

DEL MAR — A city-sponsored open house to provide details on an improvement project in the north end of Del Mar turned into more of a gripe session, with attendees often talking over each other, primarily in opposition of a proposed roundabout at Jimmy Durante Boulevard and San Dieguito Drive. Many of the 30 or […]

Plan attracts interest from 119 brewers; fair theme announced

Plan attracts interest from 119 brewers; fair theme announced

DEL MAR — Interest is brewing in a plan to make beer in an underused facility at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors, which governs the state-owned site, learned at the Oct. 14 meeting that a request for proposals to transform Surfside Race Place into a microbrewery garnered interest […]

Speed limit lowered along stretch of Del Mar road

Speed limit lowered along stretch of Del Mar road

DEL MAR — Council members decided to slow things down in Del Mar, voting 4-0 at the Oct. 6 meeting to reduce the speed limit on Camino del Mar from 35 mph to 30 mph between the San Dieguito Bridge and 27th Street and from 35 mph to 25 mph between 27th Street and Coast […]

Del Mar awards contract for Shores master plan process

Del Mar awards contract for Shores master plan process

DEL MAR — Plans to turn a 5.3-acre lot purchased by the city more than six years ago into a community park moved closer to reality at the Oct. 6 meeting after council members awarded a $150,000 contract to Schmidt Design Group Inc. to prepare a master plan for the parcel known as the Shores […]

Ruben Barrales resigns from fair board

Ruben Barrales resigns from fair board

DEL MAR — The nine-member panel that governs the Del Mar Fairgrounds is once again down a director following the Oct. 1 resignation of Ruben Barrales. “After seven years on the Board, I must now focus more of my time and efforts on my other professional and community endeavors, and allow others to bring their […]

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