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January 4, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's gleaming white, cost nearly $24 million to build and has become a splashy and talked-about civic presence even before its official debut. So intense is the curiosity stirring among the general populace that more than 500,000 visitors are expected to show up during a six-week, once-in-a-lifetime open house early this year. "No one will ever mistake this for a tilt-up building in an industrial park," said Clyde Romney, who is planning the open house.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - After a 5-hour standoff Sunday, a man who had climbed to the top of a building at FBI headquarters was taken into custody, officials said. The man, whose motive was unknown, had climbed a 7-foot-tall security fence at the FBI headquarters in the Sorrento Valley neighborhood about noon. He may have injured himself in the process of scaling the fence. Unable to get into the main FBI building, he instead went to an adjacent parking structure and from there to the roof of a one-story annex building, officials said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1990 | DIRK SUTRO
In the 1990s, the best San Diego architects will let a changing society lead them to fresh designs. People came to San Diego in record numbers during the '80s. As the city grew, architects produced designs on tight deadlines, with little room for careful, innovative thinking. The leading architects of the '90s will have to do much more than crank out buildable plans. They will have to carefully consider changing "programs"--the client agendas that serve as the starting point for designs.
NEWS
November 11, 2010 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Even before this week’s fire and power loss aboard the Carnival Splendor off Mexico, the last two years had been rotten for the cruise business in Southern California . As the U.S. economy soured and the Mexican drug war raged, demand for West Coast Mexican cruises has fallen steeply since 2008. But there is this consolation: San Diego will open a snazzy new cruise ship terminal, with saw-toothed roof and energy-efficient features, in late December.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Calpine Corp., which has power plant projects in 27 U.S. states and Canada, agreed to buy a 500-megawatt plant project from PG&E Corp. for undisclosed terms to add electricity generation in San Diego. Calpine will build, own and operate the Otay Mesa Generating Project in San Diego County. PG&E's National Energy Group will contract for up to 250 megawatts of the plant's output, enough power to light 250,000 homes.
REAL ESTATE
August 25, 1985
The downtown San Diego Lawyer's Block, built in the 1880s, has been sold to Continental Land & Title Co., as trustee, for $2.8 million. The two-story, 45,000-square-foot building at 4th and Front streets, opposite the U.S. Grant Hotel and Robinson's in Horton Plaza, will undergo extensive rehabilitation for retail use, according to brokers for John Burnham & Co. The sellers were Milton Fintzelberg and 16 undivided interests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1985
Three earthquakes rattled the San Diego area on Monday, shaking downtown office buildings and homes in Coronado. The quakes, centered in San Diego Bay, measured 3.9, 4.0 and 4.0 on the Richter scale. No injuries or damages were reported, although San Diego area police officials reported fielding hundreds of calls from alarmed residents.
NEWS
April 7, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
A six-story building near Lindbergh Field is an "accident waiting to happen" because Boeing 747s and other jumbo jets have little or no room to clear the structure's top floor while descending into the San Diego airport, according to the national organization representing commercial airline pilots. A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said that the agency is preparing a response to charges by the Air Line Pilots Assn. that the Laurel Travel Center, 1025 W. Laurel St.
REAL ESTATE
April 9, 1989
A 5-year-old, 44,011-square-foot research-and-development building on a 2.73-acre site in San Diego has been sold in a $5,145,000-transaction arranged by John Burnham & Co. Commercial Real Estate. Michael D. Coal was the seller, and Eastgate Mall Associates Ltd., with Hampton Properties Ltd. as general partner, was the buyer. The split-level office and manufacturing building, leased to a single tenant, is at 5330 Eastgate Mall in San Diego's Golden Triangle district.
REAL ESTATE
November 10, 1985
the California Highway Patrol has signed an $11,466,000, 15-year, built-to-suit lease with an option-to-buy on a 26,292-square foot building in the Hazard Industrial Park, at 9330 Farnham St., for use as its San Diego headquarters. The John Burnham & Co. Commercial Brokerage Division represented both the State and Murray Properties Inc. in the leasehold. Occupancy is scheduled in July.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Calpine Corp., which has power plant projects in 27 U.S. states and Canada, agreed to buy a 500-megawatt plant project from PG&E Corp. for undisclosed terms to add electricity generation in San Diego. Calpine will build, own and operate the Otay Mesa Generating Project in San Diego County. PG&E's National Energy Group will contract for up to 250 megawatts of the plant's output, enough power to light 250,000 homes.
NEWS
December 13, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a city so firmly linked to the Navy, it may come as a surprise that it was a plane built for the Army that forever changed San Diego. This was the city that designed and built the B-24 Liberator: less famous perhaps than other World War II warplanes but more widely used and devastatingly effective, even under murderous antiaircraft fire.
NEWS
July 23, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed like a fine idea for the future. But that was before anyone factored in the fury of the past. With the Imperial Valley branch of San Diego State University expanding rapidly, students were asked to vote on whose names should adorn the new buildings. What better way to foster school spirit and give the campus a local flavor? Three of the recommendations by students quickly gained community support: that the art gallery be named for crusading newspaper editor John Steppling, the student plaza for former Calexico Mayor Rollie Carrillo, and the maintenance building for longtime custodian Art Leon.
NEWS
January 4, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's gleaming white, cost nearly $24 million to build and has become a splashy and talked-about civic presence even before its official debut. So intense is the curiosity stirring among the general populace that more than 500,000 visitors are expected to show up during a six-week, once-in-a-lifetime open house early this year. "No one will ever mistake this for a tilt-up building in an industrial park," said Clyde Romney, who is planning the open house.
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL and RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush plans to propose today that an additional $100 million be spent for environmental cleanup along the U.S.-Mexico border--including $80 million alone for a proposed Tijuana-San Diego sewage plant--providing a centerpiece for a wider initiative aimed at demonstrating his commitment to the environment, Administration officials said Wednesday.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | DIRK SUTRO
"The city's new downtown high-rises are some of the nation's best." Any San Diegan interested in design surely hopes to read such a statement some day--and agree wholeheartedly. But the truth is, the architecture of downtown high-rises is improving only slowly with each new generation of buildings. Among the latest examples are Symphony Towers, the hotel-office complex spanning the symphony's concert hall, and a new Radisson Hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - After a 5-hour standoff Sunday, a man who had climbed to the top of a building at FBI headquarters was taken into custody, officials said. The man, whose motive was unknown, had climbed a 7-foot-tall security fence at the FBI headquarters in the Sorrento Valley neighborhood about noon. He may have injured himself in the process of scaling the fence. Unable to get into the main FBI building, he instead went to an adjacent parking structure and from there to the roof of a one-story annex building, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1990 | DIRK SUTRO
In the 1990s, the best San Diego architects will let a changing society lead them to fresh designs. People came to San Diego in record numbers during the '80s. As the city grew, architects produced designs on tight deadlines, with little room for careful, innovative thinking. The leading architects of the '90s will have to do much more than crank out buildable plans. They will have to carefully consider changing "programs"--the client agendas that serve as the starting point for designs.
REAL ESTATE
April 9, 1989
A 5-year-old, 44,011-square-foot research-and-development building on a 2.73-acre site in San Diego has been sold in a $5,145,000-transaction arranged by John Burnham & Co. Commercial Real Estate. Michael D. Coal was the seller, and Eastgate Mall Associates Ltd., with Hampton Properties Ltd. as general partner, was the buyer. The split-level office and manufacturing building, leased to a single tenant, is at 5330 Eastgate Mall in San Diego's Golden Triangle district.
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