September 2021

A Hopeful Bit of Sunshine

by Bob Gans

We all know that the best protection against contracting Covid-19 is vaccination, but is it possible that the best protection against the pandemic’s economic headwinds is to locate


Editorial: Secret Sauce

There is little doubt that Del Mar is a very special community in many ways, but after you have been here for a while you realize there is a secret


Covid Update: Boosting Boosters

by Don Mosier, MD, PhD

The COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be highly protective against serious infection, hospitalization, or death among those who have been fully vaccinated. The most recent data


Gavin Going?

by Wayne Dernetz

The recall election against Governor Newsom is headed for a dramatic, suspenseful conclusion on September 14th. Recent polling , shows Newsom enjoys a 54% to 46% favorable result


Bluff Blues

Photos by Julie Maxey-Allison

An all too familiar sight at 10th Street.


Beachy Clean

by Valérie Dufort-Roy

As summer visitors slowly depart from our town and as the streets quiet down, it is time to look at what has been left behind. September 18th being


Affordable Housing: The First!

by Bud Emerson

A goose egg! Yes, that has been Del Mar’s score for decades on the County summary of affordable housing units produced by all cities. Well, not anymore thanks


A Remembrance: Gordon Clanton

by Dwight Worden

Leading political writer and activist Gordon Clanton was born in 1942, grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and died July 13, 2021 in the Del Mar he loved.


Bully’s on the Block

The Del Mar Historical Society invites you to a celebration of Bully’s Del Mar on Tuesday, September 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, At Zel’s Del Mar, 1247 Camino del


Encinitas Charges Ahead

by Ann Feeney

On August 18, the Encinitas City Council unanimously voted to move forward with the first major Building Electrification ordinance in the San Diego region, the 50th electric building


Critters: Sad Losses

by Julie Maxey-Allison

All the time, our animal and plant species are vanishing. According to formalized statistics compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, (IUCN started in 1964), we


Welcome Aboard, Hylton

The Sandpiper’s new Editorial Board member, Hylton Lonstein, led the team (and did the lion’s share of the work) to create the beautiful new website the Sandpiper is launching with


Zel’s Returnz

by Julie Maxey-Allison

Zel’s is back in business as of July 5 after being closed for many covid-clouded months. Owners Jennifer Powers and Greg Glassman, who named the restaurant after his


Del Mar Back Then

by Judith Amtmann

Yesterday a stray waft of air brought me a gift. The peculiar scent of the old Del Mar Post Office, a fixture of my adolescence, gently inhaled, expanded


Del Mar Community Connections

It’s DMCC’s 21st birthday, and we plan on celebrating in style! On Saturday, October 2, led by co-chairs Mary Walshok and Linda Chisari, we’ll be taking over the Del Mar


In Brief

Del Mar Census: Who Counts? 2010 vs. 2020; Smaller, More Diverse Of note, Del Mar continues to lose population despite SANDAG projections that it will keep growing like other North

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