January: Exactly one year ago, the Penguin Plunge marked its 34th straight year and drew hundreds of visitors to 17th Street beach. The event is cancelled this year because of the pandemic.
February: Del Mar's new City Manager, CJ Johnson, hosted a public reception at the Powerhouse Community Center. Johnson replaced Scott Huth.
March: Public health orders prompted the closure of Del Mar's beaches.
April: During the closure of Seagrove Park, workers dug trenches and installed conduit for a new lighting system.
May: The reopening of beaches coincided with a red tide that caused a fish kill and a putrid odor that permeated neighborhoods.
June: Court Street Park opened quietly after landscaping and improvements to a drainage channel.
July: During one week, lifeguards administered more than 50 sting ray treatments.
August: The City of Del Mar launched a face mask education and enforcement program.
September: Dine on the Deck, a City initiative in partnership with Del Mar Village Association, provided a picturesque location for visitors to enjoy takeout meals from local restaurants.
October: The City Council approved forwarding a draft of Del Mar's Housing Element to state authorities for review.
November: In response to an NCTD proposal to fence portions of the rail line, the City Council agreed to seek "cooperative resolution of rail safety and access issues on the Del Mar Bluffs."
December, (clockwise from upper left): The City Council reorganized with newly-elected Council Members Tracy Martinez and Dan Quirk and reelected incumbent Dave Druker taking oaths of office; incumbent Terry Gaasterland rotated into the Mayor's seat; outgoing Mayor Ellie Haviland and Council Member Sherryl Parks stepped down after not seeking reelection, and Council Member Dwight Worden became Deputy Mayor.