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ROVING TEEN REPORTER
Class of ‘14 Words of Wisdom

Leila Zein-Phillipson

EDITORIAL: Preserve and Protect

DMTV PRESENTS
Summer Showtime

Luana Karr

Dr. Rich
Rich Simons

Recruiting Retail
Richard Earnest

CIVIC CENTER CONVERSATIONS:

 PIPE UP: To The Sandpiper Editors
Frank Chisari

 

LETTER: To The Del Mar City Council 
Bud Emerson


Brainstorming
Bud Emerson

CULINARY OFFERINGS

PASEO PRESERVES:
With Artificial Sweeteners

Ann Gardner

 

LOCAVORES DELIGHT:
Duck Egg Saksuka

Di Holker

 

BOOK CORNER:
Chop Suey and Apple Pie

Virginia Lawrence

TRACKING:
News Updates

Watermark Update

 

Reserves Up

 

Shores Park Advisory Committee

 

Summer Staffing

 

Lifeguard Pay

 

Hail and Farewell
Carol Kerridge

DRB Nuts and Bolts and Story Poles
Art Olson

Monster Morphing
Jeff Barnouw

Political Scuttlebutt
Bud Emerson

CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

Wake Up, Del Mar!
Evolution of a Climate Action Plan

Anthony Corso

 

Role Model Chula Vista
Shirley King  and Anthony Corso

Short Takes on Film
Ben Nyce

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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ROVING TEEN REPORTER
Class of ‘14 Words of Wisdom

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Temperatures rise as the countdown for the last day of school begins. Senior class attendance dwindles and can only be explained by the crippling self-diagnosed disease Senioritis. The only known cure: graduation.
On June 13th SDUHSD schools held commencement ceremonies for the graduating class of 2014. This class includes scientists, lawyers, doctors, writers, businessmen, artists, and leaders of the future. With 18 years of life under our belts we have obtained invaluable knowledge: how to succeed, and how to fail. We now want to share a few words of wisdom, words we wish we heard when we were the awkward freshmen walking onto campus for the very first time 4 years ago. “Don’t go through life unnoticed. Leave your mark and be remembered,” said graduate Chelsea.
Freshmen year we struggled to find our classes in a school that seemed made for giants. We believed the rumors of a pool atop the gymnasium and awaited the day when our PE teachers would finally take us to swim; little did we know that day would never come. We stayed on campus for lunches, enviously watching the upperclassman return with Cali burritos. We were the kids with braces, sprinting to class five minutes before the tardy bell rang. We were the freshmen class of 2011. “I’ve tried to wipe my memory clean of freshmen year, but those God-forsaken Facebook pictures seem to always resurface,” shared Cheyenne.

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UPDATE
07/18/14
ONE PASEO NO LONGER ON July 24 AGENDA

The proposed One Paseo project will NOT be on the July Carmel Valley Planning Board agenda, scheduled for July 24, for review because the Final Environmental Impact Review report has not yet been released by the City of San Diego. 

Additional news will be posted when available on the Sandpiper, Carmel Valley Planning Board and What Price Main Street websites. More information in our summer edition article here

  
UPDATE
07/18/14
Del Mar Art Center Gallery
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Visit www.dmacgallery.com

  
pipe up
07/03/14
community Services
Your story [Tracking: summer staffing on page 7 of the print issue] credits Public Works with "handling direct services to residents" vis a vis visitors, parking, public safety issues, etc. But isn't this exactly what our wonderful Community Services staff does, headed by Pat Vergne? Let's give credit where due--this C.S. staff is terrific.   

Pat JaCoby, Ocean View Avenue

 
UPDATE
06/23/14
Breeders' Cup
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THE LA Times reported on June 20 that The Breeders' Cup World Championships will come to Del Mar for the first time in 2017 and will also return to Santa Anita in 2016, according to racing industry officials.

An official announcement on a three-year hosting plan for the Breeders' Cup is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Santa Anita, the site for this year's event Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
 
Summer Print Issue
Summer Reading Celebration
Little Free Library

Sunday, July 13th starting at 5pm: Little Free Library at the intersection of Stratford Court and Stratford Park CircleThere will be a random drawing for a prize for adults ($50 gift card to Jakes Del Mar) and a separate prize for children ($20 gift card to Thinker Things). To be eligible for the drawing someone needs only to leave a book in the Little Free Library with their review/recommendation. Writing a review and leaving a book are just a bonus - the real reward is a stronger community.

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Summer Print Issue
Take a Turn
City Advisory Committee Vacancies


Interested in volunteering in your City? The City of Del Mar invites its residents to volunteer on a board or commission to provide input in a variety of areas. The City is currently soliciting for interested persons to fill the following committee vacancies:

  • Business Support Advisory Committee: Two (2) Vacancies - 1 hotel owner/operator and 1 retail establishment owner
  • Sustainability Advisory Board: One (1) Vacancy – Committee Member
  • Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee: One (1) Vacancy - Commercial Retail Member

Interested citizens should complete a Citizen Interest Form and submit it to the City of Del Mar’s Administrative Services Department.
Visit www.delmar.ca.us/volunteer to complete the form and see the deadlines. Forms should be submitted to the City of Del Mar, Administrative Services Department, 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014.

  
Summer Print Issue
CIVIC CENTER CONVERSATIONS
Brainstorming
Bud Emerson

CIVIC CENTER CONVERSATIONS:

Panorama photo Art Olson.  Click on image to enlarge.


The City Council workshop on June 9 attracted more than 60 participants. Small group reports all agreed that the municipal uses outlined were appropriate, including city offices, meeting rooms, Council chamber, and a plaza large enough for the Farmers’ Market as well as other public gatherings. All tables agreed that parking should be large enough to cover civic uses as well as relief for nearby neighborhood streets. A variety of opinions was expressed about potential commercial and residential uses. Unexpectedly, almost every small group recommended a site for cultural uses.


Brainstorming- Bud Emerson  
PIPE UP: To The Sandpiper Editor -
Frank Chisar

iLETTER: To The Del Mar City Council  - Bud Emerson


 

 
Summer Print Issue
BOOK CORNER
Chop Suey and Apple Pie
Virginia Lawrence

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Unlike a biographer tracing a life from its beginning to its end, explains Mai-Lon, a memoirist seeks to capture moments, to crystallize events. Mai-Lon (pronounced May-Lon) Gittelsohn considers herself a poet/memoirist. In her newly-published book of poetry Chop Suey and Apple Pie, Mai-Lon conjures up her life and family history in the Cantonese/American Community of the Bay area.

San Francisco ~ The bleating of foghorns as the ... mist settles gently round our shoulders ~

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Summer Print Issue
PASEO Preserves
With Artificial Sweeteners
Ann Gardner

WARNING: One Paseo Traffic Jam
may be mislabeled Main Street!
Graphic Virginia Lawrence. 
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Carmel Valley Planning Board Chair Frisco White has tentatively scheduled two dates in July for their review of One Paseo’s Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) based on information that the San Diego Planning Commission is scheduled to review the project on August 14. Although the FEIR was unavailable to the public by mid-June, the City of San Diego went ahead and put the controversial project on its Planning Commission’s August 14 agenda, and the project is expected to go before the San Diego City Council for review and possible approval in September. The Carmel Valley Planning Board reviews, evaluates and advises the San Diego Council on proposed development in their area and is holding the public forums to inform and involve the public as much as possible before the Board takes a vote on the FEIR and the project. Their vote is required as part of the City’s policy to recognize “…community input in the land use decision-making processes.”

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Summer Print Issue
LOCAVORES DELIGHT:
Duck Egg Saksuka
Di Holker
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On a recent trip to Australia my husband Bryan and I were introduced to Turkish food in a seaside town called Yamba at a restaurant call Beachwood. We were waited on by chef and owner Sevtap Yuce She, the setting and the food made for a ‘Perfect’ Mother’s Day Luncheon.

 

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Summer Print Issue
Hail and Farewell
Carol Kerridge
From the left: Phyllis Mirsky, Alice Winn, Julie Iantorno,
Karolen Linderman, and Carol German.
Photo Susan Schelling. 
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Just for a minute, imagine how over the last 15 years we have taken for granted one of the most precious gems of our community, Del Mar Community Connections (DMCC). By providing a wide range of services and programs for maturing adults, DMCC has continued to evolve as one of the most premier non-profit organizations in our village.

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Summer Print Issue
DRB Nuts and Bolts and Story Poles
Art Olson

 

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Building or remodeling a structure in Del Mar is often perceived as onerous, a process which can pit neighbor against neighbor and result in protracted negotiations and unanticipated or unwanted changes in project design. However, as we look around our city, we see the pleasant, human scale village in which we live. Del Mar has ambience and charm as well as property values that are the envy of cities near and far. This is no fluke, but rather is the result of a process and a group of dedicated volunteer citizens who serve on the Design Review Board.

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Summer Print Issue
Ask Dr. Rich 
Rich Simons
Photo illustration Art Olson.  Click on image to enlarge.

 

Q – I understand you have lived in Del Mar for over 40 years. Have you seen many changes in that time? – m.g.

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Summer Print Issue Monster Morphing
Jeff Barnouw
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Dubbed “an out-of-control Monster” by Pam Slater-Price (Sandpiper June 2012), the Rancho Del Mar project has been abandoned. New plans for a managed care retirement community on the nearly 22-acre floodplain lot between the Polo Fields and Via de la Valle will no longer call for 224 dwelling-units including 52 casitas. What the new project would include remains to be determined.

 

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Summer Print Issue
Wake Up, Del Mar!
Evolution of a Climate Action Plan
Anthony Corso

CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

 

 

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Cities often find themselves hopelessly confronting issues in absence of recognizable solutions. The issue is frequently of such magnitude that immediate action is called for. An unprecedented number of scientists and elected officials nominate “global warming” as a formidable global issue- one that must be immediately addressed.

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Summer Print Issue
DMTV PRESENTS:
Summer Showtime
Luana Karr

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Providing informational and educational shows is something the Del Mar Television Foundation strives to do. On Del Mar TV you can learn about volunteering in the community, how to prepare your family for a major emergency and what types of exercise can help to maintain our balance as we age.
We often partner with other community organizations to bring you these Informative videos. For instance, the series of “Are You Ready?” Videos help the viewers plan for a major emergency and make up a disaster kit for their family. Another of the videos deals with utilities. Do you know when, where and how to turn off your gas, electric or water if an emergency happens? Check out the video and it will explain it to you. What should you do during an earthquake? How do you prepare your home and yard in case of a major fire? These are important issues that we sometimes put on the back burner and then feel helpless when an emergency happens.
Well you can tune in to Del Mar TV and view these videos. We also have them streaming at any time on our Vimeo Channel where we also have our short video

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Summer Print Issue
SHORT TAKES ON FILM
Ben Nyce
a film not easily forgotten.   a bracing, harsh view of that culture
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We don’t see many black and white films in the cinemas. A good one is playing at Landmark La Jolla Village. Unfortunately “Ida” may be gone by the time this issue of the Sandpiper appears – a congenital defect of this column. Netflix will have it eventually, however.

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