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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.

Dogs unleash their talents at Paws in the Park

Dogs unleash their talents at Paws in the Park

SOLANA BEACH — With offerings such as rehab, training, grooming, photography, healthy food and an architectural pet designer, every dog had its day at the eighth annual Paws in the Park canine event April 6 at La Colonia Park.

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.

Eden Gardens: A historic community takes hold

Eden Gardens: A historic community takes hold

This is the first article in a series about the history of Eden Gardens. Part two will cover how the community banned together to overcome crime in their neighborhood. 

Energy upgrades now easier for commercial properties

SOLANA BEACH — Financing energy-efficient improvements will be a little easier for Solana Beach commercial property owners after council members unanimously agreed at the March 26 meeting to participate in the Figtree PACE financing program.

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.