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  • Del Mar Plaza owners ask for better signage, lower restrictions

    Del Mar Plaza owners ask for better signage, lower restrictions

    Once a bustling downtown community hub, the Del Mar Plaza now faces lower revenues and attendance levels, representatives of the retail center told the Del Mar City Council Monday, March 4. The owners of the Del Mar Plaza — Del Mar couple Patty and Marc Brutten of Brixton Capital — are looking...

  • Del Mar continues studying community choice energy

    Del Mar continues studying community choice energy

    Del Mar is the latest city in a quartet of jurisdictions to agree to further study energy alternatives. The Del Mar City Council directed city staff on Monday, March 4 to participate in a public workshop and continue a study with the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside to solicit community...

  • SWPPP interns propose city-wide ban on plastic net straw wattles in Solana Beach

    SWPPP interns propose city-wide ban on plastic net straw wattles in Solana Beach

    At Feb. 27's Solana Beach City Council meeting, 24 seventh and eighth-grade students from Earl Warren Middle School presented a recommendation to further the city’s commitment to reducing plastic by switching from plastic net straw wattles to wattles that use biodegradable natural netting. The...

  • Improvements begin on North County’s Harbaugh Seaside Trails

    Improvements begin on North County’s Harbaugh Seaside Trails

    It may be a small piece of land, but its presence is huge. The three-acre overlook at the gateway of Solana Beach and Cardiff-by-the-Sea has always provided views of the Pacific Ocean. Now designated as permanent open space, work began March 1 to enhance this San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy land for...

  • Authorities looking for suspect who vandalized Shores Park

    Authorities looking for suspect who vandalized Shores Park

    Authorities are on the lookout for someone who allegedly vandalized a Del Mar park early on the morning of March 4. Public Works Director Joe Bride said witnesses staying at a hotel near Shores Park reported seeing a "large black truck with yellow running lights" driving around the park at about...

  • Local workshops aim to help children with reading, attention

    Local workshops aim to help children with reading, attention

    The technique — which is similar to a game where children study moving images — has been successful in helping thousands of users, ages five and older, improve their reading speed, attention span and memory retention.

  • Solana Beach explores options for affordable housing

    Solana Beach explores options for affordable housing

    The Solana Beach City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 27 began exploring ways to offer more affordable housing options to residents. The council unanimously agreed on two related items at Wednesday's meeting. One would mandate that 15 percent of all future housing developments, with more than five units,...

  • Cities, county looking to team up on public alternative to SDG&E

    Cities, county looking to team up on public alternative to SDG&E

    Elected officials throughout the San Diego region are ramping up efforts to form a public alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric, with the city of San Diego leading the way and even the county Board of Supervisors now looking at signing up. California’s three large investor-owned utilities have...

  • Father burned, child suffers smoke-inhalation injuries in Carmel Valley apartment fire

    Father burned, child suffers smoke-inhalation injuries in Carmel Valley apartment fire

    A father suffered “significant burns” and one of his children sustained smoke-inhalation injuries in a fire at a Carmel Valley apartment on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, authorities said.

  • Del Mar begins public scoping process for affordable housing

    Del Mar begins public scoping process for affordable housing

    The City of Del Mar has begun looking at zoning options for affordable housing and wants input from the community. Through March 15, residents will be able to submit considerations for the environmental impact report, including aesthetics, air quality, transportation, public services, noise and...

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