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Del Mar Foundation steps up with $125,000 grant for new civic center

Del Mar Foundation steps up with $125,000 grant for new civic center

The Del Mar Foundation is pitching in to the city’s fast-approaching city hall and civic center in a big way, bestowing a $125,000 grant that will pay for an array of finishing touches so that residents and local nonprofits can better enjoy the 30,000 square-foot civic space when it opens in a few months.

With several board members on hand, the foundation bestowed the grant — the largest ever in the nonprofit’s 35-year history — at the Del Mar City Council’s Jan. 16 meeting.

The foundation has been an ardent supporter of the sometimes-controversial project ever since the city committed not to scant administrative uses but to a grander vision for a “true community gathering...

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