Inside the June 2010 Sandpiper

pdf version of the June 2010 print issue

Extra copies of the Sandpiper are available at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, the TV Station, the Library and the Powerhouse.

Think Trader Joes by Sam Borgese

Yes on Prop J: 8 cities can’t be wrong! EDITORIAL

DRB Critical For Del Mar
by Lee Haydu by Piper Underwood

Retirement in Sight? by
Dave Druker

Stalking the Spotted Sandpiper by Ed Mirsky with pictures by Paul Haydu

Hold That Hamburger
by Anthony Corso

Kit’s Picks by Sherryl L. Parks

Your Opinions Counted
by Ann Gardner

Big Changes for DM? June 14 by Howard Gad

Thumbs Up on Carmel Valley Road by Ann Gardner

Facelift for City Hall
by Arline Paa

Devil in the Details
by Shelley Atkinson

Walkpooling to School
by Piper Underwood

Fair Warning - Watch Out for June 15 by Sherryl Parks

Decked Out for the 4th by Kim Filanc

Students Pursue Peace
by Dave Druker

“Kimo” Lischer, One of DM’s Finest by Jon Edelbrock

Riding Out The Storm
by Art Olson








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Your Opinions Counted by Ann Gardner
Think Trader Joes by Sam Borgese
Big Changes for DM? June 14 by Howard Gad
Riding Out The Storm by Art Olson

Results in Visual Format by Art Olson

“Kimo” Lischer, One of DM’s Finest
by Jon Edelbrock

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Tues, June 15 | 7pm - Mrs. Robinson
Tues, July 20 | 7pm - Rockola
Tues, August 17 | 7pm - The UK Beat
Sun, September 12 | 5pm (note the time change) - Atomic Groove


Decked Out for the 4th

July 4th, Del Mar Foundation Annual Decorated Bike Parade! Powerhouse Park, 9:00 a.m.  Click here

latest update June 13, 2010

06/15  I watched the Del Mar Council meeting on TV last night, and what I heard was not quiet approvals, but emphatic disapproval of a proposed Form Based Code. ...  more>>

06/13  ... [with reference to the FBC presentation to the Council on June 14] not only do I believe there should be a vote prior to any such CC action but that vote should PRECEDE any expensive EIR by the City. ...    more>>

06/10 ... Continuing the effort to establish a Plaza food market, let alone one offering products at competitive prices, will fail. ...  more>>

06/07 ... the proposed Form Based Code, [...] would take zoning away from voters and put it in control of un-elected people. ...  more>>

06/06  ... The entire council agreed that all tourists in Del Mar should be treated the same way without regard to their choice of lodging. ...   more>>

06/05  I was disappointed with the Prop J flyer included in your June issue. Not because I expected the Sandpiper to oppose this new tax, but because of the blatant dishonesty of the graphic. ...  more>>

06/03  Huzza!  Thanks for all the effort  ...  more>>

05/28  ... Hilliard adds further confusion by contending they must first build new trestles over the river ...  more>>


Riding Out The Storm
by Art Olson

Undergrounding the utility lines in two Del Mar neighborhoods seemed like a good idea at the time, but the formation of the assessment districts to pay for the projects was rejected by a majority of property owners in the April vote. more>>
Piper Underwood

Del Mar must be one of the most walkable towns on the planet, right? We have beautiful beaches; bluff top views, canyons, river valleys and winding streets lined with charming gardens and homes. So you can imagine my surprise when I learned Del Mar scored a 71 out of 100 on I couldn’t believe it. In fact, I was even a little offended.  more>>


Fair Warning by Sherryl L. Parks  more>>

Thumbs Up on Carmel Valley Road
Ann Gardner

I’ve got a weed in a plastic bag with a red ribbon around my neck. It’s a beautiful Del Mar morning: shimmering inlets of water, a pair of mallards flying overhead and in the distance the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Reserve outlined against the Pacific. Oh yes, I also have a sharp digger in one hand and a large bag in the other.  more>>


Event:  Guided Nature Hike
Date:  Saturday, June 19
Time:  10:00am - 1:00pm
LocationVolcan Mountain Preserve, north of Julian

Description: Enjoy beautiful wildflowers and spectacular vistas on a guided hike to the 5300' summit of Volcan Mountain!  This 4-mile round trip hike has an elevation gain of about 1000’ and is moderately-strenuous for intermediate hikers, strenuous for beginners.  Bring water and sun protection.  Reservations required - contact or (858) 674-2275 x12 for directions and to reserve a space.


Event: Habitat Restoration
Date: Sunday, June 27
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Crest Canyon, Del Mar

Description: Assist the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy in removing invasive non-native plants to enhance native habitat. Tools, training and refreshments provided! Bring water, sun protection and wear sturdy closed-toed shoes. Reservations required - contact or (858) 674-2275 x12 for directions and to reserve a space. For more information, visit


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