inside the April 2009 sandpiper

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Environmentally Fair? by Mark Whitehead

Del Mar Goes French: The "Charrette" is Coming  by Tony Corso

Editorial: Let's Go Green!

The Greening of Downtown by Jennifer Grove

Ask a Question ... Get a Bag  by Bertha Leone

Flocking Noises by Ann Gardner

Reining in Your Thirsty Landscape  by Brooke Eisenberg-Pike

Form Forums  by Richard Earnest and Tony Corso

Cathy's Perspective: Lessons Learned and Questions Unanswered by Catherine Danola

Pocket Park with a Sea View by Betty Wheeler

Farm-Based Code Plows Ahead  by Art Olson

From Blueprints to Banners: Del Mar Blue by Virginia Lawrence

State Shoots Hole in Senior Safety Net by Shirley King

Yes, We Care: The DMCC Care Management Program by Darcy Mulholland

Balancing Del Mar's Checkbook by Crystal Crawford and Bertha Leone

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Environmentally Fair?  
April 2009 | Mark Whitehead

New projects for which approval is being sought include adding a 200,000 square foot exhibit hall, a 330 room condominium hotel, a 58,000 square foot three-story office structure, a new electronic sign board along I-5, and paving the land east of Jimmy Durante Boulevard for “improved” parking.   more>>

Reining in Your Thirsty Landscape
April 2009 | Brooke Eisenberg-Pike

In November the City Council adopted a resolution to form the Ad Hoc Water Conservation Citizens’ Advisory Committee.


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Flocking Noises
by Ann Gardner

Numbers and names are flying around about bird data to be released at Lagoon Day on Sunday, April 19! Early reports of birds, resident and rare, flocking to the new wetland restoration project in the San Dieguito Lagoon raise hopes for a real success story more>>

WEB-EXCLUSIVE Photos by Abigail Smigel



Farm-Based Code Plows Ahead: A New Vision for Del Mar
by Art Olson

Opting for a radical reinvention of the downtown business district, The City Council is now proposing to zone the properties along Camino Del Mar for agricultural use. more>>


Desert Revisited: "Sermons in Stones"
by Jeanne Carney

Recently I stood on a sandy-red boulder in Coyote Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, impressed by the fact that sediments of this southern California landscape date back over five hundred million years.   more>>

From Blueprints to Banners:
Del Mar Blue

by Virginia Lawrence

The smell of ink fills the back rooms ... pervasive, unmistakable.  “Still,” Dave Preston assures me, “not one of Del Mar Blue’s 18 employees ever thinks about it. In fact, until we stopped reproducing blueprints by the traditional method, the dominant odor was of ammonia. And even that was forgettable.”   more>>

From Blueprints to Banners: Del Mar Blue
Del Mar Blue is Green
Getting it Together: Lucie's Herculean Task

Go Take a Hike!
April 18, 2009
Event:  Guided Hike
Date:  Saturday, April 18

Time:  9:30am - Noon
Location:  Lusardi Canyon, Black Mountain Open Space Park
Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy as we explore Lusardi Canyon, which connects Black Mountain Open Space Park to the San Dieguito River Park and provides a critical habitat link between these two large open space areas.  This 5-mile round trip hike is moderately strenuous for beginners.  Reservations required - contact or (858) 674-2275 x12 for directions and to reserve a space.
Lagoon Day Celebration
April 19, 2009

To raise money for construction of a new Lifeguard Tower at 17th Street, commemorative t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts and ball caps have been produced and are on sale to the public.  

The picture to the left shows two lifeguards in the midst of heli-training.



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