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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.

City working to address impacts of employee parking

City working to address impacts of employee parking

SOLANA BEACH — In response to residents’ complaints, City Council directed staff at the March 26 meeting to create potential solutions to a recent increase in employees parking on residential streets.

Fundraiser will look to shine light on skin cancer

Fundraiser will look to shine light on skin cancer

SOLANA BEACH — A Solana Beach dermatologist is once again doing a little “Sol Searching” to increase awareness about skin safety.

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.

‘Real Housewives’ invade Morgan Run for day of fun

‘Real Housewives’ invade Morgan Run for day of fun

RANCHO SANTA FE — There was no shortage of leopard print, pumps and fedoras — as well as club covers that included everything from Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Natasha to a cactus and a giraffe — when the Real Housewives of Morgan Run hit the links on March 18 for fun and philanthropy.

New turf course finally takes root

New turf course finally takes root

DEL MAR — Crews rolled out the soon-to-be-green carpet at the Del Mar Race Track on March 19, one of the last scenes to be played out in a $5 million project to expand the turf course at the famed seaside venue and hopefully attract the Breeders’ Cup in 2016.

Council OKs 6 meters on Ocean Avenue

DEL MAR — Despite opposition from one colleague and several residents, including 32 who signed a petition, council members authorized staff with a 4-1 vote at the March 17 meeting to move forward with plans to install six parking meters on the west side of Ocean Avenue adjacent to Seagrove Park.

Security plans to address smoking at race concerts

DEL MAR — In response to ongoing complaints about smoking, especially marijuana, during concerts after the summer horse races, a report on security protocol was presented at the March 11 meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which oversees the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Council waives policy to select committee

DEL MAR — With 23 applicants for seven positions on the Shores Park Master Plan Advisory Committee, council members voted 4-1 at the March 17 meeting to waive a traditional policy of interviewing all interested parties.

Fairgrounds hoping to update payment structure for managers

Fairgrounds hoping to update payment structure for managers

DEL MAR — In an effort to better compensate management employees, officials at the Del Mar Fairgrounds are trying to modify a payment structure that hasn’t been updated in more than 20 years.