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How San Diegans Will Feel The Government Shutdown

Many, most, of the Federal Employees in San Diego county are educated, skilled, professionals, who provide a valuable service to the government. Commonly, they providing engineering and other technical support our nation’s Navy and Marine Corps on the various large military bases located in our county. They support the Navy and USMC missions by maintaining vessels, weapon systems, ammo, etc., that our service members, currently at war, must rely on to function properly. Very easy to breath easily and claim you "won't even notice their absence" when oblivious (intentionally?) to the effects on our military service members.

October 2, 2013 at 9:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Convoy District's Vision To Become San Diego's Next Great Neighborhood

We’ve been known to travel all the way from Oceanside to have lunch or shop at the grocery stores in the Convoy Street area on a Saturday or Sunday. Why? Because you cannot find all of these interesting Asian stores and restaurants together in one area like this elsewhere in San Diego. But, the area is not very friendly to foot traffic, and there don’t seem to be many, if any, interesting events like this Night Market. So I, for one, although I am sure I am not the only one, am very glad to see the businesses and property owners organizing to promote the unique character of the area. This night market just fits nicely into this idea. And, the Business Improvement District is the way to go to help the area develop a more coherent character and develop a vision – for example to make this area more attractive for shopping and dining (I hope). I am really looking forward to seeing all the improvements to come. I like it!

September 26, 2013 at 8:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jacobs On Plaza De Panama Plan: 'It's Over'

The plan to tack on the bypass bridge seemed rushed with no effort to make it consistent aesthetically with the architecture of the park. At least one of the renderings I saw showed something you might see at an interchange on the I-8. Please, do better in Balboa Park.

February 5, 2013 at 10:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U-T San Diego Circulation Drops 5 Percent In Last Year

Last Sunday was the last delivery of my subscription to UT. I will not be renewing. Have been checking out Wall Street Journal and New York Times for a few Sundays now. I can buy these with my coffee at Starbucks 1st thing in the morning, and this has become my new Sunday morning routine. Nice.

October 30, 2012 at 8:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How Obama Got His Groove Back, And Other Debate Takeaways

Read the transcript from Sep 12, 2012: "No acts of terror ... We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done." Clearly, Obama already considered at least the possibility that this was an act of terror.

Pretty obvious that during the debate, Romney did not recall this detail of the Sep 12 speech. Then based on his misconception, he went for a gotcha-moment, and it backfired. Just that simple.

And no Candy Crowley consiracy either. What? Can she see the future and know that Romney was going to gap at the debate?

Shades of the "Birthers".

October 17, 2012 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supporters Of Prop 34 Say Death Penalty Is Broken And Can’t Be Fixed

To Mrs. Catherine Burke,

I just wanted to say how deeply saddened I was to read this, I just cannot imagine what you have gone through.

I also want to say that I feel capital punishment is justified for those who commit the most henious of crimes when there really is no doubt about the guilt of the defendant. And I think there are cases where there really is no doubt. Yours sounds like it may be one of them. My opinion is that some of these crimes, these murders, are so vicious and savage, that the murderer is deserving of death. We should strive for a system that relentlessly pursues justice, and in some cases death is justice.


October 12, 2012 at 10:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It's Official: U-T San Diego Is Buying North County Times

Just like DanW, we've been long time UT subscribers, and were wary when DM bought the paper. Also noticed the editorial following the Dem's convention portending a doomsday scenario would play out for the US if Obama is re-elected. Decided to switch to the NC Times, but will rethink. Starbucks carries some good out of town papers. KPBS online and on the radio has local news. Hmm.

September 11, 2012 at 9:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law

Very happy to see the Affordable Health Care Act re-affirmed by the US Supreme Court. Making insurance more available/affordable for the millions of uninsured, who will now start contributing to paying for the healthcare - that they will need regardless of personal choice - will be a net benefit on many levels. It is a great idea, and only the government is in a position to enforce the changes that were necessary. It may not be a "responsibility" or core function of government, but it is a great idea.

July 1, 2012 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Preservationists Fear Changes Would Jeopardize Balboa Park's Historic Status

There doesn’t seem to be much additional road to be built in the proposed bypass, just a small bridge around the back side of a building, over an area that isn’t being used, to connect the “West Gate” with the existing Alcazar parking lot. From there, roads already exist to continue to the parking areas behind the organ pavilion. That certainly seems doable without undue disturbance.

On the other hand, while there will be some loss of parking spaces in the plaza, that’s relatively limited and doesn’t seem to justify the construction of an ugly multistory parking structure.

PDSD, a trolley to take people up the hill to Balboa Park from downtown/convention center would seem to be an obvious need. What happened there?

February 8, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Analysis: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

Missiongasbag, your spam like comments on this board are getting old.

February 7, 2012 at 9:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )