published by Del Mar Community Alliance. Inc.
Inside the March 2017 Print Issue

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Horse Trading
Tom Sohn
Art Olson


EDITORIAL: Fire Hose of Priorities


Plaza Pipeups
Joe Sullivan
Robin Vanderlaan
Sandra Dijkstra


Three is Better Than One
Don Mosier


Roving Teen Reporter:
Speaking Out

Lily Nilipour


Incentives for Granny
Ira Sharp


Lane Change Controversial
Ann Gardner


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:Times TWENTY!
Virginia Lawrence


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:
COMMENTARY: Beginnings

Bud Emerson


Commission Kicks Back
Ann Gardner


ASK DR. RICH!
Rich Simons


After Rain
Joanne Sharp


Farmer Fabien
Jeff Barnouw


Remembering Gene Schwartz and Bill Arballo 
Jeff Barnouw


Gem at the Plaza
Tom Sohn


Bridge Up
Bridge Replacement Project Inches Along

Virginia Lawrence


Metered Compromise
Ira Sharp


Zumbar at Zel’s
Dolores Davies


Del Mar Community Connections
Jo Morgenthal


Del Mar Foundation
Bob Gans


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March 2017
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20th anniversary Issue

UPDATE

03/24/17
 POP UP BOOK SHOP!
 

The nonprofit Friends of the Del Mar Library will hold another huge  book, DVD and CD sale from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 1 at the library.
 Curated selection of new and like-new books, hundreds of dvds and  1,000+ cds.

 All profits benefit the community through support of events and  activities at the Del Mar Library. Cash only, please.

 The library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar.

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March Print Issue 2017
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Horse Trading
Tom Sohn & Art Olson
The 34th running of the Breeders’ Cup will be held November 3 and 4 at the Del Mar Race Track. For those unfamiliar, the Breeders’ Cup includes two days of horse racing, with purses and awards totaling $28 million, generally considered the world’s richest two days of racing. It has been called the Super Bowl of horse racing, generally rotates locations annually and will be nationally televised on NBC. The attendance on days of racing will be capped at 37,000 spectators for each day. As a frame of reference, opening day of the Del Mar summer meet in 2016 and 2015 was 42,562 and 40,304. The 2016 San Diego County Fair averaged approximately 62,000 attendees per day with a high of 96,501 on July 3. 
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March Print Issue 2017

Watermark Correction
The proposed Watermark project, as recently modified, includes 6 (SIX) affordable units (not 3), as incorrectly stated in the February 2017 Sandpiper on page 5
 
March Print Issue 2017

Numbering Correction
The Sandpiper, aware that the volume numbers for the print issues from 2007 to 2016 were incorrect, has correctly labeled the current print issue as "volume 21.”
 
March Print Issue 2017
EDITORIAL


EDIT0RIAL
FIRE HOSE OF PRIORITIES

If anyone doubts the difficulty of managing local government, we suggest you take a look at the process and results of the recent two-day “goals and priorities” workshop of the Del Mar City Council. Working with all of the department managers and taking in numerous comments from the public, our five Council Members developed a “priority” list of 147 significant work items!  The goals are varied, some big and complicated, some visionary, some quite mundane, some new, some old and familiar, some quite controversial and difficult, some ordinary but necessary. The list paints a clear picture of an ambitious group of leaders and talented staff members working on a city that is determined to accomplish many important objectives.

Click here to see the CC's 147 priorities. The list takes you from a long term effort to relocate bluff top rail tracks, to creating a pothole portal, from climate action strategies to roadway maintenance, from pension finance issues to redflex camera enforcement, from consideration of a new police department to rezoning our commercial areas, from finishing construction of our new city hall to solving our touchy short term rental business dilemma, from implementing the new state marijuana law to updating our critical design review quality controls, and well over 100 other worthwhile endeavors. This is small town democracy at its best. And it is what makes Del Mar so special.

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March Sandpiper


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March Print Issue 2017
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Zumbar at Zel’s
Dolores Davies | Crest Road

If you have a hankering for a Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino or some other sugar-laden faux coffee drink, our local coffee chain will be happy to serve you. On the other hand, if you are more of a purist when it comes to your java and prefer well-brewed coffee with a robust and distinctive flavor, you are in luck, because Zumbar Coffee has arrived in Del Mar! Their new outpost is a coffee kiosk in front of Zel’s restaurant, and they are currently open every day, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Zumbar Coffee now serving their stellar coffee at Zel’s kiosk.
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March Print Issue 2017
Center fold


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:
Times TWENTY!
Virginia Lawrence

In March 1997 the very first Sandpiper made its debut in Del Mar. Its eight pages expressed many of DM’s current concerns. Published by the Del Mar Community Alliance, the three editors included Gay Hugo-Martinez (Editor), Julie Korsmeyer (Assistant Editor), and Chuck Newton (Copy Editor). You will find below a full list of the 1997 headlines and authors as well as of unsigned contributions.

To read all eight pages of the first Sandpiper, please click here.
 
March Print Issue 2017
Center fold

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:
COMMENTARY: Beginnings
Bud Emerson

There we were, about 15 or more Delmarians sitting in a circle around Jacqueline’s living room, in the year 1996. I remember John, Chuck, Rosalind, Lou, Shirley, Brooke, Debbie, Joel, Judy, Henry, Joe, Rosanne, Lee, Joyce, Bill, Marshal, Julie, Mary Ann, Gordon, Gay, Joe, Ivo, Sharon Ann and several more. For years we had been diligently fighting to protect the small town character of Del Mar, meeting twice a month in between City Council meetings to study and discuss the issues of the day: planning, design review, view protection, traffic, fairgrounds friction, beachfront encroachment, city hall upgrading, downtown revitalization. Sound familiar?

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March Print Issue 2017
AFTER RAIN
Joanne Sharp | Umatilla Street
 
The thirsty road holds up
its weathered cups
brimful with the
blessed water, stirred
by asphalt into coffee,
tea, cafe au lait

Breezes cool and stiffen
overhead, stage left,
white clouds make their exit,
pushed by ones more grey
with promise of a refill,
more rain is on the way...

Train crossing tracks next to Powerhouse Park.
Photo Don Mosier.
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