News & Politics

The Joshua tree farm in Mission Beach

One way to save the national park

Three years ago, one of architect Bob Craig’s friends moved up to Joshua Tree in the high desert east of Palm Springs. Several hiking visits with his friend, into the Joshua Tree National Park, named ...

Summer Stephan untangles herself from San Diego Republicans

Adios, Lincoln Club

The traditionally Republican bastion known as the Lincoln Club of San Diego County, which has long denied being partisan, now can boast of a flesh-and-blood independent among the raft of GOP candidates it has boosted ...

Bicyclists dominate Encinitas Caltrans meeting

Path from Cardiff to Leucadia

Encinitas locals had their first opportunity on October 7 to see an upcoming master plan for a mid-city bike lane to run east of I-5, the entire length of the city, from Manchester Avenue in ...

Sara Jacobs vows to take no PAC money

Strange bedfellows in bed with Todd Gloria

Sara’s PAC blow-up When 75-year-old Democrat Susan Davis announced she was finally going to give up her seat in Congress, House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith was quick to dispatch a press release of praise. ...

Signs of Comic-Con's demise?

Insiders point to DC's down year

If the death of Horton Plaza and the slow failure of Seaport Village have proved anything it’s that nothing lasts forever in downtown San Diego. Now some say Comic-Con, another downtown institution, may be starting ...

Lhooq Books shocked by lease loss

Carlsbad gentrification apace

Sean Christopher says his Lhooq (pronounced “look”) Books in Carlsbad is one of only about seven independent book stores left in the county. “I have the final hand-typed draft of the Pulp Fiction screenplay with ...

Del Mar, Solana Beach fret over San Onofre

How long will those cannisters be here?

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station may be retired, but to many area residents, it's a sleeping giant. In July, it stirred. That's when its operator, Southern California Edison, was allowed to resume loading spent nuclear ...

How Saudi Arabia affects San Diego gas prices

High-priced stations don't move much

It seems President Trump was correct in his assumption that the Saudi Arabia oil field bombing would not send the world’s gas prices into a tizzy. The U.S. is now the world’s largest exporter of ...

Lake Wohlford's version of Shamu

Two-pound piebald catfish

"I've seen thousands of catfish,” George Scalo said, “but I have never seen a catfish look like that before.” Scalo, was talking about the piebald catfish, also referred to as a “cowfish” because of its ...

Ben Hueso paws greased by payroll loan company

Duncan Hunter aide feeds on exotic Russian food

Hueso’s county payday California Senate Democrat Ben Hueso, off and running for the First District county supervisorial seat currently held by termed-out Republican Greg Cox, is tapping controversial out-of-state cash for his bid. Hueso, a ...

You won't recognize new UCSD hospital

1000 apartments

Change is coming to the UCSD Health hospital campus in Hillcrest, change so sweeping that the campus will look completely different when it’s over. Instead of the sprawling, built-as-needed mish mash of 37 buildings and ...

Michael Murray, assembly candidate, tries to leave raunchy video behind

Aide to Oceanside's Chris Rodriguez blames humor on the Marines

It probably won’t draw the same attention as Donald Trump’s “grab her by the p–” clip. But a prominent Oceanside city official, who is running to represent the 76th Assembly district, has been haunted by ...

What's keeping Barrio Logan awake at night?

45 trolley trains, for one

In Barrio Logan, it's hard to know who to call when loud noises disrupt sleep. "Enforcement is always difficult but the first line of defense would be code enforcement at the City of San Diego," ...

Was the West Point Loma water meter being read?

City of San Diego's claim of skip-code doubted

“It’s insane just how beautiful it was back here, I had butterflies, flowers everywhere and was being mindful of how much water I was using, even cutting out one shower a week to make up ...

The other Baja adrenalin rush

San Pedro Martir is the longest hill climb race in the world

On September 20-21, a small group of off-road racers skipped the inaugural Baja 400 in Ensenada to race against one another towards the highest point on the Baja peninsula. “The San Pedro Martir Hill Climb ...