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Veterans group looks to grow

Facing dwindling numbers, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431 is looking for new members.

Center revamp elicits support

Efforts are under way to transform the Fletcher Cover Community Center from a dark and dilapidated building into a comfortable, attractive gathering space with dazzling ocean views.

Del Mar mural artist knows racetrack figures well

Artist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq was three-quarters of the way through painting a 30-foot-long mural depicting 70 years of thoroughbred horse racing at Del Mar when he realized something was missing.

Proposals for MLPA include Del Mar

A new marine reserve is proposed off the coast of Del Mar as part of a statewide effort to improve marine ecosystem conservation known as the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative.

Garden Del Mar on market for $5.5M

The Garden Del Mar property is up for sale for $5.5 million.

“We informally put it on the market with the approved plans to see if anybody else would step up to the plate,” said Doug Springer of Del Mar Realty Associates.

A golden cause for celebration in Del Mar

A picture-perfect summer evening at Powerhouse Park – children playing on the lawn, friends and neighbors relaxing and socializing, the sun slowly setting into the ocean – seemed to capture the essence of why so many residents love Del Mar and came out to celebrate the city’s 50th birthday July 12.

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Del Mar to explore buying fairgrounds

The city of Del Mar is beginning to investigate the possibility of buying the Del Mar Fairgrounds, should the state move forward with selling the property.

Fair closes with record numbers

Despite the ongoing recession, the San Diego County Fair hit the top of the charts with record attendance to the 2009 “Music Mania.” More than 1.27 million visitors attended the fair during its 22-day run from June 13 to July 5 – breaking the previous record set in 2007 of 1.26 million.

Arts Alive banners hand-painted by local artists

The environment-themed, hand-painted banners that lined Highway 101 and Lomas Santa Fe Drive for the first half of the year will be up for sale at the 8th annual Arts Alive Banner Auction.

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Project marks city’s historic buildings

The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society is in the process of installing plaques on commercial buildings constructed between 1923 and 1952 to highlight their significance as some of the city’s earliest structures.