June 2024

Will Housing Victory Last?

SB 9 has been called the single family zone busting law. It allows single family lots to divide in two and put two units on each new lot. That’s four

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Editorial: Del Mar at a Crossroads

Del Mar faces a critical juncture soon, when the nomination period for three City Council seats opens in mid-July. John Spelich and Michael Minter have said they will run; it’s

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Walking Woes

1976-Frank has been out doing errands on this Sunday morning. As he comes back into the house he suggests, “Everyone get in the car and come with me. There’s a

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Quirk’s Violations – Undergrounding

The Feb. 26, 2024 report (“the Report”) of the independent investigator retained by the City to investigate complaints against Councilmember Dan Quirk found that Quirk’s improper intervention in the undergrounding

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Sustainability: Scrap Wrappers

What kind of bag can be used to collect kitchen scraps for tossing them in the green bin? This is a question that has been floating around our town since

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Sick Sea

On May 15 we were treated to the second Climate Change Symposium, organized by a group of Del Mar residents.  This second symposium was centered on the effects of climate

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Bella Velellas

Those cobalt blue “by-the-wind” sailors that recently coated our coastal beaches are Velella velella, free-floating hydrozoans that call the top of the open ocean home. Beginning life in the middle

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Happy Happy Hours, Part 2

I’m back with Part 2 of Happy Hour in Del Mar! Let’s start on 15th Street!   A staple in Del Mar for 25 years, Sbicca offers Happy Hour seven

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Sunday Afternoon in the Garden

To celebrate all those who have donated to The Sandpiper, the Del Mar Community Alliance held a delightful “Spring Fête” on April 28, 2024, at the home and garden of

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Bluff Erosion Urgency

The LOSSAN Corridor, the only rail connection we have to the rest of the U.S., is threatened.   San Diego’s coastal bluffs are receding up to six inches annually, leaving

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DMF: July 4th Parade

Del Mar shows its true small-town character on the 4th of July, when kids on creatively-decorated bikes and scooters join parents, grandparents, neighbors, Junior Lifeguards, “dressed-up” dogs, Council members and

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Del Mar Community Connections

Matching Grant to Save Del Mar Rental Assistance We are proud to announce that our generous partners at the Del Mar Foundation have offered matching funds (up to $10,000) for

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