Del Mar

Reporter: Bianca Kaplanek


Contact Info:

City Hall
1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
858-755-9313 or 858-755-2794

Encinitas Sheriff’s Station
175 N El Camino Real, Encinitas

Public Works Department
2240 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
After Hours Emergency 858-756-1126

Del Mar Fire Department
2200 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

Officials say ‘turf course is good’

Officials say ‘turf course is good’

DEL MAR — Although half of the deaths in the first nine days of racing at the Del Mar Racetrack have occurred on the newly installed turf course — replaced this year primarily for the safety of the riders and horses — officials maintain the track is not to blame. “The turf course is good,” […]

Council dissatisfied with draft survey

DEL MAR — They try … and they try … and they try. But council members can’t get no satisfaction as they attempt to create a survey to find out how the city is doing when it comes to providing services on everything from street maintenance to managing finances. A draft citizen satisfaction survey will […]

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 […]

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