Sheila Pell

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Environmental roshambo: Navy smashes lotus

Coastal Campus would wipe out rare plants and habitat

Last month, the Navy’s proposed Coastal Campus on the Silver Strand took another step forward, despite concerns about natural resources, sea rise, and traffic and visual impacts on Coronado and Imperial Beach. Against a staff ...

Encinitas seeks to control invasive plants

City's move on policy sparks action in Sacramento

It began with a focus on accurate seed-container labels. But in July, as Assembly Bill 2470 neared signing, it took a spin for the worse, its critics now say. The dangerous twist was the insertion ...

Coyotes are dogs, too

California Fish and Game considers ban on contests of killing the furry pests

In the world of moving targets, coyotes are enemy number one. On forums, hunters confess that it can take multiple hits to “put a dog in the dirt.” A testimonial on a website that sells ...

Bikes on the water (cars in the sky)

Coronado commuters have a new option

There’s a new way to cross the San Diego Bay: bike. “Why not?” asks Judah Schiller, a Northern California designer who developed a water bike that glides on pontoons and has a pedal-powered propeller. It’s ...

Coronado land-grab prevention

“Green necklace” of open space around the bay fits 50-year plan

The future of the Coronado bayfront is crowded with ideas. Some link islands of green and gray to increase options for walking and biking; others target tourists and revenue. But what will the San Diego ...

Sea star health watch

“The die-off is pretty extensive and getting worse all the time."

If you've spotted a severed arm or leg along the shoreline, take note. Something is mutilating sea stars, and extra eyes are urgently needed to solve the mystery. “Sea star wasting syndrome,” a disease that ...

Bank-card fees heaped upon child-support recipients

It was a good year for collecting child support in California. More aggressive collection efforts helped the state bring in $38 million more in the fiscal year that ended in June. San Diego ranked 22nd ...

Sonoma County Supervisor Arrested at Downtown Nightclub

It wasn’t the first time this year that someone left a rap concert downtown on a stretcher. What made the Labor Day brawl unusual was the identity of one of the players. Not Rayan Jastaniyah, ...

Cal Fire’s Mission Has Changed

Get the benefit, pay the bill.

California State Assembly Bill x1 29 calls for an annual “fire prevention benefit fee” of up to $150 per “habitable structure.”

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