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Congratulations and Welcome to Mayor Todd Gloria

Congratulations to San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, who took office this past Thursday as San Diego’s 37th mayor. Congratulations as well to the five new members of San Diego City Council, including Joe LaCava (District 1), Stephen Whitburn (District 3), Marni von Wilpert (District 5), Raul Campillo (District 7), and Sean Elo-Rivera (District 9). We […]

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The Case for a Corner of Mission Bay to Be “Wild”

This piece originally appeared in the O.B. Rag. By John Riedel For centuries, Mission Bay was utilized by the bird populations of Southern California and along the Pacific Flyway as habitat, and by our region’s indigenous Kumeyaay communities for survival. But a great deal has changed in the bay since the arrival of Europeans, particularly in the […]

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Climate Action Campaign and San Diego Coastkeeper Join Chorus of Opposition to Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2019 San Diego, Calif.  –  Two San Diego-based environmental organizations, San Diego Coastkeeper and Climate Action Campaign, have signed onto the ReWild Mission Bay letter of opposition to a pair of proposed leases for Campland On the Bay in the northeast corner of Mission Bay. Approval of the leases will […]

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Crises of Severity vs. Crises of Convenience

By Tommy Hough From remarks prepared for testimony before the Land Use and Housing Committee meeting on June 12, 2019. In politics there are often no easy options, but that’s also part of the reason we step up as leaders. And while the dilemmas we face are often complicated with shades of gray, we shouldn’t […]

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ReWilding Mission Bay Will Restore a Wildly Beautiful Resource

By John Heatherington I was fortunate to have been born in San Diego, and raised on the eastern shoreline of Mission Bay. When I was a child, east Mission Bay appeared to me as a vast, wildly beautiful salt marsh. Millions of birds of every description seemed to fill the sky, from tiny terns to […]