inside the February 2009 sandpiper

pdf version of the February2009 print issue

Del Mar Celebrates Its 50th  by Tony Corso

Democracy at Work  by Mark Whitehead

Editorial: Community Plan Vitality

A Letter to the Editor from Brooke Eisenberg-Pike

Build, Sit, Read  by Piper Underwood

Taxes Tell the Story  by Bud Emerson

A Del Mar Identity Crisis?  by Sam Borgese

You Can Always Go Downtown  by Tony Corso

How Green is Your Car?by George Webb

Utility Undergrounding, Issues Arising by Art Olson

A View for All  by Mark Whitehead

Shorians Speak Up   by Piper Underwood

Little Bushido by Ed Mirsky

Paving Over Paradise by Ann Gardner

Whither House Prices by Bertha Leone

A Bridge to Somewhere   by Ann Gardner and Jacqueline Winterer

February Community Calendar

Community Connections

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Revitalizing Del Mar

In this issue we have 6 articles concerning Form Based Zoning and the revitalization of Del Mar.

Democracy at Work 
A Letter to the Editor
Taxes Tell the Story
A Del Mar Identity Crisis?
You Can Always Go Downtown

Revitalizing the Sandpiper

The Board of Editors welcomes four new voices in this issue: Tony Corso, George Webb, Ann Gardner and Bertha Leone.

This article by Jacqueline Winterer did not appear in the print edition.

Del Mar Grand Avenue Bridge: a history.  more>>

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Neighbors Power Down:
Utility Undergrounding, Issues Arising

by Art Olson

One of the most impactful projects on the City’s active agenda is the undergrounding of neighborhood utilities.  more>>

Supplementary material at the end of the article.


"The Romance of English Roses"  featuring Suzanne Horn.  Thursday, February 26, 7pm at the Powerhouse.   more>>


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.   prices+photos


To Chuck and Dorothy Newton: Congratulations on your 67th Wedding Anniversary!!

Event: Guided Hike
Date: Sunday, February 15th
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Clevenger Canyon South, off Hwy 78 between Escondido and Ramona
Description: Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy as we explore the rugged slopes of Clevenger Canyon South and enjoy sweeping panoramic views from the summits. The 3.2 mile route is moderately-strenuous for intermediate hikers and strenuous for beginners, with an elevation gain of about 1000’. Please bring water and be prepared for changing weather. Reservations required - contact or (858) 674-2275 x12 for directions and to reserve a space.


The Cultural Arts Committee of the Del Mar Foundation is pleased to present two "Bluegrass and Beyond" concerts at the Del Mar Powerhouse:

Missy Raines & the New Hip  Sunday, Feb 22 (4:00)

The Claire Lynch Band Thursday, March 19 (7:00)   info+tickets


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