DEL MAR — The 2014 summer horse races at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will remain “Cool as Ever,” as the famous slogan promises. But the iconic blue and gold diamonds have been scratched from the lineup as the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club readies for the 15-day fall meet this November.
DEL MAR — The Sierra Club San Diego filed a lawsuit on Jan. 8 against the California Coastal Commission, challenging the agency’s Nov. 13 approval of a permit that allows the 22nd District Agricultural Association to continue using a vacant lot east of the Del Mar Fairgrounds for year-round parking and other activities.
DEL MAR — The cost of a lost housing unit was set at $23,508 during the Jan. 6 City Council meeting.
DEL MAR — About 6,000 Del Mar residents and business and property owners will soon receive a postcard asking them to provide input about the what, where and how much for a new City Hall.
DEL MAR — Signs that serve a cultural or community interest will no longer be subject to design review and will not be calculated toward the maximum allowable size limits of the property on which they are located.
DEL MAR — In an effort to recruit and retain qualified workers who provide consistent, high-level service, council members at the Jan. 6 meeting unanimously approved a 1.5 percent pay raise for the city’s 22 management, professional and confidential employees..
DEL MAR — Family members, friends, colleagues and community leaders gathered at Powerhouse Community Center on Jan. 5 for a standing-room-only memorial service for Louis Terrell, a former Del Mar mayor who died two days earlier trying to save his dog from an oncoming train.
DEL MAR — Christmas came early once again for the Modoc District Fair when the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors agreed at the Dec. 17 meeting to give $25,000 to its significantly smaller counterpart in the northeast corner of the state.
DEL MAR — Del Mar Fairgrounds officials are eager to begin traffic studies that allow use of a vacant lot east of the state-owned facility even though they have a decade to complete them.
DEL MAR — In 2013 the San Diego County Fair became the first comparable event of its size in Southern California to be completely smoke-free.