Marty Graham

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Code Compliance on speed-dial in Imperial Beach

"These were relatively minor issues that were selectively enforced."

The long fight between Imperial Beach's Code Compliance Division and the owners of a residence on Hickory Court seems to be over. The house has been the subject of energetic code enforcement since 2010, and ...

The house that Sanford built headed for El Cajon

Jerome to pay the mover (furniture not included)

Jerome Navarra, co-founder and owner of Jerome's Furniture, kept his 2014 promise to move — rather than demolish — the formerly historic Sanford B. Myers Spec House on 16th and J Street on Wednesday, October ...

Port maintains bump in Bayshore Bikeway

Part of National City segment still considered "interim"

The San Diego Unified Port District and National City declared a truce Wednesday, September 23rd, in the longstanding tug-of-war over how to rework the 303 acres of land on the bay between 24th Street and ...

Why rains result in U.S. pollution from Tijuana River

Pump house across border was built to handle dry-weather flow only

Sandwiched between Tijuana’s Central de Bomberos and the auto-import syndicate parking lot just south of the concrete-lined Tijuana River, the tiny CILA pumping station in Tijuana looks pretty innocuous. But when the pump station shuts ...

No Miami-ization of Mission Beach

Planning board puts brakes on 51-home project

Rudeness ruled at a Mission Beach Precise Planning Board meeting Tuesday night, September 15th, as the board rejected a plan to build 51 homes on land that had once been set aside for an elementary ...

Used-car-lot blues on Marlborough Avenue

Planning Group votes to help restore residential parking

Some days — Fridays and Saturdays, in particular — the 4400 block of Marlborough Avenue is parked so full of used cars for sale that residents can't park near their homes. "When I bought here ...

Homeless camp cleanup downtown

"It's not a cold and callous operation. We put up notices three days in advance"

Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol cleared homeless camps around the Highway 94 off-ramps and I-5 overpasses next to downtown on Friday morning, September 4. Around morning rush hour, homeless people gathered downhill from the ...

Puppy supply line threatened

Vista City Council delays vote that would spell out source requirements

Even though pet-store operator David Salinas's legal bills are mounting, cities are outlawing his puppy-supply pipeline, and animal-welfare activists continue to bite into him, he plans to continue selling puppies. "If you run a small ...

Will Monument Road finally get improved?

Will overflow from Goat Canyon basins wreck it?

The State Legislature has earmarked $5.9 million for a road to the southwest corner of the United States, where the Pacific Ocean meets the border between Mexico and the U.S., Border Field State Park and ...

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