Marty Graham

Articles by Marty Graham

San Ysidro swap meet replaced with Goodwill

"Oh yes, we all know it will close at the end of the year."

Colorful displays of toddler clothes and princess backpacks line the remaining vendadoras' (saleswomen's) stalls inside the huge buildings that house San Ysidro's only indoor swap meet. Almost half of the stalls are empty, but those ...

San Diego still cheaping out on cops

“We lose officers to Murrieta — it’s the closest place they can afford to live."

Since July 2015, at least 32 San Diego police officers have left the department to join other law-enforcement agencies — according to exit interviews the departing officers gave the department. “Those are the people who ...

Plastic-bag ban led to hep A health crisis?

“The outbreak was completely predictable — it's why I left San Diego.”

“The plastic bag ban is the main reason for the hepatitis outbreak,” says the homeless man who writes the Homeless Survival Guide. “The hepatitis outbreak was completely predictable — it's why I left San Diego.” ...

Coronado driveway contested

Bayside neighbors say Ed McVaney claimed frontage road

Ed McVaney, who owns a couple of houses in Coronado, apparently doesn’t take no for an answer. So when a San Diego Superior Court ruling required him to restore his neighbors’ access to the frontage ...

Lifeguards given false hope to help Houston?

"Our guys were staged and ready, then they were told to stand down."

Eleven San Diego lifeguards, whose union rep Sgt. Ed Harris seemed to have embarrassed San Diego Fire and Rescue into allowing them to go to the flood zone after initially refusing to send them, were ...

No master plan for Maple Canyon

"Some previous deputy director must have thought it would be a good idea."

Maple Canyon lovers heard the echo of the freeway building in the early 1960s at the start of summer, when they found about 50 feet of the west entry to the canyon had been paved ...

Sorry, Houston, writes SD Lifeguard union head

"Ed Harris is a disgusting hack for politicizing this."

They're well-practiced at water rescues — 9000 last year — and at handling boats. They practice swift-water rescues and perform them, most often in Mission Valley and the Tijuana River Valley. They've deployed to floods ...

Mexico: Keep that s*** out of the Tijuana River

U.S. diplomat suggests speaking directly and forcefully to our neighbor

Kevin Vaillancort, a foreign-service officer assigned to the U.S. embassy in Tijuana, wants to assure the people who have banded together to stop the sewage and contaminants flowing across the border that applying pressure on ...

“The diesel death zone is a thousand feet”

CalTrans finalizes environmental report for I-5 - 56 project

A group of residents have begun organizing a fight against a proposed‘fly-over freeway ramp from westbound state route 56 to the northbound Interstate 5, a ramp they fear will bring noise, soot and cut-through traffic ...

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