Julie Stalmer

Articles by Julie Stalmer

Maybe it wasn't woodshop after all

"There's an alert out on us? That's okay, you don't need to sign this."

Lenny Swanson heard a knock at his front door on June 11 at 7:00 p.m. He looked out his window to see a 20-something, Hispanic male, heavy build. "He said, 'we're gathering signatures to bring ...

Bus rider pet peeves: walking and waiting

What will get more riders to saddle up?

Metropolitan Transit System or MTS has been hanging Choose Transit posters at bus stops around town. Plus they reached out to ask public opinion in April and May. Shorter commute times, more transit options, and ...

Property crimes low, worries still high

Transients, theft, reckless driving, vandalism/graffiti, and illegal dumping

San Diego is one of the safest regions in the U.S. according to a report released by the county in April. Data from 2017 reflects the fourth-lowest violent crime rate since 1980 and the lowest ...

Vaping's Wild West

Is the Marlboro Man going after unicorn pancakes and juice boxes?

Manufacturers and sellers of flavored nicotine liquid products got a warning earlier this month from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change packaging that mimics food products like candy, cookies, and juice boxes. The ...

Come back to the five-and-dime, Ocean Beach

Antique Center closed for good; Target in the wings

On April 20, Target took over the former Antique Center building on Newport Avenue. Despite local protests, Antique Center closed for good on April 15 after more than twenty years. Glen Gorham said about half ...

Barrio Logan election do-over

More voters, same results

On April 18, Barrio Logan's community planning group had a do-over of their March 21 election. The impetus was a complaint lodged, shortly before the polls closed, against members of the environmental health coalition for ...

22 dope growers want permits in Mira Mesa

Kearny Mesa second place with 10 applicants

The city has 40 golden tickets, also known as permits, to hand out to those wanting to cultivate cannabis locally. There are currently 66 applicants vying for those permits. There are no limitations as to ...

Just keep toilet out of the title

Pure Water gets unanimous city council approval

Tuesday was a big day for water projects in Southern California. The Metropolitan Water District's board of directors authorized $10.8 billion toward Governor Jerry Brown's effort to fix the state's aging water delivery system, one ...

"Are you kidding me? It's a cow pasture."

Presidio parking lot gets more action than the greens

In March, the city rejected all proposals vying to operate the Presidio Hills Golf Course. This was a harsh blow to the Friends of Presidio Hills Golf who spent a lot of time and money ...

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