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Summer Solstice offers taste of the city

DEL MAR — With the Pacific Ocean as their backdrop, chefs from nearly two dozen Del Mar restaurants and representatives from area wineries and breweries provided samples of their finest offerings at the Del Mar Village Association’s 17th annual Summer Solstice held June 21 at Powerhouse Park. 

The event also included live music, massages, facial treatments, feathered guests from Free Flight exotic bird sanctuary a silent auction featuring vacation packages, passes to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, overnight stays at area hotels, complimentary meals at local restaurants and one year of free parking in the city deemed “priceless” but with a starting bid of $600.

All 700 tickets, at $50 apiece, once again sold out in advance. Proceeds support the DMVA’s downtown revitalization efforts.

Zsa Zsa Gabor takes a few tips from the “Mother of Western Yoga,” Indra Deva, far right, during a 1960 session at Golden Door.   Courtesy photo/Golden DoorTri-City Medical Center has introduced the Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent — a self-expanding, small, metal, mesh tube that helps prevent the clogged artery from narrowing again. Courtesy photoThe theatrical biography “Zora” is part of the Oceanside Public Library Big Read program centered around “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Cheryl Howard, of The American Place Theatre Company, plays Zora Neale Hurston in “Zora.”  Photo by Promise YeeMural artist Linda Luisi demonstrates live painting during the fundraiser. Paintings were auctioned off to raise funds for the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Photo by Promise YeeDavid Zito

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