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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fair CEO honored for 20 years of service

Fair CEO honored for 20 years of service

DEL MAR — Tim Fennell, chief executive officer and general manager of the Del Mar

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.

Gun show draws record crowds

Gun show draws record crowds

DEL MAR — Efforts to stop gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds seem to have, for lack of a better word, backfired, as the first of five such events scheduled at the facility this year drew record crowds March 9 and March 10. Between 15,000 and 16,000 people attended the two-day event, the most […]

USDA responds to appeal from elephant ride operators

DEL MAR — The owners of the company that provides elephant rides during the San Diego County Fair didn’t get the exact response they sought in an appeal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a noncompliance issue.