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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.

Fair board gives the OK to revenue-generating plans

Fair board gives the OK to revenue-generating plans

DEL MAR — The 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors supported a handful of measures at the April 10 meeting to potentially increase revenue for the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the state-owned facility it is tasked with overseeing.

Training center put on hold

Training center put on hold

DEL MAR — Plans to build a first-of-its-kind junior sports training facility at the Del Mar Golf Center have been put on hold indefinitely after a recent estimate came in at more than twice what the project was expected to cost when it was launched three years ago.

Fair board OKs elephant rides, partnership with Del Mar, track widening

DEL MAR — Despite renewed pleas from a dozen people at the March 12 meeting to discontinue elephant rides at the San Diego County Fair, the 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors upheld a 2011 decision and authorized a contract with Have Trunk Will Travel to continue the attraction this year.

Fair board discusses guns, governance and accolades

Fair board discusses guns, governance and accolades

DEL MAR — Gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and governance of that state-owned facility were the two main topics at the monthly meeting of officials from Del Mar, Solana Beach and the 22nd District Agricultural Association, a gathering, Fair Board Director Dave Watson described as interesting, intense and candid.

Del Mar comes to aid of smaller fair

DEL MAR — Christmas came early for the Modoc District Fair after the 22nd District Agricultural Association board of directors agreed at the Dec. 11 meeting to give $100,000 to its significantly smaller counterpart in the northeast corner of the state.

DAA, city officials settle lawsuit

DAA, city officials settle lawsuit

DEL MAR — Officials from Del Mar, Solana Beach and the 22nd District Agricultural Association sign an agreement settling a lawsuit filed last year in response to expansion plans at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Agency considers fairground employees state workers

DEL MAR — According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Del Mar Fairgrounds employees are considered state employees, and the Department of Personnel Administration has jurisdiction over matters that concern them.