Press Coverage

Fire rings saved at Corona Del Mar in Newport Beach
Corona Del Mar Today, 11/30/2009, Residents and Coastal Commission weigh in to stop the removal

San Diego Fire pits to be removed in 2010
Mayor Sanders has announced the "final elimination" of the fire pits in the proposed 2010-2011 budget.
Here are the links:
Union Tribune article
Press Release
Budget Proposal

Union Tribune Columns on the city's Fire Pit fund-raising program
Michael Stetz, 11/8/2009
Michael Stetz, 7/12/2009

Fire Pits Saved for 18 Months by an anonymous donor
Union Tribune, 12/15/2008
NBC San Diego, 12/15/2008

San Diego uproots fire pits amid salvaging efforts
Union Tribune, 12/11/2008
Several groups are trying to locate funds and volunteers,
but the city says it wants $259,000 immediately or the pits will continue to be removed. 
The city will not accept volunteers or partial sponsorship.

Chris Cantore on the fire pits

"Fire Pits, Really?", San Diego Magazine, 12/2008

Groups volunteer to clean fire pits
This morning, Mayor Sanders was on "These Days" on KPBS.  He stated that he supported a caller whose organization wanted to adopt the fire pits. At the same time, the city started removing the fire pits!

Initial Proposal to Remove the Fire Pits
Union Tribune, 11/22/2008
NBC San Diego, 11/22/2008, "Dude, Not the Pits"