News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2019

Opinions sought for City Manager search

Del Mar Civic Center

The City Council is seeking insight from Del Mar residents about what qualities and attributes they value most as the Council moves forward in the process to select a new City Manager.

A community survey published this week poses four questions:

  • What skills...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Animal Visions Art Show and a call for submissions

Art Show Logo

Animal Visions, an exhibition of 2D and 3D animal art, is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall, 1050 Camino del Mar. 

The Oct. 18 gathering includes a dance performance and a wine and cheese rec...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 9, 2019

2019 Kaaboo festival begins Friday

KAABOO music festival

The 2019 Kaaboo Del Mar music festival begins its three-day run Friday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds with up to 40,000 people per day expected to attend. Noise impacts could start during soundchecks Wednesday, when decibel meters are deployed and tested in s...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Volunteers sought for Coastal Cleanup Day

Coastal Cleanup Day logo

I Love a Clean San Diego's 35th annual Coastal Cleanup Day is set for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 with locations in Del Mar at Powerhouse Park, San Dieguito Lagoon and River Path Del Mar.

Across the region, the event draws thousands of volunteers to more than ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Del Mar to pursue Community Choice Energy partnership with Solana Beach, Carlsbad

electric transmission lines

The City Council voted unanimously Sept. 9 to partner with Solana Beach and Carlsbad to launch a Community Choice Energy program in 2021.

The vote calls for Del Mar to negotiate an agreement with the two cities, and other potential partners, to form a Comm...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Don't clog the system! Second video in series shows what not to flush

Girl flushing baby wipes

The toilet is no place for baby wipes, cotton, hair and other materials that damage household plumbing, sewer systems and the environment.  

A pint-size ballerina wearing pink butterfly wings makes that point in the second of three brief, informat...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Off-season rules begin for dogs on beaches

Dog playing on beach

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...
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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Member needed for lagoon committee

San Dieguito Lagoon

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 Pac...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Ordinance in place for construction, demolition waste

Construction Debris

An ordinance regulating the disposal of construction and demolition waste took effect Sept. 4, 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, me...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Workshops scheduled for Home Energy Savings Program

thermal image of home

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.

Participants c...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Watch the Downtown Streetscape video

Greg Gomez in Streetscape video

Have you seen the Downtown Streetscape video? 

Del Mar TV tells the story of downtown Del Mar's transformation with voices from City leaders and members of the project team.

Watch the Downtown Streetscape video.

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Volunteers sought for Del Mar’s CERT program

Cap Pinney in EOC

Del Mar’s Community Emergency Response Team is looking for volunteers.

In October, a semi-annual CERT training is scheduled at the Del Mar Fire Station. The training covers skills that are important to know during a disaster, when emergency servi...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Tip-top junior lifeguard session for 2019

Del Mar Junior Lifeguards

The 2019 session of the Del Mar Junior Lifeguard program ended Aug. 16 with nearly 800 participants gaining new appreciation for the ocean, beach safety and teamwork.

As junior lifeguards reflect upon a summer of fun – and challenges – ...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Sea level rise program heading to Coastal Commission

seawall splashover

During a July 15 discussion on sea level rise, the City Council renewed its commitment to reject managed retreat while backing a previously-adopted adaptation plan and Local Coastal Program amendments now pending before the California Coastal Commission.

T...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Eric Sandy retiring after 47 years

Mayor Dave Druker awards a proclamation to Eric Sandy

The City of Del Mar’s longest-serving employee is retiring on Tuesday after 47 years, with many of them spent on the beach.

Eric Sandy, 72, was hired as an Animal Regulation/Beach Enforcement Officer in 1972 and is retiring as a Lieutenant for the City’s C...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2019

City Manager Scott Huth to retire in February

Civic Center sign

City Manager Scott Huth announced yesterday his plans to retire in February after eight years as the city’s top executive.

In a letter to friends, coworkers and community members (PDF), Huth said that he told the City Council in 2018 that he would not seek...

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City News & Announcements
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Off-season rules for dog-friendly beaches begin Tuesday

Dog playing on beach

As the Labor Day holiday on Monday marks the unofficial end of summer, Tuesday 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 Be...
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City News & Announcements