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

  • Promoter of Del Mar gun show says operation is legal

    Promoter of Del Mar gun show says operation is legal

    The patriarch of the family that operates the Del Mar gun show said Wednesday, May 23,  he has avoided legal conflicts over his past felony firearms conviction by ceding responsibility for the event to his daughter, Tracy Olcott.

  • Fair board wants investigation of gun show operator

    Fair board wants investigation of gun show operator

    “Serious allegations” have been raised against the father and son who operate the popular, but polarizing Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the president of the fairgrounds board of directors said Tuesday. May 22.

  • 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...

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