News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2021

Oct. 28: Wildfire Evacuation Plan Meeting for Crest Canyon neighbors

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The Del Mar Fire Department is hosting a neighborhood meeting on Zoom 5 p.m. Oct. 28 to update residents, business and property owners on the Crest Canyon Wildfire Evacuation Plan.Developed in cooperation with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the pla...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Cleanup crews dispatched to Del Mar beaches

crew collects tar balls from Del Mar beaches

Cleanup crews have spent three days at Del Mar beaches this week after a substantial deposit of tar balls washed onto the sand Oct. 19.In cooperation with County officials, City staff requested the deployment of cleanup teams as soon as possible after bea...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Oct. 30: Recycling event at Shores Park

florescent bulbs

A recycling drop-off event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 30 at the lower parking lot of Shores Park on Stratford Court opposite Little Orphan Alley.Del Mar residents and businesses can take advantage of free document shredding and collection of com...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Sculptures are installed and plotted on art map

Temporary Sculpture Installation

The Temporary Outdoor Sculpture Program has opened with five works in downtown Del Mar and a map that charts a one-mile art stroll.The sculptures, artists, and locations of the works, are:
  • Pasaje a lo Infinito by Hugo Heredia (15th Street and Camino del Ma...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2021

City changes comment options for remote, public meetings

town hall

Effective Oct. 4, the City of Del Mar is modifying options for members of the public to comment during remote, public meetings.Because of COVID-19, public meetings are expected to remain in remote formats through the end of 2021.Every 30 days, the City Co...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 26, 2021

Parking changes proposed to support economic recovery

Empty Parking Lots

To support businesses and promote Del Mar’s economic recovery, proposed changes to the Parking Code are headed to the City Council for consideration after public outreach and advisory board meetings throughout October. A remote, public workshop ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 12, 2021

City statement on The Winston School

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On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in a special meeting of the Del Mar City Council, the City Council voted as Landlord to confirm termination of the Winston School’s lease for failing to cure the default identified in the Notice to Cure provided to...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Links to NCTD updates on "bluff safety enhancement"

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

The North County Transit District (NCTD) released a public update July 21 regarding the agency's proposed fencing project, its engineering, and the view shed analysis underway, and anticipated timing for the public review process later this year....

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Council approves forming utility undergrounding districts

utility poles as seen from Del Mar Civic Center

The City Council on July 12 approved plans to form utility undergrounding districts along south Stratford Court and Crest Canyon.

The action initiates up to two years’ worth of design work and add momentum to a City-wide program that was suspended during C...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 16, 2021

City facilities to reopen in phases

Civic Center by Miller Hull

The Del Mar Civic Center has reopened its doors to the public for general, walk-in services from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. The Planning and Building Department will provide in-person, walk-in ser...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Council withdraws amendments for sea level rise

Empty Beach aerial

The City Council on June 7 voted to withdraw an application to the California Coastal Commission to amend Del Mar’s Local Coastal Program. The proposed amendments to the State-controlled coastal program reflected locally-approved policies and regulations ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2021

County begins mosquito-fighting aerial larvicide drops

Helicopter flies above waterway

The County of San Diego is set to begin aerial applications of larvicide at San Dieguito Lagoon and other waterways this week as a routine measure to control mosquitoes.

The lagoon is one of nearly 50 locations across the region to receive the treatment, i...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2021

SANDAG presents train tunnel analysis

SANDAG graphic of alternative rail alignments

San Diego Association of Governments officials on May 3 presented revised alternatives for moving the railway off of the fragile ocean bluffs and into tunnels beneath Del Mar.The presentation to the City Council included four alternative alignments. One o...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2021

Lifeguards, researchers tracking sharks off of Del Mar

researcher in lifeguard boat tags shark

Del Mar Lifeguards are working closely with researchers to track the movements of white sharks off of the City’s shoreline. The collaboration includes tagging sharks with acoustically transmitting darts, retrieving data from underwater receiver buoys, and...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Council approves clean energy package

rooftop solar at Del Mar Civic Center

As Del Mar prepares to launch its community choice energy program in May, the City Council on March 15 approved a default package that will provide customers with electricity derived at least halfway from renewable sources and 75 percent from sources that...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Program offers zero-waste option for takeout orders

reusable takeout container

The pandemic has brought a big increase in takeout dining and, not surprisingly, a pileup in the packaging used to wrap up those orders.

That’s why the City’s downtown partner is working with restaurants and a San Diego company to expand a zero-waste takeo...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2020

NCTD report outlines fencing plan for Del Mar bluffs

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

A North County Transit District report outlines plans to install chain link fencing along the Del Mar bluffs rail corridor.

Prepared by the consulting firm WSP and released in October, the study examines railroad rights-of-way and bases its findings on dat...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Subcommittee formed for North Commercial Zone referendum

North Commercial (NC) Zone

The City Council on Jan. 21 agreed to form an ad hoc subcommittee to discuss alternatives to a ballot initiative with the organizer of the referendum.The organizer, Del Mar resident Arnold Wiesel, initiated the referendum to repeal an ordinance approved i...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Council gives go-ahead for inter-agency rail crossing study

aerial view of train tracks on Del Mar bluffs

The City Council on Jan. 11 approved an agreement with regional planning and transportation agencies to launch the Safe Rail Trail and Pedestrian Crossing Study.

Commissioned in partnership with the San Diego Association of Governments and North County Tra...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Dunham House moves to Encinitas

Dunham House on trailer

A piece of Del Mar’s history moved to Encinitas this week after being lifted from its foundations and transported atop supersized trailers.

The Dunham House, built on 10th Street in 1885 and believed to be an original home of Del Mar founder Jacob Taylor, ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 12, 2020

City publishes plans for Accessory Dwelling Units

ADU floor plan

As Del Mar pivots to meet State housing requirements, the City has published three floor plans for accessory dwelling units.

The floor plans – one each for a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom unit – adhere to State mandates and City codes.

Drawn by Stephe...

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