Del Mar

Del Mar librarian receives honors following her retirement

Del Mar librarian receives honors following her retirement

DEL MAR — Gretchen Schmidt was honored with a proclamation from City Council at the Jan. 21 meeting for more than 15 years as a librarian with the Del Mar branch of the San Diego County Library.

Nancarrow bench removed from Dog Beach

Nancarrow bench removed from Dog Beach

DEL MAR — An unauthorized memorial bench installed in memory of local journalist Loren Nancarrow at Dog Beach has been removed. But city officials would like to find its creator to discuss long-term placement of the dog-bone shaped structure.

Two honored for combined service of 45 years

Two honored for combined service of 45 years

DEL MAR — Two Del Mar Fairgrounds employees were recognized at the Jan. 14 meeting for their combined service of nearly half a century.

City honors former mayor with proclamation

City honors former mayor with proclamation

DEL MAR — In honor of a former member, City Council adopted a proclamation and declared Jan. 21, 2014, Remembering Lou Terrell Day in Del Mar.

Shores planning process moves forward

Shores planning process moves forward

DEL MAR — Council members authorized staff at the Jan. 21 meeting to begin the search for a consultant to prepare a master plan for the Shores property.

City responds to law enforcement recommendations

DEL MAR — It’s been about two months since City Council received a report evaluating its law enforcement services. Since then, city officials have been working with the Sheriff’s Department to address 11 recommendations included in the report.

City to borrow $3 million for sidewalk improvements

DEL MAR — Council members opted at the Jan. 21 meeting to take a walk on the wild side and borrow 100 percent of the $3 million needed to complete the first three segments of a sidewalk improvement project.

Fall race meet goes ‘Old Hollywood’

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.

Sierra Club sues Coastal Commission over fairgrounds decision

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 sets cost of lost housing unit

DEL MAR — The cost of a lost housing unit was set at $23,508 during the Jan. 6 City Council meeting.