Julie Stalmer

Articles by Julie Stalmer

Hope for winds of change at Miramar Landfill

Beginning September 30, the city will use tarps to cover the garbage

With the post-summer wind direction about to shift from east to west, the city and county are working overtime to solidify a plan to quell odor complaints that skyrocket between November and April against Miramar ...

Point Loma fourplex controversy not done yet

"It makes developers look bad, and I'll just leave it at that."

The housing project on the corner of Emerson and Evergreen streets in the Roseville neighborhood of Point Loma has had more ups and downs and twists and turns than a roller coaster. The fourplex has ...

Breaking Bad: Clairemont edition

"Do you know Theresa?... That's all I need to ask."

On July 10, an East Clairemont neighborhood was faced with a vandalized SUV asking people to "Call Turko" because "This neighborhood is a meth op." Michael Turko said no one ever did "Call Turko." On ...

Debate on community choice for electricity heats up

"Choice under a monopoly is not a choice."

The city's goal of reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 is kicking in to high gear with a new study that explores the feasibility of community choice — a program that would hand over ...

Linda Vista skaters snort at park completion date

First scheduled to open in August, then September, now November

San Diego's largest skate park is 90 percent complete, says the city. Many hoped it would open in August and then September. Last week, a worker at the skate park, located at the intersection of ...

Interview with a Balboa Park transient

"I thought there was doors into the bridge but they are locked."

Back in 2007, it was reported that a group of transients was evicted from inside the columns of Cabrillo Bridge. A photograph featured in an article showed a makeshift apartment inside the bridge complete with ...

Transients block access to Cabrillo Bridge interior

They come and go via manholes in Balboa Park landmark

"We've had some transients living in the bridge," Balboa Park operations district manager Mario Llanos said last month. "They're going in and out of the manholes on the bridge, so I'm not sure what we ...

Perpetual war between Evergreen and the city

Compost piles, sales permits, grading, zoning

"How did you find out about this?" asked Mark Collins, owner of Evergreen Nursery. I told him I spotted an item on the Rancho Penasquitos planning group agenda about his near 50-acre wholesale nursery going ...

Special events aren't so special for Sixth Avenue residents

"There are times we're blown away with 100 decibels."

A topic of discussion at Balboa Park Committee's July meeting was that of noise along the western edge of Balboa Park, also known as the West Mesa. Specifically, noise from special events that are causing ...

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