inside the June 2009 sandpiper

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Fish For Thought 
Piper Underwood

Budget Ballot Busted  by Wayne Dernetz

Village Volunteers

Dr. Linda's Water Diet Revolution  by Linda Chisari

H20 NO MO  by Arline Paa

Hallelujah!  by
Sherryl L. Parks

Fear-Based Planning  by Sam Borgese, OPINION

Del Mar to Sell Name  by Al Tarkington,  A LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow  by Chuck Newton

LEED Follows Need  by Jon Edelbrock

Visitors' Fair Share  by Bettina Experton

Political Scuttlebutt  by Bud Emerson

Winston School Jewel  by Mike Peterson

20-20 Vision at the Shores  by Barbara Mandel Pache

The Bucks Stop Here!
by Bud Emerson

June Community Calendar

Community Connections

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Fear-Based Planning
by Sam Borgese, OPINION

Fear generated by the current economic downturn is uglifying Del Mar’s downtown. The bulky new sidewalk cafés on 15th Street are egregious examples of such fear-based planning. 

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Photo enlargement: The way15th Street used to be

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Chuck Newton, Forest Way

After 37 years in downtown Del Mar, the Hair Nursery’s “lady barber in the window” is moving to Solana Beach.  Unable to find a suitable space to rent in Del Mar, Faris set up her barber’s chair at 216 Cedros Ave., across from the Belly Up, as of June 1. The new name is Cedros Hair Design, Cuts for Men.  more>>



Visitors' Fair Share
Bettina Experton, Tewa

Parking in Downtown Del Mar comes with challenges and a high price – from repeatedly circling around town in search of the elusive parking space, to finally being penalized with an unfair fine for barely going over an ever-changing time limit while rushing your lunch hour.


Del Mar to Sell Name

A Letter to the Editor from Al Tarkington, former Mayor of the City formerly known as Del Mar.

Del Mar officials initially scoffed at the naming rights idea, but with the current economic crisis and the red ink at City Hall, they have given it more thought.  more>>



Dr. Linda’s Water Diet revolution
Linda Chisari

With a sharply reduced water supply, tomatoes and eggplant, peppers and basil must somehow compete with the demands of laundry, bathing and dishwashing.

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July 4th Decorated Bike Parade
The Del Mar Foundation is once again sponsoring its 7th Annual July 4th Decorated Bike Parade at Powerhouse Park. Members of the City Council will serve as Grand Marshals. Now is the time to start planning how you want to decorate your bike, wagon, stroller, leashed dog and more! Ribbons will be awarded to the “best” in several categories. Following the parade children can climb aboard a real fire engine and meet the Del Mar Fire Department. Free lemonade will be served. Parade will start promptly at 9am.


The Del Mar Historical Society will host

A Day at the Races

on Sunday, August 30. Included in the package will be a private box, lunch, and a speaker talking about the history of the track from 1936 (with special emphasis on 1959 forward, to recognize Del Mar’s 50th celebration); and 10 exciting races.

Off loading thoroughbreds 1937.
Courtesy Del Mar Historical Society

Reservations can be made online at: or by calling
858-794-0029. But hurry -- maximum 80 people!


Summer Solstice
Thursday, June 18, from 5pm – 8pm at Powerhouse Park

The smooth, slick style of Randy Fontaine and the Swingers will set the vibe for Del Mar’s Summer Solstice event. Hosted by the Del Mar Village Association (DMVA) with the support from the City of Del Mar, Summer Solstice is the perfect way to celebrate the summer season. This year the event will be held on Thursday, June 18, from 5pm – 8pm at Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Boulevard in Del Mar, just overlooking Del Mar Beach.
“This is a wonderful time to gather with friends as well as meet new ones,” said Summer Solstice event chair, Mary Lou Amen. “Each year we sell out as it’s become known as the event not to be missed.”

For more information visit the DMVA website at


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