Phil Diehl

Writer

Phil Diehl has been a reporter and editor in North County since 1989, and has written about city government, education, health care, military issues, nuclear power and more. He was the night city editor for the North County Times for about five years until it was purchased by the U-T San Diego. A graduate of West Virginia University, he began his newspaper career at the Parkersburg Sentinel in West Virginia. He lives in Carlsbad.

Recent Articles

  • Del Mar loosens leash on dog restrictions

    Del Mar loosens leash on dog restrictions

    Del Mar, the only city in North County to allow off-leash dogs on the beach, decided April 2 to expand the area and the hours for the animals to run free, the first change to its canine regulations in 30 years. Del Mar residents love their dogs. For years, their pets have been allowed to run free...

  • Bike-sharing idea spreading to coastal North County

    Bike-sharing idea spreading to coastal North County

    Dockless bike sharing, the novel idea that rolled out with a rough start in San Diego in February, could spread to North County coastal communities as soon as this summer. Led by Encinitas, the proposed one-year pilot program may also include Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Camp Pendleton...

  • Sand replenishment begins at Cardiff State Beach

    Sand replenishment begins at Cardiff State Beach

    Sand replenishment began last week at Cardiff State Beach, one of the first milestones in a $120 million, four-year effort to restore the San Elijo Lagoon. Improved water quality, greater wildlife diversity, more public recreational trails and a greater resilience to environmental change are among...

  • New claim filed against Del Mar in lifeguard case

    New claim filed against Del Mar in lifeguard case

    A new claim has been filed against Del Mar’s City Council and top administrators by former employee Liza Rogers, this time stating that she was wrongfully terminated for being a “whistleblower.” Rogers says she sounded the alarm about administrators using the city’s vehicles, parks, power tools...

  • Belly Up loses contract after fairgrounds opts to handle its own bookings

    Belly Up loses contract after fairgrounds opts to handle its own bookings

    A dispute over who should get the contract to book acts for a new live music venue at the Del Mar Fairgrounds has prompted fair officials to tackle the task themselves. The management of the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach initially got the nod for the contract, which would yield a percentage of...

  • Del Mar announces new chief lifeguard to replace ousted administrator

    Del Mar announces new chief lifeguard to replace ousted administrator

    Del Mar city officials announced Friday, Jan. 26, that 25-year employee Jon Edelbrock has been promoted to the position of community services director and chief lifeguard, a job formerly held by Pat Vergne, whose firing in August continues to roil the small community. Edelbrock, who will lead 87...

  • 'Third option' proposed for Del Mar law enforcement

    'Third option' proposed for Del Mar law enforcement

    Community service officers could provide a “middle option” for Del Mar, which has been trying for years to decide whether to continue its contract with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department or create its own police department. Del Mar has been studying the possibility of creating its own police...

  • No 'retreat' from rising sea levels for homes in Del Mar

    No 'retreat' from rising sea levels for homes in Del Mar

    The community of Del Mar is facing a reckoning. It has about 600 homes at beach level on the northern end of the city. They include some of San Diego County’s most expensive properties, including a home owned by Kim Fletcher, a member of one of San Diego’s pioneering families who lives with his...

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