The Del Mar Village Association History Committee, under the chairmanship of local attorney Bing Bush Jr., has installed plaques on several of the historically significant buildings in the Village of Del Mar. The plaques feature QR codes that link history with each building site so that pedestrians strolling through town can learn more about each building by scanning it with a smartphone or tablet.
The San Diego County Fair wrapped up on Sunday, July 6, following fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Big Bite Bacon Fest on Saturday and a tribute to the Beatles closing night. According to organizers, 1,457,130 fairgoers visited the fairgrounds for the Beatles-themed event, the second-highest attendance in fair history. More than 1.5 million people attended the fair in 2012.
A platform to allow Coaster and Amtrak trains to stop at the Del Mar Fairgrounds during the annual county fair and horse racing season is in the works, but don’t expect the project to be completed any time soon.