September 26, 2013 |
Nat Bosa is trying to do something not seen in downtown San Diego for years - build condos. The Canadian developer, one of the neighborhood's most prolific builders, envisions a 41-story luxury tower rising near the waterfront. He's betting well-heeled buyers will cough up as much as $3 million for one of the 221 units along Pacific Highway. Bosa's confidence owes to a stunning recovery in the downtown condo market, which saw mass foreclosures and prices nearly cut in half after the housing market collapsed.
September 17, 2013 |
It had been awhile since Marqise Lee scored a touchdown. USC's All-American receiver had not found the end zone since last November, during the Trojans' loss to UCLA at the Rose Bowl. He was shut out in the final two games of the 2012 season, and also against Hawaii and Washington State this season before turning a mid-range pass into a dynamic 80-yard scoring play against Boston College. Lee said Tuesday that it "felt good" to score, but his focus was on "making a play," not necessarily scoring touchdowns.
August 9, 2013
Re "Parenthood optional," Opinion, Aug. 6 I don't thank Meghan Daum for choosing not to have children; I respect her, but I don't thank her. What she's chosen to do is to deprive our society of those who would have inherited her sensibilities and intellect. Jack Salem Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: What the drought is telling us Letters: The hunger strikers' humanity Letters: Re-working No Child Left Behind
August 9, 2013
Re "A dry and desperate state," Aug. 6 Thank you for the gripping article on the effects of persistent drought in the Southwest, especially New Mexico. This is a dramatic example of the types of extreme weather events that are occurring much more frequently now than half a century ago. Scientific evidence suggests that these events are a consequence of the gradually rising global temperatures which, in turn, result from the gradually increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
July 16, 2013 |
GULLANE, Scotland - It is only golf, but Tiger Woods continues to stir emotions like religion or war, which are often the same thing. He may be the most polarizing sports figure since Muhammad Ali during the Vietnam War. Love Tiger or hate him, millions crave information about him. Tennis had John McEnroe, but the lines on both sides of his popularity fence were nowhere near as long as Tiger's. Boxing's Floyd Mayweather Jr.? We know much of his spiel is contrived to promote his fights.
July 15, 2013 |
Persistent drought in the West has prompted federal agencies to begin hauling water to wild horse herds in Nevada and restricting public lands grazing across the region. In one part of Lincoln County, Nev., the Bureau of Land Management said it is trucking 25,000 gallons of water per day, five days a week to four locations at a cost of $5,000 per day. Temperatures in the state have soared well above normal, and at the same time Nevada has received scant rain -- 0.1 to 0.5 inches recently.