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

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 […]

Security plans to address smoking at race concerts

DEL MAR — In response to ongoing complaints about smoking, especially marijuana, during concerts after the summer horse races, a report on security protocol was presented at the March 11 meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds. General Manager Tim Fennell noted Pat Kerins, who has been the chief […]

Council waives policy to select committee

DEL MAR — With 23 applicants for seven positions on the Shores Park Master Plan Advisory Committee, council members voted 4-1 at the March 17 meeting to waive a traditional policy of interviewing all interested parties. Instead they will each review all the applications and submit their top seven choices to the city manager by […]

Fairgrounds hoping to update payment structure for managers

Fairgrounds hoping to update payment structure for managers

DEL MAR — In an effort to better compensate management employees, officials at the Del Mar Fairgrounds are trying to modify a payment structure that hasn’t been updated in more than 20 years. About three years ago the state-owned venue, which is governed by the 22nd District Agricultural Association, was criticized for allowing managers, supervisors […]

E-cigarettes banned at San Diego County Fair

DEL MAR — Electronic cigarettes and other similar devices will not be allowed at the upcoming San Diego County Fair, which begins June 7, after the governing board of the Del Mar Fairgrounds voted 6-0 at its March 11 meeting to include them in a no-smoking policy. After a multiyear phase-out plan, the annual event […]

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