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About Us

The Sandpiper is published by the Del Mar Community Alliance, a not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to advocate the Del Mar Community Plan, to foster informed public and government decision-making regarding issues affecting the community of the City of Del Mar, and to encourage a social and political climate favorable to the protection of the community character of the City of Del Mar and its environs.

Editorial Board:
Editorial Board: Jeff Barnouw, Bud Emerson,  Valérie Dufort-Roy, Lee Haydu,
Virginia Lawrence, Julie Maxey-Allison, Don Mosier, Betty Wheeler.
All editors, writers, and photographers are unpaid volunteers.
Webmaster: Virginia Lawrence.

All editors, writers, and photographers are unpaid volunteers.

This publication depends upon the contributions of readers like you.
Send your contribution to: Sandpiper, Box 2177, Del Mar, CA 92014 (make checks payable to Sandpiper, or donate online at www.sandpiper.org. Contributions are not tax-deductible.

Thanks to our major donors:
Founders’ Circle
Jeff Barnouw remembering Dagmar Barnouw

Chuck Newton Circle
Rosanne & Joel Holliday, Diana Marquard & Rod Franklin

Publishers’ Circle
Mary Ann & Bud Emerson,
Lynn & Charlie Gaylord, Maryka & George Hoover,
Louise Keeling in memory of Dave Keeling

John Kerridge Circle
Penny & Buck Abell, Patty & Marc Brutten, Linda & Frank Chisari,
Melissa & Bob Gans, Ann Feeney & Don Mosier, Anne & John Farrell,
Mary & Jeffrey Friestedt, Nancy Fisher & Mike Salt, Susan & Judd Halenza,
Ellie & Tim Haviland, Lee Haydu, Pat JaCoby,
Deborah Lawson & Paul Cleveland,
Sherryl Parks, Karen & Phil Posner, Suzi Resnick & Stan Marks,
Gloria Sandvik & Harold Feder, Rose Ann & Ira Sharp,
Randee & Glenn Warren, Betty Wheeler, Dwight Worden

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The Sandpiper: A Historical Perspective
by John Kerridge (Sandpiper Editor, 1999-2003)

The Sandpiper was created in 1997 because a group of Del Marians became concerned about the fate of our community's General Plan. That plan, known locally as the Community Plan, has been spectacularly successful at both preserving the ambience of our village and also enhancing our property values. However, not only has the Plan been under constant pressure from would-be developers, but inevitable
changes in Del Mar's population have resulted in many residents being unaware of the role that the Plan has played in fostering the environment that attracted them here. Furthermore, the local media, heavily subsidized by real-estate and development interests, showed little interest in objective coverage of land-use issues.
It therefore seemed desirable to produce a newspaper that would present the facts pertaining to the issues confronting our community and to interpret those facts within the context of the Community Plan. The first Sandpiper appeared in March 1997 and, with an occasional lapse, has appeared monthly (except for each January and August) since then. 

We hope that the Sandpiper, in both its print and online formats, will help Del Marians become more acquainted with our community,how it functions, and how to get involved in carrying out the vision of the Community Plan.

Support the Sandpiper!  
Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.

To make a donation by credit card to help sustain the Sandpiper in its efforts to advocate for the Community Plan and a liveable village, click on the PayPal button below. 

$2500 per year for 3 years - Chuck Newton Circle
$1,000 per year for 3 years - Publishers' Circle
$500-$999 per year for 3 years - John Kerridge Circle 
$250-$499 - Subscribers
$100-$249 - Readers



Donations by check: please make checks payable to the Del Mar Community Alliance and mail to Del Mar Sandpiper, P.O. Box 2177, Del Mar, CA 92014.

Donations are not tax deductible.



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