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August 23, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A federal appeals court ruled a 43-foot cross can remain on Mt. Soledad overlooking La Jolla. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the city's stratagem of selling the land beneath the cross to a nonprofit group to preserve the landmark. The action was taken after the ACLU and others objected to a cross on public land. A judge had ordered the cross removed as a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state.
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January 29, 2008 | Anne Marie Welsh, Special to The Times
SAN DIEGO -- During the summer of 1985, musicians Steve and Mary Karo played David to the well-heeled Goliath of this city's downtown redevelopment agency. While Mary stood onstage floating the opening notes of a Bach air from her violin, husband Steve guided anyone who would listen past debris in the lobby, over gum-spackled floors and down a littered side aisle of the Balboa Theatre.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the city a reprieve from an order by a federal judge to remove the cross atop Mt. Soledad by Aug. 2 or face $5,000 a day in fines. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy ordered a delay until he or the entire court issues a further order. He did not indicate how long that might take or what kind of order might be issued.
NEWS
July 9, 1988 | Sam Hall Kaplan
Glistening this weekend in anticipation of being dedicated as a national landmark at noon Monday is the San Diego County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway. Marked by a 150-foot tower, the center brims with architectural and historical interest. It was 50 years ago, on July 16, 1938, that the classically massed, well-detailed, richly decorated center was dedicated in a flag-waving ceremony by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to house city and county government offices.
NEWS
August 31, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, it was the crown jewel of San Diego, sitting serenely atop a steep hill and providing a panoramic view from the mountains of Mexico to the ocean off Point Loma. The Sky Room lounge was the scene of many a romantic interlude, the winking neon stars on the building's exterior were a beacon in the night sky, and the outside glass elevator (the first of its kind in the nation) was a tourist attraction to rival the celebrated San Diego Zoo.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians has purchased the U.S. Grant Hotel, a 93-year-old establishment in downtown San Diego that has played host to presidents and celebrities. The San Diego County tribe took over the 284-room hotel Wednesday from Wyndham International Inc. for $45 million. The Dallas-based hotel chain paid $29 million for the property 2 1/2 years ago. "We feel the hotel is a part of history, and we are part of that history too," said Sycuan tribal chairman Daniel Tucker.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2008 | Anne Marie Welsh, Special to The Times
SAN DIEGO -- During the summer of 1985, musicians Steve and Mary Karo played David to the well-heeled Goliath of this city's downtown redevelopment agency. While Mary stood onstage floating the opening notes of a Bach air from her violin, husband Steve guided anyone who would listen past debris in the lobby, over gum-spackled floors and down a littered side aisle of the Balboa Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
With a series of thunderous explosions, a San Diego landmark was brought to the ground Saturday, a victim of advanced age and security concerns in the era of terrorism. Out of curiosity and sentimentality, several thousand people watched the 8:05 a.m. implosion of the 92-year-old Hotel San Diego, once a showpiece but in recent decades a dowdy remnant. The downtown site is to be used for a 22-story federal courthouse expected to be completed in 2010.
NEWS
July 5, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Right from the start, it was a marriage of like minds: a true-blue Navy town and the Navy's newest, biggest and most fearsome warship. Thousands of San Diegans lined the shore that morning 37 years ago to watch the mammoth aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk steam slowly and majestically into San Diego Bay to take up residency. Classes were canceled so students could witness the long-anticipated event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
With a series of thunderous explosions, a San Diego landmark was brought to the ground Saturday, a victim of advanced age and security concerns in the era of terrorism. Out of curiosity and sentimentality, several thousand people watched the 8:05 a.m. implosion of the 92-year-old Hotel San Diego, once a showpiece but in recent decades a dowdy remnant. The downtown site is to be used for a 22-story federal courthouse expected to be completed in 2010.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians has purchased the U.S. Grant Hotel, a 93-year-old establishment in downtown San Diego that has played host to presidents and celebrities. The San Diego County tribe took over the 284-room hotel Wednesday from Wyndham International Inc. for $45 million. The Dallas-based hotel chain paid $29 million for the property 2 1/2 years ago. "We feel the hotel is a part of history, and we are part of that history too," said Sycuan tribal chairman Daniel Tucker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A federal appeals court ruled a 43-foot cross can remain on Mt. Soledad overlooking La Jolla. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the city's stratagem of selling the land beneath the cross to a nonprofit group to preserve the landmark. The action was taken after the ACLU and others objected to a cross on public land. A judge had ordered the cross removed as a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state.
NEWS
August 31, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, it was the crown jewel of San Diego, sitting serenely atop a steep hill and providing a panoramic view from the mountains of Mexico to the ocean off Point Loma. The Sky Room lounge was the scene of many a romantic interlude, the winking neon stars on the building's exterior were a beacon in the night sky, and the outside glass elevator (the first of its kind in the nation) was a tourist attraction to rival the celebrated San Diego Zoo.
NEWS
July 5, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Right from the start, it was a marriage of like minds: a true-blue Navy town and the Navy's newest, biggest and most fearsome warship. Thousands of San Diegans lined the shore that morning 37 years ago to watch the mammoth aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk steam slowly and majestically into San Diego Bay to take up residency. Classes were canceled so students could witness the long-anticipated event.
NEWS
June 14, 1997 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In choosing California as the site for his long-awaited speech on racial conciliation, President Clinton picked the state often touted as the multihued model of an ever-changing America. "It's not accidental that the speech is being given in California," senior White House advisor Rahm Emanuel said of the commencement address Clinton will deliver today at UC San Diego. The White House views the event as a landmark moment in the second term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the city a reprieve from an order by a federal judge to remove the cross atop Mt. Soledad by Aug. 2 or face $5,000 a day in fines. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy ordered a delay until he or the entire court issues a further order. He did not indicate how long that might take or what kind of order might be issued.
NEWS
June 14, 1997 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In choosing California as the site for his long-awaited speech on racial conciliation, President Clinton picked the state often touted as the multihued model of an ever-changing America. "It's not accidental that the speech is being given in California," senior White House advisor Rahm Emanuel said of the commencement address Clinton will deliver today at UC San Diego. The White House views the event as a landmark moment in the second term.
NEWS
July 9, 1988 | Sam Hall Kaplan
Glistening this weekend in anticipation of being dedicated as a national landmark at noon Monday is the San Diego County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway. Marked by a 150-foot tower, the center brims with architectural and historical interest. It was 50 years ago, on July 16, 1938, that the classically massed, well-detailed, richly decorated center was dedicated in a flag-waving ceremony by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to house city and county government offices.
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