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New Balboa Park Centennial Plans To Be Issued Friday

Standard Sander's operating procedure; blame everything on Bob Filner. A state court, not Filner, rejected the Jacob's park bridge proposal as being illegal, not Filner. Didn't hear Sanders make any new commitments on behalf of is organization to support the centennial. The original 1915 exposition grew out of a proposal put forward by the then chamber of commerce president. Those were different times and today's chamber of commerce is a far cry from the 1915 one.

March 28, 2014 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

Isn't Kevin Falcouner's wife a professional party planner? Perhaps the city's new first lady can volunteer to put something together.

March 26, 2014 at 6:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drought Continues As San Diego Looks At Reusable Water

The San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District have been quietly opposing this technology, since it would mean that the city of San Diego would produce its own water supply and could buy less from them. They only want water they can import and sell, just like SDG&E only likes electricity it can import and sell to ratepayers.

March 25, 2014 at 3:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Citizens Panel To Discuss San Onofre

The key decision is how and where the high level nuclear waste products currently stored at the site will be disposed of. That is the key unanswered question dogging the global nuclear power industry which has been blown off, until now. Everything else is secondary to answering that question. SONGS should not be allowed to become a long term nuclear waste dump sitting in the middle of one of Southern California's most populous region. Failure to develop a lucid answer to this question will mean the new panel fails in its primary responsibility.

March 24, 2014 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lorie Zapf Endorsed By Faulconer, Police Union In San Diego City Council Race

Without Carl DeMaio on the council to tell her how to vote, Ms. Zapf seems to have come adrift. Sarah Boot, a federal prosecutor who has lived in the district far longer than Zapf has, seems like a more qualified candidate.

March 12, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers Get Disturbing Picture Of Status Of Groundwater

One concern is that the big ag business farms that are pumping all the groundwater out from beneath the Central Valley are politically powerful and well connected. You know that when the groundwater runs out, they will be going after more water that is currently being exported to Southern California. Big ag water districts like Westlands Water District won't be satisfied with just using up their own water, they'll want ours next. Since their biggest member is a Beverly Hills billionaire with strong ties to Senator Diane Feinstein, don't be surprised if they succeed. Real water wars are on the horizon.

March 12, 2014 at 4:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Tourism Leaders: Uncertain Convention Center Expansion Timeline Could Hurt Sales

If major conventions are refusing to come here due to our high costs, imagine how many will stay away if we raised hotel room costs even more with an illegal tax. As everyone knows the convention centers estimates and projections of the number of rooms occupied due to their activities are based on cooking their books. The inaccuracy of their projections has been demonstrated in dozens of studies and articles.

March 12, 2014 at 4:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Tourism Leaders: Uncertain Convention Center Expansion Timeline Could Hurt Sales

The city council, the Port and local tourism industry leaders know that this proposal is based on an illegal tax. They know they're going to lose in court, so the tourism industry promoters are just trying to soften the blow. Everyone knows that when they assumed that this project could be built using funds from an illegal tax, it was doomed.

March 12, 2014 at 4:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Questions Remain After Balboa Park Centennial Planning Group Disbanded

If Mr. Braun is really negotiating with city staff to get paid more money, based on past performance, the city might want to pay him about $1 a day.

March 6, 2014 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Sierra Club Chapter Suspended By National Board Due To Chronic Infighting

I hope that the individuals who have brought the local club chapter to this sad state will stop and take a hard look at themselves in the mirror, and ask themselves what is more important, feeding their own egos or carrying on the legacy of John Muir?

February 22, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )