published by Del Mar Community Alliance. Inc.
Inside the April 2018 Print Issue

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Del Mar Gets Smart
-Izzie Arthur


EDITORIAL: Truth and Sunlight


Roving Teen Reporter:
Teens Take on the Planet

-Sammy Hallal


Managed Retreat Sinks
-Don Mosier


Beach Preservation Rises
-Joe Sullivan


Happy Trails to You
-Julie Maxey-Allison


Doggone Good Dining
-Barley Gaylord


Mid-Year Dollar Trail
-Tom McGreal


Staying True to Q
-Dan Quirk


Managing City Legal Costs: Are We Busting the Budget?
-Tom McGreal and'
- Dwight Worden


Buy In or Bye-Bye Bluffs
- Dave Druker


A Tree Grows at City Hall
-Don Mosier


Let There Be Light
-Julie Maxey-Allison


Rock Haus Revival
-Dolores Davies and
- Jeff Barnouw


DMF: Let’s Get Ready for Summer
- Bob Gans


DMCC: April 2018
- Ashley Simpkins


Extra copies of the Sandpiper are available at: City Hall Southfair, the Del Mar Community Building the Library, Jelley Properties, the Powerhouse the Farmers’ Market; the Carmel Valley Library; The Gym in Del Mar on Jimmy Durante Blvd; the Solana Beach Library and the Solana Beach Community Center.


Calendars

DM Calendar

DMCC Calendar

DMF Calendar

DM Library Calendar

DM Village Association

Public Meetings

City Council

Design Review Board

Planning Commission

 

 
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April
2018


Update
04/22/18


La Jolla Half Marathon
Sunday, April 22
Runners who have just crossed the bridge
over the train tracks at Carmel Valley Road
and the Coast Highway.
Photo Virginia Lawrence.
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Update
03/28/18

Lagoon Day 2018
Saturday, April 21

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April Print Issue Front Page
Del Mar Gets Smart
Izzie Arthur | 16th Street
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At a recent session, the City Council approved a new strategic plan for Del Mar’s government. Based on the results of a study undertaken by the Finance Committee, Council has decided to fully embrace advances in technology to increase efficiency and reduce the costs of City government using artificial intelligenge (AI). City spokesperson, Hope Lowe, spoke with the Sandpaper and laid out the broad scope of the plan, which was formulated with the help of the Smart City Consulting firm Citytron. Ms. Lowe noted that the approach will have a revolutionary impact on City functions and is being called “Del Mar 2.0.” The Finance Committee’s Max Pennypacker and Citytron consultant, Les Brainyard, predicted that with Del Mar’s size and demographics, the adoption of the latest technology for city government will serve as a prototype for other cities and could even garner support from Jeff Bezos’s City of the Future Initiative to help pay for its implementation.

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April Print Issue Editorial

EDITORIAL: Truth and Sunlight

“All is fair in love and politics.” No more in Del Mar politics. The City Council considered on Feb. 22nd and March 5th upgrades to our local election codes to meet new state standards and address issues surrounding fair campaign practices that arose during the 2016 election cycle. In addition to new state rules, candidates for local office or campaign committees for ballot measures are expected to sign a pledge to adhere to new Council Policy 108. The pledge includes several “shall nots” summarized here:

1. No last minute campaign materials released the last two days before the election.

2. No use of surrogates by candidates to provide misleading information.

3. Candidates will take personal responsibility to fact check campaign materials.

4. Candidates will disavow any material known to be false or misleading.

5. No embellishment/exaggeration in campaign material.

6. No use of personal slurs or innuendoes about other candidates.

7. No false claims, and a pledge to correct the record if one is discovered.

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April Print Issue Back Page


Rock Haus Revival
Jeff Barnouw and Dolores Davies
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After four to five years of painstaking renovation work, one of Del Mar’s most iconic historic houses has been been restored to its original splendor under the ownership of longtime Del Mar resident and conservationist, Ivan Gayler. Gayler purchased the 1910 Craftsman house, situated at the corner of Luneta and 15th Street in 1997, after it had been used as an inn and a bed & breakfast for many years by previous owners.

The Rock Haus name dates back to 1981, when Tom and Carol Hauser bought the house, and converted the once stately residence to a B&B. The rock part of the Rock Haus moniker is a bit of a misnomer, however, as the chimneys and other exterior areas are constructed with clinker bricks, which somewhat resemble volcanic rock but are not actual rocks.

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Update
03/26/18

March for Our Lives
on March 24th

Del Mar residents joined the thousands who participated in Saturday's March For Our Lives led by local students at Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive, in San Diego.

from left: Ben Nyce, Penny Abell, Buck Abell.
Photos Ann Gardner.
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Liz  and Wayne Dernetz.
 
Felise Levine and John Goodkind.
 
Arline Paa and Carol Kerridge.
 
Update
03/19/18





anti-Gun Show Demo
AT fAIRGROUNDS
ON mARCH 17TH

Photos Dolores Davies.
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A group of a North County residents showed their solidarity with students by protesting the March 17 Crossroads of the West Gun Show held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The group says the Fairgrounds should not be hosting the gun shows on state property, and wants them to stop. Several other CA counties, including L.A., now prohibit gun shows on public property.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 
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