Waterfront stories

Eyesore for the birds at Lake Murray

Plywood sound barrier walls didn't keep out thieves

Beginning in late 2016 and continuing through mid 2017, the City of San Diego's water department started the Pipeline 4 Project, which entails relining pipes at Lake Murray. Along with construction crews, cement trucks, and ...

Tijuana River flushed hard

Valley weathers storm without heavy flooding

The beach north of the Tijuana River was littered with broken trees this weekend (February 18–19), a result of an enormous flow of rainwater and sewage from Tijuana hitting some of the 140,000 trees killed ...

Bass fishing not the same

Try your tricks at Lower Otay Reservoir this Saturday

Since the advent of the plastic sit-on-top kayak and the internet, anglers have posted shots of their catches, forgetting that the background might hold secrets. Plus, there’s the explosion of information on rigging, technique, and ...

Outrigger canoes for newbies

This is a watersport.

That I haven’t been in an outrigger canoe doesn’t mean I haven’t wished for one. I remember when my first two-piece paddle snapped while “digging in” (paddling hard) a couple miles off La Jolla in ...

Bayshore Bikeway hostel situation a no-go

Warehouse to be used for brewery instead of on-the-cheap travelers

Three weeks after a study found that more than two thirds of Californians interviewed said not being able to find inexpensive accommodations at the coast makes going there difficult, the California Coastal Commission voted to ...

Mission Bay jetty cats included in city's kill program

Petition seeks to have mayor remove them from predator list

A petition addressed to mayor Kevin Faulconer is making the rounds, asking him to overturn an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to round up and kill feral cats. The petition points to one ...

Caffeine found where it shouldn't be — in nature

Use your head and the head at the trailhead

Water scientists say that the discovery of caffeine in creeks and lakes throughout local recreation and open-space areas suggests that people are answering the call of nature without questioning if it's a good idea for ...

Condo permit for La Playa's Kellogg Beach

“I’m not an activist by nature — this is not what I want to do.”

On February 4, more than 50 people gathered to voice opposition to a proposed condo development on Kellogg Beach in La Playa, a bayside neighborhood in Point Loma. After the meeting, Howard Haimsohn started the ...

San Salvador for lovers

Sweetheart of a cruise

In 1542 from a 100-foot Spanish galleon carrying officers, crew, slaves, a priest, and the ship’s captain, explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, landed in San Diego Bay near Point Loma. They were the first Europeans to ...

Perfectly good fishing boat sabotaged

Owners admit trying to sink it for insurance money

Christopher Switzer and Mark Gillette on October 11 took their charter sport-fishing vessel, a 57-foot craft named the Commander, to sea from Mission Bay. They later made an emergency call to the Coast Guard, saying ...

Mission Bay marsh opens the chain-link fence — for a day

Love your wetlands on February 4

What is now the Kendall-Frost marsh reserve at the northeast corner of Mission Bay Park was acquired by the city and set aside in 1965. Since then, the De Anza Cove trailer park, Campland on ...

January Harbor Patrol highlights

Fishy fisherman arrested, hostage situation at Kona Kai

January 1 HP responded to a subject who had a dizzy spell and crashed his bicycle into the bay next to the Star of India Ship. A HP diver and vessel unit retrieved him from ...

Who will drive the trout to Escondido next season?

Tailwalkers' trip from Nebraska no longer economically viable

Unfortunately, this may be the last year for large, record-setting Nebraska Tailwalker trout at three local lakes. The three-year contract with the Chaulk Mound Trout Ranch hatchery in Bridgeport, Nebraska, ends April 19, the last ...

Electric companies seek taxpayer cash in the desert

"Cost recovery" letter filed in Inyo County for San Onofre reef project

Though the project is still failing its main mission, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric last month asked for consumer rate increases for the cost of building a 150-acre reef to make ...

Trump border-wall project begins on beach

Chain-link fencing poses additional barrier — or does it?

The morning after Trump signed the executive order to build a wall (January 25), a couple of workers in a white van installed a 60-yard section section of chain-link fence on the existing barrier that ...

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