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New Book Explores The End Of Suburban Sprawl

@twells, I agree with you, up until the part where we run out of land and have to build up. We might no be around for it, but density and increased population have a lot to do with it. Seems like a logical reason.

Its not an 'eastern' thing either. Rail has been very successful solution in many many other cities around the WORLD where they have the density. This is no secret.

But alas, here is the dilemma of SoCal and the NIIMBY lifestyle we have grown accustomed to.
At some point we will become LA if we don't plan correctly. Just like the freeway is a subsidized system so is mass transit.

April 28, 2014 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It's Official: Ken To Remain A Landmark Theatre

Great! I dont think there were any doubts it wouldnt continue to be a cinema. Just a difference in who might be managing it.

April 24, 2014 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ken Cinema Closing As A Landmark Theatre

Has anyone been open to the idea that another theater operator can take this over and improve on it?

The theater isnt closed yet and its a business. Nostaliga is nice, but if it doesnt pay the bills, then its just a sign that times have changed.

April 23, 2014 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Navy-Trained Dolphins Find Rare Torpedo Off San Diego Coast

Late 1800s? That is incredible.

On a side note, reminds me of Dr Evel asking for 'dolphins with frickin laser beams' :)

May 21, 2013 at 12:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner And San Diego Hoteliers Clash Again

Bull meets china shop

March 4, 2013 at 5:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Could Lose $41 Million Next Year Through Redevelopment, Pension Costs

Sorry, meant to add that Jeff Graham is not the City Manager, but I had read in another article that he was threatening this course of action as the CEO of the now defunct CCDC aka Civic San Diego.

I am unclear as to the lines drawn between CCDC bing the developemnt arm vs an actual city which may have set up a 'redevelopment district'.

December 21, 2012 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Could Lose $41 Million Next Year Through Redevelopment, Pension Costs

This is somewhat misleading.

When the Redevelopment agencies were abolished, each CA county and city were required to form Oversight Boards to oversee the ROPS payments.

Now, in all honesty this is new for everyone including the state, but the City of SD missed the boat here or did some poor management on their part as it relates to the projects submitted prior to the deadline of the now abolished Redev Agencies.

The State has been firm, bit fair in regards to obligated payments. I would like to know why these were not ok for the City of SD. For some reason, the City Manager and his office have not disclosed that information in any interview. So I am a little unclear as to why Jeff Graham is talking about litigation.

As an FYI, all Oversight Board committees in each respective city must have the chair sign off on all the ROPS payments and these meetings are all open to the public.

Just look at other San Diego County cities. Why are some of them getting almost of their funding and the City of SD completely missed the ball with this hefty chunk o change?

December 21, 2012 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tolls Are Cut To Boost Use Of SR 125

Derek, I dont understand your comment. SANDAG purchased this basically 'on sale' even by todays construction rates I presume to build it out right.

I dont know if you live in Chula Vista or South Bay, but with the planned development in that area and access to the 125, 94, 8 etc this is a solid alternative than what currently exists.

I dont see this as being any different to the old Coronado Bridge toll which was paif off in a bond. Amortized payments to pay off an asset seems pretty straightforward to me. Actually there may even be a return on investment depending on the amortization schedule.

June 25, 2012 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Releases Pension Plan


I dont understand. What does your comment have anything to do with Filner's plan except further justify your narrow political position?

Regardless of political affiliation, this Filner plan does not look good for San Diegans as its borrowing to keep borrowing. Any basic financial fundamentals would dictate that. Moving forward and actually breaking the mold of crappy deals and poor business practices, this 'plan' is clearly a legacy type plan that has no teeth.

This will not win the election for Filner, no matter how hard he spins it. Nor do I think DeMaio will win any votes because its the only agenda item he is pushing at the moment.

May 1, 2012 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Analysis: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional


Of course we live in a Relatively democratic system of Govt. It comes down to how you view policy should be implemented. That is the issue. Otherwise there would be no state law or any elected official trying to get laws enacted.

Make divorce illegal or make marriage illegal and leave it as a ceremonious/religious event based on tradition. Marriage should NOT be public policy if civil unions have proven to establish a pretty fair parallel.

February 9, 2012 at 3:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )