July 14, 1985
The first phase of a $2.1-million renovation to the San Diego Civic Light Opera Assn.'s Starlight Bowl has been completed in Balboa Park. Designed by architect Gerald Garapich & Associates, San Diego, the more than $600,000 construction increment was done by Trepte Construction Co., San Diego.
January 8, 1990 |
A spokesman for the troubled Bond Corp. Holdings Ltd. said the company is willing to hear from Jeff Reynolds, a Los Angeles businessman who announced over the weekend that he wanted to take control of the Australian company. Bond Corp. executive Peter Lucas said Sunday that the company "looked forward to the next communication" from Reynolds but added that so far the proposal was lacking in detail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1985 |
The world's major powers are negotiating an arms reduction. The President is battling Congress over his controversial economic policies. The San Diego City Council is looking for a new city manager. The date is May 29, 1935. But on that day 50 years ago, local headlines were dominated by the opening of "America's Biggest Event," the spectacle that would raise San Diego to national and international prominence--the California Pacific International Exposition.
August 30, 1990 |
In the fall of 1883, novelist Helen Hunt Jackson, writing from her home in Colorado, penned a letter to a friend in San Diego: "I am going to write an Indian novel, the scene laid in So. California. I would rather you did not speak of this, as I shall keep it a secret, until the book is done." Less than a year later, Jackson's romantic novel, "Ramona," appeared in print. It has been a perennial bestseller ever since.
October 18, 1991 |
A controversial new sculpture for Balboa Park comes up for a vote today by the city's Commission for Arts and Culture, which will recommend whether the work is suitable for a prominent area of the park. The bronze sculpture, by Tijuana artist Guillermo Castano, depicts the Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1475-1519), credited as the first European to see the Pacific Ocean. It is being commissioned by local patrons Elizabeth and Gaye North to be given to the city as a gift.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2010 |
Craig Noel, the founding director of San Diego's Old Globe who established a vital regional community theater that eventually became a Tony Award-winning font of dramatic productions bound for Broadway, has died. He was 94. Noel, who began his career as an actor before becoming a director and producer, died of natural causes Saturday at his home in San Diego, the Old Globe announced. He had been a fixture at the Globe since 1937, when as a 22-year-old actor he joined the playhouse troupe and landed a part in "The Distaff Side."