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Fortress with a view

Navy's Special Warfare Command to take place of WW2-era bunker

The only high point on the coast between Monument Mesa at the border and Point Loma is about to come down. But it won't be easy, says Jim Nible, the U.S. Navy contractor in charge ...

Razor wire stops lots of border-fence jumpers

"We've been able to keep the illegal aliens and our people out of the hospital."

Recently installed razor wire along the border from Imperial Beach to San Ysidro has cut traumatic injuries to fence-jumpers by more than 70 percent. The need for border patrol agents to be stationed at hospitals ...

We already drink toilet-to-tap water

San Diego's water supply makes a stop in Vegas, fyi

Sunlight sparkles through the water in the glass beaker biologist Jeff Pasek holds in his hand. The water has just been run out of the tap at the end of the city's pilot water purification ...

Claims of a "seriously toxic" coastal commission

Employment review of one appointee raises allegations of a "coup"

San Diego environmentalists are leading the fight against a back-channel attempt to fire the California Coast Commission's executive director, saying that they believe the challenge to Charles Lester came from SoCal and it ought to ...

The high cost and value of sewage

I.B. has a problem while Coronado claims Navy's dirty water

The Imperial Beach City Council set aside up to $350,000 last week (January 20) for an emergency repair to a sinkhole discovered under a sewer-system pump station; the city's Public Works Department then went to ...

There's land in them hills

Legal battle over parcels approved for development in La Jolla

Neighbors resisting the development of two houses on a 25-acre piece of land — formerly owned by the Copleys and next door to David Copley's Fox Hill Estate — lost their appeal of the development ...

The Plunge is stripped to the bones

Mission Beach pool project has a long way to go, two years later

The Plunge at Belmont Park, which closed in February 2014 for a serious remodel, is now headed for a complete tear-down and reconstruction, and not very quickly, according to Nick Biancamano of Pacifica Enterprises, which ...

Marine strike on bikers

"We've let people know, we put signs out there, and we've had patrols."

U.S. Marine Corps military police confiscated 53 bicycles and 3 motorcycles riding on trails on the east end of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar over last weekend, Lt. Matthew Gregory confirmed on Tuesday, January 19. ...

De facto seawall denied

Coastal commission tells beach club to pound sand

Despite a push by San Diego County supervisor Greg Cox to approve it, on January 14 the California Coastal Commission shot down the Solana Beach & Tennis Club’s attempt to get permission to fill in ...