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Keith Merkel, a biological consultant hired by the city, says, “The thing about people is they’re willing to pet anything until they get bit.”
Keith Merkel, a biological consultant hired by the city, says, “The thing about people is they’re willing to pet anything until they get bit.”
Bill Killman has owned his De Anza Cove mobile home since 2000. It has a sunroom, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and is air-conditioned. He pays about $800 per month for the use of the lot and utilities.

The Ugly Trailer Park Across the Water

Beauty and the blight on Mission Bay.

Cityzella terrorizes humble trailer folk at De Anza Cove.

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Since the early 1990s, new home construction has been a constant in Eastlake.

What am I doing in Eastlake?

Not quite the place to be.

I'm telling you it's a trap. And we're all doomed.

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Drew Downs (left) and Richard Walker swim daily at dawn in La Jolla Cove. They were recently blocked by a large and aggressive sea lion who bared his teeth whenever they tried to enter the water.

La Jolla Cove is becoming a sea lion cesspool

...and there’s not much to be done about it

By Caitlin Rother, Jan. 15, 2014 | Read full article

Block party on McCain Valley Ct. "I went house to house and dropped off a flyer asking if people were interested. There are 30 homes on our street, and only 5 homes weren’t able to make it."

Block Party

In 8 years, home prices went from $320,000 to $750,000 and back.

How to build an old-fashioned neighborhood.

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“Developers went into North Park and just leveled many of their beautiful Craftsman houses. They destroyed it. They put up these outrageous rickety-dickety [apartments]."

North Park vs South Park

Showdown in The Parks.

Reporting from the front lines, here. Before me, across Juniper: Them. North Parkians. If you didn't know they were The Other, you'd be fooled into thinking they're just like you.

By Bill Manson, July 21, 2010 |Read full article


Tower Bar owner Mick Rossler: “City Heights people are unpretentious.”

Africans, Asians, Hispanics...and Hipsters: Changes in City Heights

A safe haven for war refugees and other displaced persons.

By Elizabeth Salaam, March 17, 2010 | Read full article

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Keith Merkel, a biological consultant hired by the city, says, “The thing about people is they’re willing to pet anything until they get bit.”
Keith Merkel, a biological consultant hired by the city, says, “The thing about people is they’re willing to pet anything until they get bit.”
Bill Killman has owned his De Anza Cove mobile home since 2000. It has a sunroom, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and is air-conditioned. He pays about $800 per month for the use of the lot and utilities.

The Ugly Trailer Park Across the Water

Beauty and the blight on Mission Bay.

Cityzella terrorizes humble trailer folk at De Anza Cove.

By Ollie, Sept. 14, 2011 | Read full article


Since the early 1990s, new home construction has been a constant in Eastlake.

What am I doing in Eastlake?

Not quite the place to be.

I'm telling you it's a trap. And we're all doomed.

By Elizabeth Salaam, July 31, 2013 | Read full article


Drew Downs (left) and Richard Walker swim daily at dawn in La Jolla Cove. They were recently blocked by a large and aggressive sea lion who bared his teeth whenever they tried to enter the water.

La Jolla Cove is becoming a sea lion cesspool

...and there’s not much to be done about it

By Caitlin Rother, Jan. 15, 2014 | Read full article

Block party on McCain Valley Ct. "I went house to house and dropped off a flyer asking if people were interested. There are 30 homes on our street, and only 5 homes weren’t able to make it."

Block Party

In 8 years, home prices went from $320,000 to $750,000 and back.

How to build an old-fashioned neighborhood.

By Matthew Lickona, Nov. 10, 2010 | Read full article


“Developers went into North Park and just leveled many of their beautiful Craftsman houses. They destroyed it. They put up these outrageous rickety-dickety [apartments]."

North Park vs South Park

Showdown in The Parks.

Reporting from the front lines, here. Before me, across Juniper: Them. North Parkians. If you didn't know they were The Other, you'd be fooled into thinking they're just like you.

By Bill Manson, July 21, 2010 |Read full article


Tower Bar owner Mick Rossler: “City Heights people are unpretentious.”

Africans, Asians, Hispanics...and Hipsters: Changes in City Heights

A safe haven for war refugees and other displaced persons.

By Elizabeth Salaam, March 17, 2010 | Read full article

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