MAY 2014
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Boardwalk Blues
Ann Gardner

EDITORIAL: Community Unity

Turnoff Runoff
Anthony Corso

Ask Dr. Rich
Richard Simons

Have A Seat!
New Model: DM and Solana Beach may have seats

Bud Emerson

DMTV Presents:
The Life - Mind & Spirit

Luana Karr

Book Corner:
Page Turners

Virginia Lawrence

Civic Center Concept
A letter from a group of about 30 citizens sent to City Council

Civic Center:
Kit & Jim Propose
A Proposed Plan for Del Mar Community Center & Public Plaza

Paseo:
Speak Now ... or Gridlock Forever

Ann Gardner

Equine Injury Inquiry
Shirley King

Roving teen reporter:
Coachillin at Coachella

Leila Zein-Phillipson

Tracks? Think Train
Nancy Fisher

Planning Perfect Park
Ann Gardner

Once there was a wooden bridge
Peter Jensen

People We Count On
Bud Emerson

Francesco Parks Here
Shirley King

Stay Cool 4 Grandkids
Anthony Corso and
Shirley King

Return Of the Fords:
Grand Opening North Torrey Pines Bridge

Bill Morris

SHORT TAKES ON FILM
Ben Nyce

Locavores Delight:
Ahi Tuna Avocado Stack

Daresse Webb

Soft Pedaling Del Mar
Art Olson

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Boardwalk Blues
Ann Gardner

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Supporters of keeping the Boardwalk in the Fairground’s restored wetlands South Overflow Lot are growing in number, asking the California Coastal Commission to let the weathered, pedestrian only planks stay. In a surprise move, Coastal Commission staff has asked the Fairgrounds to remove the Boardwalk from its approved restoration plan, closing the boardwalk entrance across from the Del Mar Fire Station and rerouting walkers to Jimmy Durante Blvd. “I appreciate that people in the community love walking on the boardwalk portion of the trail and would prefer to be surrounded by wetland rather than to view it from the periphery. But a rerouted trail will still be a wonderful education and recreational asset, will increase the size of the restored habitat and will minimize human disturbance …that we all care so much about,” staff said.

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Petition by
San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

The San Dieguito Boardwalk Trail was built by volunteers to protect wetlands while providing people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to enjoy and study nature. The San Dieguito Boardwalk Trail is a valuable community asset that promotes environmental education and appreciation of our unique lagoon wetland environment.

This petition will be delivered to:
California Coastal Commission, Charles Lester

Click here to fill out the online petition.


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UPDATE
05/19/14
Changing places at the Plaza
Del Mar Art Center has new location upstairs
The Del Mar Art Center has
a new location in the Plaza. 
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UPDATE
05/13/14
Ribbon Cuttng at Birdwing
Open-Air Classroom
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 10am

Unfurling the ribbon in the wind. Photo Virginia Lawrence.
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The ribbon flies away from the man with the shears, Dave Roberts, County Supervisor, a moment after the Big Snip. 
In spite of the 90 degree temperature, the strong wind
kept everyone COOL.
Photo Virginia Lawrence.  Click on image to enlarge.

 
UPDATE
05/08/14
MOTHER'S DAY AT THE MARKET
Saturday, May 10, 1:30-2:30


Flowers will be arranged in burlap-wrapped mason jars tied with colored raffia.
Complimentary cupcakes and cookies from our
market dessert vendors!!

LIVE MUSIC

 
UPDATE
04/15/14
NORTH Torrey Pines Bridge
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mayor Lee Haydu cutting the ribbon at the close of the ceremony.
Photo Virginia Lawrence.  Click on picture to enlarge.
 

Tuesday, April 15 at 11 am

The City of Del Mar has just celebrated the completed rehabilitation of the historic North Torrey Pines Bridge. Reconstruction of this nationally recognized historic structure, originally built in 1933, began in November 2010, and is now complete.

The bridge, which handles an average of 20,000 vehicles each day, was reconstructed to maintain its historic architecture, while retrofitting it to better withstand earthquakes due to age and salt air from the nearby ocean which had corroded the original pillars that support the bridge span. The improvements
strengthen the bridge to last at least 50 years, while preserving and restoring its aesthetic charm, character, and historical features.
 
comments by Mayor Lee Haydu here
more photos here

 

   
May Print Issue
Kit & Jim Propose
A Proposed Plan for Del Mar Community Center & Public Plaza
Jim Watkins and Kit Leeger

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As a Del Mar resident since 1968, I have worked with many other residents on our Del Mar Community Master Plan. Since then, several proposals for a new Civic Center have failed. I believe the existing City offices are an embarrassment and that our residents and City staff desire better.

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May Print Issue
Birdwing Opens
Tuesday, May 13th - 10:30am


You are invited to the grand opening of the Birdwing Open Air Classroom on Tuesday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and River Park have partnered with other groups to offer a series of free public events at the Birdwing every Saturday through mid-July.
Go to www.sdrvc.org for details.
Parking off San Andres

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May Print Issue
Planning Perfect Park
Ann Gardner


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City Council has selected eight residents to serve on the Shores Park Master Plan Advisory Committee: Sissy Alsabrook, Cathy Asciutto, Nate McCay, Tom Sohn, Piper Underwood, Judd Halenza, Gerry Coleman, and Art Olson.

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May Print Issue
Equine Injury Inquiry
Shirley King

The Jockey Club on March 31st released statistics from its equine injury database showing that synthetic racetracks were far safer than dirt or turf. Dr. Tim Parkin, a veterinarian and epidemiologist from the University of Glasgow, who serves as a consultant on the Equine Injury Database and performed the analysis stated that synthetic racing surfaces continued to be associated with significantly fewer fatal injuries than dirt and turf. Then why is the 22nd DAA proposing on its April 8th agenda to replace its polytrack with 13.5-inches of dirt despite its record-setting year in 2013 - its lowest year in fatalities - 0.69 per 1,000 starts.

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May Print Issue
People We Count On
Bud Emerson

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At the beginning of the Great Recession of 2008-09 many cities were experiencing a downgrade of their credit ratings--not Del Mar.

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May Print Issue
Stay Cool 4 Grandkids
Anthony Corso and Shirley King

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Dr. David Engel digs even deeper into the issues of climate change when faced with the sobering global warming reports – most recently “What We Know: The Risks, Reality and Response to Climate Change” released March 18th from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. When he began his retirement as a Professor of Periodontics at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry and moved to Del Mar, he dove straight into the San Diego Foundation’s Climate Initiative to chair the Environment Working Group, from which evolved the Focus 2050 Study – the first comprehensive regional assessment of climate change impacts to San Diego County.

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May Print Issue
Ask Dr. Rich
Richard Simons

Q – A good friend called me the other day and she is terrified. She just realized that when her son leaves for college next year there won’t be anyone in the house who understands how stuff works. You know – the electrical stuff, like the TV, the DVR, the stereo, the computer, the iPad and like that. Do you run across this problem in your practice? – m.s.

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May Print Issue
Book Corner:
Page Turners
Virginia Lawrence

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Since March 2011 when my vote was still bouncing around in the undecided column (Sandpiper, March 2011, KindleNook), I have become a confirmed Kindle reader, downloading books to the Kindle app on my mini-iPad in sync with Amazon’s most optimistic projections.

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May Print Issue
DMTV Presents:
The Life - Mind & Spirit
Luana Karr

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Cell phones, computers and tablets oh my! We are so connected electronically but what does that do for interpersonal relationships? Del Mar TV’s Community Producers Group members just finished a new show that explores the issue.

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May Print Issue
Roving teen reporter:
Coachillin at Coachella
Leila Zein-Phillipson

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“Man, how can I put this…Coachella is like Christmas on steroids,” shared TPHS senior Louis.

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May Print Issue
Tracks? Think Train
Nancy Fisher

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Del Mar residents who cross the railroads tracks anywhere other than at the legal crossing on Coast Boulevard can expect to be warned that such trespassing will eventually earn them a citation with a fine and a mandatory court appearance.

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May Print Issue
Francesco Parks Here
Shirley King

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The Parks and Recreation Committee can take much credit for its accomplishments to beautify our public areas but also about attracting its youngest member, Francesco Tedeschi – a man on the move who is subtracting time from his multidirectional life as the father of a 9-year-old, 4th grade student at Del Mar Hills and a corporate pilot to serve our community in this role of an advisory volunteer. Prior to moving to Del Mar in 2003, he and his wife, Diletta, a commercial pilot lived in Hermosa Beach but left their hearts in Del Mar during a drive-through in 2001.

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May Print Issue
Once there was a wooden bridge
Peter Jensen
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The seismic retrofitting of the “high bridge” and its symbolic ribbon cutting on April 15, 2014, leads us to turn to page 14 of a new book detailing the history of Del Mar Terrace. Written by longtime resident Maryruth Cox, “The Story of Del Mar Terrace” is a trove of little known facts, anecdotes, and personal recollections from many different residents of the Terrace.

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May Print Issue
Soft Pedaling Del Mar
Art Olson

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For me, bicycling has always been a pleasant experience – taking in the scenery while moving through it at a reasonable pace. The bike is an extremely efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. And, biking has significant health benefits –a great low impact workout. Touring, commuting, and exercise – bicycling seems to have it all.

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May Print Issue
Return Of the Fords
Photos Bill Morris
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The antique Fords below all came from the San Diego Model A Club. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the North Torrey Pines Bridge on April 15 was planned by Kristen Crane (Assistant to the City Manager) who decided to include a few cars from the era when the bridge was built.

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May Print Issue
SHORT TAKES ON FILM
Ben Nyce
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absorbing to see such recklessness acted out by usually stable people   a light, airy confection with Wes Anderson’s usual whimsy

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May Print Issue
Locavores Delight:
Ahi Tuna Avocado Stack
Daresse Webb

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recipe

 
May Print Issue
Winston Winners
Saturday, May 17th - 2:30-5:30pm


Festival of the Arts
at the Winston School

In additon to the ongoing exhibition at the Del Mar Art Center, the Winston School is presenting a one-day Festival of the Arts at their own campus on Saturday, May 17th, 2:30-5:30pm, featuring musical and dramatic performances, art exhibits, photography exhibits, poetry readings food & treats + a silent auction.

for info: www.thewinstonschool.com

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May Print Issue
sing sing
Saturday, May 17th


Mark your calendars for
the DMCC Singers
with Linda Chisari
at the keys
at the Farmers’ Market

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May Print Issue
Market Celebrates Mothers
Saturday, May 10th


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