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

Horse races set to start, but on a new day this year

DEL MAR — When the hooves hit the ground running July 17 for the 75th season of horse racing at the Del Mar Racetrack, fans may notice a few things are different this year, including the opening day. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club usually begins its regular meet on a Wednesday, but because the San […]

Ehrenfeld received appointment to DRB

DEL MAR — With a 3-2 vote at the July 7 meeting, council appointed Rick Ehrenfeld to the Design Review Board, and later agreed unanimously to cancel the Aug. 4 meeting. Ehrenfeld, a former Planning Commission member, received votes from Mayor Lee Haydu, Don Mosier and Terry Sinnott, currently the three most tenured council members. […]

City ready for influx of visitors

City ready for influx of visitors

DEL MAR — Following a July 7 presentation highlighting the efforts of each city department to prepare for and respond to an expected 2 million summer visitors, council members had basically one question. How much does all this cost? “We spend a lot of money so other people can have nice vacations,” Councilman Don Mosier […]

Del Mar Foundation still going strong after 32 years

Del Mar Foundation still going strong after 32 years

DEL MAR — The Del Mar Foundation has been promoting civic pride and hosting events for the county’s smallest community for more than 32 years. And based on the group’s 2013 annual report, the city’s oldest nonprofit organization doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. Last year the foundation saw capacity crowds at its many […]

Del Mar lands the Breeders’ Cup for 2017

DEL MAR — They did it. Officials at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have been successful in their efforts to bring one of horseracing’s most prestigious events to San Diego, where the turf meets the surf. The Breeders’ Cup will take place Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, 2017, in Del Mar. Although rumors of the […]

SANDAG responds to concerns about platform, double tracking

SANDAG responds to concerns about platform, double tracking

DEL MAR — The San Diego Association of Governments responded to the second of two letters from Del Mar that expressed concerns about a proposed project to add a track and platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, but the reply does not appear to assuage the issues, at least according to the mayor. “While we […]

Could red light cameras be given the red light?

Could red light cameras be given the red light?

DEL MAR — Red-light cameras will be scrutinized after a major decrease in revenue from the devices was revealed at the June 16 meeting. Council members were also reminded a deputy was spending time reviewing violations rather than addressing more serious crimes. For about the last 10 years the city has contracted with The Redflex […]

City OKs wastewater switch for $23K savings

DEL MAR — In a move that could save the county’s smallest city about $23,000 a year, council members at the June 2 meeting approved an agreement that will send most of its wastewater north instead of south. Del Mar generates a daily average of about 600,000 gallons of wastewater that is treated at two […]

Fairgrounds took in 1,100 animals during fire

Fairgrounds took in 1,100 animals during fire

DEL MAR — As the May 13 meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association began to wind down, activities at various locations throughout the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which it governs, were starting to rev up. With the Bernardo fire rapidly making its way across the 1,548 acres it would ultimately char, nearby homeowners were ordered […]

Huth OK’d for 3 more years

Huth OK’d for 3 more years

DEL MAR — Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Scott Huth will remain city manager for the county’s smallest city for at least three more years. Council members unanimously extended his contract, authorized a one-time bonus and granted him minimum benefits at the June 2 meeting. Huth took over the city’s top post with a three-year contract […]

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