When the solution is obvious to Lee Stein, he acts. He doesn't just sit there; he does something about it, and he does it in a big way.
For example, when Stein and his wife of 34 years, June, tired of train horns blaring insistently past his Del Mar home office, signaling their approach to a railroad crossing, Stein started looking for an alternative. He researched federal railroad law, involved the city manager, the North County Transit Board and the Del Mar City Council, and formed a Quiet Zone Committee.
Before a year was up, the group had tested the viability of installing a quieter, stationary wayside horn that could be signaled remotely by an approaching train and was working on securing an exact cost estimate by mid-July.
Stein "is the fellow that's the spark plug," Quiet Zone Committee chair Hershell Price said. "He's a born leader."
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