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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.
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October 30, 2011
If you go Whaley House, 2476 San Diego Ave.; (619) 297-7511, http://www.whaleyhouse.org . Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children. Open this Sunday until midnight; admission $10. The house is open for ghost tours and tales of the paranormal on Halloween night from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15. San Diego Ghost Hunters, http://www.sandiegoghosthunters.com , leads monthly tours through the house.
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NEWS
August 21, 1989
A San Diego city commission is preparing to send notices to more than 1,000 public housing tenants warning that they will be kicked out if they use or deal drugs at their subsidized units. The Housing Commission staff has drafted a policy that, if enacted, could result in the eviction of public-housing residents based only on police assertions that narcotics were found in their apartments, commission official Carrol Vaughan said.
TRAVEL
October 30, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The dispatch to the 2400 block of San Diego Avenue was in response to a 911 call. A concerned citizen had reported that a woman was crying outside the historic Whaley House Museum. The responding police officer will never forget that eerie evening nearly 30 years ago. It was the night he saw a ghost - something he didn't talk about for decades. The officer "came onto the property - I believe he was by himself - and there was a woman at the back of the house crying," recalled Victor Santana, a museum manager who read the confidential letter the officer wrote after his retirement.
NEWS
June 24, 1987 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
The City Council adopted an interim ordinance Tuesday that would reduce by almost 50% the number of residential dwellings that could be constructed in the state's second-largest city during the next year. After listening to 7 1/2 hours of public testimony and debate, the council voted 8 to 1 to permit developers to build only 8,000 dwellings in the next year, a sharp reduction from the 15,000 units constructed in 1986, when low interest rates fueled record construction.
NEWS
April 3, 1988
A slow-growth initiative intended to limit housing development in San Diego to as few as 4,000 units per year has qualified for the November ballot, according to the city clerk's office. The announcement follows the filing of more than 85,000 signatures in favor of what is called the Quality of Life Initiative. The City Council, which will be asked later this month to place the measure on the Nov.
NEWS
January 13, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Blacks seeking to rent apartments in seven sections of San Diego faced some form of discrimination 40% of the time, according to a covert test of the housing market presented to the city's Housing Commission on Thursday. In 14 of 35 locations, black test renters seeking apartments were treated differently from white test renters who applied for the same apartments on the same day, according to the report by the Urban League of San Diego, which conducted the test for the commission.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
The average price of an existing house sold in the San Diego metropolitan area continued to increase at a brisk pace in February amid indications that last year's feverish escalation may be slowing because of the dampening effects of higher price tags and mortgage rates.
NEWS
November 19, 1992 | From Times staff and wire reports
City Council members approved a development company's plan to build more than 1,000 executive-style homes in a slice of pastoral north San Diego known as the "urban reserve." Voting unanimously Tuesday to approve the 4,200-acre Black Mountain Ranch project, the City Council paved the way for the first phase of a two-phase development by Potomac Investment Associates. The project lies in the city's northern urban reserve, where all but low-density development must be approved by voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1985 | MARILEE ENGE, Times Staff Writer
When downtown San Diego's biggest developer and James Rouse, the man known as the "Robin Hood of Real Estate," get together, it could mean major changes for some of the city's poor. Ernest Hahn, developer of Horton Plaza, has donated $1 million to the Enterprise Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps communities across the nation renovate decaying city neighborhoods and build affordable homes for the poor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2008 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The undercover officers started to appear at San Diego State fraternity parties about six months ago. They dressed like students, complained about their parents and professors, and talked freely and knowingly of things of great interest on campus: music, sex and drugs. Soon they were accepted, with no questions asked. They were spotted at student hangouts on and off campus. They swapped cellphone numbers with other partygoers. They text-messaged their newfound friends.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2006 | From Reuters
The median price paid in September for a home in San Diego County, one of California's most closely watched housing markets, fell 4.4% from a year earlier, the local median's biggest year-over-year drop in 13 years, DataQuick Information Systems said Wednesday.
NEWS
November 19, 1992 | From Times staff and wire reports
City Council members approved a development company's plan to build more than 1,000 executive-style homes in a slice of pastoral north San Diego known as the "urban reserve." Voting unanimously Tuesday to approve the 4,200-acre Black Mountain Ranch project, the City Council paved the way for the first phase of a two-phase development by Potomac Investment Associates. The project lies in the city's northern urban reserve, where all but low-density development must be approved by voters.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1991 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
The local housing market warmed up somewhat in July, thanks to increased demand for mid- to low-priced units. However, the market for homes in the upper price levels--$250,000 and above--remained weak. A drop in mortgage rates this week fueled hopes among brokers that market activity will increase in August. HomeFed Bank dropped its 30-year fixed-rate mortgages to 9.25% this week, the lowest fixed interest rate in several years, a HomeFed spokeswoman 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.
NEWS
August 21, 1989
A San Diego city commission is preparing to send notices to more than 1,000 public housing tenants warning that they will be kicked out if they use or deal drugs at their subsidized units. The Housing Commission staff has drafted a policy that, if enacted, could result in the eviction of public-housing residents based only on police assertions that narcotics were found in their apartments, commission official Carrol Vaughan said.
TRAVEL
October 30, 2011
If you go Whaley House, 2476 San Diego Ave.; (619) 297-7511, http://www.whaleyhouse.org . Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children. Open this Sunday until midnight; admission $10. The house is open for ghost tours and tales of the paranormal on Halloween night from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15. San Diego Ghost Hunters, http://www.sandiegoghosthunters.com , leads monthly tours through the house.
TRAVEL
October 30, 2011 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The dispatch to the 2400 block of San Diego Avenue was in response to a 911 call. A concerned citizen had reported that a woman was crying outside the historic Whaley House Museum. The responding police officer will never forget that eerie evening nearly 30 years ago. It was the night he saw a ghost - something he didn't talk about for decades. The officer "came onto the property - I believe he was by himself - and there was a woman at the back of the house crying," recalled Victor Santana, a museum manager who read the confidential letter the officer wrote after his retirement.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
The average price of an existing house sold in the San Diego metropolitan area continued to increase at a brisk pace in February amid indications that last year's feverish escalation may be slowing because of the dampening effects of higher price tags and mortgage rates.
NEWS
January 13, 1989 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Blacks seeking to rent apartments in seven sections of San Diego faced some form of discrimination 40% of the time, according to a covert test of the housing market presented to the city's Housing Commission on Thursday. In 14 of 35 locations, black test renters seeking apartments were treated differently from white test renters who applied for the same apartments on the same day, according to the report by the Urban League of San Diego, which conducted the test for the commission.
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