22nd DAA

Fair to start work on parking studies

Fair to start work on parking studies

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.

Trail to be named for former senator

Trail to be named for former senator

DEL MAR — In recognition of Christine Kehoe’s longstanding efforts to protect the environment, coastal resources and, most notably, the San Dieguito River, the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors agreed at Dec. 17 meeting to name part of the Coast to Crest Trail after the former state senator.

Holiday of Lights may stay dark

Holiday of Lights may stay dark

DEL MAR — As many people discovered, some after driving to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the 2013 Holiday of Lights was canceled this year because of an ongoing project to widen the turf track.

Fate of parking lot remains unknown

DEL MAR — Del Mar Fairgrounds officials have to wait at least another month for a permit to officially continue using an unpaved lot east of Jimmy Durante Boulevard for its annual pumpkin patch, Christmas tree sales, parking and other events.

2014 fair theme revealed, Fred Schenk named new board president

2014 fair theme revealed, Fred Schenk named new board president

DEL MAR — Whether you take the long and winding road or buy a day-tripper transit ticket to ride, Del Mar Fairgrounds officials hope many will come together, right now in 2014 when next year’s San Diego County Fair celebrates the British Invasion.

Del Mar to comment on more fairgrounds events

DEL MAR — City Council members agreed unanimously at the Sept. 16 meeting to weigh in on permit applications presented to the California Coastal Commission for increased activities at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

2014 fair dates announced, JPA plans on hold, pot at concerts to be addressed

DEL MAR — The 2014 San Diego County Fair will be held June 7 through July 6, once again running 24 days, the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors announced Sept. 10.

22nd DAA hears plans for Surfside alternative uses

22nd DAA hears plans for Surfside alternative uses

DEL MAR — Proposals to transform an underused facility at the Del Mar Fairgrounds into a microbrewery, luxury theaters, a family entertainment center with high-tech bowling or a combination of all three raised myriad concerns when presented Aug. 13 to the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors.

Optional uses for Surfside to be presented

Optional uses for Surfside to be presented

DEL MAR — Two proposals for alternative uses of Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will be presented to the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors at a future meeting, likely in August.

Partnership to govern fairgrounds still being discussed by cities

DEL MAR — As county officials consider partnering with the 22nd District Agricultural Association to provide local control over the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds, City Council members in Del Mar and adjacent Solana Beach continue their efforts to be included in the process and have representation on whatever model is ultimately created.