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Sheila Pell

Articles by Sheila Pell

Streamline Moderne at 4th and Palm loses out

The San Diego City Council on Monday overturned the historic designation of a small, nondescript commercial building on the southeast corner of 4th Avenue and Palm Street in Banker's Hill. Built by master architect Charles ...

El Cajon places fewer property liens for unpaid trash bills

As they've done for years, El Cajon is moving to place liens on homes that are at least two months behind on their refuse, collection and recycling charges. Although it's been routine practice in El ...

Imperial Beach's Siesta RV Park finally sells

A few years ago, residents of Siesta RV park in Imperial Beach caught a lucky break when plans to sell the land to a developer fell through. Now, after a surprise change of ownership in ...

Balboa Park bathrooms lauded for low flow and lighting

A pair of prefab toilets, bestowed with an Onion award last year for their undistinguished design, are now being recognized as an American Public Works Association project of the year. The nomination has nothing to ...

Adios to the open plaza at Salk Institute

A dispute over an addition to the Salk Institute in La Jolla has ended. Last week, the Planning Commission denied an appeal claiming the proposed design ruins the historic integrity of the East Torrey Pines ...

April 29, 2022
Del Mar may be next to ban gas in buildings

Del Mar may be the next city after Solana Beach, Encinitas, and Carlsbad to ban gas hookups in new construction. On April 18, the same day the city heard a presentation on San Diego County's ...

Where the public restrooms are in San Diego

Call it a bathroom desert. Nearly half the county's census tracts have no permanent public restrooms. At the same time, using the great outdoors in lieu of a loo could lead to a fine. The ...

April 12, 2022
Humans will be kept away from La Jolla sea lions May-October

It's illegal to harass sea lions, but even warning signs haven't stopped La Jolla beach-goers from petting and feeding them. Troubles ramp up during pupping season, when the animals spend more time on the beaches ...

April 5, 2022
Anglers say promises broken at Loveland Reservoir

During the pandemic, open days at the county's 24 reservoirs were slashed, prompting a petition to restore the only water access available to many backcountry residents without a long drive. Last November, the county agreed ...

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