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Stories by Eric Bartl

Who can save San Diego's airport from drowning?

There is a “very real threat of sea level rise that could leave our airport literally under water,” stated Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (CA-80) in a March 30 Union Tribune commentary. Gonzalez Fletcher wants to ...

Who’s about the kids and who’s about the money?

On April 3 the San Diego Unified School Board granted the charter school petition of National University Academy 1001 STEAM, the first approval of a charter school new to the district in over four years. ...

Springtime incivility

On March 21 a man pounded on the door outside the military recruiting office next to the Santee trolley station. He yelled through the door as he pounded: “Open the f’n door! I want to ...

Local litter

Every Friday in Hillcrest an advertisement circular is tossed from a delivery van to driveways and sidewalks around the neighborhood. The publisher calls it Local Community Values. Some from the community call it litter. The ...

The wild west is back in San Diego

Sunday afternoon in El Cajon I unsuccessfully tried to find an ofo dockless rental bike to help me get around town. I traveled to five locations where the ofo app listed an available bike, but ...

Google maps lead to closed Lemon Grove road

The Lemon Grove Avenue Realignment Project broke ground in August 2016 and was scheduled to be finished July 2017, but local businesses and residents are still waiting for its completion. Tuesday (March 20) the Lemon ...

Chicano Park conflict solvable with carne asada?

On January 17th, San Diego city attorney Mara Elliott weighed in on an upcoming event at Chicano Park called “Patriot Picnic 2.0.” She issued a statement implying the groups planning it are hate groups, a ...

January 29, 2018
Bridge over Chicano Park's language barrier

After visiting Chicano Park for a “patriot picnic” on September 3, Arthur Schaper wrote about the “Varrio Si, Yonkes No” mural in his blog along with his account of being driven out of the park ...

December 7, 2017
Jihadists threaten San Diego's Mormon temple

On November 29 a jihadist media group published an image suggesting San Diego could be in the crosshairs of terrorists this holiday season. The San Diego California Temple in University City appears to be their ...

Local protest of child marriage in Iraq

A local imam, a city councilman, Iraqi-Americans, and their American friends protested child marriage Friday evening (November 17) in El Cajon. They gathered to speak out against a proposal in the Iraqi Parliament that would ...

November 21, 2017
Five white men walk into Chicano Park...

“Why wasn’t I allowed in Chicano Park?” That was the question Kristopher Wyrick asked the San Diego City Council on Tuesday (November 14th). Wyrick and four others were driven out of Chicano Park by a ...

November 19, 2017

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