Sheila Pell

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Del Mar train-track crossers being ticketed

Crackdown said to emanate from federal government

It used to be easier to get to the beach in Del Mar, and most residents wish they could turn back the clock. All they want is a convenient way to cross the railroad tracks ...

Solana Beach seeks electricity options

SDG&E, meanwhile, seeks approval to campaign against community choice

Last month, Solana Beach announced the hunt for a service provider to help launch the county’s first local power program, which aims to curb greenhouse gases. This month, a war on community choice aggregation, as ...

Pedestrian restrictions in Coronado

No-crossing signs are “a prudent measure,” says mayor

In Coronado, pedestrians face new restrictions on crossing two major streets at intersections near the bridge. The roadway, also known as SR-75, runs to and from the bridge along Third and Fourth streets, acting as ...

Encinitas moves toward drone ordinance

“There isn’t a ‘drone police.’ Who will enforce it?”

It’s one thing to fly a paper kite at the beach and another to control a metal drone that can weigh more than a watermelon. But both objects can be played with in public, which ...

Medical marijuana exempt from “no smoking” law?

New bill would apply same rules for weed and ciggies in apartments

There are several places in San Diego where local laws ban smoking, such as beaches and parks. But for the 46 percent of residents who are renters, unless they live in public housing, landlords make ...

Danger a given on Coronado's Avenue of Heroes

Ironic that the town's Third and Fourth streets memorialize fallen heroes

A private funeral on May 13 for Charles Keating, a Navy SEAL killed in combat in Iraq last week, was followed by a procession of vehicles along Coronado’s Avenue of Heroes. That route, SR-282, is ...

Coronado says Caltrans can keep SR-75

Council votes to pass up taking control of busy neighborhood thoroughfare

Should a dangerous road belong to the city or the state? On March 15, the Coronado City Council took up the topic of AB 2075, a bill that seeks to relinquish State Route 75 to ...

Save the fish, save the river

Aid for landlocked trout at San Luis Rey River

They are among the last of their kind in San Diego County — a small batch of Southern California steelhead trout, trapped in a fish bowl: the San Luis Rey River. Once, they were easy ...

Is the farm-to-table movement over?

Unimpressive results with San Diego Grown 365 label

Of all the labels people look for when it comes to food, locally grown is number one, surveys find. But more than a decade after the county launched the San Diego Grown 365 label, few ...

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