January 31, 2010 |
Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse. Which leaves them facing this question: San Francisco or San Diego? Or, as some people would phrase it: Think or swim? It is a per-capita fact that one city has more surf shops and the other has more college graduates. But there's more to this choice than that.
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July 6, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - For more than a decade, the Fourth of July here has ended with the Big Bay Boom, a glittering fireworks display over the harbor that is the West Coast home of the U.S. Navy. This year's show, advertised for weeks in advance, promised to be even bigger, splashier and louder: synchronized to patriotic music on the radio and a live broadcast on a cable channel. A crowd estimated to be several hundred thousand lined the bay to await the 9 p.m. start. But the show, set to last for 17 minutes, ended in less than 30 seconds when the pyrotechnics, which had been carefully arranged on four barges and a pier, launched simultaneously.
August 1, 2013
Re "Filner is on his own for legal bills," July 31 Mayor Bob Filner of San Diego, facing accusations of sexual harassment, says he is entering therapy for two weeks to learn how to behave better. It reminds me of someone who once asked if a person on a desert island dying of thirst, who saw a glass of water, would think it's enough to save him. Filner was delusional to think the City Council would pay his legal bills with taxpayer money. He should resign immediately because of his alleged misconduct.
September 25, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO - Adrian Gonzalez was back in his hometown, about to play in the ballpark where he established himself as an All-Star-caliber player. The Dodgers' game against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday marks the first time Gonzalez will play at Petco Park since he was traded to the Boston Red Sox before the 2011 season. Gonzalez played with the Padres from 2006-2010. Gonzalez acknowledged the homecoming is special to him. “I was born here,” he said. “I grew up here.
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September 12, 2012 |
Southern California includes San Diego. Reader Wayne Jacobs wanted to make that point to The Times, which he feels uses the term to refer only to the Los Angeles area. “You regularly refer to the five counties of Southern California (Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino),” wrote Jacobs, who called himself a loyal subscriber from San Diego. “Where do you think San Diego and Imperial counties are? “Southern California is a geographic term. The northern boundary of it is a matter of judgment.
July 18, 2013 |
Sex scandals come in all sizes and shapes. And public opinions on matters of the heart - and the libido - continue to evolve. As a result, constituents are not always sure anymore when to be blase, when to be nonplused and when to be outraged by the behavior of their elected officials. Should Bill Clinton have been hounded out of office (as he almost was) for a dalliance with a 22-year-old intern? Should John Edwards have been sidelined from politics because he fathered a child with his mistress while his wife was dying of cancer?
January 16, 2009 |
MEN San Diego 62, at Pepperdine 47: Trumaine Johnson scored 16 points for the Toreros (11-7, 3-0 West Coast Conference), who have won five straight. The Waves (4-14, 1-1) shot 35.2%. UC Davis 85, at Cal State Fullerton 74: Vince Oliver scored 27 points for the Aggies (7-10, 2-2 Big West), who won at Fullerton for the first time in school history. Josh Akognon and Jacques Streeter had 20 points each for the Titans (8-9, 2-3). at UC Irvine 52, Pacific 51: Eric Wise made a free throw with 15.
June 3, 2012
WHERE TO STAY Hotel Solamar, 435 6th Ave., San Diego; (610) 819-9500, http://www.hotelsolamar.com . A block from Petco Park, neighbored by the lively Gaslamp District. 235 rooms, pool on fourth-floor terrace. Rooms for two usually $175-$300. La Pensione, 606 W. Date St., San Diego; (619) 232-4683, http://www.lapensionehotel.com . 68 rooms in Little Italy. Pedestrian-friendly. No pool. Rooms for two usually $109-$179. Little Italy Inn, 505 W. Grape St., San Diego; (619)
May 5, 2009 |
Beverly Hills investment firm Platinum Equity said Monday that it had completed its purchase of the San Diego Union-Tribune from Copley Press Inc. Starting its first newspaper venture, Platinum installed Paul Bridwell as the senior executive of the Union-Tribune with the title of chief restructuring officer. In a news release, Platinum described Bridwell as an experienced turnaround specialist who has served in senior positions at several companies owned by the investment firm. David H.
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September 27, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- The city attorney is suing to force a medical marijuana dispensary to close, a sign of a changed policy since the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner. Soon after taking office, Filner had called for the city attorney to stop taking medical dispensaries to court to force their closure. The act was the beginning of a rift between Filner and City Atty. Jan Goldsmith. Just days after Filner's Aug. 30 resignation, Acting Mayor Todd Gloria reversed Filner's hands-off policy toward marijuana dispensaries.