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

City restates traffic, emergency response concerns with One Paseo development

City restates traffic, emergency response concerns with One Paseo development

DEL MAR — Despite an approximately 400,000-square-foot reduction in the size of a proposed mixed-use development in Carmel Valley, Del Mar City Council members reiterated the same issues they had about the project in their third response to environmental impact reports. Commenting on the draft and recirculated EIRs for One Paseo, the city sent letters […]

City Council disappointed in red-light camera data

City Council disappointed in red-light camera data

Most tickets issued as a result of the cameras  went to people who live outside Del Mar’s ZIP code DEL MAR — Concerned the city is losing money and not getting the safety benefits from red-light cameras, council members directed staff at the Sept. 15 meeting to bring back additional data so they can determine whether […]

2014 horse race season an ‘anomaly’

DEL MAR — Four breakdowns on the newly installed turf track, part of an overall total of 16 horse deaths during the 2014 summer racing season, and low attendance and betting were an “anomaly,” Joe Harper, president and chief executive officer of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, told the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of […]

Plans on tap for brewery at fairgrounds

Plans on tap for brewery at fairgrounds

DEL MAR — At least five members of the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors are hoping the third time’s a charm in an effort to transform an underused facility at the Del Mar Fairgrounds into a microbrewery. At the Sept. 9 meeting, directors voted 5-1-1, with two members absent, to release a request […]

Marine describes life after being wounded

Marine describes life after being wounded

DEL MAR — “The path of least resistance — taking the easy way out — really never leads to the most rewarding outcome.” That’s one message Marine Capt. Eric McElvenny tries to convey, and one that motivated him to complete the Ironman World Championship less than two years after he lost the lower half of […]

Del Mar to change sign rules

Del Mar to change sign rules

DEL MAR — In an effort to make Del Mar more business friendly — and at the request of the Business Support Advisory Committee — council members at the Sept. 2 meeting directed staff to modify five areas of the city’s sign regulations. The size of allowable signs will be changed so they are more […]

Del Mar mayor seeks seat on fair board

Del Mar mayor seeks seat on fair board

DEL MAR — Mayor Lee Haydu, who is not running for re-election in November, is seeking a seat on the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors, which oversees operations at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Most of the approximately 350-acre facility lies within Del Mar, however, the board rarely includes a resident from that city. […]

Del Mar lifeguards help save drowning victim

Del Mar lifeguards help save drowning victim

DEL MAR — A day at the beach nearly ended in tragedy. But thanks to the rapid response of Del Mar lifeguards, a Good Samaritan, persistent medical professionals, prayers and a miracle, a Rancho Bernardo teenager is alive and eager to get back in the water. Noah Hultner has been a club swimmer since he […]

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 […]

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