April 2024

NOPe

On March 4 Deputy Mayor Gaasterland and Mayor Druker presented council with a Resolution to create a Task Force to advise council on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) “scoping” process

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Editorial: Un”Fortune”ate

Del Mar made the national news earlier this year, for better or worse. The February 14th edition of Fortune Magazine had an article by Alena Botros with the catchy title

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Remembering Mayor Al Tarkington

Al Tarkington, long time Del Mar resident, activist, councilmember, and Mayor from 1979 to 1980, died on March 13, 2024. Al was active in many pivotal programs and causes in

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Phil Blair Named to 22nd DAA Board

Governor Newsom has appointed Del Mar resident Phil Blair to the Fair Board (formally the 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors).   Blair, an executive officer and co-owner with

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Roving Teen Reporter: AI vs Teen I

Since its inception, Chat GPT has been at the forefront of many conversations — from brilliant medical researchers to high school students looking for an easy A on their chemistry

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Covid Update: “Booster” Boost

On February 28th, the CDC recommended that adults over 65 get a second shot of the COVID vaccines released last fall. The viral sequence in the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNtek vaccines

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Ethical Wearables

With the April opening of Commers Custom Jewelers Sara Commers offers her specialty: creating unique designs with precious metals and ethically sourced gemstones. Commers uses cutting edge (literally) technology in

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Shake…

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is often interred with their bones,” declared Marc Antony, in Shakespeare’s tragedy, Julius Caesar. Fortunately, this is not the case

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…Rattle and Roll

My wife Kathe and I love live music, and the Belly Up has long been one of our favorite venues. We’ve seen some amazing performances there – from young artists

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Springing to Life

Birds do it, bees do it. So do lots of our local animal species. It’s Spring!   Look around. Attention is being paid to potential partnering and nest building by

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Bluff Bracing

As SANDAG is examining alternatives to relocate the railway off our narrowing bluffs by 2035, phase 5 of the Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization Project is starting construction of an at

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Monarch Garden Birthday Party

It has been a good first year for the Monarch Butterfly Demonstration Garden. Designed by the Garden Club’s Gale Darling, the collaborative effort between the Del Mar Garden Club and

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DMF: First Thursdays, 25 Years Strong!

In January 2000, shortly after the December 1999 Grand Opening of the newly renovated Powerhouse Community Center, I had the great pleasure of convening the first-ever meeting of DMF’s Cultural

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Del Mar Community Connections

Free Medicare and Insurance Counseling Get personalized help with Medicare at DMCC’s HQ from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). On the fourth Thursday of each month, a

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Quotable Del Mar: Art Olson

On facing our just desserts: “Hopes tend toward pies in the sky. Facts bring them down to Earth So, when time lets Fate’s hand fly We face our just Dessert.”

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