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Del Mar Fairgrounds

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    OCTA Thanks Congress for Transportation Bill Language Friendly to Finishing Toll Road

    ​When one author praises another on a book jacket, and the second author then does the same on the first author's tome, that's logrolling. It's a practice that's also common among academics and movie critics. In politics, logrolling happens when political favors are exchanged, even among members o ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011

    Fair Games Over the OC Fairgrounds

    The huge swath of public land is in play. But is the whole thing rigged?

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Soundgarden to Release First Live Album in March

    ​​Since the group's reunion in 2010, longtime fans of Soundgarden have clamored for new material from grunge's prodigal sons. Guitarist Kim Thayil won't rule out a new studio album, but the Seattle heroes seem to be concentrating on putting out selections from their deep vault of music from thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Olivia Munn Goes From Promoting Horse Racing in OC to Damning Circus Animals in LA

    ​Olivia Munn--the gorgeous Maxim model, Daily Show correspondent and Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek author--appeared last night at a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' protest against the Ringling Bros. circus at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.It's a tes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    OC Environmentalists Celebrate Momentous Decisions

    Ancestor walks take on new meaning after efforts to carve a toll road through Pahne failed.​Holiday celebrating started early for local environmental groups.On Friday, a diverse coalition of allies marked the one-year anniversary of a U.S. Department of Commerce decision that effectively stopped t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Celebrate Saving Trestles by Tying One On. Or Two. Or a Dozen

    The Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter hosts a "Trestles Victory Party" at 8:30 p.m. Friday at O.C. Tavern, 2369 S El Camino Real, San Clemente. The little surfer girls and boys feel like hoisting a few in honor of the U.S. Commerce Department deciding against overturning the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Feds Kill Foothill-South Toll Road Proposal. Now What? Punt?

    UPDATED WITH TCA NON-RESPONSE RESPONSE; BLOOMBERG REPORT...If the posting times are correct, The Orange County Register (9:40 a.m.) beat the Los Angeles Times (10:03 a.m.) in getting the news out that the U.S. Department of Commerce had announced it would uphold the state Coastal Commission's reject ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    August 26, 2008

    Saving Trestles: Game On!

    The on-again, off-again hearing on the 241 Foothill South toll road extension by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce is back on, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, and in an old/new home, O'Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, or the same place the California Coastal Commission met, took testimony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    San Diego Street Scene lineup announced

    The two-day lineup for this year's San Diego Street Scene was just announced today, and it doesn't look half bad, in this humble ex-music editor's opinion. Headliners include Beck, the Black Crowes, X, Tegan and Sara, Justice, plus Spoon, TV on the Radio, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Michael Franti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008
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    February 4, 2008

    Dirty Harry on San Onofre

    Clint Eastwood is Vice-Chair of the California State Parks and Recreation Commission. He also used to surf down at Trestles in San Onofre. Thus it's little surprise he appears in the following video urging Southern Californians to save Trestles and San Onofre State Beach. This can be done by opposin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    TCA Begs For Help From Lackeys

    The Coastal Commission has had to change its February meeting venue to accommodate the expected 2,000-odd attendees. This is bad news for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, who already sent out an email to their contractors begging for support. The issue is the 241 (Foothill-South) toll road exte ... More >>

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