In Memoriam

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 Del Mar, including the acquisition


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 around the state.


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 County Water Board.


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. He came to Del Mar