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

  • Lagoon's wooden railroad trestle replaced after 74 years

    Lagoon's wooden railroad trestle replaced after 74 years

    Big pieces of a wooden railroad trestle splashed into the San Elijo Creek during the first week of October, as workers demolished the 1944 bridge to make way for a new link in the chain of transportation projects underway along the 60-mile North Coast Corridor. The disappearing trestle paralleled...

  • Del Mar: Retreat from rising sea levels not an option

    Del Mar: Retreat from rising sea levels not an option

    Declaring that residents will never be required to abandon their beachfront homes, Del Mar city officials agreed this week to submit a sea-level-rise plan to the California Coastal Commission that omits a state-mandated managed-retreat approach. Instead of retreat, officials said they will rely...

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