Marty Graham

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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 ...

Behind the Border Fire fire wall

"We know that quite a lot of animals were left behind."

Behind the lines at the Border Fire, neighbors, volunteers, county animal-control crews, and Border Patrol agents are caring for the animals left behind during the fire's sudden spread. (Border Fire updates.) While many people evacuated ...

Residents booted, now what for De Anza Cove?

"This community sees real value in habitat protection."

As people decided what they want to see the city do with De Anza Cove at a meeting held Thursday (June 16) at nearby Mission Bay High School, a recurring theme emerged: "Save Campland, whether ...

Fiesta Island's full-on dog party over soon?

FIDO frets revival of master plan threatens leash-free territory

FIDO, the Fiesta Island Dog Owners group, is worried that the San Diego Department of Park and Recreation's plans to revamp Fiesta Island may take away a much-used 90-acre city dog park and beach. "The ...

Shelter Island boat-launch ramp revamp

"We estimate it will take six to ten months to do the work."

The crumbling Shelter Island boat launch facility, with the most heavily used boat ramps in San Diego, is getting a revamp in the next year. The Port of San Diego's plan to replace the 60-year-old ...

County fined for concrete removal

"They said they took it out because it wasn't working.”

San Diego County may have dodged a $2.9 million bullet Tuesday (May 31) when it agreed to pay a $25,000 fine and construct three replacement projects for the 118,000 square feet of porous pavement — ...

El Cajon Blvd. facelift exposes intricate brickwork

O'Connor's Church Goods building façade hid c. 1908 beauty

A work crew recently tearing the stucco face off the old O'Connor's Church Goods building on El Cajon Boulevard uncovered an intricate red brick face that one planning group member said "may be the prettiest ...

Tijuana River mouth shut many times this spring

Deadly consequences move agencies to work on permit to keep it open

This winter's El Niño wasn't much as weather goes, but its ocean-water effects — which closed the Tijuana River mouth multiple times since March — left the river estuary vulnerable to catastrophe, according to scientist ...

Bad idea: border-adjacent campground

Scenic but potentially deadly due to smugglers and convicts

A newly released letter from the U.S. border patrol explains why a San Diego County supervisor's push to place a campground near the border may not be a great idea: it's an active crime scene ...

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