Del Mar

Council delays survey, opts not to change rules

DEL MAR — A survey to gauge residents’ satisfaction with city services was put on hold at the April 7 meeting after council members deemed it a waste of money that would garner relatively useless information.

81-year-old bridge gets new lease on life

81-year-old bridge gets new lease on life

DEL MAR — Road closures, corrosion and the inability to survive major seismic activity are issues of the past for the North Torrey Pines Bridge.

Elephant owner thanks fair board

Elephant owner thanks fair board

DEL MAR — Although she and her husband had already sent the governing board of the Del Mar Fairgrounds a letter stating Have Trunk Will Travel will not bring elephants to this year’s San Diego County Fair, company co-owner Kari Johnson attended the April 8 meeting to personally thank the directors, staff and fairgoers for […]

City forgoes advisory committee for City Hall project

City forgoes advisory committee for City Hall project

DEL MAR — As plans move forward to replace Del Mar’s aging City Hall, council members decided at the April 7 meeting to not form an advisory committee to help with the project.

Council concerned with double-tracking of railway, new train platform

Council concerned with double-tracking of railway, new train platform

DEL MAR — Having not received a response to a letter sent in December, council members voted 3-1-1 at the April 7 meeting to send a follow-up letter to the San Diego Association of Governments that outlines concerns with a proposed project that will add a seasonal train platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, double […]

Synthetic out, dirt in at Del Mar track

Synthetic out, dirt in at Del Mar track

DEL MAR — The 22nd District Agricultural Association took the first official step to convert the racetrack at the Del Mar Fairgrounds from a synthetic material to dirt, unanimously approving a coastal development permit application at the April 8 meeting.

Del Mar joins list of cities regulating e-cigs

DEL MAR ­– Electronic cigarettes will be treated like their tobacco counterparts in Del Mar after council members unanimously agreed at the April 7 meeting to regulate the devices.

Man faces 15 years in prison in connection with deadly hit-and-run

Man faces 15 years in prison in connection with deadly hit-and-run

VISTA — A driver pleaded not guilty on Monday at the Vista courthouse to charges stemming from a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Del Mar.

Elephant rides won’t return to 2014 county fair

Elephant rides won’t return to 2014 county fair

DEL MAR — Elephant rides — a mainstay attraction for nearly three decades — will not be offered during the 2014 San Diego County Fair.

NCTD to step up enforcement for trespassing on tracks

NCTD to step up enforcement for trespassing on tracks

DEL MAR — Those who find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks may also be on the wrong side of the law, and at some time in the near future in Del Mar, that could mean a day in court and a fine.