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Sidewalk construction in memory of teen

"It's a shame it takes a life to get things done here."

Nine months after 15-year-old Jonathan Cortez was killed on 54th Street south of University Avenue in a hit-and-run crash, city workers are installing new sidewalk and marking bike lanes on the east side of the ...

Former chief warns of dire fire threat

"Look at Rancho Bernardo, which is 30 square miles and has one fire station..."

Former San Diego Fire and Rescue chief Jeff Bowman, who quit in part over the city's lack of commitment to the department, recently sent a letter to the city supporting the bond measure for new ...

Del Mar seeks $3/hour parking

Coastal commission concerned cost would limit beach trips for many

The cost of parking where the surf meets the turf (at Del Mar) is going to go up later this year, but the question of how much is still up in the air. The city ...

Bluff-top building permits challenged in Encinitas

"It's a perpetuation of irresponsible planning, especially in light of sea-level rise."

Though approved by the City of Encinitas, Surfrider and two members of the California Coastal Commission are challenging two homeowners' plans at the bluff's edge on Neptune Avenue. While the city approved the projects that ...

SDPD wife helped crack case of North Park attacker

"We do care, cops do care. I live in the neighborhood."

Though she was instrumental in cracking the 2014 case of the serial attacker in North Park and Normal Heights, Carrie Spillane didn't feel right about accepting the $10,000 reward. So she asked the city to ...

Has pool, does travel

City carts around portable pools all summer

Kiki Ayala watched her five-year-old foster son splash around in the roughly constructed above-ground swimming pool outside the Robert Egger Sr. Recreation Center last week. San Diego's Department of Park and Recreation hauls around and ...

Jerry Schad's Afoot and Afield fifth edition on the way

Scott Turner walks in the bootsteps of local hiking pioneer, updates book

Scott Turner has hiked more than a thousand miles carrying Jerry Schad's invaluable <a href="http://Afoot and Afield, so when he offered to update what is the best San Diego hiking franchise, he knew he had ...

Hillcrest's Uptown Planners wonder wtf

City and developers aim to build ten-story buildings

If a community spends seven years working on a plan to define its own identity and how it will grow, gives its final draft — full of difficult compromises — to the City of San ...

Parks users say, Keep your vague rules, Sacramento

"This is bureaucratic overreaching with a one-size-fits-all rule."

At least 250 state-parks users — many from the communities near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — turned out for a Wednesday-night (June 22) hearing on a proposed new rule that would allow the Sacramento headquarters ...

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