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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.

Input sought from cyclists, walkers

Input sought from cyclists, walkers

SOLANA BEACH — The city is seeking input on ways to improve how pedestrians and bicyclists get around town, especially after only about 10 people attended a Feb. 20 workshop to kick off its “active transportation” master plan process.

Horns to toot a tad bit longer

Horns to toot a tad bit longer

DEL MAR — Beginning in mid-March, Del Marians may notice the wayside horn at the Coast Boulevard train crossing tooting a little bit longer.

Restoration at fairgrounds begins

Restoration at fairgrounds begins

DEL MAR — A Feb. 24 groundbreaking officially began a restoration project to convert back to wetlands a large vacant parcel south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds that has for years been used as an overflow parking lot primarily during the San Diego County Fair and thoroughbred race meet.

Prop. B holds with all votes counted

Prop. B holds with all votes counted

SOLANA BEACH —The plus-size lady is singing — and can continue to do so at Fletcher Cove Community Center with fewer restrictions.

Projects planned to slow traffic

Projects planned to slow traffic

SOLANA BEACH — In response to complaints from residents, several traffic calming projects are being planned throughout the city.