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March 2015
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Golden Guards: Their Beat is the Beach!
Larry Brooks

EDITORIAL: Del Mar’s Citizens United

Rising Dough
Jim Eckmann

NEWS UPDATES
Bud Emerson

Dr. Rich
Rich Simons

We Got Satisfaction
Jeff Barnouw

Fourth Quarter of Life:
Crucial Conversations

Nancy Fisher

Counting On You
Jeff Barnouw

Walk on The Block
Yet Again!

Ann Gardner

Dreams of Fields
Ann Gardner

MAY 2: Plan Your Park Party
Ann Gardner

ROVING TEEN REPORTER: Pet Teachers
Leah Gans

BeetleMania
Shirley King

Poll Dancing
Dwight Worden

One PASEO Approved:    7 Yes 2 No
Ann Gardner

SHORT TAKES ON FILM
Ben Nyce

BOOK CORNER: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
Penny Abell

LOCAVORES’ DELIGHT: Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles
Leslie Robson

Wind in Home Sales
Tracy Weaver and John Wilcox

DMTV PRESENTS:
Dentistry Trends

Luana Karr

Mean Streets
Sherryl L. Parks

 


 

 

 

 

 

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March 1, 1965 to March 1, 2015

Golden Guards:
Their Beat is the Beach!
Larry Brooks | Del Mar Historical Society

Lifeguard Headquarters 1965
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When the City of Del Mar was incorporated on July 15, 1959, the lifeguard service was contracted from the County of San Diego. The county manned two stations from March to October. The fledgling city’s proposed budget for its first year was as follows:

Proposed Del Mar Budget 1959

  • Lifeguards (contract with county) $22,000
  • Street Maintenance (contract with county) $20,000
  • Fire service (contract the State Dept of Forestry) $14,700
  • Police service (contract with county) $10,500
  • City Clerk $5,000
  • City Attorney $4,000
  • City Treasurer $250

During the City’s first few years many things changed. The “city hall” moved from the billiard room of the old Hotel Del Mar to a vacant room over the Speedee Mart on Maiden Lane. A movement to un-incorporate and join the City of San Diego was quelled. Other battles over the City’s finances raged, and one of these was the contract with the county for lifeguard services, which became a major campaign issue during the elections of 1964.

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02/27/15
Former Mayor Lee Haydu Appointed to Fair Board

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that former Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu has been appointed to the 22nd District Agricultural Association, San Diego County Fair Board of Directors.  Details to follow.

   
March Print Issue
One PASEO Approved: 7 yes 2 no
Ann Gardner


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On Monday February 23 the San Diego City Council approved the 1.4 million square foot One Paseo project with only two modifications, that the project provide 60 moderate cost housing units instead of an in lieu fee and a traffic management demand system. The vote was 7 to 2 with Council President Sherri Lightner and President Pro Temp Marti Emerald voting no. At first it appeared as if the Council was going in another direction.

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March Print Issue
Mean Streets
Sherryl L. Parks


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Survey says….”Del Mar’s streets need repairs. Potholes need fixing. It is time!”
It was crystal clear in the recent citizen’s satisfaction survey that folks want to see substantial improvements on our streets. These improvements will include fixing potholes, repaving surfaces of badly worn roads and keeping these streets spiffy.

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March Print Issue
Fourth Quarter of Life:
Crucial Conversations

Nancy Fisher

With a higher percentage than the national average of residents over the age of sixty-five, Del Mar is lucky to have many resources for our seniors. Non-profits host educational programs, social events, and provide financial assistance. Community volunteers drive seniors to appointments and to grocery stores. Neighbors check up on neighbors.   
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March Print Issue

                                 Bud Emerson | Klish Way

  • Jimmy Durante Streetscape
  • Design Review Ordinance
  • Watermark
  • Free Bill Pay: Water, Sewer, Trash
  • WiFi Hotspots

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March Print Issue
Dr. Rich
Rich Simon


Q – How much longer are we going to have to put up with this One Paseo thing? It seems to be one long hearing after another. Endless editorials. Petitions. I’m sick of it. The San Diego City Council was going to consider it in January, then it was put off, and now they are going to look at it in . . . late February? Can you tell us what is going on here? – b.e.  answer


March Print Issue
Walk on The Block
Yet Again!

Ann Gardner

Courtesy San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
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The volunteer-built Boardwalk on the north side of the San Dieguito River at Jimmy Durante Bridge is on the California Coastal Commission chopping block again. Commission staff continues to recommend that the wooden platform from which walkers can view birdlife in the River be either removed or relocated along Jimmy Durante Blvd. The reason: “habitat protection” within the recently restored South Overflow Lot, commonly known as the Pork Chop. “If allowed to remain in its current location, the boardwalk…would not only bisect the restoration site but would …introduce significant human interaction that could further degrade the biological productivity within the …site.”  more

 
March Print Issue
Dreams of Fields
Ann Gardne


This month, Del Mar’s registered voters will be receiving a mailed invitation to participate in an online survey asking residents how they want to use the 5.3-acre Shores Park west of Camino del Mar at Ninth Street and Stratford Court in the future.    more

May 2: Plan Your Park Party
Save Saturday morning, May 2, to participate in a PLAN YOUR PARK EVENT.
Organized by the Shores Advisory Committee with City staff and planning consultants Schmidt Design the two-hour event will be a special happening from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shores Park property at Ninth and Stratford Court. Planners expect to use the environment in fun ways to elicit ideas and build community consensus for the Shores Park Master Plan.   details

 
March Print Issue

DMHS to host SOHa March 19-21
The Del Mar Historical Society is hosting the annual meeting of the Southwest Oral History Association March 19-21. Professional and academic oral historians from California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona will be here to discuss this year’s theme, Community History. Headquarters for the meeting will be the Clarion Inn; however, sessions will be held in venues throughout Del Mar – Del Mar Community Building, The Winston School, the Library, St. Peter’s, L’Auberge, and The Powerhouse. Last year’s meeting was held in Tempe, Arizona, and DMHS made a very popular presentation of Del Mar Voices, the DMHS oral history project. After that presentation, the attendees voted to come to Del Mar this year. For more information about SOHA please visit www.southwestoralhistory.org And for more info on DMHS visit www.delmarhistoricalsociety.org.

 
March Print Issue
Del Mar
Bud Emerson
• Ten (10) single home Del Mar residential customers use 50% of the water used by all residential customers. Referenced in the Sustainability Advisory Board’s Minutes of January 15, 2015.
• Number of single family homes 1,766;
number of multi-family units 780 (Sandag 2010)
 
March Print Issue
BeetleMania
Shirley King


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Our revered Torrey pines in the State Reserve are threatened again. The last time this rarest species of pine in the United States was infested with the “confused five-spined engraver beetle” was 1989 - the culmination of two years of drought and the brutal heat in the late summer of 1988.  more
 
March Print Issue
Book Corner
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn

Penny Abell


Roger Kahn published his best known and most lucrative book, The Boys of Summer, in 1972. The book has sold 3,000,000 copies in 90 printings. It is still available in a Harper Perennial Modern Classics paperback and a Kindle edition.
Writing for the New York Herald Tribune, Kahn covered the Brooklyn Dodgers for two consecutive winning seasons, 1952 and 1953, each of which ended in a World Series loss to the New York Yankees. He wasn’t on the beat to cover the agony of the preceding year. In spite of lingering heartache, I accepted the assignment to write this appropriately brief review of Kahn’s memoir.

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March Print Issue
Shores oFF-lEASH HOURS
Courtesy Lynn Gaylord

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• MORNINGS: before 8:30 AM
• AFTERNOONS: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
after 4 PM

   
March Print Issue
Short Takes on Film
Ben Nyce

one of American’s cinematic gems   a fine job of dramatizing the allure and the costs of combat
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March Print Issue
LOCAVORES’ DELIGHT
Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles

Leslie Robson


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recipe
 
March Print Issue
DMTV Presents
Dentistry Trends

Luana Karr

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In honor of National Dentistry Day on March 6th, Del Mar TV is airing a Producers showcase entitled Dentistry Trends. Its special guest is Del Mar Dentist, Dr. J. Geoffrey Murray.

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December Print Issue
Take a Turn
City Advisory Committee Vacancies October

The City is currently soliciting for interested persons to fill the following committee vacancies:

Sustainability Advisory Board
One (1) Vacancy
Business Support Advisory Committee
Two (2) Vacancies – (1) Retail Establishment Representative and (1) Hotel Owner/Operator Representative
Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee
One (1) Vacancy - Commercial Retail Member

Additionally, the City has the following upcoming opportunities in the next 60 days:

Design Review Board

If you wish to volunteer, please contact City Hall:
(858) 755-9313

 
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