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    ...AAAAAnd They're Off!

    by lmkluque Updated Oct 14, 2012

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    Morning before a race

    It can be dangerous to take all your vacation money with you to the Del Mar Racetrack!

    It is so much fun to wander around the beautiful grounds, to make a bet with the hopes of winning the big one, it is thrilling to watch the speed of powerful horses thunder around the track, but losing that bet is more common than winning.

    Honestly, the win off a $2.00 bet is not worth risking the money in the first place. However, having a bet on a horse makes watching it run even more exciting.

    BTW, This photo of the track stands was taken in the morning before the marine layer (of clouds) burned off. When it does burn off, you'll have a sunshine, bright day for the races.

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    Rip currents and high surf

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    The Pacific Ocean can be dangerous.

    My suggestion: always enter the water slowly and swim near a lifeguard. Del Mar beaches frequently experiences rip currents and/or high surf.
    If in doubt about conditions, ask a lifeguard.

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    Beach Games

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    Beach Games limited to approved Activity Zones. Check with Lifeguards for current locations of Activity Zones and allowed games (i.e. surfing, volleyball, Frisbee, smashball, etc.).

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    Dogs on beach

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    Dog allowed on beach as follows: between 17th Street and 29th Street - dogs prohibited June through September; allowed on 6 foot leash October through May.

    Between of 29th Street and northern City limits - dogs allowed on 6 foot leash June - September. Dog allowed without leash October through May (but under immediate voice command/control of owner or keeper)

    South of 17th Street - dogs allowed on 6 foot leash (all year round)

    Owners/Keepers must clean up after their dogs. Dog waste dispensers available at most beach accesses

    Dog License Required.

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    You’ll notice that more freedom for dogs are given in the "off season" months. The restrictions arise to protect the "tourist" and residents from unpleasant events, such as getting bitten or siting on dog poop, especially when the beaches are crowded.

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    Do not litter

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    Litter Laws are strictly enforced in Del Mar Beach. Please take your trash home if beach cans are full.
    By the way. littering maybe very expensive - on a freeway it costs $1000 (yes: ONE THOUSAND!). And... they keep roads clean hehe.

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    No camping

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    Seagrove Park

    No camping on public or private property, including in vehicles.
    Hmm... is it the local law/code or it works that way throughout the whole California?

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    Usually, the laws/codes at the beach are made by the "owner" of that beach. City beaches, by the citizens of that city. State Beaches, by the laws of that State etc. etc. etc….

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    No Vehicles

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    No vehicles on beach any time.
    Except lifeguards' pickup trucks, as I noticed. Hmm... better not look for any public beach with vehicles allowed, in California especially. Am I wrong?

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    Usually, there are no city beaches that allow vehicles — except emergency vehicles — because the beaches are generally for people to enjoy water sports.

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    No Surf/Jet Ski

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    No Surf/Jet Ski launching on Del Mar Beach. Hmm... they have their own places, I am sure. Do you know where?

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    There are many beaches in San Diego County that allow surfing/Jet Ski launching. On either side of Del Mar there are such beaches.

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    No glass

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    City law: NO glass on beach at any time.
    Does it mean that I am allowed to bring plastic bottles only?

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    Plastic, metal, just not glass.

    Why?
    Because glass breaks and it is impossible to get all the pieces of sharp glass out of the sand. People walking along that area later can receive severe cuts from the glass.

    Does it works this way exclusively in Del Mar Beach or in the whole California/USA?
    Most beaches in San Diego County have this same law.

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    No fires

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    No fires on Beach at any time.
    Hmm... any special permissions for VT-meetings? :-)))

    From LINDA (lmqluque):
    Maybe when VT becomes very rich and famous they will give special permission for a fire at the beach, probably not.

    As I know it's a local law. I would vote against such law, you? Although if I lived in Del Mar, I would probably vote for that law, because if I lived in Del Mar I would probably think much the same way the other residents think.
    Luckily I live in Tychy, Poland and I can take a fire by a lake each day (in designated places)...

    From LINDA (lmkluque):
    Once it is a law, it is too late to vote for or against it without getting enough signatures from the residents in Del Mar to ask for a vote to "repeal" the law.

    Of course, if the law is UN-Constitutional we could take it to The Supreme Court and have it overturned!

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    Sandstone cliffs are unstable

    by mht_in_la Written Feb 27, 2005

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    Sandstone cliffs are unstable

    While hiking on the beach of Torrey Pines State Park, I saw lifeguards patrol back and forth to ask visitors to stay away from the cliff. The edge of the cliff made of unstable sandstone can fall, and I did see falling rocks all over after days of rain and erosion. Maybe in a few million years the whole bluff will be gone.

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    Eroded trail

    by mht_in_la Updated Feb 27, 2005

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    Eroded trail

    After several days of rain, many trails in Torrey Pines State Park got erosion problems, especially the scenic ones. As shown in photo, the rain formed little runoffs in the center of the trail. I was able to finish most of my hikes in my flip-flops. Just be cautious when you go.

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    Loud partying

    by matcrazy1 Updated Feb 25, 2005

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    Disturbances by loud party or other unreasonable noise:
    If a Disturbance of the Peace, such as a loud party, music, shouting, noise, etc. requires a 2nd or subsequent call to the scene by a Sheriff's Deputy or the Code Enforcement Officer, the persons responsible (owner, tenant, or organizer) shall be jointly liable for all administrative cost incurred for the 2nd (and subsequent) calls.


    So, turn your music off before the 2nd call of your neighbours!
    HAPPY PARTYING!


    Next example:
    Noise Regulations: Unnecessary excessive and annoying noises of any type are prohibited in Del Mar, (including car stereos, radios & "boom" boxes).

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