Neighborhood News

Boy buried in sand at Cardiff's Seaside Beach

Tunnel collapsed while digging big holes

At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday (June 16), Cardiff by the Sea lifeguards at Tower 11 responded to a report of a boy buried in the sand on Seaside Beach. Two boys were digging big holes ...

Fiesta Island's full-on dog party over soon?

FIDO frets revival of master plan threatens leash-free territory

FIDO, the Fiesta Island Dog Owners group, is worried that the San Diego Department of Park and Recreation's plans to revamp Fiesta Island may take away a much-used 90-acre city dog park and beach. "The ...

Chula Vista too poor to fix women’s club

"We have ladies who can’t be sweeping and mopping and keeping up the building."

According to Denise Berrian, president of the Chula Vista Woman’s Club, “The City of Chula Vista signed a contract with the women’s club in 1991 indicating that they were going to take over the maintenance ...

Encinitas moves toward drone ordinance

“There isn’t a ‘drone police.’ Who will enforce it?”

It’s one thing to fly a paper kite at the beach and another to control a metal drone that can weigh more than a watermelon. But both objects can be played with in public, which ...

Shelter Island boat-launch ramp revamp

"We estimate it will take six to ten months to do the work."

The crumbling Shelter Island boat launch facility, with the most heavily used boat ramps in San Diego, is getting a revamp in the next year. The Port of San Diego's plan to replace the 60-year-old ...

Ocean Beach seawall graffiti problem continues

City departments claim they're not responsible, so citizens remove tags

Ocean Beach residents have been asked to report graffiti and tagging that occurs along the Sunset Cliffs seawall, from south of the Ocean Beach Pier to Orchard Street via the city’s Street Division online reporting ...

County fined for concrete removal

"They said they took it out because it wasn't working.”

San Diego County may have dodged a $2.9 million bullet Tuesday (May 31) when it agreed to pay a $25,000 fine and construct three replacement projects for the 118,000 square feet of porous pavement — ...

Condo dwellers put the kibosh on smoked meat

Mike's BBQ shuts down rather than face costly penalties

Not long after Mike’s BBQ opened their second location at 3055 Clairemont Drive, residents in the condos next door started complaining about the smoky smell. The first complaint was lodged on July 5, 2015. According ...

El Cajon Blvd. facelift exposes intricate brickwork

O'Connor's Church Goods building façade hid c. 1908 beauty

A work crew recently tearing the stucco face off the old O'Connor's Church Goods building on El Cajon Boulevard uncovered an intricate red brick face that one planning group member said "may be the prettiest ...

Wood beach fires come to an end

Nails and leftover coals prompt state to institute new rule

Effective last week, the California State Park beaches at Carlsbad, Ponto, and Cardiff by the Sea outlawed wood fires on the sand. Banners advising of the new regulation have been posted on most lifeguard towers ...

San Dieguito trots out its old metal mustang

Original artist returns to give sign a new coat

On June 7, former Encinitas resident Susan LaForest Williams returned to San Diego from her home in Los Alamos, New Mexico, to repaint the San Dieguito High School mascot sign. As a sophomore in 1979, ...

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