Inside the October 2013 Sandpiper

pdf version of the October 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.

Adopt-A-Spot
Nancy Fisher

EDITORIAL:
Human Resources

Definitely Not Marginal
Terry Sinnott

Ask Dr. Rich
Rich Simons

Season Satisfies
Mac McBride | Director of Media, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Sage Advice
Ed Mirsky

Sandpiper À Go-Go

Pat Welsh
Suzi Resnik

Refreshing Heights
Anthony Corso

City Haul
Terry Sinnott

Sowing Scholars
Nicole Holliday

Locavores Delight:
Relishing the Sweet Patooties

Valerie Fanning

Udder Disarmament
Shirley King

DMTV Presents:
Are You Ready?

Luana Karr

Planning Ahead
Kathy Garcia

Grilling Paseo
Ann Gardner

Guys Don’t Do Book Clubs
Judd Halenza

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Adopt-A-Spot
Nancy Fisher

On the fifth anniversary of Del Mar’s “Adopt-A-Spot” program, the City, its Parks and Recreation Committee, and the Public Works Department should be proud of this win-win effort. Approved by the City Council in 2008, the program encourages privately-funded beautification projects of public spaces that don’t receive the care they deserve due to budget constraints.

Since the program’s inception, residents and business owners have planted, weeded, swept, pruned, and laced nine different public spaces -- and a tenth, the improved landscaping of the 20th Street Beach Access, was approved just two weeks ago.

Stratford Pathway Up for Adoption

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Update
10/30/13

City of Del Mar Website needs PHOTOS for 2014 Launch
Do you have a favorite digital photo that was taken in the City of Del Mar?  The City is looking for images of Del Mar to use on the new website that will launch in Spring 2014.   The photos may be displayed on various pages throughout the site or as part of a community photo gallery.  Please submit photos to webmaster@delmar.ca.us  no later than Friday, November 22nd and include any comments as to where the photo was taken, etc. Please do not send zip attachments.   
 
Update
10/23/13

Del Mar Art Center Gallery
Season 4
Opening reception
from 4-6 PM on Sunday, November 3rd
The show runs through December 29th.
 

"The Harbor" by Sue Paparisto
original woodcut

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Enjoy new works by all members including our featured artists:  Pamela Fox Linton, Bruce Stewart, Bob Coletti, Ed Eginton, Sue Paparisto and Mark Sherman. 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.  

 
Update
10/21/13

Open HOUSE AND Art Show
Friday, November 1st, 2-5pm
Del Mar Community Building, 225 9th Street

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Our lineup of local artists includes:

Harry Cary - Don Coordt - John Lee - Karla Leopold - Mac McMillan
Christopher Rappold - Rachel Reed

Plus a memorial exhibit of the photography of Paul Haydu

 

 
Update
10/17/13

Alum returns to Winston School
Friday, October 18, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
The Winston School, 215 9th Street

Winston School graduate and singer/songwrited Katie Ann (Kattail) Farkas is to perform and talk about overcoming learning differences to launch music career with CD release on October 18, and a documentary in November.  KATTAIL graduated from the school, which specializes in teaching students with learning differences, in 2009.  She has struggled with attention deficit disorder and the documentary chronicles her challenges, progress and successes over the last year.  She will perform for students and talk about her inspirational journey leading up to releasing her debut CD "KATTAIL" this week and a documentary in November.  KATTAIL's debut album officially launches this week, is a mix of electronic and folk song music.

For additional info please call: 858 259 8155

 
Update
10/13/13

the Del Mar Foundation's annual
Spooktakular BEACH BONFIRE
Friday, October 11,2013
Photo Bill Morris.  Click photo to enlarge.
 
Update
10/10/13

Re: Grilling Paseo
 The Answer Is No!

The Sandpiper is providing One Paseo's response to San Diego City Councilmember Sherri Lightner's request to Kilroy Realty and its associates to attend a future meeting of the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board to discuss the proposed development (see Grilling Paseo) .  "The residents of Torrey Pines (Del Mar Heights and Terrace) will be affected by the project and would like to have their concerns discussed in an open forum within their community's boundaries," she wrote. 


Dear Council President Pro Tem [Sherri] Lightner:

In response to the (Planning Board's) request we wanted to provide you with the following information:

The One Paseo Team is currently preparing for the “Recirculation” of the DEIR with three new alternatives. The “Recirculation” should be released by the City this month.

During that time we would welcome any written comments from the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board.

Dennis Ridz has attended most, if not all of our presentations before the Carmel Valley Planning Group that you have attended.

Nothing has changed since the last project presentation meeting on August 8th.

We believe it is important that we stay focused, for now, on the Recognized Planning Group for Carmel Valley and their needs.

We have completed an enormous amount of outreach as evidenced by the large binder I left you at our last meeting at City Hall on July 24th. 

This outreach has included many informational hearings with other community planning groups and stakeholder groups. 

Additionally we have had numerous open houses that were heavily attended by members of the public and members of the Torrey Pines Planning Board.
We will look forward to any written comments from the Torrey Pines Planning group or other interested parties while we go through the“Recirculation” process.

Your understanding is greatly appreciated!

Thank You!

Sherm

Sherman D. Harmer, Jr.
President Urban Housing Partners, Inc.

 
update
10/10/13

 2013 Blood mobile schedule

The San Diego Blood Bank will be hosting blood drives with the City of Del Mar and the Rotary 4 times in 2013.  The blood mobile will come to the City of Delo Mar parking lot on 1050 Camino Del Mar between 10th and 11th Streets on:

Please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids beforehand. 
Picture ID required.
 
Update
10/10/13

New Exhibition in UCSD gallery@calit2
AUTONOMOUS
October 9-January 30, 2014

What does autonomy mean in an age when technology is radically transforming the ability of objects and even ideas to have a life of their own – from smart cars, to viral videos? That’s the big question addressed in a new exhibition to open Oct. 9 in the gallery@calit2, the art-and-technology space of Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus.    details

 
Gallery Hours
October 10-December 20, 2013
January 6-January 30, 2014
11am-5pm, Monday-Friday  Click to enlarge.
 
Update
10/06/13

Torrey Pines Reserve
One-Way bicycle Route (Uphill only)
Effective Immediately
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Update
10/06/13

Del Mar Art Center Hosts
Student Art Exhibition
October 12-26th, 11AM-7PM daily except Monday

As a young artist, nothing could be more rewarding than showing your work in a gallery alongside professional artists.  Such is the case this month where students grade 9-12 from the San Dieguito Academy will be exhibiting their art at the Del Mar Art Center.  Art teacher, Kajsa Medak, an artist herself with blown glass and painting being favorite mediums, challenges her students to make a personal connection with their art through figurative and abstract interpretations.  

Please join us for a reception honoring these fine students on October 20th from 4-6pm.  The DMAC will be presenting a check for $1000 to the San Dieguito Academy to help furnish art supplies for these budding artists.  The show runs from October12-26th, 11AM-7PM daily except Monday. Refreshments and free
2-hour parking with validation.

 
Update
10/03/13

OMA IN dEL mAR AT SOUTHFAIR
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Update
09/28/13

Dorothy Newton

September 17, 2013
Dear friends of Dorothy Newton,

We thought you would like to know that we scattered Dorothy's ashes this past weekend. Dorothy is now with Charles and eldest son, Terry, in Yosemite Valley.
She is on a hillside above the cabins at Camp Curry where we all gathered for many years. She's also in the wind blowing down the hill toward the riverbank where we picnicked and skipped rocks.

She is also drifting down the Merced River where Charles is likely just around the next bend, waiting to show her the changing colors of a particular dogwood.

The scattering family included two sons and their wives, Terry's widow and her spouse, four grandchildren, their spouses, and six great grandchildren... three generations ranging in age from four months to 67 years.

More than anything, Dorothy loved the family being together. She would have been very happy.

With love and best memories of Dorothy,

The Newton Family

      
Update
09/24/13

North Torrey Pines Bridge
97% done
Removal of the temporary bridge structure on the North Torrey Pines Bridge on Saturday, September 21. Photo Bill Morris

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October Print Issue

Definitely Not Marginal
Terry Sinnott

Note from the Editor:  As a community newspaper we try to cover current issues with varying points of view for our readers. In last month’s issue we fell short of our goal in achieving balance. We covered a very important issue about compensation for seasonal lifeguards. What we missed is that their compensation package is in the process of formal negotiations with City Hall. We should have alerted readers to that fact then, which you will now see in the letter here from Mayor Sinnott. Unfortunately, because of the confidentiality requirement of the state law that governs labor negotitations, the City is unable to comment publicly on the merits of the compensation issues on the table. It is hoped that by next month’s issue we will be able to present the results of the negotiation process. Then we all can decide if our valuable lifeguards are being compensated fairly.

Mayor Sinnott's letter to the Editor here

 
Letters to the Editor
Re: Seasonal, Not Marginal

Please note:  We are posting all the letters to the editor about our September article "Seasonal, Not Marginal" here.

 
October Print Issue

Pat Welsh
Suzi Resnik

Our seaside paradise, Del Mar, would not exist as it is today without the collective action of concerned local citizens over the years. This article shares the remembrances quoted from the Del Mar Historical Society’s oral history of Pat Welsh, oral recollections recently contributed by Susie Good Stevenson, and descriptions contained in Del Mar Looking Back by Nancy Hanks Ewing.

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October Print Issue

Guys Don’t Do Book Clubs
Judd Halenza

Guys don’t do book clubs. At least that is what my wife Susan told me. She should know – she was a Del Mar librarian for close to 20 years and had never run across a men’s book club.

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October Print Issue

Sage Advice
Ed Mirsky

Support your local wildlife and nourish your soul. The coastal sage plant community has evolved over the millennia. It has been adapted to the local soils and climate. In the coastal sage community everything is connected to everything else. Hence, by supporting one component of the community, you support many elements of the community. By planting native plants you attract native pollinators, many of which are extremely narrow in their preference for native plants. The plants in turn support the insects that feed on them and the butterflies and bees that pollinate them.

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October Print Issue

Sandpiper À Go-Go

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October Print Issue

Ask Dr. Rich
Rich Simons
Photo illustration Art Olson.  Click to enlarge.
 

Q: How does your brain system work when you are concocting answers to ridiculous questions (like this one)? – b.e.

Dr. Rich's reply
 
October Print Issue

Refreshing Heights
Anthony Corso

Shopping centers are often no more than groups of unfortunate, identical, and repetitious look-alike stores, representing the same corporate merchants found in most shopping centers. In response to the boredom such development engenders an alternative vision has emerged- one that visualizes the shopping center as the new “community center” - a place offering extensive opportunities to socialize, convene as a community - to recreate as well as shop.

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October Print Issue

City Haul
Terry Sinnott
You may have seen some large storage containers outside City Hall recently. Staff is moving all of the archived records and files out of the South Storage Building to be digitized and eventually discarded. But that brings up the whole question of City Hall. What is happening?

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October Print Issue

Udder Disarmament
Shirley King

Gun shows at the Cow Palace are targeted to come to an end now that Senate Bill 475 has passed both Houses of the State Legislature and has been signed by Governor Brown.

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October Print Issue

DMTV Presents: Are You Ready?
Luana Karr


Educating families regarding emergency preparedness and disaster planning has been an ongoing endeavor for Community Connections and their educator Carol Kerridge. Many neighborhood meetings have been held over the past few years to try and emphasize the importance of planning and being prepared should a disaster occur.

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October Print Issue

Planning Ahead
Kathy Garcia
 
When you come to Del Mar’s Planning Counter, you may be greeted by new faces in the department. Katie Benson and Joseph Smith, AICP both joined the Planning Department in 2013 and are welcome additions to the team.

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October Print Issue

Sowing Scholars
Nicole Holliday
Since the early 1990s the Del Mar Farmers Market has awarded scholarships to students currently enrolled in higher education and either work at the market or behind the scenes during breaks from school.  This summer the market awarded $5,000 in student scholarships.

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October Print Issue

Locavores Delight
Relishing the Sweet Patooties
Valerie Fanning
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. This month’s recipe is compliments of Valerie Fanning, Secretary. In addition to many of the ingredients for the recipe below, the Del Mar Farmers’ Market also has a variety of prepared appetizers and desserts that compliment any meal.

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