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Stories by T.E. Bach

San Diego Chief Lifeguard Rick Wurts Outlines Staff Cuts

The safety of city waterways and coastline and the need to patrol them was laid out at the Ocean Beach Town Council meeting on October 27. "We have done everything we could to minimize the ...

San Diego Unified District to Get Rid of School Police?

During its October 26th meeting, the San Diego Unified School District board discussed the future of the district's police force following the most recent school-budget crisis. "Our number-one mission is safe schools," schools chief of ...

San Diego City Council Stalls Vote on New Energy-Saving Streetlights

On October 19, the San Diego City Council moved to further analyze the adoption of an ordinance and resolution that would authorize issuance of $13 million in “Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds” to pay for more ...

Mayor Sanders Still Has Eye on Closing Marijuana Dispensaries

During the San Diego City Council’s October 11 meeting, the decision was made to hold off on calling for a moratorium on the opening of new medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego. Instead, the council ...

Hillcrest DMV Parking Lot Open After Hours

During an October 5 San Diego City Council meeting, councilman Todd Gloria announced that an agreement had been made that will result in Hillcrest having more parking spots. “The Department of Motor Vehicles parking lot ...

San Diego Unified’s Budget Problems Extend to Disabled Student Programs

The San Diego Unified School District board met in a “Special Meeting” on Tuesday, August 31 (click to boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public for more info). Among other items on the agenda was a discussion that touched on a ...

Obecians Get New Pipes

The Sunset Cliffs Trunk Sewer project is slated to begin in September, stated a city representative at the Ocean Beach Town Council meeting on August 25. The extensive sewer repair and replacement project — which ...

Application Denied

The Ocean Beach Town Council denied Frank Gormlie — a lawyer and cofounder of the OB Rag — a candidacy to the council’s board of directors on Wednesday, August 25. A contentious argument took place ...

Credit for Cheer

The San Diego Unified School District board voted four to zero on August 3 to form a committee that will consider allowing cheerleading to satisfy the physical education requirements for graduation. The all-female Patrick Henry ...