Inside the June 2013 Sandpiper

pdf version of the June 2013 print issue


Extra copies of the Sandpiper are available at: City Hall, the Library, the Del Mar Community Buildiing, the Powerhouse, and the Carmel Valley Library; at The Gym at Del Mar and the Vet's Clinic on Jimmy Durante Blvd; at the  Solana Beach Library and the Solana Beach Community Center.

Grading the Lagoon
Ann Gardner

EDITORIAL: Get a CLUE

Don’t Be Gun-Shy
Shirley King

Ask Dr. Rich
Rich Simons

Paseo Delayo
Bud Emerson

Taking Care of Business: Rookie’s First Budget Ride
Sherryl L. Parks

Taking Care of Business: Public Works Works
Shirley King

Taking Care of Business: Securing Retirement
Tom McGreal

Fairer Trading
Shirley King

Mood Indigo
Anthony Corso

The Upside of Down
Nancy Fisher

Let It Flow, Let It Flow, Let It Flow!
Maryruth Cox

DMTV Presents:
Survival in the Weave

Luana Karr

Locavores Delight:
Do Yourself a Fava

Nicole Holliday

The Greening of Del Mar?
Anthony Corso

Book Corner: Book Chef
Jill Weitzen MacDonald

VIP Seating
Bud Emerson

Nuke Rebuke
Donald Mosier

Cultivating Culture
Drew Cady

Short Takes on Film
Ben Nyce

Roving Teen Reporter:
PRAMA

Leila Zein-Phillipson

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Looking at Two Lagoons
The San Dieguito Lagoon


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Grading the Lagoon
Ann Gardner

For those interested mostly in the bird and fish counts the San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration Project, the largest mitigation project in the country, passed its first annual public review here on May 7 with flying colors.     more>>


The Los Peñasquitos Lagoon

Let It Flow,
    Let It Flow,
        Let It Flow!

                    Maryruth Cox

Del Mar Terrace residents were dismayed in April when the entrance to Los Peñasquitos Lagoon closed, and the living estuary at their doorsteps became a stagnant pond with annoying mosquitos. Why did this happen?      more>>


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update
06/26/13

Redesign of City of Del Mar Website
Website feedback needed

The City of Del Mar is planning a complete overhaul and redesign of the website www.delmar.ca.us.  Please help us improve the City website by taking this short feedback survey.
 
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webmaster@delmar.ca.us. Thank you for your participation!

 
update
06/10/13

Free shuttle Bus to the Fair
June 8 t0 July 4

RUNS EVERY HALF HOUR FROM 11:00AM TO 11:00PM
• Departs the West Gate bus compound & exits the
Fairgrounds on Jimmy Durante Blvd.
• Southbound on Jimmy Durante Blvd. to
the !irst stop at Camino Del Mar & 15th St.
• Continue Southbound on Camino Del Mar to the second stop
at the Hotel Indigo.
• Northbound on Camino Del Mar, then turn westbound on 15th St. to
the third stop at the Old Train Station on Coast Blvd.
• Northbound on Coast Blvd. and Camino Del Mar to the !ourth stop
at the Brigantine Restaurant. (Via De La Valle and Highway 101)
• Eastbound on Via De La Valle, back to the Fairgrounds
& the West Gate bus compound.

map and details
 
correction
06/07/13

Roundabout Redux
5 pm on June 11
On Tuesday, June 11 at 5:00PM the Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) will hold a meeting (open to the public) as to where to place an “experimental” roundabout in Del Mar. The three locations identified are Carmel Valley Road and Camino del Mar, 27th Street and Camino del Mar, and San Dieguito Road and Jimmy Durante.  Note: The time given in print issue of the Sandpiper was incorrect.
 
Update
06/03/13

San Onofre Seminar
Tuesday, June 4,
8:30 am - 11:30 am

SONGS NUCLEAR THREAT: A powerful lesson from Japan.
An opportunity to hear first hand what the impact could be on our communities if the seriously flawed nuclear power plant at San Onofre is restarted and experiences a meltdown.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visits San Diego on Tuesday, June 4th, to speak about his experiences in a seminar entitled, "The Fukushima Daiichi Disaster: Ongoing Lessons for California."

He will be joined by former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chair Gregory Jaczko, who led the Commission during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown. Also included on the panel will be former NRC Commissioner Peter Bradford, and world renown nuclear engineer rnie Gundersen.  Prime Minster Kan will be welcomed by San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts.
The panel discussion will be open to the public and media.

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June Print Issue

Don't be Gun-Shy
Shirley King

California State Senator Mark Leno of the 11th District is not gun-shy when authoring bills to regulate guns in California – distinguishing our state along with Connecticut as states with full strength gun control laws unlike the failed, watered–down attempts in the U.S. Congress to pass legislation. His latest bill, SB 475, will raise the temperature for the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows, the longstanding promoter of the gun shows through the Western U.S. and at the Cow Palace in its home at the State Agricultural District 1-A located in the jurisdiction of the County of San Mateo and the City and County of San Francisco.   more>>

 
June Print Issue

Ask Dr. Rich
Rich Simons
Q: Have you been paying attention to this One Paseo project?
What do you make of it? – v.l.    more>>
 
June Print Issue

Paseo Delayo
Bud Emerson

A little bit of encouraging news for the community is coming from San Diego City Hall. The process for reviewing the controversial One Paseo 23-acre development will be delayed several months for more study of the environmental impacts. Mayor Filner, who has publicly expressed objections to the out-sized development, is making changes in the City’s Development Services Department. That department has asked the developer, Kilroy Realty, to resubmit its review of the EIR. It is estimated that the long decision process will begin in late summer or early fall.

 
June Print Issue

Talking Care of Business
Budget | Public Works | Pensions

Rookie’s First Budget Ride
Sherryl L. Parks

Fasten your seat belts and lock your doors. Del Mar’s budget workshops, although an 8-hour trip, went by quickly for this rookie councilperson. The overall takeaway for me is that residents can be reassured that our City management is keeping a careful eye on City finances.   more>>

Public Works Works
Shirley King

17th Street Beach and Safety Center --- Emergency Operations Center Generator --- Vector Habitat Remediation Projects --- Tot Lot Bluff Cable Fence --- Annual Streets and Drainage Improvements --- Streetlight Retrofit
--- Shores Maintenance BuiIding Removal --- Del Mar Library --- Del Mar Communications Center --- Bi-annual Water and Sewer Improvements
--- Pavement Management Study --- Torrey Pines Bridge Retrofit   more>>

Securing Retirement
Tom McGreal

Del Mar’s Finance Committee provided an update and a series of recommendations to the City Council at the May 6th meeting on the important topic of City pensions. The committee’s report wraps up an extensive review over the past year of the City’s three Defined Benefit Pension pools.    more>>

 
June Print Issue

Council News Bites
Ordinance Updates

In a flurry of May activity, the City Council has given preliminary approval to three new ordinances.

• No charcoal grills will be allowed on beach and park property. However, propane grills are still allowed.
• No pets will be allowed on the tot lot and south lawn at Powerhouse Park
• Teen curfew hours are changed from 11pm to 10pm to match nearby city curfews

Roundabouts Redux

On Tuesday, June 11 at 5:00PM the Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) will hold a public meeting as to where to place an “experimental” roundabout in Del Mar. The three locations identified are Carmel Valley Road and Camino del Mar, 27th Street and Camino del Mar, and San Dieguito Road and Jimmy Durante.

 
June Print Issue

The Upside of Down
Nancy Fisher
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE, are depressed or experiencing Bipolar Disorder, Del Mar Community Connections invites you to attend their new Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) group. Led by Del Mar resident Roger Alsabrook, a certified Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance facilitator, the group meets at the Del Mar Community Building on the fourth Wednesday of each month, and welcomes people who are experiencing symptoms as well as their friends and relatives.  more>>
 
June Print Issue

Fairer Trading
Shirley King

Ending world poverty by 2030 is the committed goal of the World Bank and its President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, former President of Dartmouth University, but it is often difficult to participate locally in this important work. Now there will be help by Elizabeth and Jude Paganelli, the owners of Fair Trade Décor, a newly opened retail business at 1412 Camino del Mar. The Paganellis have introduced to Del Mar artisanal products made by marginalized populations in the ‘Global South’ created and acquired according to Fair Trade Principles.

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June Print Issue

Short Takes on Film
Ben Nyce
 
A hilarious shaggy dog story, the script was supposedly concocted each night during the shooting by the bibulous Huston and Truman Capote.   “Mud” is a good yarn about coming of age, growing up.

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June Print Issue

Roving Teen Reporter: prama
Leila Zein-Phillipson

Prom is a night both anticipated and feared.

“Pretty much your whole life you hear about prom. Your siblings go, your parents went, your grandparents went. It’s this huge event to look forward to,” said Grace.

Since the 1930s when prom first became the premier event in the high school junior and senior social calendar, it has evolved and is still evolving today. In the early days of high school proms, the nighttime dance was similar to a debutante ball. These early proms were nights symbolizing coming of age and rites of passage from teen to adult. Boys would ask their female dates and financially treat them to the night. At present prom goers will often attend without a date, or participate as part of a group.   more>>

 
June Print Issue

The Greenng of Del Mar?
Anthony Corso
A RECENT ISSUE of the Sandpiper notes that cities are experiencing environmental degradation in an accelerating fashion. In response to the situation some are turning to “Green City Planning”—the process of analyzing factors contributing to environmental destruction while instigating action strategies to eradicate such elements particularly those contributing to global warming.

As noted, “There is a great deal of variation among cities incorporating “Green City Planning.” In general, the goal is to achieve the smallest carbon footprint ,possible, though a series of actions ranging from those of minimal, but noteworthy sway, to those having a higher level of significance.

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June Print Issue

mOOD iNDIGO
Anthony Corso
Attention…..Hotel owners!!! At last there is a solution!! If you fear you’ve lost your popularity and “no one comes a calling.” Come on down to 710 Camino Del Mar in Del Mar…to the Hotel Indigo and see what can be done.

Until recently the Hotel was the Stratford Inn, built in 1910 and a member of the Best Western Chain. With a little creativity, a lot of magic and an $8 million dollar facelift it has been refurbished as the “Hotel Indigo.”   more>>

 
June Print Issue

DMTV PRESENTS:
sURVIVAL IN THE WEAVE

Luana Karr

Just as the Kumeyaay weave their hearts into the baskets they create, so does Director Edward Hermoza Kramer as he weaves his magic into visual, creative storytelling to document the cultural landscape of the Kumeyaay Indians of Southern & Baja California.   more>>

 
June Print Issue

Locavores Delight:
Do Yourself a Fava
Nicole Holliday
To celebrate our growing numbers of locavores, Del Mar’s Farmers’ Market Board of Directors will take turns each month to feature a recipe with primary ingredients available at the Saturday market. Just season to taste. This month’s recipe is compliments of Darresse Webb, Vice-President. Vive il Fava!

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June Print Issue

book corner: book chef
Jill Weitzen MacDonald

Recipe for a book club.  Start with six interesting, inquisitive friends and stir in six more as needed.   more>>

 
June Print Issue

Nuke Rebuke
Donald Mosier
Del Mar and other southern California cities received some encouraging news from Friends Of The Earth:

“In a stunning rebuke to Southern California Edison’s bid to start up the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant, the U.S. Atomic Safety Licensing Board ruled today that the reactors cannot be restarted before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a formal license amendment proceeding with full public participation. The prospects for Edison’s plans to restart the San Onofre nuclear reactor unit two this summer have been dealt a major blow by this important decision.    more>>

 
June Print Issue

Cultivating Culture
Drew Cady

If I were to ask you, “Are the arts and cultural offerings in the community important to you?” You might answer, “It depends.” Or perhaps you would say, “It’s not my thing. There’s not enough time. It’s frivolous. It’s expensive.”

more>>

 
June Print Issue

Art Season II
at the Del Mar Art Center
 
The Beach at 11th Street.
Painting Mac McMillan.
  Beach Safety Center.
Watercolor Don Coordt

“Season II” at the Del Mar Art Center, opened on Sunday May 19th. The Art Center was pleased to present new work by all 36 members including featured artists Diane Hall, Linda Melvin, Terry Scott Allen, David Begent, Bob Coletti and Ed Eginton. The Del Mar Art Center features all local artists working in many different mediums including, painting, photography, mixed media, glass, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and upcycled sculpture.

The show runs through July 28th.

 
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