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Sheila Pell

Articles by Sheila Pell

How the lockdown has changed National City crime

A mid-year crime report for National City includes a new type of service call. Since March, about 225 calls to police were made under the new code for things like neighbors not wearing face masks ...

November 24, 2020
Bike paths in North Park full speed ahead

In July, as the pandemic raged, the city waived fees and made it a lot easier for restaurants to obtain a permit for outdoor dining. Many in North Park quickly set up tables on sidewalks ...

November 17, 2020
So much for San Diego streamlined granny flats

San Diego's plans to boost affordable housing include an abundance of granny flats. To that end the city has been overhauling the rules, most recently by dropping all parking requirements for granny flats and allowing ...

November 10, 2020
San Diego County supervisors agree on conservation plan for North County

A draft plan to preserve thousands of acres of natural habitat in North County was unanimously approved by supervisors last week, but changes were called for. The San Diego Multi-Species Conservation Plan aims to balance ...

Paxton adobe house in Escondido threatened

A decision to tear down the historic adobe Paxton house in Escondido has no plan B. And the city needs the 42 condo units that will take its place. But the house, most recently known ...

October 27, 2020
State density rules squeezing Del Mar into a corner

The city of Del Mar passed a key zoning amendment on October 19 that helps it comply with state housing laws, but it's too little, too late for the developer of the lots, who will ...

October 20, 2020
Some granny flats in San Diego can rent short-term, others can't

Regulations proposed for vacation rentals makes scant mention of accessory dwelling units, even though their numbers have surged under new state and local laws meant to boost housing. So how will they figure in? It ...

October 13, 2020
The 101 Ash Street morass

The city has stopped paying rent on 101 Ash St., but the asbestos-riddled building has sat empty for months, posing a new problem. Vacant buildings are at high risk of vandalism, fire and theft. And ...

Good-bye, easy walking to Del Mar beach

There's only one place to cross the railway legally to get to the beach in Del Mar. But instead of adding more safe crossings, transit officials want to add 1.4 miles of fencing along the ...

September 28, 2020
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