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

Great Gasby! Fall racing plans set

DEL MAR — As the 2014 season of thoroughbred racing at Del Mar winds down, officials are gearing up for the inaugural Bing Crosby fall meet, which will feature a Gatsby-style opening-day party with all the glitz, glamour and headwear that implies. Described as “old Hollywood meets classic Southern California cool,” the added season will […]

Do folks actually use public transit to get to the fair?

Do folks actually use public transit to get to the fair?

DEL MAR — Officials at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and North County Transit District do a lot to encourage people to take public transportation rather than their cars to the annual San Diego County Fair, offering admission discounts and promise of convenience. But given that Californians generally prefer automobiles to trains, shuttles and buses, did […]

Del Mar, Solana Beach cancel elections

REGION — With the same number of candidates as available seats, council members in the county’s two smallest cities agreed in special meetings Aug. 20 to cancel their local elections during the Nov. 4 general election. Del Mar and Solana Beach each have two council seats that will be vacant. As of the Aug. 13 […]

Drones won’t fly at fairgrounds

DEL MAR — Told that drones and other radio-controlled devices present “major safety and security” issues, the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors unanimously agreed at the Aug. 12 meeting to ban them at the Del Mar Fairgrounds unless written permission is granted. Fairgrounds staff looked into creating a policy after several drones, including […]

Mead named to fair board

Mead named to fair board

DEL MAR — For the first time in about two years the nine-member board that governs the Del Mar Fairgrounds has a full roster. Kathlyn Mead, who was appointed to the 22nd District Agricultural Association by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 4, attended her first meeting Aug. 12. The board did not meet in July. […]

Train toots to get longer again

Train toots to get longer again

DEL MAR — Del Mar residents may once again notice the wayside horns at the Coast Boulevard crossing are tooting a little bit longer. The Federal Railroad Administration, which regulates the systems, planned to increase the length of the horn sound by five seconds beginning Aug. 15. This is the second five-second increase in the […]

AAA bond ratings to help region’s key infrastructure projects

AAA bond ratings to help region’s key infrastructure projects

REGION — Taxpayers in North County and the entire region could see savings on a number of critical infrastructure projects as the county’s regional transportation planning arm announced its $350 million in revenue bonds received AAA credit ratings. The San Diego Association of Governments announced that Fitch and Standard and Poor’s assigned its highest possible […]

Artists being sought out for center’s inaugural contest

Artists being sought out for center’s inaugural contest

DEL MAR — With “Images from Life” as its theme, the Del Mar Art Center’s inaugural competition is essentially giving San Diego artists a blank canvas to showcase their talents, with entry possibilities limited only by the imagination of the creators … and just a few guidelines. The contest is open to San Diego residents […]

Del Mar halts turf racing through the weekend

DEL MAR — The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club posted the following notice on its website late the evening of July 31. “Del Mar Thoroughbred Club feels deep sorrow and great concern following a further injury on our turf course during racing on Thursday afternoon. “We continue to be of the belief that Del Mar’s turf […]

Specific plan OK’d for Watermark

Specific plan OK’d for Watermark

DEL MAR — Without any formal plans or permit applications, council members at the July 21 meeting approved a specific plan process for a proposed development on a vacant lot at the corner of Jimmy Durante Boulevard and San Dieguito Drive. “I think the process has lots of opportunities for public input, plus it (requires) […]

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