Dave Rice

Articles by Dave Rice

The most ocean frontage of any Coronado home

Only three owners since 1915

“Seashore,” as the waterfront Coronado estate located at 519 Ocean Boulevard is dubbed, lays claim to “the most ocean frontage of any Coronado home,” roughly 250 feet along the peninsula’s southern edge midway between Sunset ...

SDG&E shocks solar users with rate change

"On-peak" hours switch increases cost of relying on the grid

A letter sent by San Diego Gas & Electric to customers with home solar systems has left some subscribers confused and even worried about the future of their ratepayer agreements with the utility. "Basically, I ...

What it means to be wealthy

San Diegans have modest ideas

How much money does one need in order to be considered wealthy? According to a new survey from the investment advisory firm Charles Schwab, the average San Diegan's answer is about $2.7 million. That's more ...

Water quality improving across San Diego

But Coastkeeper won't send volunteers to Tijuana

For the first time in four years, water quality in the San Diego region is showing signs of improvement. Still, that may not be cause for celebration just yet, conservationists warn. While any improvement is ...

Passing out food on the Pala reservation

Squash, peaches, nectarines

It's a slow Tuesday for Michelle Silva, a recreational aide at the Pala Youth Center near the northern border of San Diego County. Most of the center's charges, which number as many as 70 during ...

Sempra seeks to block shift from gas appliances

Electric heat pump is more efficient that even a tankless gas heater

Environmental activists at the Sierra Club and elsewhere say an outdated rule from the California Public Utilities Commission is preventing consumers from accessing incentive funds to replace old gas appliances with newer, more efficient electric ...

Ocean Front Walk gets another supermodel

This one comes with “flexibility relative to maximizing utilization of the ocean frontage”

The forthcoming estate at 3701 Ocean Front Walk in north Mission Beach hasn’t even been built yet, but it’s already been adorned with a steep price tag. The residence will consist of a six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath ...

Someone else can clean it up

General Atomics looks to offload uranium Superfund site in Colorado

After more than a decade in mothballs, a subsidiary of San Diego's General Atomics has indicated that it intends to offload the cleanup work at a uranium mine it owns in central Colorado. The Cañon ...

San Diego solar growth hits the brakes

Metering rule change and heavy rains blamed

The number of San Diegans installing solar panels has been slowing throughout the first half of 2017, according to data released this week by OhmHome, a green tech advisory firm. According to research analyst Casey ...

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