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Balboa Park Centennial Plans To Leverage December Nights, Offer Two Other Major Events

No Vision, no reason to support their lack of vision.
Their actions could be considered illegal if not criminal.
"Scam" - pay no attention to the Republicans pulling the strings that got Mayor Faulconer elected.

April 1, 2014 at 6:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

Thieves, Scoundrels, or just plain Stupid? The Board was entrusted by the Public, spent money on their friends, and threatened anyone that got in their way. The Politicians were the Architects, and now their Official Organization just wasted three years.
Syntropic Systems (me) and the "San Diego 2015: Celebrating a Century of Creativity" which includes "Balboa Park 2015", is ready to raise money and Make A Difference. My Team needs Official Status Recognition and base funding.
Time is ticking.

March 24, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roundtable: Balboa Park Fizzle; City Email Reversal; Affordable Housing Fee; Padres Hopes

"All is not lost, at least they came up with a logo"😜 Just what does that logo, costing $2.8M in taxpayer money, get you?
Entrepreneurial spirit? I submitted a full outline framework to the San Diego Tourism Marketing District Board in January 2011 that met all of the criteria that their paid consulting study called out!
File a FOIA or just ask SDTMD for the document.
What a bunch of Political Crap. Ask Scott Lewis for the numerous emails I sent to him begging for an investigation - and about their removal of my use of "Balboa Park 2015" as my business name from prior comments, even though I have the Ficitious Business Name Filed and a Business Fee paid to use it within the City of San Diego.
I thought that VOSD touts that it is an independent Voice for the People of San Diego?
I like Scott, yet wonder if he has been corrupted by the system within which he operates.

March 8, 2014 at 6:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The "Other" Candidates Running For San Diego Mayor

Leadership and Vision appear to be oxymorons when hiring the San Diego City Mayor. It is more "Likability and Funding" by Special Interest Groups.
Is what San Diego City needs "more of the same" in a Career Politician?
The Political System actually allows for write-in Candidates to submit $500 and 200 valid signatures by November 5 to be a Qualified Candidate...
While I have collected the signatures and have the $500, the media money and attention is focused on the Career Politicians.
Vision and Leadership? Skills? Relating to Constituents? Understanding the Challenges? Understanding Solutions?
Visit and you'll find that I, as an even lesser known candidate (missed the ballot because only 186/243 signatures determined valid) have those.
I realize that investing without a high return makes no sense, and further investment of money into the Mayor's Race is futile by myself - and perhaps the other lesser known Candidates.
That does not mean that we should not work together to build San Diego into "Where Dreams Become Reality."
We just have to overpower the Politicians.

November 1, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Exposition Fosters Confusion About Balboa Park History

In 1911 San Diego held a 3 Day party when City Park was renamed "Balboa Park.
In 1913 San Diego's Cabrillo National Monument was created on October 14 by President Woodrow Wilson.
On January 9, 1915 San Diego's Point Loma was home to the world's fastest cars for a 300 mile race on a six mile dirt track, with 50,000 people (city population 40,000) paying $1 each to watch the race. That historic race start/finish along Rosecrans Avenue became Naval Training Center San Diego in 1919, with construction starting in 1923.

On October 12, 2013 "It Begins With A Roar" as Cabrillo National Monument celebrates 100 years and the San Diego Region starts the Race to January 1, 2015.
Pre-1916 vehicles owned and driven by The Horseless Carriage Club, LJRG will start the weekend festivities at NTC Liberty Station's Ingram Plaza for the morning, followed by a drive along the historic race route with a side trip to Cabrillo National Monument. They will park at Cabrillo National Monument as a part of its Centennial Weekend Celebrations before heading down Canon Street.

Car Clubs and Transportation Enthusiasts are encouraged to dress up in clothing and costumes that match their era and creativity to hold "Creativity Festivals" within the San Diego Region's Communities.

While KPBS and others may be misled by the City of San Diego's focus on Balboa Park and the idea that 2015 should be a birthday party for this beloved location, there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that 1915 was a pivotal year in San Diego and the world's history.
"San Diego 2015: Celebrating a Century of Creativity, Building Toward a Millennium of Sustainability" focuses on showing off not only San Diego's creative results from the efforts of the past hundred years, it seeks to show off the world's results in San Diego while bringing to the Region the technologies and activities that will shape the world for the next 1000 years.

Celebrate Achievements by People - not a place.

March 19, 2013 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Has New Plans For Plaza de Panama

It is interesting that Todd Gloria brings up "Community Input" when he ignored the Community while continuing to push his Plaza de Panama Committee illegal agreements and Council approval.
Should Mr. Gloria be RECALLED by his constituents - that being the only recourse available to them through which to end his poor decisions?
Mayor Filner can implement changes, observe the results of those temporary changes, modify the changes, and move forward. People will moan and groan because they experience inconvenience, yet much as the closure of East El Prado showed positive outcomes, closure of Plaza de Panama to parking and valet will have positive outcomes.
Mayor Filner needs to ensure that disabled access is maintained and enhanced.

February 28, 2013 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Head Of Balboa Park Centennial Stepping Down Due To Tourism Marketing District Issues

What? No funding from private Citizens???
Bob Filner is stopping the bleeding of Public Funds toward this private non-profit that the City Council and Mayor Sanders awarded a non-competitive MOU.
If there was anything of substance to their "planning" there would be private funding sources stepping up to sponsor and contribute, as well as individuals stepping up under the "America's Cup Committee" structure that they were supposed to establish.

February 19, 2013 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Play Explores The Darker Side Of Sunny San Diego's History

Congratulations on developing a story/play based on the dichotomy of the San Diego region. The Zoro Gardens of the 1935 Exposition held in Balboa Park were another example of the split personality of the Region. While a major attraction of the Exposition, it was raided by police and shut down.
There are many ways that the writers and actors can lead the audience through a short vignette glimpse of the cultural and social struggles embodied within the characters. I wish them success. Perhaps one day the Region will resolve the "Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde" saga that this burlesque character's story exemplifies.

August 11, 2012 at 6:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner, DeMaio Debate Border Issues, Immigration

Cross-border Olympics? The Olympic brand owners won't ever let that happen. The Retun on Investment, as evidenced by 2008 facilities in China and 2012 in Great Britain, would not fit the finances of the Region.
Perhaps the next Mayor of San Diego will consider becoming a Champion for an alternative idea that leverages the existing strengths of the Region.
The Syntropic(r) Games(TM), run as a non-profit, would invite the "Best of the Best" innovators from around the world to demonstrate their innovations on a phased, competitive basis throughout the region during the course of a year (2015?). Initial competitors would be drawn from worldwide competitions already in place, with a wild card round. Schedule educational, scientific, entertainment, cultural, and political events (including trade shows) around the Games using existing and new venues that showcase the Region and create interest and opportunities for new ventures.
Far fetched idea? Not really. If you look at the 1915 Panama-California Exposition as the model and update it 100 years for the changes in the Region's social, environmental, economic, and technological changes it makes sense.
More sense than building a bridge, road, and parking garage in Balboa Park while closing off three parking lots without having a transportation plan in place that accomodates increasing Balboa Park visitor level increase from 10 million to 20 million.
More information can be found at SanDiego2015 dot com

August 11, 2012 at 6:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Tricky Intersection Of Politics And Philanthropy

San Diego, as a City and as a Region, should be thinking about how it can best develop and demonstrate technologies and thinking toward addressing the needs of the community while creating a sustainable world. The Jacobs/Sanders plan demonstrates the mid-20th Century thinking which removed the electric streetcar (trolley) lines in favor of promoting the private auto and inadequate bus transit systems.
In my unsolicited ideas surrounding making 2015 a Regional Celebration instead of a Balboa Park focused celebration, I suggested that the City consider public/private implementation of emerging technologies within Balboa Park that address pressing social, environmental, and economic issues. These include removal of private autos and implementation of an internal transportation system of automated electric vehicles that operate in tram/platoon mode or independently; use of pavers made with titanium dioxide derived compounds which remove volatile organic compounds when exposed to sunlight and have self-cleaning properties; establishment of an energy station on the Arizona Landfill within Balboa Park that creates hydrogen and oxygen from the aquifer underneath the Park which are used with geothermal, solar, wind, and methane to produce power for fuel cell or induction charged vehicles; the use of hydrogen fuel cell buses manufactured in California to establish an external transit system connecting Downtown with Uptown/Hillcrest/University Heights.
Our communities need transportation that supports aging in place, local power generation from renewable energy sources, cleaner air, and innovative projects which generate jobs and interest within the region. They do not need more private autos and valet parking.

August 9, 2012 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )