Del Mar Weekly Newsletter
Issue No. 10 - August 30, 2019


San Dieguito Lagoon

Member needed for lagoon committee

The San Dieguito Lagoon Committee is in search of one member to complete its nine-member roster.

Volunteering on the committee involves a monthly meeting, subcommittee work and tracking issues that face the lagoon at the north end of Del Mar, where the Pacific Ocean flushes into tidal basins at the westernmost reaches of the San Dieguito River watershed.

The City Council appoints applicants to the lagoon committee, one of 12 advisory commissions, boards and committees serving the City of Del Mar. Learn about volunteering on City committees.

The San Dieguito Lagoon Committee works closely with two nonprofit groups and a regional government consortium to preserve and enhance the river valley and surrounding open space in Del Mar and beyond.

Read full story.

american flag

Monday: City Hall closed for Labor Day

The Del Mar Civic Center will be closed on Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All essential public safety services will be uninterrupted. Trash service will be delayed by one day.

Have a great holiday!

woman playing with dog

Tuesday: Off-season rules begin for dogs on beaches

The day after Labor Day marks the start of off-season rules for Del Mar’s dog-friendly beaches. From Sept. 3 through June 15, 2020, the rules are as follows:

  • Between 29th Street and Solana Beach, off-leash dogs are allowed.
  • Between Powerhouse Park and 29th Street, dogs must be leashed. (From dawn to 8 a.m., off-leash dogs are allowed between 25th and 29th streets.)
  • Between Powerhouse Park and 6th Street, dogs must be leashed.

Licenses must be affixed to the dog’s collar. Leashes may not be longer than six feet. Dog owners must pick up after their pet and exchange information after a bite or other injury.

Open Regulations for Del Mar’s Dog Friendly Beaches (PDF).

Questions? Contact the Community Services Department: 858-755-1556.

debris yard

Wednesday: Construction  waste ordinance takes effect

An ordinance regulating the disposal of construction and demolition waste takes effect on Wednesday, moving Del Mar toward the goals of its Climate Action Plan and compliance with State requirements.

The ordinance (PDF) calls for recycling or reusing asphalt, metal, rock, concrete, drywall, cardboard and unpainted wood in order to divert at least 65 percent of a construction project’s waste from landfills.

Read full story.


stone masons working

Downtown Streetscape update 

Masons applied a stone veneer to retaining walls  this week at the Canterbury Corner building on Camino del Mar at 10th Street. Elsewhere on the Downtown Streetscape Project, landscaping crews planted trees between 13th and 11th streets. During the week ahead, tree planting is scheduled to continue between 11th and 9th streets.

stone masons working
stone masons working
stone masons working

trash barrels

Public Works rolling out the barrels

Crews from the Department of Public Works this week replaced concrete trash and recycling receptacles at Seagrove Park, Powerhouse Park and the North Beach. The new recycling receptacles were funded with a CalRecycle Grant.


streetscape tree planting

Downtown Streetscape Project

Del Mar TV tells the story of the downtown beautification program with voices from City leaders and members of the project team.

Watch the video.

greasy pan

Don't clog the system!

The kitchen sink is no place for grease and other materials that damage household plumbing, sewer systems and the environment. 

We drive that message home in the first in a series of 30-second videos.

Watch the video.


2019 community services crew
Hats off to the Community Services crew for summer 2019. Great job, everybody! Photo: Jim Lischer

Sept. 9 deadline to apply for Citizens Academy

Sheriff Bill Gore and District Attorney Summer Stephan invite the public to gain an inside perspective on law enforcement during the 2019 Citizens Academy. The six-week program examines law enforcement and the criminal justice system during courses scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday in October and Nov. 5 at the County Operations Center, 5520 Overland Ave., San Diego. Space is limited. Apply online at

Sheriff's crime blotter: Aug. 21 through Aug. 28

Drunk in Public: 6
Battery on Person: 2
Hit & Run: 1
Credit/Id Theft: 1
Vehicle Theft: 1
Vehicle Accident: 2
Brandishing firearm (replica): 1

See full report (PDF).

Source: San Diego County Sheriff's Department.


river path cleanup

Sept. 21: Cleanup at River Path

Coastal Cleanup Day is set for Sept. 21 and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is seeking volunteers to weed and water along River Path Del Mar from 9 a.m. to noon.

The river path runs between the south shore of the river and San Dieguito Drive.

Learn more and register on the Conservancy’s webpage.

sack race at powerhouse park

Sept. 22: Picnic at Powerhouse Park

Mark your calendars: the Del Mar Foundation Picnic at Powerhouse Park is set for Sept. 22, with food and fun on tap from noon to 4 p.m.

house with energy scan

Sept. 9, Oct 4: Home energy savings workshops

Want to save money on your power bill?

The City of Del Mar, in cooperation with Del Mar Community Connections, is hosting energy savings workshops from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 4 at the Community Connections offices at 225 9th Street.

Read full story.


Committee vacancies and application closing dates

Learn more about  Committees, Vacancies and Volunteer Requirements.


City of Del Mar job openings

Learn more about Employment Opportunities at the City of Del Mar. 


Location: Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall,1050 Camino del Mar

Tuesday, Sept. 3

  • Sustainability Advisory Board, 5 p.m. AGENDA
See full calendar.


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