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  • Letters/Opinion: April 2019

    Drivers routinely exceed the posted speed limit often by a wide margin endangering school children and other pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers attempting to turn at the road’s many intersections.

  • A fond farewell from Torrey Pines Pop Warner: Thanks for the memories and so much more

    A fond farewell from Torrey Pines Pop Warner: Thanks for the memories and so much more

    For the last 17 years, Torrey Pines Pop Warner has been dedicated to providing a positive athletic experience to the children of Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe.

  • Letters/Opinion: Sept. 27

    Maps must be revised to reflect current FEMA maps On Oct. 1 the Del Mar City Council will vote to alter the boundaries of the Floodplain Overlay Zone. This change unnecessarily burdens 108 homeowners far into the future. The proposed boundaries go beyond what FEMA requires and do not need to include...

  • Letters/Opinion: Sept. 20

    All participating in election should adhere to ethical campaign rules We the undersigned, candidates for seats on the Del Mar City Council, write to express our concern that early campaign materials disseminated in Del Mar as to the Shoreline Initiative (Measure R) are anonymous, do not disclose...

  • July 19, June 21: Opinion: Letters to the editor

    July 19: Concerns over Lomas Santa Fe Road project The following is an open letter to the Solana Beach Mayor and City Council. Let me first say that I appreciate that the Public Works’ Department has done painstaking design work. City engineers have said that Lomas Santa Fe Road works well for...

  • Aug. 17: Letters to the editor

    Coyote pet protection Thank you for your excellent and topically important article, “Coyotes ‘Out of Control’ in Carmel Valley.” I might have an idea that would be helpful to other local pet owners. After the 2003 fires our Maltese named “Fat Boy” was attacked in our backyard in Del Mar near the...

  • Aug. 3 and 10: Letters to the editor

    As for Sheriff vs. Police Department issue

  • From the Del Mar Mayor: Summer update

    From the Del Mar Mayor: Summer update

    Summer has arrived and we are half way through 2017. This is a good time for me to bring you up to speed on City projects that are progressing in Del Mar.

  • July 28: Letters to the editor

    Patrick Vergne is a gem I have a friend whose son did something slightly wrong while at the beach. One of Patrick’s lifeguards was about to call the police. Patrick calmly intervened and simply called the boy’s parents. They were grateful and assured Patrick that the boy would be reprimanded. Due...

  • July 20: letters to the editor

    Pat Vergne should run for City Council Take it from one who has known and dealt with him for decades, there is no more honest and capable person in Del Mar than Pat Vergne. I suggested he run for City Council some years ago but he said he wasn’t ready for that. My hope is that he now is. Jim Donovan...

  • July 13: Letters to the Editor

    Kudos to the Bruttens for Plaza upgrades Patricia and Marc Brutten — what a wonderful start for your plans to revitalize Del Mar Plaza. Your recent physical upgrades of the Plaza are first class and the new comfortable furnishings are delightful. A perfect place for neighbors to again enjoy neighbors...

  • July 6: Letters to the editor

    When the San Diego County Water Authority filed its initial rate case lawsuit in 2010 against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, we knew it would be a marathon. Seven years later, we passed another important marker in the long-running litigation when a June...

  • June 29: Letters to the editor

    Short-term rentals have long played a key role in Del Mar Del Mar’s recent attempt to restrict residents’ renting of their homes for less then 30 days is yet another alarming example of the exclusionary direction our local government is trying to take Del Mar without concern for what is actually...

  • June 22: Letters to the editor

    Community Choice and climate change When 97 percent of all climate scientists agree that climate change is real and caused at least partly by humans (climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus), assertions to the contrary like those by Bill Stoops (in last week’s Solana Beach Sun) are a distraction....

  • June 15: Letters to the editor

    CCA or CCE, it is all more government control of markets Those interested in the expansion of government into the electrical utility business tout green energy and so saving the planet from man-caused climate change, and tangentially lower electrical costs. A point to consider is that should a...

  • June 8: letters to the editor

    From a mom to a mom Thank you Lucile Lynch. Mother’s Day may have come and gone but we can still celebrate motherhood. I have got to know you this academic year. You are a great mom and a passionate supporter of equity in education. Although I am known to all as a liberal, I never saw you through...

  • June 1: Letters to the editor

    Untold story is the state’s school funding formula On the field, Torrey Pines is our archrival. We delight in victories over and mourn losses against them, but take no delight in their recent treatment in the press. A critical fact, ignored in the May 14 San Diego Union-Tribune article, is the...

  • May 25: letters to the editor

    A new opportunity for public art Del Mar is a community which admires and appreciates art. Since I have been on council I have heard from many residents a strong desire for some form of public art. But, unfortunately, Del Mar has never had a city policy that outlines how public art can be proposed,...

  • May 18:Letters to the editor

    Thank you, Del Mar City Council An individual new to our city viewing the May 1 city council meeting would have concluded that most residents of Del Mar support STRs (short-term rentals) in our neighborhoods because many speakers spoke in support of STRs. However, I believe that the majority of...

  • April 27: Letters to the editor

    One Paseo view As I recently drove past the gouged, treeless expanse of the One Paseo construction, on both Del Mar Heights and El Camino Real, I was surprised and saddened that the critics of that project did not have the foresight to require the installation of, say, 12-foot high placards painted...

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