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.
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.
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.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.