Marty Graham

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Work begins on City Heights skate park

After nearly ten years of hoops-jumping and opposition

Construction in Park de la Cruz in City Heights, a neighborhood starved for parks, finally began last week after years of wrangling over the disorganized area south of Cherokee Point Elementary School, west of I-15. ...

Mountain bikers allowed on Miramar? Affirmative

"The decision has been made to open Stowe Trail."

Last year, mountain bikers who trespassed onto U.S. Marine Corps land at the east end of Miramar received $500 citations and saw their bikes (and in one case, a motorcycle) seized by military police. Next ...

San Diego’s planning commission overrules Gaslamp groups

CVS won’t sell liquor on Fifth and J

Less than 24 hours after downtown's community planning group shot down plans for a 10,800-square-foot CVS store proposed for the Gaslamp Quarter, the citywide Planning Commission approved the same plan — by the same 2-1 ...

College Area mini-dorm crisis in full swing

More trash, more code enforcement, more calls for police...

College Area residents are shepherding new rules against mini-dorms toward the city council, rules that would set a limit of five or six bedrooms on lots smaller than 10,000 square feet. City employees agree with ...

Builders sued for grading waste

"Imposing a penalty...will discourage future development...."

The state water-control board socked the builders of the Valencia Hills project in Lemon Grove with a $603,232 fine Wednesday (August 10) for letting grading waste spill into Chollas Creek. The Regional Water Quality Control ...

Barkworthy: an off-leash dog park for Imperial Beach

Rover, Fido, and Bowser may soon get a spot

Imperial beach dogs may soon get a place to play off-leash, after city officials recently reviewed options and asked its Parks and Recreation committee to come up with a list of possible locations and potential ...

Booze denied for La Jolla block party

"Everyone on the street signed a petiiton in favor of it."

For three years, families living on Belloc Court, a cul-de-sac with 16 houses east of Mt. Soledad, held an August block party with the city's blessing. But this year, the neighbors' attempt to get a ...

Too close to Rancho Santa Fe

What kind of business can you run on Artesian Road?

Depending on who is telling the story, Darryl L. Hronek is either building storage for the business on his property or being harassed by a vindictive neighbor who is using the county's code enforcement unit ...

Trolley line to roll through La Jolla condo complex

"The price that's been offered is not what I'm going to lose."

La Jolla Colony residents and owners are upset over the looming loss of land, serenity, and the old-growth trees that shelter them from the I-5 freeway — up the hill on the western edge of ...

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