fEBRUARY 2014


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LOSING A LEADER:
Lou Terrell 1938-2014

Bud Emerson

EDITORIAL: Compromised Commission

Express Yourself
Ann Gardner

Careful Cash Counting
Tom McGreal

Ask Dr. Rich! 
Rich Simons

Converting Gun Money
Shirley King

Sustainable Help
Gregg Hibbard

Public Works Working
Nancy Fisher

Inside Public Works
Nancy Fisher

Gas Pains Delay Bridge
Dave Druker

Seven Sidewalks
Dave Druker

Highway Hangover
Ann Gardner

Major Minor
Dave Druker

Welcome AMR
Sherryl L. Parks

Arigato Grazie Merci Danke Xièxiè Gracias Spasibo Obrigado

ROVING TEEN REPORTER: YOLOs and More
Leila Zein-Phillison

ONE PASEO:
What lies are ahead?

Bob Fuchs

SHORT TAKES ON FILM
Ben Nyce

Admin Andrew
Anthony Corso

LOCAVORE'S DELIGHT:
Pappardelle with Oyster Mushrooms, Preserved Lemons, Lardoons, and Arugula

Di Holker

DMTV PRESENTS: “Joe”
Luana Karr

Book Lover Leaves Peter Kaye

CERTain NEST
Carol Kerridge

Remote House Calls
Dave Druker

New Name New Spaces
Anthony Corso

BOOK CORNER: Favorites for 2013
Virginia Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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LOSING A LEADER:
Lou Terrell 1938-2014
Bud Emerson

“Lou Terrell left a hole in Del Mar’s heart,” said Mayor Lee Haydu when she learned that he had been hit by a train saving his dog. Dick Herzberg said Lou was a “mensch” defined as “a person of integrity and honor, someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character.”

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Express Yourself
Ann Gardner

 
Civic Center Planning Survey QR code

Del Mar residents and property and business owners still have time to participate in an online survey to contribute input on the new City Hall/Civic Center. Notified of the survey by post card last month, responders are being asked to confirm (or not) preferences identified at an earlier community workshop. For instance, administrative offices and meeting space to conduct City business were identified as the first priority for the facility by workshop participants in December, and the current location at 1050 Camino del Mar was identified as the first choice for its location. Do you agree?

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Update
02/1714
Stories from an Eclectic Community
The Story of Del Mar Terrace by Maryruth Cox
   
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Table of Contents

I. Prehistory of Del Mar Terrace
II. From Cowboys to Settlers, 1700-1800s
III. Del Mar Terrace Begins, 1913
IV. A Slow Start for the Terrace, 1913-1940
V. World War II and Del Mar Terrace, 1940s
VI. Pioneers on the Terrace, 1950s
VII. Rumble of Change, 1960s
VIII. From Pioneers to Urban Bohemians, 1970s

Plus the Torrey Pines Extension and How it began with the Land Use Dispute and the Battle for the Bluffs.  Afterword: Mr. Burns' House

The Story of Del Mar Terrace, a  99-page, hardcover 8-1/2" x 11" book with many old photographs is yours for a $15.00 donation to the Torrey Pines Association.

Order from the publisher here

   
Scoop
02/16/14
10/20 off starting Block in Pea Soup
The U-T California 10/20 Race
Photos Bill Morris
Race Day at the Fairgrounds
February 16, 2014 6:45 am

Since it was early, foggy and damp, the most popular pre-race gathering places seemed to be the open barbecues cooking tri-tip. The race got underway inside the Fairgrounds in three waves at 7:30 am: the "elite" runners, the runners with special needs, and then the 4,975 or so enthusiastic runners who made up the vast majority of the race.  

 
7:30 am
more photos here
   
Update
02/11/14
Major Donation to the DMCC
from the u-t California 10/20 Race
   
The U-T California 10/20 presents $2,500 check to Del Mar Community Connections (shown here are Peter Douglass of the California 10/20 and Nate McCay, DMCC Board President)
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Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the 10-mile U-T California 10/20 Race will beheld in North San Diego County on Sunday, February 16. 

Peter Douglass, the creator of the Rock 'n Roll Marathon, also does a 10/20 race in Austin, TX.  His organization picks local non-profits to benefit from the race.  This year DMCC was recommended by Don Mosier.  In total, 10/20 will donate $2500 to DMCC.

As a way of saying thank you, DMCC  has offered the use of its  van to pick up stragglers and return them to the finish line.  A nice collaboration !!

 
Update
02/11/14
Open House for upcoming Sidewalk, Street, and Drainage Project
The City of Del Mar's 2014 Sidewalk, Street, and Drainage Improvements Project will complete the original Camino Del Mar Streetscape Plan in the Beach Colony from 22nd Street to the San Dieguito River Bridge.  The work will include approximately 2,800 feet of new curb and gutter, 12,000 square feet of sidewalks, 20 pedestrian ramps, pavement rehabilitation, and planting areas in accordance with the approved Streetscape Plan.  The project also includes much needed underground storm drain infrastructure on the east side of Camino del Mar at 27th Street. 

Groundbreaking will occur in March with completion scheduled by Memorial Day. 

In order to provide information to the public and to answer questions about the project, the City will conduct a public workshop on this issue at the time and location shown below.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Powerhouse Community Center

Staff from the City Manager, Public Works and Planning Departments will be in attendance, along with the City's engineering contractor.

For additional information, please contact Henry Trang, Assistant City Engineer, at
(858) 755-3294, or via e-mail at: htrang@delmar.ca.us

    
Scoop
02/10/14
New Flagpole for the Del Mar Community Building
Flagpole raised on Sunday, February 9
Photo Martha Brooks.  Click on photo to enlarge.

The Del Mar Community Building at 225 9th Street finally has a flagpole.  The flagpole was purchased and donated to the City by longtime Del Marian, Chuck Freebern.  The flagpole was installed with the assistance of Bret Stephens (Duncan & Stephens Custom Homes), Larry Brooks, T. Pat Stubbs, Cory Grant, Nate McKay and five Boy Scouts from Troop 713, Bryan Snyder, Scoutmaster.  The scouts are Antonio and Matthew Bavaro, Geoff Geissenger, and Chris and Jon Shopes.  The installation was witnessed by local Del Mar residents Martha Brooks, Merna Sturgis, and Nancy, Marilyn and Randy Stoke.  The Stokes recently installed a similar flagpole at the Del Mar Library.

   
UPDATE
02/05/14
mANGO dRIVE tO aCQUIRE oCEAN vIEW
Beachside Del Mar
Photo illustration Bill Morris.  Click on photo to enlarge.


The Del Mar Heights Village Shopping Center, located on Del Mar Heights Road and Mango Drive, has a new name bestowed by the new owners, Donahue Schreiber.  The new name, "Beachside Del Mar," has provoked both speculation and delight.  One assumes the name reflects the desires and needs of the nearly 500 persons contacted by Donahue Schreiber in their market survey and online research.  Renovations to Beachside Del Mar are planned to begin late Spring 2014 and to be completed by November.

complete article by Anthony Corso here

 
scoop
01/30/14
Flagpole and Banner
Gifted to Library

   
    Photo Mike Salt
     

Thank You,
Stoke Family!

This 20-foot flagpole (and flag), a generous gift to the City from Nancy Stoke and the Stoke Charitable Foundation, was installed at the Del Mar Library on Thursday, January 30th.  An official ceremony is being planned and will be announced in the near future.

  
February Print Issue
Careful Cash Counting
Tom McGreal
City Hall Finance Department. Photo Shirley King. 
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As the community begins to respond to the City’s survey regarding a new City Hall / Civic Center, the City Council is also determining the best way to raise funds for the project and addressing the question of what we can afford.
The Council has asked the Finance Committee to make an assessment of Del Mar’s capacity to issue a long term bond to fund the development of a new City Hall. Fortunately, the City Staff has recently completed a thirty year budget forecast of revenues and expenses. This data will be needed to assess the debt service associated with a thirty-year bond. The City also maintains a ten-year rolling plan for capital improvement projects, which must also be included in determining the overall cash flow available for a bond.

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February Print Issue
Converting Gun Money
Shirley King

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, a Polish poet who survived a German work camp by killing his guard with a shovel that was given to him to dig his own grave proposed a less desperate lesson when he said, “sometimes you have to be silent to be heard.” But this aphorism strikes a fitting chord with the new “quiet” strategy of Stop the Del Mar Gun Shows 2014. In January 2013, Stop the Del Mar Gun Shows, with its online signature campaign and wide media coverage, represented a very strong public rejection of the gun culture sustained at the 22nd Agricultural District through its serial engagement of Crossroads of the West Gun Shows.  

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February Print Issue
Making Del Mar Work
Del Mar’s Director of Public Works, Eric Minicilli.
Photo Nancy Fisher.  Click on image to enlarge.
Public Works Working 
Nancy Fisher

We see them all over town maintaining the landscaping of our public parks, repairing potholes, benches, and public restrooms, and fixing broken sewer lines. But even before we leave our homes Del Mar’s Public Works Department (PW) has probably touched our lives. That first cup of coffee? The shower? The water was purchased from the City of San Diego by the Public Works Department, and the wastewater was pumped to a station at 21st Street where it will be sent to Point Loma to be treated and pumped to the ocean. 

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See also: Inside Public Works by Nancy Fisher



Removal of the temporary bridge structure on the North Torrey Pines Bridge on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  Photo Bill Morris. 
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Gas Pains Delay Bridge 
Dave Druker

Initially the North Torrey Pines Bridge was to be completed by mid-December 2013. The completion has been delayed due to Southern California Gas needing to rebuild their gas pipeline. The pipeline was removed during construction to ensure that the construction did not cause any complications (explosions). Southern California Gas has not made the reconstruction a priority and is now expected to complete the reconstruction by the end of January. 

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See also: Seven Sidewalks by Dave Druker

 
February Print Issue
Office Hours
   
Mayor Lee Haydu    
In December Council Member Lee Haydu, elected to the City Council in 2010, was named Mayor. Al Corti was named Deputy Mayor and is scheduled to move up in December of this year.
Mayor Haydu in accepting her new role stated that she “wants to make it clear to all Delmarians that city hall is the people’s house where your suggestions and ideas are always welcome and will be treated with respect. I will be setting up regular hours when anyone can stop in and talk with me about anything that will make our city a better place to live. No microphone, no podium, no three minute timer, no appointment needed-- just stop in for an informal chat. We are a small community so there are lots of ways to participate in government. This will be one more way for us to hear from citizens.“
Mayor Haydu’s open door office hours at City Hall will usually be from 3-5pm on every Wednesday prior to a scheduled Monday Council meeting. City Hall is on the corner of 11th and Camino Del Mar.
 
February Print Issue
Admin Andrew
Anthony Corso
Administrative Service Director
Andrew Potter.  Photo Tony Corso. 
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Del Mar’s City Clerk has disappeared!!!
No, I mean the title! The current title is the “Administrative Service Director” and belongs to the newest member of city government, Andrew Potter.
Potter represents recent staff changes which occurred following the comprehensive evaluation of city operations and the requests of residents and members of the City Council. The position was crafted as a result of the study;

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February Print Issue
Super Surf
Bill Morris

Spindrift from the crest of a large breaking wave during the week of January 20. A surfer on the cliffs estimated the surf at 2-foot overhead, about 8 feet. Photos Bill Morris.
 
 
 
February Print Issue
Highway Hangover
Ann Gardner
A wider freeway will cover 79 more feet of the Coast to Crest trail under the I-5 San Dieguito Lagoon bridge and eliminate
two wooden pedestrian bridges.
Courtesy San Dieguito River Park. 
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Last month we reported on highlights from Caltrans I-5 Widening Project’s Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) supporting the construction a 27-mile “8+4 express lanes” freeway from La Jolla to Oceanside. The EIR emphasizes the selection of the “smallest footprint” for the project, new bicycle and pedestrian trails and in-kind preservation of open space to compensate for its loss within the 8+4 footprint.

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February Print Issue
Arigato Grazie Merci Danke Xièxiè Gracias Spasibo Obrigado
   
Chuck Newton,
Editor in Chief when the Sandpiper was founded in 1997.  Click on image to enlarge.
   
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February Print Issue
Crimes and Frauds
useful links provided by DMCC
Reporting crimes
www.sdcrimestoppers.com/

Protecting yourself from frauds
www.da.co.la.ca.us/fraud.htm

Financial crimes happening in the area
www.sdsheriff.net/financial

Most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized

www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud
Identity theft protection tips and more information on popular scams and alerts
www.idtheftcenter.org

 
February Print Issue
SHORT TAKES ON FILM
Ben Nyce
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In “Inside Llewyn Davis”
the Coen brothers take an unromantic look at the counter culture of the 1960s. Far from the euphoric freedom experienced in the aftermath of the supposedly claustrophobic 50s, the footloose 60s is here presented as a slough of failure.  more
 
February Print Issue
BOOK CORNER: Favorites for 2013
Virginia Lawrence
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Hoping to identify Del Mar’s favorite books for 2013, the Sandpiper polled 4 local book clubs: the DMCC’s Book Babes; a guy’s group (Guys Don’t Do Book Clubs by Judd Halenza, October 2013 Sandpiper); and two gal’s groups.

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February Print Issue
Book Lover Leaves
Peter Kaye
Gretchen Schmidt. Photo Thomas Pierce, library staff.  Click on image to enlarge.
While doing double duty as librarian in Solana Beach and Del Mar in 1998, Gretchen Schmidt was offered a choice. Did she want to manage the new library in Solana Beach or the recently refurbished facility in Del Mar? With no hesitation she took the branch less traveled:
“Del Mar is where I wanted to be. I liked the community and saw an opportunity to make myself useful.”Gretchen ended her career as a librarian last month. She began 40 years ago by ignoring the advice of her father who worked for Hewlett Packard.

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February Print Issue
DMTV PRESENTS: “Joe”
Luana Karr
Joe Harper and Paul Peterson. Courtesy DMTV. 
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Viewers of Del Mar Television may be familiar with Paul Peterson’s “Showjumping Unplugged!,” a production showcasing equestrian events around San Diego started 10 years ago by Paul and his wife Tamara with one camera and a dream. ESMI Productions evolved and now produces shows all over the country and abroad. Now Paul and Tamara have given a new spin to Opening Day at the Del Mar Races and a look behind the scenes of the Thoroughbred Club in their video “Joe.”   more
 
February Print Issue
LOCAVORE'S DELIGHT
Di Holker
Pappardelle with Oyster Mushrooms, Preserved Lemons, Lardoons, and Arugula

Photo Di Holker.  Click on image to enlarge.

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February Print Issue
Welcome AMR
Sherryl L. Parks
Photo Jason Sorrick. 
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A new emergency medical provider has been named for Del Mar and began service on January 1, 2014. American Medical Response (AMR) was selected by the County to serve the cities of Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and parts of Elfin Forest. Known collectively as the San Dieguito Ambulance District (CSA 17), the area covers more than 68 square miles and has 150,000 residents.
AMR was selected because they promise to ensure the most efficient deployment of resources and 24-hour-a-day bilingual dispatchers and translation with the services they will be giving u
s.

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February Print Issue
Remote House Calls
Dave Druker
Richard Anglin, CEO of telmedx
Del Mar resident Richard Anglin, as CEO of telmedx, a San Diego based telemedicine company, is helping to re-invent, and improve upon, the old-fashioned house call.
Selected as one of the top three Most Promising Companies of 2013 at the Personalized Medicine World Conference in Mountain View, Ca, telmedx has developed an application for connecting doctors on a web browser to the cell phone or tablet camera of patients. This allows multiple doctors in multiple locations to access the same live cell video and audio and to examine patients by remotely capturing high-resolution images from the video. Clinicians can engage in triage, remote diagnosis, follow-up care, drug and protocol compliance, and health status monitoring, all without the patient having to visit a brick-and mortar medical facility.

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February Print Issue
CERTain NEST
Carol Kerridge
Staci Dixon installs a smoke alarm for her neighbor June Strasberg. Photo Carol Kerridge.  Click on image to enlarge.
It might have been an obvious match to many people, but hey, many wonderful inventions take a while to hatch and evolve.
The plain and simple truth is that although many of us are somewhat aware of what we need to do if a disaster occurs, let’s be honest…lots of our residents are secretly embarrassed that they may need help should something disastrous occur in our town.

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February Print Issue
Major Minor
Dave Druker
Proposed changes to the Garden Del Mar Specific Plan after
developer declares bankruptcy. Photo Ann Gardner. 
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Between 2006 and 2008, the City of Del Mar along with two developers created a specific plan for the gas station site at the east side of Camino del Mar at 10th Street. The specific plan was based upon retail spaces and offices that would be sold as condominiums. In November 2008 the Garden Del Mar Specific Plan was overwhelmingly approved by the voters of Del Mar. Just prior to the vote, the economy went into recession and the funding for any property development completely dried up. During the deliberations, the concept of using some of the space as residential was broached by the citizen’s committee but was rejected by the developers. The developers eventually declared bankruptcy and the property returned to bank ownership.

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