July 2023

Henry Abarbanel, 1943-2023

A top tier physicist as well as a community activist, Henry admirably served Del Mar’s interests locally and regionally for years as a Council Member, Mayor and member of the

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Ira Sharp, 1943-2023

A civic leader who was influential in Del Mar and in regional and national spheres. Among his many achievements was the ban on gun shows at the fairgrounds here and

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Surf Cup Tsunami

Seven years after signing a controversial 2016 lease with Surf Cup Sports for use of the former Polo Fields in the environmentally sensitive San Dieguito River Valley, the City of

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Editorial: Leadership Lacking

There was a time when Del Mar gained regional respect for environmental policies, beginning with the adoption of our groundbreaking Community Plan in 1976 and the more recent unanimous passage

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Sustainability: Good Garmenting

Sustainability: The Company Patagonia has pledged 1% of its sales to protecting the environment. Pushing its commitment further, the company reports being in business to save planet Earth. Not convinced?

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Critters: Playing Opossum

Ours are opossums. Our west coast opossums, originally from Virginia (Didelphis virginiana), first arrived, or were presented, in Los Angeles, in 1906 or 1910, depending on the source, perhaps as

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Fiscal Fitness

The City Council held a Budget Workshop on May 30 & May 31st to review the details of the FY 2024 & 2025 budget. The process of reviewing the departmental

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From Farm to Del Mar

I went back to the Del Mar Farmers Market on a recent Saturday after a more-than-Covid hiatus of 4 years. Between 2017 and 2019 I wrote a number of articles

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Elusive Coverage

Wildfires: the burns of 2007, 2008, 2017 and 2018 joined a long list of the “worsts” in California. The 2020 and 2021 wildfires that followed topped the list as the

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Covid Update: New Covid Vaccines This Fall

As the COVID virus continues to change, the vaccines that prevent serious illness need to change too. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientific advisors have recommended that new vaccine

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DMF: Summertime, Livin’ Easy!

Borrowing from Gershwin’s song, we’re all about celebrating summer, Del Mar-style. If you missed the first Summer Twilight Concert (pictured below) on June 20, you have three more chances to

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Del Mar Community Connections

DMCC’s New Directors Every July brings changes to the DMCC Board of Directors as we welcome new members for a three-year term. In 2023 we are very pleased to welcome

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In Brief

Rental Assistance Retraction In a reversal of its previous decision to terminate housing subsidies for four low income families, the City Council approved a compromise funding and service agreement with

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