Julie Stalmer

Articles by Julie Stalmer

San Marcos in crosshairs of Growthzilla

Your backcountry or mine?

To North Country residents living near Merriam Mountains, it feels like Dr. Frankenstein is bringing that monster back to life. A monster called urban sprawl the community chased out of their backcountry in 2010. Back ...

A tree survives in Bay Park

Church and city adamant the tree is theirs

On August 15, Bay Park resident Laura Schumacher saw her husband's favorite ficus tree being cut down (above Mission Bay Park on Clairemont Drive between Denver and Galveston). The workers told her they were there ...

U-T paperboy blues

Two Ocean Beach routes took three and a half hours

It's 2:30 am on a Thursday, and I'm headed to a warehouse in Mira Mesa to learn the paperboy trade. When I arrive at 3 am, the parking lot is dark and full of double-parked ...

Yard crimes in Clairemont blamed on Prop 47

"Mass incarceration is bad but so is the jerk that ransacked my car"

Thieves are targeting whatever isn't nailed down in Clairemont's front yards. It's a big problem in Pacific Beach, too, according to one resident, "Yards are being picked clean of outdoor furniture, surfboards, and bikes. If ...

Cate to Clairemont: Drop dead

County proposes 494 apartments on Mt. Etna near Genesee

As tensions wane over a homeless housing development on Mt. Alifan Drive, all eyes have shifted to a bigger affordable housing project on Mt. Etna Drive. Both are within one-half mile of each other by ...

Faulconer vacation rentals voted down —UPDATED

Former city attorney shows up as lobbyist

The following is a July 17 update of story posted yesterday evening, July 16 After almost five hours of public testimony, the mayor's proposal was voted down 6-3 with councilmember's Mark Kersey, Chris Cate, and ...

Mayor Faulconer's short-term rental idea — pro and con

Ocean Beach will show up in blue T-shirts

At the July 16 city council meeting, the usual sea of green (pro-vacation rental) and red (anti-vacation rental) t-shirts will be joined by blue representing Ocean Beach. The Ocean Beach town council has chartered a ...

Nati's history is history

New owners mum on plans

Three weeks after closing, the building that Nati's Mexican Restaurant called home for nearly 60 years was denied historic designation. Amie Hayes, a historic resources specialist with Save Our Heritage Organisation, was there for the ...

Taggers' paradise or slum bait?

Bladimir Lopez of Vista was arrested for 300 graffiti in 2014

Graffiti is nothing new along transit routes. The local trolley's general manager was quoted in 1987 saying graffiti clean-up was a high priority. "When graffiti is noticed, it is our policy to remove it immediately." ...

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