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

8 advisors chosen to help plan Shores park

8 advisors chosen to help plan Shores park

DEL MAR — It had the potential to be a lengthy and controversial process. But selecting members for the Shores Advisory Committee could almost have been a consent calendar item at the April 21 meeting. Council members opted early on to form an advisory committee to help master plan the development of the Shores property, […]

Proposals give options on new civic center

DEL MAR — Based on two presentations at the April 21 meeting, a proposed new civic center should be approximately 12,700 square feet or 15,890 square feet, a difference that equates to more than $1 million in construction costs. But council members weren’t convinced the smaller, less expensive option is the way to go. “I’m […]

Council delays survey, opts not to change rules

DEL MAR — A survey to gauge residents’ satisfaction with city services was put on hold at the April 7 meeting after council members deemed it a waste of money that would garner relatively useless information. Council was slated to award a $15,000 contract to Probolsky Research as part of the consent calendar, which is […]

81-year-old bridge gets new lease on life

81-year-old bridge gets new lease on life

DEL MAR — Road closures, corrosion and the inability to survive major seismic activity are issues of the past for the North Torrey Pines Bridge. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 15 to celebrate the completion of a $21 million construction project to retrofit and rehabilitate the 81-year-old structure. Funding came primarily from the California […]

Elephant rides won’t return to 2014 county fair

Elephant rides won’t return to 2014 county fair

DEL MAR — Elephant rides — a mainstay attraction for nearly three decades — will not be offered during the 2014 San Diego County Fair. The owners of Have Trunk Will Travel, which provides the rides, announced March 27 they will not seek to be part of this year’s fair for a variety of reasons, […]

NCTD to step up enforcement for trespassing on tracks

NCTD to step up enforcement for trespassing on tracks

DEL MAR — Those who find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks may also be on the wrong side of the law, and at some time in the near future in Del Mar, that could mean a day in court and a fine. At the request of North County Transit District, and all […]

Rotary’s Bocce Ball fundraiser another success

Rotary’s Bocce Ball fundraiser another success

DEL MAR – In the 18 years since the Del Mar/Solana Beach Rotary Club began their annual Bocce Ball fundraiser tournament, they’ve netted $500,000, which has gone to helping the youth of San Diego County. “The number one priority is kids,” said Charles Foster, who’s been with the Rotary Club for 20 years. Those benefiting […]

Rotary’s Bocce Ball fundraiser another success

Rotary’s Bocce Ball fundraiser another success

DEL MAR – In the 18 years since the Del Mar/Solana Beach Rotary Club began their annual Bocce Ball fundraiser tournament, they’ve netted $500,000, which has gone to helping the youth of San Diego County. “The number one priority is kids,” said Charles Foster, who’s been with the Rotary Club for 20 years. Those benefiting […]

New turf course finally takes root

New turf course finally takes root

DEL MAR — Crews rolled out the soon-to-be-green carpet at the Del Mar Race Track on March 19, one of the last scenes to be played out in a $5 million project to expand the turf course at the famed seaside venue and hopefully attract the Breeders’ Cup in 2016. Work began just before 8 […]

Council OKs 6 meters on Ocean Avenue

DEL MAR — Despite opposition from one colleague and several residents, including 32 who signed a petition, council members authorized staff with a 4-1 vote at the March 17 meeting to move forward with plans to install six parking meters on the west side of Ocean Avenue adjacent to Seagrove Park. Paul Heimgaertner, who manages […]

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