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Burrowing owl feels the squeeze in Otay Mesa

Conservationists, real estate interests, firemen, can't help but care

San Diego fireman Ed Cormode knows a lot about burrowing owls — as do the other firefighters who work out of Station 43, at the east end of the Brown Field airport. They have a ...

Here comes Mission Beach fly season

Some blame the boom in short-term rentals that increase garbage

Mission Beach residents and businesses are gearing up to fight the annual fly infestation, and some are saying the problem is made worse by short-term rentals that have diminished the number of full-time residents. "Seventy ...

A Naked Warrior for Coronado

SEAL sculpture oceans away from the "kook" category

Encinitas has its kook, now Coronado may get its own life-size bronze called the Naked Warrior. If the city council votes Tuesday (April 19) to accept the gift, the Naked Warrior will get a new ...

Silver Strand fencing to be replaced

"It seemed simple: get some posts, get some wire."

It took a federal agency, a state agency, a state commission, and several citizens' groups — as well as $325,000 — to move forward in replacing 2.1 miles of dilapidated chain-link fence along the Silver ...

Council consents to Mission Beach project

City leaders hoodwinked into believing developer's "two projects" pitch?

A divided San Diego City Council sided with the developers who proposed one project and then split it in two at the site of the former Mission Beach Elementary School Monday (April 11), shooting down ...

Encinitas ocean-view battle

"The houses up on the hill obstruct my view of the moon rise."

Some Encinitas residents are suing their downhill neighbors who won city approval to build a second story onto their Pacific Serena home, saying it will partially block their views. The neighbors — known as Friends ...

India Street "speedway" under consideration

Airport authority and city plan for a fourth lane

Residents and business owners from Middletown (south of Mission Hills) showed up angry and worried at a neighborhood meeting held at Joyce Beers Community Center Tuesday night (April 5) to ask why no one told ...

Argument over Sunset Cliffs deck comes to a head

“We believe they've come in at night, put up tarps and poured concrete.”

As soon as the Inn at Sunset Cliffs got permission from the city to repair the two huge sinkholes that collapsed its ocean-front deck in December, the owners admit they rushed to get it done. ...

It’s April — La Mesa's Oktoberfest bill still unpaid

"We have to have partners that hold up their end."

The bill for $47,900 in city services for La Mesa's Oktoberfest 2015 has gone to collection, and it may be the last time the city will work to collect from the group that runs the ...

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