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  • Solana Beach council approves more funding for skate park

    Solana Beach council approves more funding for skate park

    The Solana Beach community will soon have another place to play and be active but at a higher cost than initially anticipated. The city council on Wednesday, Dec. 12 unanimously approved an additional $15,000 in funding for the upcoming 6,000-square-foot La Colonia skating facility, located in...

  • Crossing the train tracks illegally can be costly: a $400 fine, plus court costs

    Crossing the train tracks illegally can be costly: a $400 fine, plus court costs

    That shortcut to the beach across the railroad tracks is not only dangerous, it could be expensive.

  • Council's Solana Highlands discussion to continue Dec. 17

    Council's Solana Highlands discussion to continue Dec. 17

    After five hours of public speakers and council deliberation, a decision on a contested re-development project and whether to certify its environmental impact report has been tabled to a future meeting. More than 40 speakers at the Dec. 5 Solana Beach City Council meeting shared their opinions...

  • Section of bluff near train tracks collapses in Del Mar

    Section of bluff near train tracks collapses in Del Mar

    A bluff collapse in Del Mar on the morning of Dec. 10 briefly shut down train traffic and chewed into a section of a popular but unsanctioned trail near the railroad tracks. Surfers saw the collapse about 8:45 a.m. and notified authorities, said Jon Edelbrock, Del Mar’s director of community services....

  • Has a Solana Beach man re-invented the broom?

    Has a Solana Beach man re-invented the broom?

    It all started with a goal to create something that would remove sand from the putting greens on golf courses. Eben Dobson’s lightweight, bristle comb broom swept the particles into the grass with ease. "Sand was all over the putting green from people hitting bunker shots, and they were slapping...

  • Del Mar council approves city manager pay raise

    Del Mar council approves city manager pay raise

    The Del Mar City Council granted City Manager Scott Huth a pay raise and bonus at the council meeting Dec. 3. Following the council's 4 to 1 vote — with Council member Dave Druker dissenting — Huth will be paid $226,114, a 2 percent merit increase from his current base salary of $221,680, beginning...

  • Del Mar Council considers adding bluff language into resort plan

    Del Mar Council considers adding bluff language into resort plan

    The Del Mar City Council is grappling with how to maintain a bluff preserve that would neighbor a proposed, controversial five-star resort. The council on Dec. 3 considered including goals, policies and standards for the North Bluff Preserve in the Del Mar Resort's specific plan so the city has...

  • The Winston School helps those with learning differences succeed

    The Winston School helps those with learning differences succeed

    For nearly 30 years, the middle and high school in Del Mar has offered a place for students with learning differences, who don't thrive in traditional school settings.

  • Solana Beach's energy plan meeting expectations, city says

    Solana Beach's energy plan meeting expectations, city says

    While Solana Beach's community choice aggregation program has met city expectations this year, consultants are cautioning that revenues could be lower than projected in the coming years. During the first three months of the city's Solana Energy Alliance (SEA) program — which Solana Beach launched...

  • Solana Beach residents to vote on marijuana ordinance

    Solana Beach residents to vote on marijuana ordinance

    Solana Beach residents will decide if marijuana retailers, cultivation and delivery should be allowed in the city. The Solana Beach City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 28 to put the issue to a vote in the 2020 election, after a group called the Alliance for Safe Access successfully gathered...

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