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E-cigarettes banned at San Diego County Fair

DEL MAR — Electronic cigarettes and other similar devices will not be allowed at the upcoming San Diego County Fair, which begins June 7, after the governing board of the Del Mar Fairgrounds voted 6-0 at its March 11 meeting to include them in a no-smoking policy.

Pachyderm pressure continues

DEL MAR — Members of the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors were criticized at the March 11 meeting for continuing to allow elephant rides during the San Diego County Fair, which runs June 7 through July 6.

Demo and rebuild proposed for Nardo complex

Demo and rebuild proposed for Nardo complex

SOLANA BEACH — The owner of a large apartment complex built more than four decades ago would like to demolish and rebuild the entire community.

Schedule set for City Hall planning

Schedule set for City Hall planning

DEL MAR — A draft schedule outlining the next steps that will be taken to replace City Hall was accepted unanimously by council members at the March 3 meeting.

Council ‘hops’ on opp to open craft beer shop

Council ‘hops’ on opp to open craft beer shop

SOLANA BEACH — A craft beer bottle shop and tasting room is on tap for Solana Beach after City Council unanimously approved its permit at the Feb. 26 meeting.

Del Mar works to decrease summer impacts on Beach Colony

DEL MAR — With input from about 60 residents, city officials are moving forward with some suggestions to ease the impact summer visitors have on those who live in the Beach Colony.

Del Mar doctor, philanthropist passes away

REGION — As past president of at least three local philanthropic organizations, G. Richard “Dick” Wheelock, M.D., left an indelible mark on North County, especially among the underserved and working poor in Del Mar and Solana Beach.

Clinic provides needed service to working poor

Clinic provides needed service to working poor

SOLANA BEACH — Its founder has been noticeably absent from the exam rooms for the past several months, but the St. James and St. Leo Medical and Dental Program continues the philanthropic legacy of Dr. Dick Wheelock, providing medical and dental care for those in need.

E-cig ban blazes forward

SOLANA BEACH — E-cigarette use is about to go up in smoke in Solana Beach after City Council, with a 4-0-1 vote at the Feb. 26 meeting, moved forward to prohibit the devices wherever traditional smoking is not allowed, such as at beaches, parks and the Coastal Rail Trail.

Grant funds available to Solana Beach groups

SOLANA BEACH — Organizations that provide services in Solana Beach are encouraged to apply for a grant through the newly created Solana Beach Fund, part of the Coastal Community Foundation.