Historical Photos

More historical photos seen over the last year – this is San Diego in 1892:

Del Mar in 1895:

Mission Valley in 1891:

San Diego Bay in 1932:

North Island in 1936:

The Mission Bay Bridge in 1914 with roller coaster in background:

Ocean Beach and Mission Beach in 1930:

Pacific Beach in 1945:

Sail Bay in PB around 1960 – not a house on the La Jolla hill yet!

Downtown Carlsbad….in the 1940s?  There were only a handful of oceanfront homes!

La Costa in 1967 with the resort in the middle and nothing to the west of it:

Us at the Rose Bowl yesterday – the first time we’ve gone to an Oregon bowl game that they won!

Sea Level Rise

Thanks to the OCR for this article – link at bottom:

Sounding the latest alarm over the devastating impacts sea level rise is expected to have on the California coast, a new report from the state Legislative Analyst’s Office details the critical need for action over the next decade and notes that most preparations so far are only in beginning stages.

Between $8 billion and $10 billion of existing property will be underwater by 2050 and another $6 billion to $10 billion will be at risk at high tide, according to a study cited in the report.

“The certainty of rising seas poses a serious and costly threat,” according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, a nonpartisan governmental agency that provides policy advice to the state Legislature.

For every dollar spent preparing in advance of disasters, $6 in post-disaster losses are avoided, according to a federal study cited by the Legislative Analyst’s Office. With the state estimating a half-foot or more of sea level rise by 2030 — and as much as 7 feet by 2100 — the report says it’s crucial to take extensive measures over the next 10 years or so.

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Del Mar Airport

We were scheduled to fly out of JFK last night at 7:35pm, which seemed reasonable because it was barely snowing and the temperature was in the low-30s. Certainly the airport and Delta Airlines can handle that!

We left at 4:45am eastern time!

I think we spent more time on the tarmac than in the air!

We missed the end of the Bing Crosby season, but Cheryl went and captured this double rainbow:

It made me think of Bing’s famous song:

Where the turf meets the surf

Down at old Del Mar

Take a plane

Take a train

Take a car.

There is a smile on every face

And a winner in each race

Where the turf meets the surf

At Del Mar.

The train and car is understandable, but what about taking a plane?

Did you know that Del Mar Airport used to exist? These are from the mid-1960s:

You can see that the new I-5 freeway was built right over the runway!

Del Mar Bluff Collapse

Link to UT article

The Coaster will be taking the day off to monitor the bluff collapse, but they plan to be running a regular schedule tomorrow.  From this angle, it looks like there might be a concrete foundation under the tracks – but is that enough for you to ride the train tomorrow?

The heavy rainstorms over the last 48 hours have caused a washout adjacent to the coastal railroad tracks along the Del Mar Bluffs just south of Coast Boulevard which support COASTER, Amtrak, and BNSF operations. At this time, all trains can safely operate at restricted speeds through the area based on site reviews and inspections conducted by railroad engineers. NCTD and its contractors will have personnel on-site monitoring trains as they pass through the area until repairs have been completed on the tracks.

In order to repair the washout area, NCTD will be closing the tracks south of Solana Beach train station and implementing bus replacement service beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019.  

Following is detailed information about the operating plan for Saturday.

    • COASTER: COASTER trains will run a regular Saturday service schedule from Oceanside Transit Center to Solana Beach COASTER station. Passengers will be bus bridged between the Solana Beach train station and Santa Fe Depot. Northbound COASTER passengers who board the COASTER south of Solana Beach station will be bussed all the way to Oceanside Transit Center.  Passengers between Solana Beach station and Oceanside Transit Center going north will be served by the train per the regular schedule.
    • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner: Service and schedule changes will be in effect for Amtrak. Please visit PacificSurfliner.com or call 800-872-7245 for more information.

Regular scheduled train service will resume on Sunday, December 1 for both COASTER and Amtrak.

“Safety is NCTD’s top priority,” said NCTD Executive Director Matthew Tucker. “NCTD is committed to acting proactively to ensure that passenger and freight operations can be safely operated.  NCTD and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) are advancing phased improvements to make the Bluffs more resilient and prevent service impacts like this washout.”

Free Holiday Pies

It’s the holidays and many of the local food pantries are providing meals for those who are less fortunate.

We want to assist others who are struggling or could use a helping hand.  We have teamed up with Mama’s Kitchen who provides full meals to their clients who are too sick to cook/shop for themselves because of medical illnesses such as HIV or cancer.

Their primary fundraiser is Mama’s Pies, where local restaurants, bakeries and caterers donate thousands of pies that are then sold to others.  Each pie sold provides 8 meals for the clients of Mama’s Kitchen.

Help us, help them!

Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan and Crunchy Dutch Apple sell for $25 each, and the first one is on us!

For your FREE PIE, email us at klingerealtygroup@compass.com and let us know what flavor you want – Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan or Crunchy Dutch Apple.  Then on Monday, November 25th, come to our office at the La Costa Resort to pick it up.

If you want or need more than one pie for your Thanksgiving Dinner, you can buy additional pies through us so Mama’s Kitchen can serve more meals this holiday season.  All you have to do is click on the link below to order your additional pies.

How to Purchase Additional Pies:

  1. Go to https://mamaspies.org/seller/klingerealtygroup/
  2. Click on BUY A PIE
  3. Choose your pies flavors
  4. Select TEAM – Klinge Realty Group
  5. Pick up location – Private Location – Compass office at the Omni La Costa Resort
  6. Enter your payment information & you’re done!

We need your Free Pie and additional Pie Orders no later than this Friday 11/22.

Can you please join us as we Give Back – One Pie at a Time?

We hope to see you next Monday!

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