Inside the dec/Jan Sandpiper 

pdf version of the Dec2009/Jan2010 print issue

  Massive Master Plan by John Graybill

  EDITORIAL Build on our Wetlands? Get Serious

Budget Cuts Inevitable by Susan Miller

Beautification Becomes Us by Sherryl L. Parks

Forming Del Mar
by Howard Gad

Del Mar Switches on Green Power by Ann Gardner

Reviewing the DRB III
Anthony Corso

The Last Big Dig by Ann Gardner

  A River Runs Through It by Dawn S. Rawls

  Wal-martization of Wetlands by  Judd Halenza

  Cars, Cars, Cars and .... Eight (!!!!!!!!) New Traffic Signals by
Bud Emerson

  EIR Basics by Wayne Dernetz

  Who Are These People Anyway? by
Ann Gardner

  Follow The Money by Bud Emerson

A Big Thank You!
The Sandpiper would like to thank its many generous donors.

Commentary on Design Review by Anthony Corso

Tree Talk Among Neighbors by Linda Rock

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  In anticipation of the December 8 Fair Board meeting, the Sandpiper has focused on the  Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and its threat to the Wetlands and to Del Mar:

Massive Master Plan by John Graybill

EDITORIAL Build on our Wetlands? Get Serious

A River Runs Through It by Dawn S. Rawls

Wal-martization of Wetlands by Judd Halenza

Cars, Cars, Cars and .... Eight (!!!!!!!!) New Traffic Signals by
Bud Emerson

EIR Basics by Wayne Dernetz

Who Are These People Anyway? by
Ann Gardner

Follow The Money by Bud Emerson

"Aghast at the Master Plan" - a letter to the editors from Nancy Jellison

 
ALERT

City Council Meeting with Assessment Engineer for North Hills District

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Tuesday, Feb 2, at 1:30 in the TV Studio

 
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01/06/2010

Give back to the community by shopping at the Del Mar Farmers Market.

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Note: The Sandpiper editors are taking a holiday break and will NOT publish a print edition in January.    Nevertheless, the website will be updated regularly, and the January community calendar will be posted here.
 
POLITICAL SCUTTLEBUTT
Incumbent Brian Bilbray of the 50th Congressional District is enjoying the combustion among Democrats trying to unseat him in 2010. Dave Roberts has the lead in fund raising, followed by Francine Busby and Tracy Emblem. Once the Democrat’s internecene squabble uses up all of the money and energy, Bilbray should have an easier time using his growing treasure chest from right wing sources to appeal to the growing 29% independent voters in the district.
 


   
An image from Google Earth with the footprint of the hotel/convention hall complex shown to scale. It can be seen that the footprint is wider than the San Dieguito River.
 

Massive Master Plan by John Graybill 

Partial List of Projects Proposed in 22nd Ag District’s EIR:

  • 330-room hotel with conference facilities
  • Exhibit building with breakout rooms, semi-subterranean parking, and three rooftop sports fields
  • Paved parking for 3,200 vehicles on the east overflow dirt lot between Jimmy Durante Blvd. and I-5
  • Multi-level parking structure for 1,300 vehicles
  • 58,065 square foot multi-story office building
  • 60,000 square foot health club/sports training facility
  • Lighted sign (two-sided reader board) 48 feet high along I-5
  • Fire station relocated off site.

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Cartoon John Dempsey Santa's in Town

Create Your Own Pizzas With Santa and More! December 5th-20th. Santa will be making special appearances every weekend at the Del Mar Plaza. Many exciting activities include: With Santa’s help kids will create their own personal pizzas, sketching with Santa at the Del Mar Arts Center, and, cookies and hot chocolate with Santa at Pacifica Del Mar. Times and locations at the Plaza vary. Go to www.delmarplaza.com for more info

 
 
The Last Big Dig
by Ann Gardner

The last major construction step in the San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration Project is about to happen thanks to an agreement between the North County Transit District (NCTD) and Southern California Edison (SCE)....

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Beautification Becomes Us
by Sherryl L. Parks

The Del Mar Garden Club, in partnership with the City of Del Mar, has made significant improvements with the landscaping, cleaning the masonry and upgrading the lighting and irrigation. The Garden Club have donated many of their own plantings to fill the space. Importantly, the Garden Club has also volunteered to plant and water.

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Buget Cuts Inevitable
by Susan Miller

The possible closure of Del Mar Hills Academy, an award-winning and beloved local elementary school, has been a difficult topic for many parents. ... Many of us love the unique, intimate school setting where our children thrive each day.

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The opinions expressed by individual writers in this journal are not necessarily those of the Sandpiper.  The Sandpiper invites you to send in your own ideas.
Re: Bullet Train - Don Kennedy - Raises more questions than it answers
Bullet Train Response - Dave Druker
Questions Raised: FBC, EIG, DBR - Chuck Newton - Nevertheless, "despite some obscure headlines, I think November was one of Sandpiper’s very best issues ever. Congratulations!!!"
"Aghast at the Master Plan" - Nancy Jellison
  Gustavo Romero: Premiere Appearance at First Thursdays

Del Mar played host to a first-time appearance for famed pianist Gustavo Romero as he played an all-Beethovan evening. The program was part of a complete cycle series of all 32 sonatas presented in 7 recitals in 9 cities worldwide. Mr. Romero has performed as a piano soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among many others. First Thursdays is a program of the Cultural Arts Committee of the Del Mar Foundation. For more information, log onto www.delmarfoundation.org

 
Done your homework!

EIR Aesthetics report.  Click here

Village Center District Specific Plan & FBC Presentation  Click here

 
 

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