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Shrink One PASEO
Dee Rich

PASEO: Get It Right
Ann Gardner

Dump PASEO Now
Ann Gardner

EDITORIAL: Civic Consensus

EDITORIAL: CIVIC CIVILITY

Dr. Rich
Rich Simons

Curb The Can
Anthony Corso

A Greener Grass
Art Olson

DIRECTIONS FOR DEL MAR: Dwight Worden

DIRECTIONS FOR DEL MAR: Terry Sinnott

Stepping Out
Nancy Fisher

BOOK CORNER:  Local Author Showcase
Virginia Lawrence

BOOK CORNER: Library Book Club
Joanne Sharp and Virginia Lawrence

Holiday Meals From the Market
Di Holker

ROVING TEEN REPORTER: “Luckily” Unfocused
Leah Gans

Emissions Cloud I-5 Widening
Ann Gardner

Double Centennial Celebration
Photos Nancy Fisher

Rail Splitting
Ed Mirsky

Pack It Out
Shirley King

How Del Mar Voted
Dave Druker

LOCAVORE'S DELIGHT:
Christmas Eve Seven Seafood Soup

Valerie Fanning

Short Takes on Film
Ben Nyce

J WALK
Jacqueline Winterer and Jeff Barnouw

The Business Cyclist
Art Olson

Drinking Responsibly
Piper Underwood

COMMENTARY: Unhappy Surprises!
Tim Haviland

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Shrink One PASEO
Dee Rich

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Del Mar City Council did their homework on One Paseo, and sent a critical letter to the San Diego Planning Commission that outlines the project’s severe impact on local traffic in downtown Del Mar. We cannot handle a UTC-like One Paseo at Del Mar Heights Rd. and I-5 where there is no existing public transit. Camino del Mar is the only continuous travel corridor parallel to I-5 and is subject to horrendous congestion when I-5 fails. The environmental studies for One Paseo predict this will certainly be the case when the project is implemented. Think of current pile-ups on I-5 coming to Camino del Mar.

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UpDate
12/20/14
Warm Holiday Wishes
from the DMCC Board 2014
Shown, left to right, front row: Tom McCarthy, Kathy Finnell, Rosanne Holliday, Nancy Weare, Mary Ann Emerson, Pat JaCoby, Alice Winn, Felise Levine, Buck Abell, Judy Schuckit, Tom McGreal; back row, Maryka Hoover, Phyllis Mirsky, Nate McCay. Not shown: Jeff Barnouw, Gordon Clanton, and Carol Kerridge.
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UpDate
12/20/14
CITY REINSTATES PARK RANGER BODY CAMERA
Del Mar, CA (December 19, 2014) – Following an extensive internal review,
the City has resumed use of a body camera by the City’s Park Ranger.
The City’s Park Ranger began use of a body camera.
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Press release.
 
UpDate
12/15/14
Bluegrass and Beyond
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
The Cultural Arts Committee of the Del Mar Foundation presented a special "Bluegrass and Beyond" performance at the Powerhouse on Saturday, December 13 featuring Trey Hensley on the guitar and Rob Ickes on the dobro.
Photo Bill Morris.
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December Print Issue
Hutchins Consort
Eight Scaled Violins at the Powerhouse
Virginia Lawrence

A mix of Sweelinck, Torelli, Corelliu, Zavateri, and Vivaldi
(1562-1741), spiced by these jolly players with lost music,
a dramatically broken string, and two rain-making instruments.
Photo Bill Morris.
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December Print Issue
PASEO: Get It Right
Ann Gardner
Intersection of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Royal.
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The Torrey Pines Planning Board is formally protesting the San Diego Planning Commission’s interpretation that the neighboring planning board’s recommendation was to keep the same amount of retail space in a smaller One Paseo. And the neighboring planning board chair Frisco White will attend next month’s City Council meeting on One Paseo to also set the record straight.
“Maintaining that level of retail does not support the city’s concept of City of Villages when there is no public transit,” Dennis Ridz, chair, said. “This is how it was interpreted by the Planning Commission. That is simply wrong.” 
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December Print Issue
Dump PASEO Now
Ann Gardner
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As you all know, Kilroy Realty wants to drop a 1.4 million square foot development at the corner of Del Mar Heights and El Camino Real just east of I-5. They call it a “village” even though it is only a huge – three times allowed zoning - complex of retail, office space and apartment buildings. Some of the buildings are nine stories, 170 feet tall, and the massive project is expected to increase traffic by 270% (over what would normally be allowed for this site) clogging already clogged freeways and our access to and from I-5 at Del Mar Heights Road.

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December Print Issue
Dr. Rich
Rich Simons
Dr. Rich is on assignment this month
and not available to answer your questions.
Photo illustration. Art Olson
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December Print Issue
Stepping Out
Nancy Fisher

As she wrapped up her last term on the City Council, Mayor Lee Haydu sat down with the Sandpiper to talk about her accomplishments and her vision for Del Mar’s future.

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December Print Issue
Directions for Del Mar:
from Dwight and Terry
Dwight Worden and Terry Sinnott

     
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December Print Issue
COMMENTARY:
Unhappy Surprises!
Tim Haviland

Day 1 – Oh, there is going to be a project next door.
Day 30 – Man! Those story poles show a 2nd story that can see right into my backyard/bedroom.
Day 31 – No need to worry, the Design Review Board (DRB) would never approve this project.
Day 365 - Wow! This is bigger than I ever imagined. How can this happen in Del Mar?

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December Print Issue
Curb The Can
Anthony Corso
Have you seen any neighbors carrying a small can of red paint and proceeding to paint their curb red? Such activity is based upon a decision to prohibit the parking of automobiles in front of an individual’s home or business.  more
 
December Print Issue
ROVING TEEN REPORTER:
“Luckily” Unfocused
Leah Gans

Roving Teen Reporter, Leah Gans.
Photo Art Olson
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Focusing on something that does not immediately seize my attention is nearly impossible for me. On the other hand, if something piques my intellectual curiosity and grabs my attention, I am able to hyper-focus, spending hours researching, reading, and learning about the subject. This is not what life is like for a “normal” student, but it is the reality for those of us with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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December Print Issue
Emissions Cloud I-5 Widening
Ann Gardner

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A California Court of Appeals has ruled that the San Diego Association of Government’s (SANDAG) blueprint for transportation projects through 2050 relies too heavily on freeway expansion rather than public transit, failing to comply with state targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). As the Sandpiper goes to press we are unsure what this means for the 27 mile I-5 North Coast Corridor Project expected to get underway this year beginning with the addition of one HOV lane in each direction from Lomas Santa Fe to State Route 78.

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December Print Issue
J WALK
Jacqueline Winterer and Jeff Barnouw


Sandpiper Archives

On Sunday November 9 a guided history walk along the south bank of the River from Jimmy Durante Blvd to the “Old Grand Avenue Bridge” was led by Jaccqueline Winterer of the Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley. Starting at the Public Works site, the group, 12 or so to begin with, could look across to the bluffs above North Beach where Del Mar Man was discovered in 1929. The remains, including a fine skull, were most recently dated as 4900 years old.

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December Print Issue
Drinking Responsibly
Piper Underwood
Lawn Be Gone! Photo Chris Underwood.
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We are now remodeling our house on Rimini Road. Instead of demolition, the house is being “deconstructed.” Parts of the house will either be re-used by the owner, donated or sold to a resale warehouse. Our project will include the removal of our 900 square foot front lawn. The primary benefit of reducing our water usage converges with our motivation to do the right thing. We stopped watering our lawn about 5 months ago.

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December Print Issue
Village Seasonal Specials
The City of Del Mar will offer free parking in downtown Del Mar throughout the holiday season.  The all-day parking gift from the city includes complimentary parking where holiday bags are posted along 15th Street, the metered parking under L’Auberge Del Mar and along Camino del Mar from 15th Street to 4th Street.  The free parking takes place from November 27-30, December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and December 24-January 1.
 
December Print Issue
Shot in Del Mar
Day and Night Beachside Del Mar
 aka Little Vons Plaza
Photos Bill Morris

 
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December Print Issue
BOOK CORNER:
  Local Author Showcase
Virginia Lawrence

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This self-published story (27th Street Publishing, Del Mar, CA) begins on August 9, 1969, a “crazy night” at the Anaheim Convention Center with Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin at “their raw, energetic, explosive best.” Twice that night, “for just a few seconds each time,” Dan’s eyes meet those of a beautiful woman seated in the row in front of him. ... “Was it something caused by the emotions from the unbelievable concert? Did Led Zeppelin’s pounding beat and the pot filled arena affect [him] or [them]?”

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December Print Issue
Holiday Concert
At L'Auberge
On Wednesday, December 24th, L’Auberge Amphitheater will once again join the Del Mar community for a concert from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Bring your chair, hot cocoa and picnic and enjoy a free concert on Christmas Eve.
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December Print Issue
Double Centennial Celebration
Nancy Fisher

In 1914 Del Mar opened a branch of the San Diego County Library as well as a new building for its Church, St James Catholic. Because the library has occupied that building since 1996, the two trajectories have merged. The Del Mar Library celebrated the double Centennial on Saturday, November 1st.

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December Print Issue
Rail Splitting
Ed Mirsky
Ridgeway’s Rail (the former Clapper Rail). Photo Steve Brad
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... when all the wine was imbibed our beloved Light-footed Clapper Rail was no more. But fear not, it was lumped with King Rails resident in Mexico and is now known as Ridgway’s Rail in honor of the American ornithologist Robert Ridgway (1850 – 1929).   more

 
December Print Issue
BOOK CORNER:
Library Book Club
Joanne Sharp and Virginia Lawrence

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On Saturday, November 15 the DM Library’s book discussion group met to consider MONSTRESS by Lysley Tenorio, this year’s choice for the annual One Book One San Diego project. It is a collection of eight short stories centering on Fillipino culture, tradition, and the immigrant experience. Although the discussion group was small, the differing opinions of the participants made for lively conversation.

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December Print Issue
LOCAVORE'S DELIGHT:
Christmas Eve Seven Seafood Soup
Valerie Fanning

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On December 24th, Italian families all over the world gather together for La Viglia di Natale--the Christmas vigil--where fish is on the menu instead of meat. Also called The Feast of the Seven Fishes, the ritual of La Viglia has been handed down from generation to generation over the centuries. Our family makes this ‘cioppino-style’ soup with the seven seafoods in the one pot instead of seven separate seafood dishes which is the tradition.

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December Print Issue
Pack It Out
Shirley King
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In July Torrey Pines State Reserve adopted a new environmental management policy called Pack It In, Pack It Out (PII-PIO) – historically understood as “leave only your footprints.” Increasingly, visitors to State Parks throughout our country and municipal parks, particularly in beachside and watershed areas are asked to remove all of their trash when they depart.

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December Print Issue
Short Takes on Film
Ben Nyce
Everything seems fine except for the ominous avalance guns firing day and night and the creaking sounds of ski-lifts and frozen snow crust.   The film shows the interplay between the formal Japanese culture and the free-wheeling Australian.
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December Print Issue
The Business Cyclist
Art Olson

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About 3 years ago Dave, having gotten to the point where he rarely rode his cherished road bike, decided he wanted to buy an electric bike, but instead ended up buying an electric bicycle company. San Diego Electric Bike had been in business since 2008 and was a sole proprietorship, providing custom built e-bikes to customers by appointment only. Dave saw a golden opportunity in the potential of growing that business into a full-fledged e-bike dealership.

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December Print Issue
Holiday Meals From the Market
Di Holker
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Pasta Design: Alejandro and Laura sell homemade pastas, ravioli and ...
Baba Foods: Farid has a wide variety of hummus, dips, salads, garlic ...
Gourmet Tamales: Maria Lulu prepares tamales to enjoy at the market or ...
Di’re: Ethiopian Cuisine and Catering. Blane prepares specialties such as ...
French Cuisine: Christophe will offer lunch or a take home weekend meal ...
Addison’s Candies: Ann uses the 100-year-old recipes from her father ...
Asana Foods: Ali offers a wide variety of Granolas, Raw Honey and Almond ...
Freskos: John sells delicious spreads such as Original Greek Feta Dip, ...
La Isla Ceviche: Anabel offers a variety of fish and shrimp ceviches as well ...
Mama Made: Alisia’s products have no MSG. Spicy Basil Fried Rice, Spicy ...

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December Print Issue
Cal and Lulu
Cartoon Steve Crothers
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December Print Issue
Village Dining Vouchers
Starting Monday, November 24
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Receipts can be redeemed at the DMVA office (1104 Camino Del Mar Suite 1, Del Mar, CA 92014) Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm, at Union Bank (1435 Camino Del Mar) or by emailing scanned copies of their receipts to info@delmarmainstreet.com with a mailing address.

 
December Print Issue
Toys 4 Tots
Drop-off location for USMC Reserve's campaign
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For our 16th holiday season Jim Coleman and Staff at your State Farm Insurance Agency are proud to be an official drop-off station for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s“Toys for Tots” campaign.
So please help us make the holidays brighter for San Diego area families by dropping off a new, unwrapped children’s toy at my office at 1011 Camino Del Mar, in downtown Del Mar.

We’re open to accept your holiday donations from
8:
30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday NOW through December 19th.
 
December Print Issue
Holiday Baskets Program
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The Del Sol Lions and the City of Del Mar are proud supporters of Holiday Baskets, the largest holiday distirbution of its kind in San Diego County.  more
 
December Print Issue
citizen Satisfaction Survey
Starting the week of November 24
The City of Del Mar is launching a Citizen Satisfaction Survey to better understand the community’s satisfaction with core services provided by the City. Registered voters will receive a personalized postcard in the mail the week of November 24, with a customized access code to take the survey online. The survey will be available online through midnight, Sunday, December 21, 2014.
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December Print Issue
Take a Turn
City Advisory Committee Vacancies October

Take a Turn
City Advisory Committee Vacancies

Interested in volunteering in your City? The City of Del Mar invites its residents to volunteer on a board or commission to provide input in a variety of areas. The City is currently soliciting for interested persons to fill the following committee vacancies:

Business Support Advisory Committee
Two (2) Vacancies – (1) Retail Establishment Representative and (1) Hotel Owner/Operator Representative

Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee
One (1) Vacancy - Commercial Retail Member

Interested citizens should complete a Citizen Interest Form and submit it to the City of Del Mar’s Administrative Services Department. Visit www.delmar.ca.us/volunteer to complete the form and see the deadlines. Forms should be submitted to the City of Del Mar, Administrative Services Department, 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014.

Additionally, the City has the following upcoming opportunities in the next 60 days:

Design Review Board - Three (3) vacancies - see last page

San Dieguito Lagoon Committee

Subscribe online at www.delmar.ca.us/volunteer to receive email notifications to find out when new openings are posted.

 
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