Gloria and Guns
A Quarter and a Dime
While Del Mar’s dig is going on, all our local shops and restaurants are open for business. The Patisserie Del Mar on Camino Del Mar between 9th and 10th Streets, open from 7 AM to 4 PM, offers parking away from the fray.
Assembly Member Todd Gloria has introduced a bill in the state legislature calling for a ban on the sale of firearms and ammunition on the property of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Passage would undoubtedly mean the end of gunshows on this state property in the city of Del Mar.
The city has announced that use of the five electric vehicle charging stations in the Civic Center garage will no longer be free. A fee of 35 cents for each kilowatt/hour will be imposed starting mid-March. That fee will double after 3 hours of charging time to ensure turnover of spaces. City employees can still charge for free, and an incentive program for employees of local businesses that reduces the charging fee by 50% will be implemented in July.
The new One Paseo traffic lights on Del Mar Heights Road between El Camino Real and High Bluff Road are now operational. For months they have hung facing the wrong direction and not turned on.
A key component of Del Mar’s Climate Action Plan (https://www.delmar.ca.us/699/Climate-Action-Plan) is reducing the amount of solid waste that is sent to landfills. A great place to start is reducing food waste. Help Del Mar move toward becoming a zero waste community with these tips from Save the Food (https://savethefood.com/) and San Diego Food System Alliance (http://www.sdfsa.org/).