inside the May 2009 sandpiper

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Community Says Ye$$ to Our Kids by Piper Underwood

Arts Alive Again in Plaza  by Robert McMillan and Diane Uke

Have Your $ay - Editorial

The Coach Across the Street by Judd Halenza

Lose Your Wheels  by Henry Abarbanel

Little Leaguers Walked in the 60s by Drew Keeling

Birth of a City  by Peter Kaye

Room for Improvement  by Peter Kaye

Stop!  Think Before You Build! by Ann Gardner

Bulldozers Gone and Bridge Open by Jacqueline Winterer

A Question of Roots  by Linda Chisari

A Whale of a Job by John Edelbrook

Avoid a Dust-Up: Use a Rake! by Betty Wheeler

Housing Squeeze by Bud Emerson

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Bulldozers Gone and Bridge Open
by Jacqueline Winterer

Two big events took place without much fanfare at the Lagoon last month. more>>


Arts Alive Again in Plaza
by Robert McMillan

After a several month hiatus, the Del Mar Art Center (DMAC) will hold its grand reopening reception with music and refreshments on Sunday, May 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Del Mar Plaza. The public is invited to attend.


Oldest Dog Photo Shoot. 
Organized by the DMCC.  more>>

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Stop!  Think Before You Build!
by Ann Gardner

Opposition to the proposed I-5/SR-56 flyover connectors at Carmel Valley Road pushed the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board at its April meeting to unanimously back an ambitious petition drive aimed at influencing the San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) transportation plans and projects.  more>>


Obama with A Few grassroots Volunteers in Orange County

Del Mar residents, Tom and Claire McGreal, were unexpectedly invited to attend an Orange County Town Hall meeting with President Obama on March 18th. They were unaware that the President planned to privately meet with them and a number of other grassroots volunteers prior to the meeting. The couple had been involved in several years of volunteer work promoting his candidacy and felt as though “they had just won the lottery.”


John Dempsey: A Memoir
by Judith Amtmann

From this office/nest, nameplate on the door reading “Car 2 nst,” Dempsey created the drawings that made him world famous. This is the last of four spaces he occupied upstairs in the Stratford Square building over a period of 32 years. John Dempsey died May 18, 2002. Originally published in the Sandpiper July 2002 issue.  more>>  


A Whale of a Job
by Jon Edelbrock

the Department has gone to great efforts to ensure that its employees are cross-trained. Lifeguards are trained for swift water rescue, underwater rescue and recovery, and even helicopter-assisted rescue.

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