Sandpiper Editorials

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 sauce that is vital in concocting our uniqueness. Citizen participation is not just a slogan in this community - it

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Editorial: Mega Droughts

We in San Diego County are one of the fortunate California counties to have a water reserve. Of the 57 others, 41 are living with water restrictions due to the ongoing drought affecting California and much of the West.   Some of us exchanged our green lawns and gardens for

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Editorial: The Oncoming Wave

Long-term problems require long-term perspectives. Those of us with a 10-year perspective may not be concerned about the existential threat of sea-level rise, but our children and grandchildren will have to deal with the consequences of our action or inaction. The ocean is warming, ice caps are melting and sea

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Editorial: Train Tunnel Traction

Our long struggle to resolve the perilous balance of the train tracks and the eroding beach front bluffs is coming close to a breaking point. For decades leaders have avoided seriously addressing this very dangerous public safety problem involving a mix of pedestrian and rider risk, science and technology, freight

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Editorial: Charging Ahead

Electric vehicles (EVs) have been around for over a decade, but they still represent less than 3% of registered vehicles in California. Governor Newsom has announced that 100% of light duty vehicles will be zero emission vehicles (EVs and hydrogen fueled) by 2035.   Although EV sales have been slow

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Editorial: Climate Change Reality

As hope rises that we can see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to be reminded that we have another challenge to deal with as soon as possible. As with the pandemic, changes in human behavior will be key to making progress.   It is getting hotter every

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Editorial: Agenda ’21, Let’s Talk

Year 2021 promises to be a very active year in Del Mar and well beyond. Many of our challenges, not unique to our small corner of earth, are often intertwined with much larger issues and jurisdictions.   The Sandpiper wants to stimulate conversations within our community about these issues with

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Editorial: It Took an Army

The Wetlands Restoration Story

RECENTLY, DEL MAR has enjoyed a front row seat to watch a major wetlands restoration taking place by the San Dieguito River and Lagoon in the Fairgrounds’ South Lot. The story of how we got here is worth telling, because without some remarkably persistent efforts by an

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