Del Mar Fairgrounds

Frustration airs at council priority meeting

DEL MAR — A Sept. 9 special workshop meant to review rather than rehash previously set council priorities resulted in more frustration for at least one council member and half of the four residents who attended.

Pot at race concerts still a concern

DEL MAR — 2013 marked the first year the San Diego County Fair was completely smoke-free inside the gates.

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.

Nothing ‘pug’nacious about this fundraiser

Nothing ‘pug’nacious about this fundraiser

DEL MAR — Pugs pushed in strollers, sporting panchos and performing tricks were just a few of the sights at the 22nd annual Pug Party held May 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Carlsbad decision ends revenue source for fairgrounds

COAST CITIES — A deal that could have earned the Del Mar Fairgrounds up to $150,000 annually came to an end April 30 when Carlsbad council members indicated they will not allow mini-satellite gambling in that city.

More controversy arises over elephant rides

DEL MAR — The controversy over elephant rides at the San Diego County Fair continues after a member of the Del Mar Fairgrounds governing board of directors received what he deemed a credible threat during an April 19 lunch with fellow attorneys.

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.

City OKs partnership for affordable housing

DEL MAR — Council members voted 4-1 at the Feb. 19 meeting to adopt a resolution initiating an informal partnership with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, a move that could help Del Mar meet its affordable housing requirement.

City supports local fairgrounds control; wants say over appointees

SOLANA BEACH — Despite concerns about the way officials initiated discussions to gain greater local control over the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds, Solana Beach City Council members adopted a resolution at the Feb. 13 meeting indicating they support the plan, but with modifications.

Council addresses issues of weapons, waste and oversight

DEL MAR — City Council members were set to take a stand on guns, garbage and governance at the Feb. 4 meeting.