Marty Graham

Articles by Marty Graham

Border sewage and campground vie for state funds

Why's everyone picking on county supervisor Greg Cox?

Surfrider and Wildcoast, along with three citizens’ groups, have challenged county supervisor Greg Cox over funding for a campground included in a state bill the groups supported. The groups are asking that the $1.6 million ...

As aviation-gas lead drops over Serra Mesa...

"Small planes take off and land over and over — those are flight schools."

Usually when people complain about small regional airports, the issue is noise. But Serra Mesa resident Gary Keller is worried about lead poisoning, and a California health coalition — supported by EPA research — says ...

Normal Heights' notions for I-15–adjacent property

"We can sell it with strings attached or without strings attached."

Concerned about what the city is planning to do with two vacant lots on the northwest corner of El Cajon Boulevard at 40th Street, adjacent to the I-15 off-ramp, local groups are asking the city ...

Normal Heights park starvation anniversary

Planning group member vows to sue city over ignored agreement with schools

One year after the neighborhood called out the city and Normal Heights Elementary School for breaking the promise that the school grounds would be open to the public after school hours, the chairman of the ...

What SDPD narcs learned about weed in Colorado

“There remains a thriving black market for marijuana.”

On the eve of the election in which California voters legalized recreational marijuana use in 2016, San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman sent a team of narcs to Denver to learn how things were going ...

AIDS memorial plan not so great, say residents

"Todd [Gloria] came to us with the plan and we thought it was great."

The draft plans for Olive Street Park met resistance Thursday evening (October 26th) as people who live adjacent to the 80´ x 100´ plot of land raised a ruckus over not being included or notified ...

Old bike-sharing company, new plan

"We’re trying to get that first mile and last mile.”

DecoBike is looking at a dozen places for stands in North Park, Uptown, downtown, and Golden Hill after getting kicked out of the beach areas by the California Coastal Commission, city engineer Brian Genovese said ...

Proposed AIDS memorial for Olive Street

Intended park land bequeathed to city nearly 100 years ago

The announcement on September 9th that the San Diego AIDS Memorial Task Force had selected a site — 20 years after the first such task force got underway — isn’t sitting well with some community ...

Short-term vacation rental explosion

“No one wants a clown car house next door.”

Locals in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach who say their neighborhoods are increasingly jammed full of unregulated mini-hotels are right, according to the city treasurer’s annual count of short-term rentals. But other neighborhoods — downtown ...

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