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March 16, 1994 | DIVINA INFUSINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Where are all the single horny men?" the warm-up man, Mark Wolberg, yelled to some 3,000 of San Diego's young, restless and media-hungry gathered around the post-modern stage in the sand. It was the moment of truth for MTV's 1994 "Spring Break" programming, taped for the first time on Mariner's Point in Mission Beach for seven days, ending Monday.
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September 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - There was a banner above Saturday's sneak-peak celebration for the city's new nine-story, ultramodern downtown central library: "The Story Begins. Discover Your Next Chapter. " That next chapter begins in full Monday when the $184.9-million library at Park Boulevard and 11th Avenue, just east of Petco Park, opens to the public. But the past chapters, more than four decades of them, have been rife with delay, frustration and yet a persistence at City Hall and among the city's bibliophiles.
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June 22, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Three days before Mayor Maureen O'Connor is scheduled to leave on a trip to the Soviet Union, McDonald's restaurants magnate Joan Kroc bid her bon voyage by agreeing to donate $1 million to help finance the mayor's planned Soviet Arts festival. The donation, announced by O'Connor at a City Hall press conference Tuesday, will pay for a significant part of O'Connor's project, currently scheduled for 1990 at an estimated cost of $3 million to $4 million.
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October 24, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As polls suggested that "World Series fever" may be boosting the campaign here to win voter approval for a new baseball park, tens of thousands of cheering fans lined downtown streets Friday for a Padres' appreciation parade. The parade was shown live on San Diego television, with a Navy band providing music and players waving and lobbing signed baseballs and bags of peanuts to adoring fans. "Don't forget: Nov. 3 is coming quickly. You know what we need to do.
SPORTS
January 31, 1995 | From Associated Press
The healing process started Monday under a bright sky and beside a sparkling blue harbor. The wounded San Diego Chargers returned home and suddenly life didn't look quite so glum. "We took a licking, but there'll be another day," Coach Bobby Ross said. "I've told the players, what we have to do is just put that game behind us." Tens of thousands of fans poured into downtown San Diego to start the process.
NEWS
October 25, 1988 | JANE FRITSCH and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writers
The officers and crew of the Vincennes, the U.S. warship that mistakenly shot down an Iranian airliner in the Persian Gulf last July, got a boisterous, flag-waving welcome Monday from friends and family as the ship pulled into port after a six-month cruise. Capt. Will C.
NEWS
July 23, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI and San Diego police Tuesday sought to calm fears in the gay community here that suspected multiple killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan might return to Saturday's Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade with murder on his mind. "There is an extraordinary amount of fear out there that he's coming back to continue killing," said Sgt. Mike Cash, the Police Department's liaison with the gay community.
NEWS
October 24, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As polls suggested that "World Series fever" may be boosting the campaign here to win voter approval for a new baseball park, tens of thousands of cheering fans lined downtown streets Friday for a Padres' appreciation parade. The parade was shown live on San Diego television, with a Navy band providing music and players waving and lobbing signed baseballs and bags of peanuts to adoring fans. "Don't forget: Nov. 3 is coming quickly. You know what we need to do.
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August 21, 1991 | G. JEANETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A weeklong celebration touting San Diego as "America's Finest City" gets under way this week with a party in the Gaslamp Quarter, a family day at Bonita Cove and a free ice cream social. America's Finest City Week was launched in 1972 by then-Mayor Pete Wilson, when San Diego lost the bid to be host to the Republican National Convention, said Patty Carpenter, director of this year's celebration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - There was a banner above Saturday's sneak-peak celebration for the city's new nine-story, ultramodern downtown central library: "The Story Begins. Discover Your Next Chapter. " That next chapter begins in full Monday when the $184.9-million library at Park Boulevard and 11th Avenue, just east of Petco Park, opens to the public. But the past chapters, more than four decades of them, have been rife with delay, frustration and yet a persistence at City Hall and among the city's bibliophiles.
NEWS
July 23, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI and San Diego police Tuesday sought to calm fears in the gay community here that suspected multiple killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan might return to Saturday's Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade with murder on his mind. "There is an extraordinary amount of fear out there that he's coming back to continue killing," said Sgt. Mike Cash, the Police Department's liaison with the gay community.
SPORTS
January 31, 1995 | From Associated Press
The healing process started Monday under a bright sky and beside a sparkling blue harbor. The wounded San Diego Chargers returned home and suddenly life didn't look quite so glum. "We took a licking, but there'll be another day," Coach Bobby Ross said. "I've told the players, what we have to do is just put that game behind us." Tens of thousands of fans poured into downtown San Diego to start the process.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1994 | DIVINA INFUSINO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Where are all the single horny men?" the warm-up man, Mark Wolberg, yelled to some 3,000 of San Diego's young, restless and media-hungry gathered around the post-modern stage in the sand. It was the moment of truth for MTV's 1994 "Spring Break" programming, taped for the first time on Mariner's Point in Mission Beach for seven days, ending Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1991 | G. JEANETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A weeklong celebration touting San Diego as "America's Finest City" gets under way this week with a party in the Gaslamp Quarter, a family day at Bonita Cove and a free ice cream social. America's Finest City Week was launched in 1972 by then-Mayor Pete Wilson, when San Diego lost the bid to be host to the Republican National Convention, said Patty Carpenter, director of this year's celebration.
NEWS
October 25, 1988 | JANE FRITSCH and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writers
The officers and crew of the Vincennes, the U.S. warship that mistakenly shot down an Iranian airliner in the Persian Gulf last July, got a boisterous, flag-waving welcome Monday from friends and family as the ship pulled into port after a six-month cruise. Capt. Will C.
NEWS
June 22, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
Three days before Mayor Maureen O'Connor is scheduled to leave on a trip to the Soviet Union, McDonald's restaurants magnate Joan Kroc bid her bon voyage by agreeing to donate $1 million to help finance the mayor's planned Soviet Arts festival. The donation, announced by O'Connor at a City Hall press conference Tuesday, will pay for a significant part of O'Connor's project, currently scheduled for 1990 at an estimated cost of $3 million to $4 million.
TRAVEL
September 21, 1986 | MICHELE GRIMM and TOM GRIMM, The Grimms of Laguna Beach are authors of "Away for the Weekend," a travel guide to Southern California.
There wasn't much ceremony when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped ashore at San Diego on Sept. 28, 1542. Only a few Indians were watching as the Portuguese-born explorer became the first European to set foot on the U.S. West Coast. Cabrillo returns during the annual re-enactment of his landing. Colorfully dressed as a Spanish conquistador and accompanied by three soldiers, he'll be rowed to Shelter Island from a sailing ship in San Diego Bay.
SPORTS
January 3, 1986
The third Steve Garvey Michelob Celebrity golf tournament, featuring more than 30 professional athletes, will be Monday at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Registration is at 9 a.m., followed by a golf clinic at 10 and a shotgun start at 10:30. Among those scheduled to play are Garvey, Rich Gossage and Graig Nettles of the Padres, and Bill Madlock and Orel Hershiser of the Dodgers.
NEWS
January 30, 1988 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
It was the 4th of July in January in downtown San Diego on Friday night, with one important difference: It was bigger. A crowd estimated at 80,000--about three times larger than any ever assembled at the bayside Seaport Village--gathered shoulder to shoulder, knee to knee and beer bottle to beer bottle to kick off the city's first Super Bowl weekend. They viewed one of the city's largest fireworks displays, as the pyrotechnics painted brilliant umbrellas of light over the bay.
TRAVEL
September 21, 1986 | MICHELE GRIMM and TOM GRIMM, The Grimms of Laguna Beach are authors of "Away for the Weekend," a travel guide to Southern California.
There wasn't much ceremony when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped ashore at San Diego on Sept. 28, 1542. Only a few Indians were watching as the Portuguese-born explorer became the first European to set foot on the U.S. West Coast. Cabrillo returns during the annual re-enactment of his landing. Colorfully dressed as a Spanish conquistador and accompanied by three soldiers, he'll be rowed to Shelter Island from a sailing ship in San Diego Bay.
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