JUNE 2014
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TED TALK: Opening Minds to Open Spaces
Sherryl Parks | City Council Liaison to Shores Committee

EDITORIAL: Beyond the Cocoon

Respected Neighbors
Bud Emerson

PIPE UP:  Pass On Polytrack
Carl Hilliard

Mowing Down Pollution
Shirley King

Ask Dr. Rich 
Rich Simons

SONGs Gone Wrong
Donald Mosier | City Council Member

DMTV PRESENTS:
Tamara’s Sacred Journey Tibet

Luana Karr | DMTV

There For Us
Nancy Fisher

Team Terrific
Nancy Fisher

LOCAVORES DELIGHT:
Bulgur Wheat Salad

Leslie Robson

 

CIVIC CENTER CONVERSATIONS: Next 5 pieces

Clock Wise Phasing:
Two Phases

Jacqueline Winterer

Ideas Due June 9
Bud Emerson

Sideways to City Hall
Tom McGreal

Workshop 2 on June 9

OPINION:
Monty Woolley

SHORT TAKES ON FILM
Ben Nyce

BIRDWING Booked
Ann Gardner

What Sells?
DM Real Estate Blazing Hot

Tracy Weaver & John Wilcox

Bigger Better?
Ann Gardner

History Speaks
Suzi Resnik

Project Progress
Courtesy Mayor Lee Haydu

Stuck On NO
Ann Gardner

River Park Weighting
Ann Gardner

Highlands Zones Out
Ann Gardner

Coughlin’s Legacy
Jill Coughlin

TRACKING: News Updates

BOOK CORNER: Little Free Library
Virginia Lawrence

Neighborhood Adoption
Shirley King

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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TED TALK: Opening Minds to Open Spaces
Sherryl Parks

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It is a proven fact that the quality of open space is what makes cities work in the 21st Century.

The Council recently called for volunteers to help advise us in planning the Shores Park. Fortunately we received over 20 applications so an interview to select our advisors became necessary. To ‘jump start’ the group, and get them thinking outside the conventional ideas of what a park would look like, I requested that all interviewees watch the TED Talk by then Director of the New York City Department of City Planning, Amanda Burden, “How Public Spaces Make Cities Work.”


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Planning Workshop 2

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June 9 5:30 Pre-Workshop Social 
6:00 Workshop Begins


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UPDATE
06/23/14
Breeders' Cup

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.
 
UPDATE
06/16/14
Alvarado House SEEKS Home
This evening

The Del Mar Historical Society invites you to the Garden Section of the SD County Fairgrounds in front of the Alvarado House for an evening of food, drink, and live music Monday, June 16.

details
 
UPDATE
06/15/14
Sidewalk CPR
June 19 - 9am-11am
15th and Stratford

Join the Del Mar Lifeguards & the Del Mar Fire Department
for SIDEWALK CPR. Instruction will take place from 9am-11am on
June 19th on the corner of 15th & Stratford.
Coffee provided by Rusty Surfboards Del Mar for participants (while supplies last).

IT’S FREE AND CAN SAVE LIVES.
( in front of Rusty Del Mar )
flyer
 
update
06/14/14
Roving Teen Reporter graduates
Leila Zein-Phillipson

On Friday afternoon, June 13, 2014 the Torrey Pines High School Class of 2014 joined the ranks of Torrey Pines High School graduates.  Among them was Leila Zein-Phillipson, who has been the Sandpiper's Roving Teen Reporter for the last two years.

Leila's first contribution to the Sandpiper appeared exactly two years ago in the 2012 Sandpiper Summer Issue in an article Student Summer Sampler which included Leila's photo of the newly-minted 2012 TPHS graduates hurling their maroon mortarboards into the air. Yesterday, Leila herself joined a similar jubilant throng.

Contratulations, Leila!

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update
06/10/14
Light show at the Lagoon

 
 
Photos Bill Morris.  Click on images to enlarge.
 
PIPE UP
06/08/14
rE: tHE lITTLE fREE lIBRARY

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about the Little Free Library Del Mar.  As the goal behind installing the Little Free Library was to encourage and build community, I was saddened to read the disparaging tone of the article; it seems our little library didn't meet the writer's expectations and therefore, as a whole, falls short. 

The "sidewalk library" movement is a growing movement not just across the country but across the world and almost all of these "sidewalk libraries" are installed on private property.   There is an easement for access through Del Mar Woods condo complex and while Stratford Court ends in a cul de sac just to the south of the Little Free Library it is quite easy to drive your car right up to the Library and stop to check it out.  We have a regular cadre of walkers, runners, cyclists who pass the Little Free Library every day.   It is through the sharing of books and ideas I hope that people will come to know one another, meet each other on the sidewalk and have a conversation (as apparently your writer did meet someone from the community who stops by the Little Free Library almost daily to see what might be new).  This kind of face to face conversation (as opposed to online or electronic conversation) is what we hope to foster with the installation of the Little Free Library.

Kate Zimmer, Stratford Park Circle, Steward of the Little Free Library
The Sandpiper article about the Little Free Library  here

 
Tracking Paseo 
06/04/14
SUSPENSE

"What's up with One Paseo? We wish we knew! The City keeps telling us that something will happen "soon," but won't say more. We'll let you know when there's news." 

Ken Farinsky, What Price Main Street, a community organization advocating for a smaller mixed use development east of I-5 on Del Mar Heights Road 

 
UPDATE
06/01/14
Ca$h Mob
At Torrey Pines Gourmet
 Torrey Pines Gourmet
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Torrey Pines Gourmet is a new food specialty shop with local and around-the-world ingredients and tools to change your ordinary meals into a culinary creations.

1011 Camino del Mar (at the corner of 10th St)
Saturday, June 14, 2014
11 am to 12 noon

Bring $20 and buy all of the fixin’s to make a meal fit for a King to honor the father in your life for Father’s Day. And even pick up a silver platter to serve the master of the day.

 
UPDATE
06/01/14
Worms Delite
Get a voucher

The City of Del Mar has partnered with Dixieline ProBuild to offer compost bins at a discounted rate.

Upon qualification, vouchers will be mailed with 2-4 weeks. If the worm bin is selected, an additional voucher will be provided; good for 1 pound of red wiggler worms. Details at City Hall.

 
UPDATE
06/01/14
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

San Dieguito Lagoon Committee
Two (2) Vacancies - Committee Members

Design Review Board
One (1) Vacancy – Board Member
Application Deadline Extended to: Monday, June 9, 2014

Sustainability Advisory Board
One (1) Vacancy – Committee Member
Application Deadline: Monday, June 16, 2014

Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee
One (1) Vacancy - Commercial Retail Member 
Application deadline Extended to: Monday, June 9, 201

Interested citizens should complete a Citizen Interest Form and submit it to the City of Del Mar’s Administrative Services Department.

Click here 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.

   
June Print Issue
Ask Dr. Rich 
Rich Simons

Q – I hear they are talking about tearing down our current City Hall and replacing it with something a bit more. . . well, modern. What do you think of this?– d.h.   Dr Rich answers 

 
June Print Issue
CIVIC CENTER CONVERSATIONS
Workshop 2 June 9

The Del Mar City Council is encouraging ideas from the public about the proposed
Civic Center — including open mike at every City Council meeting
from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. To help that process, the Sandpiper is soliciting ideas from the public for the next several issues. A second is presented below. Publishing these ideas implies no endorsement by our editiors. Our goal is to broaden the community conversation. We hope to hear from more readers soon.


Clock Wise Phasing | Ideas Due June 9 | Sideways to City Hall |
Workshop 2 on June 9 | OPINION

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June Print Issue
Stuck On NO
Ann Gardner

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Despite almost 600 signatures and numerous letters, the Coastal Commission biologist has not changed his mind about removing the Boardwalk along the San Dieguito River beginning at Jimmy Durante Blvd.   

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June Print Issue
River Park Weighting
Ann Gardner
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At its first meeting after San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer approved just one more year of funding for the San Dieguito River Park unless certain issues were resolved, the Park’s Joint Powers Agency (JPA) on May 16 considered the issues, agreed on some but left most on the table including Faulkner’s number one issue: non-weighted voting.   more
 
June Print Issue
PIPE UP: Pass On Polytrack
Carl Hilliard

Shirley King’s article about polytrack could have been written 5 years ago -- I was a big proponent of polytrack at the time -- now experience tells us that is is a failed experiment. Please look at the attached picture on the cover of the horse racing magazine. Note that only one leg is on the ground supporting a 1200 pound horse going up to 40 miles per hour -- that’s how they run. On dirt, the hoof slides forward and the downward impact is mitigated. On polytrack the hoof does not slide so we have a different set of more injuries to the suspensory system that are often career ending. more
 
June Print Issue
DMTV PRESENTS:
Tamara’s Sacred Journey Tibet
Luana Karr


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Have you ever wondered how it would feel to take a “magical mystery tour”? To leave your daily life behind and embark on a journey of self-discovery?
Well, viewers can live through the unique journey that local producer Tamara Peterson experienced when she decided to document her own trip to Tibet and surprised herself in what she discovered. “From the profane to the profound.”

more

 
June Print Issue
There For Us
Nancy Fisher

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If you live in or around Del Mar and plan to surf or swim at the beach, get married at the Powerhouse, or just park on a city street, Del Mar’s Community Services Department will somehow be involved. They’ll also be in on it if you plan a birthday party at the beach, a memorial service at the park, attend surf or volleyball camp, become a Junior Lifeguard, or get stung by a jellyfish.   more

 
June Print Issue
Team Terrific
Nancy Fisher

Del Mar Lifeguards 1972.  Eric Sandy back row left. 
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Eric Sandy has been with Lifeguard Services since 1972, when he was hired by lifeguard legend Gardner Stevens. Two years out of the Navy, he was studying at San Diego State when his roommate asked him if he’d like a part-time job. “Not unless I get paid to go to the beach,” he replied. “I was kidding”, he adds, “but my roommate wasn’t!”    more

 
June Print Issue
SHORT TAKES ON FILM
Ben Nyce
 
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Do you watch many documentaries? Few of us do, preferring the escapism and fantasy of fiction film. If documentaries are a neglected area of our film culture (with the exception of PBS’s “Frontline”), the fact remains that many directors began in documentaries.   more

 
June Print Issue
BOOK CORNER: Little Free Library
Virginia Lawrence

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"Little" doesn’t do justice to the new Little Free Library in Del Mar; "minuscule" would be more apt.   Made of wood, it has “two stories” (to quote the April 24th Del Mar Times). Its footprint must be approximately one and a half square feet, and the two stories are just two book shelves.    more
 
June Print Issue
Coughlin’s Legacy
Photos Jill Coughlin

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John Coughlin, who passed away on April 24, 2014, donated countless hours building his signature benches and tables for our public areas - Seagrove Park, Powerhouse Park, City Hall, Crest View Rim, Shores Park, the US Post Office, San Dieguito River Park.   Many of his benches were dedicated as memorials, and now his generous work stands as a memorial to him and his gift of volunteerism to our thankful community.    more
 
June Print Issue
BIRDWING Booked
Ann Gardner

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You can now visit the Birdwing, San Dieguito River Park’s beautiful new open-air classroom off Via de la Valle just east of I-5. Go either on your own or attend one of the free public programs already scheduled every weekend through July. Topics range from Trail Runners Boot Camp, Sky Hunters and Wildlife Tracking to Coastal Hikes and Yoga on the Beach. Some are for adults, some for children, and others for the whole family.    more

 
June Print Issue
History Speaks
Suzi Resnik

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Bravo! Bravo! Cheers resounded throughout the meeting room. An audience member representing the University of Nevada Las Vegas stood up and said, “Can we come to Del Mar for next year’s annual meeting?” Four representatives from the Del Mar Historical Society’s (DMHS) Oral History Project: Tensia Trejo, Annie Duval, Rob Healey, and myself as moderator, had just completed a 90-minute presentation on our oral history project: “An Update on a Community Model “at the 2014 Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) annual meeting “The Courage to Ask and the Courage to Tell.”     more

 
June Print Issue
What Sells?
DM Real Estate Blazing Hot
Tracy Weaver & John Wilcox


The buzz on the street among agents is that Del Mar, unlike some of our other high-end neighborhoods, is the place to buy or sell! We have seen some explosive sales activity so far this year, and here’s a quick breakdown of how this year is stacking up compared to last year (which was a good year itself).

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June Print Issue
Bigger Better?
Ann Gardner

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The Torrey Pines Community Planning Board representing our neighbors in Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Terrace grappled with property rights versus community character at their last meeting and in the end voted 9-3 in favor of community character. That’s putting it simplistically but the discussion around whether or not to send a Community Plan Focused Update request to Councilmember Sherri Lightner’s office initiated the discussion and the different viewpoints.  more

 
June Print Issue
Neighborhood Adoption
Shirley King

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The Crest Rim Overlook Trail Restoration project was completed in spring 2008 but was preceded by two years of judicious planning and fund-raising by the Del Mar Garden Club – an accomplished network of community volunteers bringing to life an orphaned public viewpoint. Lane Goodkind, a prominent landscape architect and son of John and Alice Goodkind transformed this neglected area to heighten the beauty of the native terrain – Crest Canyon and beyond. For years now this trail has become an oasis for the walker and a sedative for the flash of car drivers.    more
 
June Print Issue
Highlands Zones Out
Ann Gardner

A new below street level parking structure is planned for the Del Mar Highlands shopping center at Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real just east of I-5. It will be located off Townsgate Drive behind the current Jimbo’s/Barnes and Noble wing of the shopping center. Additionally the center will add a second story and expand Jimbo’s and the Cinepolis Cinema, displacing the current Barnes and Noble store. Kindercare will be relocated to the Townsgate Drive street level with no interruption in service.   more

    
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