Gone Paradise Fire Article

A sobering report on the problem of locating housing in extreme fire risk areas, such as is proposed with Harvest Hills in Escondido. Read especially part 2-4. JULY 31, 2019Gone Decades of greed, neglect, corruption, and bad politics led to last year’s Paradise fire,...

Birds Are Vanishing From North America

Another reason the Environmental Center of San Diego continues to work so hard to protect the environment. NY Times – By Carl Zimmer – Published Sept. 19, 2019 Updated Sept. 20, 2019, 11:03 a.m. ET The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the...

LA Times Wildfire California

The threat of deadly wildfires was no secret to residents of Paradise, CA.  Nearly 20 years ago, they began to thin trees and shrubs on the edge of town, creating protective fuel breaks.  Last November, a malfunctioning power line sparked a wildfire northeast of...

Princess Street Public Beach Access

By Anthony Ciani, local coastal access advocate The coastal bluff promontory at Princess Street in La Jolla provides a scenic overlook to Pacific Ocean and intimate pocket beach in the foreground and to the mammoth sea caves and Goldfish Point beyond. The ocean at...