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October 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The San Diego City Council unanimously approved a plan to move the Grand Prix of San Diego auto race from the Del Mar Fairgrounds to downtown streets. The race promoters still must obtain final approval from the San Diego Unified Port District.
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May 2, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A former port commissioner pleaded guilty to a felony count of violating state conflict-of-interest law. David Malcolm, a San Diego County political power broker for 21 years, acknowledged Wednesday that, during his tenure on the port commission, he had violated a state government code prohibiting conflict of interest for public officials. Malcolm, 49, was under investigation by the San Diego County Grand Jury when he entered his plea before Superior Court Judge John Einhorn.
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September 18, 1998 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Gas & Electric unveiled plans Thursday to sell its Chula Vista power plant--and donate the nearly 200 acres of valuable bayfront property on which it sits--to the San Diego Unified Port District, which hopes eventually to close the plant and turn the area into a recreation, entertainment and shopping complex. The transaction is a first in the restructuring of California's electricity industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990
The Assembly unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to bail out financially strapped Imperial Beach by allowing the city to turn over its public beaches to the San Diego Unified Port District. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Wadie A. Deddeh (D-Bonita), is designed to shift annual maintenance and bond costs to the wealthy Port District. It would relieve Imperial Beach of a $1.2-million burden that gobbles up about 30% of its municipal budget, according to Deddeh and city officials.
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March 2, 1988
Chula Vista officials clamoring for construction of a "Harbor Island-like" peninsula in the South Bay received a strong boost Tuesday when the Board of Port Commissioners approved embarking on a preliminary engineering study and feasibility analysis. Though construction of a man-made island is years away and its cost unknown, Tuesday's approval was the first step in a long bureaucratic journey.
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January 29, 1988
The Metropolitan Transit Development Board on Thursday approved an agreement accepting $10 million from the San Diego Unified Port District for construction of the $40-million Bayside Trolley Line. The pact between the two agencies calls for the port district to give the MTDB $2.5 million payments on March 1, 1988; Sept. 1, 1988; March 1, 1989; and Sept. 1, 1989. The 1.
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August 4, 1987
After several months of legal maneuvering, the San Diego Unified Port District began issuing misdemeanor citations Monday to live-aboards in Emory Cove in an effort to oust the motley cluster of vessels from what has been a free anchorage for many years. Harbor Police issued about 11 citations, a police spokesman said, and are expected to return today to ticket about a dozen remaining boats that were empty Monday.
NEWS
January 13, 1989
The furor over whether to rename the new bayfront convention center for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has moved to the San Diego Unified Port District, with a majority of port commissioners saying they have been inundated by mail and telephone calls from residents overwhelmingly opposed to the change.
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May 2, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A former port commissioner pleaded guilty to a felony count of violating state conflict-of-interest law. David Malcolm, a San Diego County political power broker for 21 years, acknowledged Wednesday that, during his tenure on the port commission, he had violated a state government code prohibiting conflict of interest for public officials. Malcolm, 49, was under investigation by the San Diego County Grand Jury when he entered his plea before Superior Court Judge John Einhorn.
SPORTS
October 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The San Diego City Council unanimously approved a plan to move the Grand Prix of San Diego auto race from the Del Mar Fairgrounds to downtown streets. The race promoters still must obtain final approval from the San Diego Unified Port District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1992
Civic petulance is on the loose in San Diego County. First it was the city of San Marcos initially refusing to allow expansion of North County's only active landfill, thereby bringing the region to the brink of yet another trash crisis. Now Assemblyman Steve Peace (D-Chula Vista) wants South Bay mayors to refuse to negotiate with the city of San Diego over a bailout for cities hit hard by state budget cuts.
NEWS
September 2, 1992 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a public spat between local officials, Assemblyman Steve Peace (D-Chula Vista) late Tuesday agreed to introduce a last-minute budget amendment allowing San Diego and four neighboring cities to ease their financial problems by tapping into surplus port district funds. The amendment came with a price, however. San Diego City Manager Jack McGrory had to first agree to send a written apology for bad-mouthing the quick-tempered Peace while discussing the port funds earlier in the week.
NEWS
July 8, 1992 | MARK GLADSTONE and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gov. Pete Wilson and legislators want to tap the deep pockets of major port districts in California, including San Diego, to raise at least $75 million to help balance the state's budget. A joint Assembly-Senate budget conference committee Tuesday agreed to funnel half the ports' net revenues, which are traditionally used to build piers, terminals and generally upgrade the waterfront, into the state's general fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991
San Diego needs a new central library; the current one is a disgrace. On that point, there's agreement. There's less agreement on where to put it. Mayor Maureen O'Connor, to her credit, has shown leadership in trying to build momentum for this important and overdue project. Her proposal for a central library on Port District property along the San Diego harbor front would eliminate substantial land costs.
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February 11, 1991 | From Associated Press
An Oakland man, upset because he couldn't smoke during a 90-minute flight, was arrested Sunday for allegedly trying to hijack the plane and threatening to blow it up, authorities said. Shortly after the Southwest Airlines flight left Oakland for San Diego, Charles Lee Compton, 54, began arguing with crew members, who informed him that federal regulations ban smoking on flights shorter than six hours, FBI spokesman Ron Orrantia said.
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September 26, 1990
Developer Doug Manchester's $130-million lawsuit against the San Diego Unified Port District for delays in completing the Convention Center was settled Tuesday when the Board of Port Commissioners agreed to pay him $11.3 million. After meeting in a closed-door session, the board announced it had unanimously voted to settle the lawsuit as the result of negotiations through a court-appointed mediator. Manchester, through his development companies Pacific Landmark Hotel Ltd.
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July 25, 1990 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The member cities of the San Diego Unified Port District received a pledge of $7 million from port commissioners Tuesday, in exchange for police and fire protection and a range of other services provided on port property. The agreement, which is subject to review by the state attorney general, is designed to alleviate the fiscal burden of the port's member cities by paying for various services.
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