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Phil Diehl

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 San Diego Union-Tribune. A graduate of West Virginia University, he began his newspaper career at the Parkersburg Sentinel in West Virginia. He lives in Carlsbad.
Habitat restoration project in Oceanside hopes to lure cactus wrens, California gnatcatchers

On former dairy land purchased by the Buena Vista Audubon Society, a project to restore native plants aims to draw birds back to this part of San Diego County and maintain a wildlife link.

Fair board to consider ban on gun shows at Del Mar Fairgrounds

An incident Sept. 2 sharpened the focus on safety at the seaside venue, when a disgruntled customer pulled out a handgun and began shooting outside a scheduled Ice Cube concert.

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