Category archives for: Del Mar

Fair’s run in Del Mar to expand by half-day in 2015

Enthusiasts who can’t wait for the San Diego County Fair will be able to get a “sneak peek” at the event on Friday, June 5, the day before the fair’s traditional Saturday morning opening, officials said.

Dates for the 2015 fair were announced Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the board meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Del Mar Fairgrounds looks to create its own craft beer brand with brewery, restaurant

Hoping to tap into a growing craft beer industry in San Diego County, the agency that operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds is moving forward with plans to build a micro-brewery inside an existing, under-used satellite wagering facility on its 400-acre property

Pedestrian killed by Coaster train

A 49-year-old man walking on the railroad tracks at Torrey Pines State beach apparently ignored warning bells and whistles from an approaching train and was hit and killed by an Amtrak Coaster Sept. 7, according to authorities and media reports.

San Diego sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 11:26 a.m. Sept. 7 to the railroad tracks at mile post marker 245.7, south of the intersection of Carmel Valley Road and North Torrey Pines Road, Deputy Dawn Morabe said.

Bike MS: Bay-to-Bay Tour to cycle through Del Mar

Hundreds of people are expected to bike Oct. 18-19 to benefit multiple sclerosis in the annual Bike MS: Bay-to-Bay Tour. Starting in Irvine and ending in Mission Bay, participants will be coming through Del Mar from roughly 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19.

Del Mar committee volunteers will continue to select their own officers

Volunteers serving on Del Mar committees will continue to select their own officers, after the City Council decided against adopting a new policy that would have given council members the power to appoint committee leaders.

Del Mar council recommends outgoing Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu for fairgrounds board seat

Although Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu may be leaving the dais in December, she could soon be sitting in a new administrative seat. The Del Mar City Council on Sept. 2 recommended Haydu to serve on the board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Del Mar Union School District to consider Torrey Hills early childhood center in September

The Del Mar Union School District board will consider approving the $1.5 million design and construction of an early Childhood Development Center at Torrey Hills Elementary School in Carmel Valley at its Sept. 17 board meeting. Under the plan, no buildings would be constructed on the Torrey Hills campus, but existing classrooms would be repurposed.

Application for cell site atop Carmel Valley Library withdrawn

A controversial proposed cell site to be housed on the Carmel Valley Library is no longer being considered.

According to Karen Lynch, project manager for the city’s development services department, AT&T withdrew its application because AT&T could not achieve the frequencies necessary to provide in-building coverage for the surrounding area based on the design criteria required by the city’s code.

The proposal had included 13 antennas and 24 new remote radio units mounted inside raised cupola enclosures on the library.

Del Mar seeks to be designated a ‘Tree City USA’ community

The North County cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Encinitas have the title. Now Del Mar is also seeking to be designated a “Tree City USA” community.

Del Mar Rotary restores iconic town clock

Members of the Del Mar Rotary with the refurbished clock. ‘Someone from Rotary will always be here to take over and manage it,’ says Rotarian Marty Peters. Photo by Kristina Houck

Del Mar’s town clock is more than just a timepiece. Donated by the Rotary Club of Del Mar, the clock stands at 15th Street and Camino del Mar as a reminder of the group, which has also stood the test of time. Recently restored, the clock was rededicated by the Del Mar club after its Aug. 28 meeting.

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