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Window on Wonderland: KPBS Show Spotlights Solana Beach
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9/23/09
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Bluff-top Community Center Getting a New Lease on Life
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7/24/09
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Rays of Sunshine: Fiesta del Sol 2009
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6/30/09
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Solana Beach Updates Noise Ordinance
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6/30/09
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City Expands Outdoor Smoking Ban
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6/26/09
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Mandatory Water Conservation Begins
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6/26/09
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Opening Day Crowd Sets a New Track Record
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Posted 7/16/08
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Solana Beach Goes Dry with Year-round Alcohol Ban
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Posted 6/12/08
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Fiesta del Sol Rocks Around the Block
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Posted 6/11/08
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Solana Beach Park & Plaza: From Pillbox to Paradise
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June 6, 2008
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Solana Beach Shark Attack Kills Local Triathlete
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Posted 5/25/08
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New Cliff Street Bridge Closes the Gap
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Posted 2/27/08
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New Cedros Crossing Design Alternative to be Reviewed
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Posted 2/10/08
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Artful Banners Add Color to Local Streets
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Posted 2/01/08
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Councilmember Comments on Cedros Crossing
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Posted 1/19/08
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Solana Beach Scrapbook: Souvenirs of Last Year
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Posted 1/02/08
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Christmas Tree by the Sea
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Posted 12/10/07
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Pumping Surf Brings Crowds to the Coast
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Posted 12/5/07
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City Council Says, “Show us the money”
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(ongoing blog 11/17/07)
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Fletcher Cove, Phase II
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Posted 11/17/07
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The Western Front: Safeguarding Solana Beach
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Posted 10/28/07
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Fire Break: Open House at the Solana Beach Fire Station
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Posted 10/28/07
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Seaside Shelter for All Creatures, Great and Small
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Posted 10/28/07
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Changing the Interchange: Work begins at I-5 & Lomas Santa Fe
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Posted 10/12/07
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10/10 Council clips: Major traffic changes and NCTD report
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Posted 10/12/07
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New Ideas from “The Making of Place: Solana Beach”
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A Tale of Two Trees
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September Storm Spouts Off in Solana Beach
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Training on the Tracks: Emergency Drill Prepares Responders
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Solana Beach Volunteers Clean Up the Coastline
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North Coast Rep Pulls Out of Cedros Crossing Project
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Santa Fe Irrigation District declares water usage restrictions
Mandatory Water Conservation Begins
6/26/09
The Santa Fe Irrigation District has declared a Level 2 Drought Alert and imposed mandatory water restrictions in Solana Beach and other service areas starting July 1. For more information, visit www.sfidwater.org.  
Torrey Pine trees Solana Beach
“Tree Trimming” Season Continues at Local School
12/30/09
The corner of Cliff and Rios is a special place in Solana Beach. This is where thousands of locals come to enjoy activities at the Child Development Center (CDC) preschool and playground...   read more...
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Solana Beach Expands Outdoor Smoking Band
City Expands Outdoor Smoking Ban
6/26/09
There were no “butts” about it. In a unanimous vote on June 24, the City Council extended the local smoking ban to cover many more outdoor environments, including bar and restaurant patios, the Coastal Rail Trail, the farmer’s market, street fairs, playgrounds and entryways...   read more...
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Rays of Sunshine: Fiesta del Sol 2009
6/30/09
On the morning of Saturday, June 6th, the skies above Solana Beach weren't just gloomy, they were downright drizzly. But at 9:00 sharp, almost as if on cue, the clouds...   read more...
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Solana Beach business tax
New Business Tax Proposed to Help Offset $1 Million Deficit
10/15/09
Last May, the Solana Beach City Council declared a “fiscal emergency,” with a projected $1 million budget shortfall for the coming year. In response, the City has consulted with local business groups to formulate a plan that would...   read more...
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Lucy lost dog
Dog Tale with a Happy Ending
10/24/09
Sometimes it takes a village to bring a lost dog home. For Lucy, it took several rescue organizations, neighborhood scouts and dedicated veterinarians – that, and a lot of love from her owner, Christina Schneider...   read more...
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CRC Holiday Baskets
The Gift of Giving: “Holiday Baskets” for Local Families in Need
12/14/09
She wasn’t wearing a red Santa cap, but the twinkle in her eye gave it away. Laurin Pause looked just as gleeful and kind as Mrs. Claus herself...   read more...
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Community Center (south)
Bluff-top Community Center Getting a New Lease on Life
7/24/09
It may be aging and decrepit, but the Fletcher Cove Community Center still commands one of the best locations on the San Diego coastline...   read more...
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Wonderland Noah Tafolla
Window on Wonderland: KPBS Show Spotlights Solana Beach
9/23/09
From Coronado to Carlsbad, Lakeside to La Jolla, photojournalist Noah Tafolla has explored over 20 different neighborhoods in his popular KPBS TV series, Wonderland. And now he’s shining his spotlight on Solana Beach in an episode that debuts Thursday night...   read more...
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Surf and Saddle
Last Call for the Surf & Saddle
10/18/09
Sixteen years ago, this place was called the Tight End, a corner bar where interesting characters gathered and sometimes stirred up trouble. Then it became the Surf & Saddle, and over time the clientele changed. Filled with horse racing memorabilia, pool tables...    read more...
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fairgrounds expansion EIR
Solana Beach Reviewing “Massive” Fairgrounds Project EIR Fairgrounds EIR
11/3/09
UPDATE: The public review period for the Fairgrounds draft EIR has been extended to February 8, 2010 -   read more...
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2011 News Stories
2010 News Stories
February 14, 2010 - Proposal for fairgrounds yields plenty of criticism
January 17, 2010 - REGION: Group, attorneys pledge to 'fight' I-5 expansion
January 13, 2010 - Resident Group Fights Interstate 5 Expansion
2009 News Stories
December 17, 2009 - City approves first greenhouse gas baseline emissions inventory
November 26, 2009 - Solana's Roberts exits congressional race
November 12, 2009 - Critics voice opposition to fairgrounds expansion
November 9, 2009 - Group planning push against I-5 expansion
October 22, 2009 - Speed limits reduced in Solana Beach
September 18, 2009 - City sends revised land use plan
September 16, 2009 - LCP hearing: 'Collapse of the compromise'
September 3, 2009 - Councilman to run for Congress
August 15, 2009 - Noted city sites get a sign of old times
July 21, 2009 - Long-awaited train stop at the races inches closer to reality
July 19, 2009 - Financial gap for fairgrounds troubles city
July 9, 2009 - Nature center open house to be held
July 8, 2009 - Teen raises money for wells in Sudan
July 5, 2009 - Players are jockeying for position in 50th race
July 2, 2009 - Officials study train stop plan for fairgrounds
June 28, 2009 - Coastal control
June 4, 2009 - Solana Beach puts off business tax vote till 2010
June 4, 2009 - Solana Beach adopts permanent alcohol ban
May 31, 2009 - Solana Beach ceremony honors military
May 25, 2009 - Lomas Santa Fe Plaza proceeds
May 25, 2009 - Cloud falls over Fiesta del Sol
2008 News Stories
December 4, 2008 - Opening of berm completes restoration
November 29, 2008 - City legalizes use of golf carts on public streets
November 14, 2008 - Coastal Commission gives city officials more time to fine-tune shoreline plan
November 12, 2008 - Workshop on affordable housing set for tomorrow
October 24, 2008 - Town getting a piece of its past
October 17, 2008 - Transit district kills Cedros Crossing development pact
October 17, 2008 - Cedros Crossing project is dead
October 5, 2008 - Surfrider to back city's shoreline plan under agreement
October 5, 2008 - Managing the shoreline
September 10, 2008 - Comments solicited on gull sculpture
August 29, 2008 - Shopping complex expansion would create 'lifestyles' center
August 29, 2008 - Custom-made database donated to city by retiree who created it
August 22, 2008 - 3 on City Council are reappointed
August 22, 2008 - Youth surf event a lesson in competition
August 9, 2008 - Dozens up for run in coastal elections
August 7, 2008 - Program calls for recycling plastic bags
August 3, 2008 - Cedros Crossing still stuck in neutral
July 27, 2008 - Staycation 101
July 24, 2008 - 2 incumbents to run in Solana Beach
July 10, 2008 - Security Cut Back At North County Train Station
July 3, 2008 - July Fourth true test of booze ban at beaches
June 28, 2008 - Author discusses work with readers
June 15, 2008 - City joins others with beach alcohol ban
June 8, 2008 - Music, visitors flood Fletcher Cove
June 8, 2008 - Free concerts to showcase local musicians
June 6, 2008 - Time running out on grant for project
June 1, 2008 - Local reading marathon focusing on immigration
May 26, 2008 - Green approach produces quiet streets
May 4, 2008 - Destination: beach
April 29, 2008 - Fate of Cedros Crossing still up in the air
April 29, 2008 - Cedros Crossing returned to developer for redesign
April 26, 2008 - Final vote on Cedros Crossing set for Monday
April 26, 2008 - Another redesign urged for project
April 26, 2008 - Beach warnings in effect after shark kills triathlete
April 26, 2008 - Locals won't cede Pacific to sharks
April 26, 2008 - Rip currents, not sharks, most common beach risk
April 26, 2008 - Friends remember triathlete's kind smile
April 26, 2008 - SOLANA BEACH: Friends, athletes and strangers bid farewell to shark-attack victim
April 26, 2008 - SOLANA BEACH: Shark kills man training for triathlon
April 22, 2008 - Auto allowance law being analyzed by cities league
April 19, 2008 - Deadline looms for project's approval
April 12, 2008 - Possible suit adds to strain on project
April 11, 2008 - Flower Hill redevelopment gets mixed reviews
April 4, 2008 - Pitch your points on park upgrades
April 4, 2008 - Flower Hill's expansion is toned down
March 31, 2008 - Solana Beach library begins one-book, one-city event
March 20, 2008 - Students celebrate removal of abandoned tanks at San Elijo Lagoon
March 1, 2008 - Cedros Crossing again stalled
February 29, 2008 - Cedros Crossing state grant looks unlikely
February 28, 2008 - 2nd footbridge now spans tracks
February 12, 2008 - Solana Beach council debates parking garage
February 10, 2008 - Decide on garage first, city staff tells council
January 19, 2008 - Developer to work around deadline
January 18, 2008 - Cedros Crossing report gets council's OK
January 18, 2008 - Report's approval keeps Cedros Crossing alive
January 17, 2008 - Solana Beach to tweak Cedros Crossing repor
January 13, 2008 - Expiring grant puts pressure on project
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2007 News Stories
December 21, 2007 - Transit district, Solana Beach, spar over Cedros project
December 14, 2007 - Council bans coastal time-share expansion
December 14, 2007 - Plastic bags sacked over pollution concerns
December 13, 2007 - Cedros Crossing project stuck at the station
December 9, 2007 - Solana Beach to legislate booze training
December 6, 2007 - Beach sand project forges ahead
November 30, 2007 - New beach stairway OK'd
November 22, 2007 - Cedros Crossing's troubles won't fade
November 10, 2007 - New image planned for shopping center
November 8, 2007 - Demolition of tanks to bring lagoon into full view
October 23, 2007 - Crews hope for break in Witch Creek blaze
October 20, 2007 - Cedros marks 10 years of style
October 16, 2007 - Schwarzenegger vows to 'bulldoze' gridlock
October 16, 2007 - North County project kicks off statewide building campaign
October 12, 2007 - Council approves Plaza Street revamp
October 12, 2007 - Council raises city manager's salary 11.6 percent to $175,000
September 25, 2007 - Solana Beach voters approve trash fee
September 22, 2007 - Train stop would have historical tie
September 21, 2007 - Waste-fee plan draws record number of mail-in votes
September 21, 2007 - Public-art fee would add to cost of buildings
September 19, 2007 - Solana Beach, Del Mar look to share costs
September 16, 2007 - Property owners' waste fee vote due
September 15, 2007 - Coastal cities will be asked to split cost of sand study in massive replenishment project
September 12, 2007 - Settlement sought on attorney fees in ballot-argument case
September 6, 2007 - Solana Beach water agency warns of scam artists
August 31, 2007 - Developer clarifies Cedros Crossing statement
August 30, 2007 - North Coast Repertory Theatre staying put, pulls out of planned train station development
August 30, 2007 - Theater's new home will be in old locale
August 26, 2007 - Solana Beach players are rock stars of Little League
August 26, 2007 - Little Leaguers treated like kings
August 24, 2007 - Parade to honor Solana Beach Little League team set for Saturday
August 24, 2007 - New homes scaled down to satisfy ordinance
August 12, 2007 - Solana Beach falls short in West final
August 12, 2007 - Win or lose, Little Leaguers the pride of Solana Beach
August 12, 2007 - Solana Beach falls short of Little League World Series
August 11, 2007 - Solana Beach just wants to have fun
August 11, 2007 - Local Little Leaguers set for Western Regional final
August 11, 2007 - In Solana Beach, little team is very big
August 11, 2007 - Little Leaguers play today for Western Region title
August 10, 2007 - One more to go - Solana Beach avenges earlier loss to Green Valley
August 10, 2007 - Spotlight shines on Solana Beach squad
August 10, 2007 - The Beach escapes again
August 9, 2007 - Solana Beach rides into semis; Little Leaguers two wins shy of World Series trip
August 9, 2007 - Solana Beach moves into semifinals
August 8, 2007 - Young hitting coach helps Solana Beach sluggers clear the fences
August 8, 2007 - Solana Beach digs the long ball
August 6, 2007 - The Beach struggles vs. Green Valley
August 5, 2007 - Solana Beach beats Waipio in opener of Western Regionals
August 3, 2007 - Residents feel city pinch on remodels
August 2, 2007 - Solana Beach abuzz with Little League baseball
July 29, 2007 - Solana Beach wins twice, moves on to San Bernardino
July 25, 2007 - Sham environmentalism reigns in Solana Beach
July 24, 2007 - Simple renovation turns into a dream
July 24, 2007 - Debate Over Controversial $50 Million Project Rages On in Solana Beach
July 21, 2007 - Race is on to resolve project's proble
July 20, 2007 - Solana Beach to recirculate Cedros study
July 20, 2007 - Mixed-use plan again sidetracked
July 19, 2007 - It's time to make Cedros Crossing happen
July 19, 2007 - Clock is ticking on Cedros Crossing
July 13, 2007 - County to begin weevil eradication in Solana Beach
July 12, 2007 - Time for Solana Beach to embrace smart growth
July 12, 2007 - I-5 interchange on the road to decongestion
July 11, 2007 - Mail-in vote on trash fee to be weighed
June 30, 2007 - City moves against condo-hotels
June 30, 2007 - A barrier goes up: Bluff-top homeowners sue to stop fee for sea walls
June 28, 2007 - Fiscal storm clouds loom large over Solana Beach's budget
June 22, 2007 - Consultant to decide sea wall fees
June 16, 2007 - Solana Beach dedicates redesigned Fletcher Cove Park
June 15, 2007 - City imposes fees for bluff protection
June 14, 2007 - Developer's voter survey backs project
June 10, 2007 - Save Old Solana told to pay fees in Prop. A lawsuit
June 10, 2007 - The art's ocean theme connects park to sea
June 10, 2007 - Beach Park Rebirth
June 2, 2007 - Parking projections delay Cedros Crossing hearing
May 31, 2007 - Crews adding freeway lanes in Solana Beach
May 31, 2007 - Ballot vote cited for wasteful spending
May 30, 2007 - City has big plans for La Colonia Park
May 20, 2007 - Future of land deal may hinge on audit
April 7, 2007 - Judge sides with Solana Beach in sea wall battle
April 1, 2007 - Cedros project inching forward
March 30, 2007 - Council to hear about soil excavation at proposed development
March 25, 2007 - Cedros study of traffic is criticized
March 16, 2007 - 'Walkabout' set on city's livability
March 12, 2007 - Stuck in the wings: North Coast Repertory Theatre's future put on hold in development squabble
March 11, 2007 - Solana Beach residents discuss proposed Cedros Crossing
March 11, 2007 - Cedros project praised, derided
March 9, 2007 - Hearing set for Cedros Crossing project
March 8, 2007 - Backers of home-size restrictions claim victory
March 8, 2007 - Solana Beach measure victorious after tally
March 7, 2007 - Prop. A headed to victory in Solana Beach
March 7, 2007 - Bid limiting house sizes has slim lead
March 6, 2007 - Beach Community To Take Controversial Vote
March 6, 2007 - Measure to limit size of homes comes down to vote
March 4, 2007 - The future of growth
March 4, 2007 - Backers want to maintain the character of old neighborhoods
March 4, 2007 - Opponents say measure devalues homes, infringes on rights of property owners
March 4, 2007 - Solana Beach's 'mansionization' issue now in voters' hands
March 3, 2007 - Yet another battle begun over Prop A
February 25, 2007 - Prop A's opponents winning cash race
February 17, 2007 - Tossing a brick at politicians, activists
February 17, 2007 - Realtors group is Prop. A's latest foe
February 16, 2007 - House-size measure's combatants get louder
February 10, 2007 - Dredge and fill, not restoration
February 9, 2007 - Stalemate on Sand
February 8, 2007 - Arbitrary measure will cost homeowners
February 8, 2007 - Measure protects what we moved here for
February 7, 2007 - Prop. A will preserve SB's quaintness
February 1, 2007 - Groups pro, con ready campaigns on restrictions to new home sizes
January 18, 2007 - Mixed-use project is building up steam
January 17, 2007 - Property measure foes lose lawsuit, drop second case
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2006 News Stories
December 20, 2006 - Project generates flurry of responses
November 30, 2006 - Solana Beach sets special election on mansionization
November 30, 2006 - KPBS Radio - "These Days" - Solana Beach to vote on mansionization
October 19, 2006 - Solana Beach 'mansionization' ordinance placed on hold
October 6, 2006 - Solana Beach fixes its error on home sizes
October 4, 2006 - Solana Beach council candidates address big-home ordinance
August 25, 2006 - Solana Beach slims home sizes west of I-5
March 3, 2006 - Solana Beach Examines Mansionization
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We'd like to thank the 20 participants who participated in our previous reader poll.
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Previous Poll Topic: I shop at the Farmer's Market
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Total Votes: 20
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City warns that "My Plumber" letter is a scare tactic
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by | Publication Date: December 13, 2007
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The City of Solana Beach has learned that the plumbing company, My Plumber, sent a letter to Solana Beach residents regarding sewer lateral cleaning and inspection that is factually incorrect and was not sponsored by the City. While property owners are responsible for cleaning and maintenance of their sewer laterals, the City does not "require" cleaning or inspection as stated in the My Plumber letter. Additionally, the City does not sponsor or recommend use of any private contractors. The City also did not authorize My Plumber to name the City of Solana Beach or the Public Works Department in its letter. This is a scare tactic used to solicit business. The City has contacted My Plumber and requested that they send a retraction letter with an apology to Solana Beach residents. This issue has also been forwarded to the City Attorney. If you have any questions regarding this issue please contact the City of Solana Beach at 858-720-2436.
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