CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2010 |
Donald P. Shiley, who was the co-inventor of an artificial valve that revolutionized heart surgery and who later used his fortune to support medical research, the arts and education, has died. He was 90. Shiley died July 31 in San Diego after several years of failing health, including the eye disorder macular degeneration. Shiley donated tens of millions of dollars to San Diego's blue-chip institutions: the Old Globe Theatre, UC San Diego, KPBS public radio and television, Scripps Clinic and the University of San Diego.
March 16, 2001 |
Investigators said Thursday that a woman distraught by family financial problems was responsible for killing her family in a murder-suicide in a quiet San Diego neighborhood the day before. Colette Siemsglusz, 30, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, about 16 hours after fatally shooting her sleeping husband Scott, 31, daughter Taylor, 4, and son Parker, 5 months.
July 2, 1990 |
Given that local television news personalities are the closest things to celebrities in San Diego, with the exception of a few sports figures, politicians and well-publicized zoo animals, televising the presentation of the local Emmys live Saturday night should have made for great television. Would San Diego's hottest couple, Kimberly Hunt and Billy Ray Smith, be there? Would Michael Tuck show up with new plastic surgery?
May 16, 2004
Give author Tim LaHaye credit for being a shrewd businessman ("Writing for Godot," by Nancy Shepherdson, April 25). In cosmic time and space, planet Earth is a speck of dust and the entire era of human existence is a nano-blip. Prophets of doom have been predicting the end of the world for thousands of years, but millions of gullible people hearing it for the first time will believe anything that enables them to rationalize the finality of death. LaHaye has turned their ignorance into profit and will enjoy its benefits until he dies of old age. Forrest G. Wood Bakersfield I congratulate the end-of-the-world "Left Behind" people for publishing their books in hardcover.
March 12, 2000 |
Headed south from London toward the English Channel, the industrial hardscrabble of England begins to fade at Winchester. Passing Southampton, workaday gray gives way in winter's old-gold sun to the mossy browns and greens of Hampshire's New Forest. Deftly placed among its tufted heaths and spreading trees are well-groomed towns bordering the long waterway that moved the RMS Titanic and 10,000 other ships down to the sea from Southampton's docks.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
December 17, 2013 |
Peggy Nugent wasn't sure what to make of an offer that arrived recently in the mail. "Congratulations!" it said in big letters. Nugent, of Manhattan Beach, had been selected to receive a three-day vacation in San Diego, including free hotel accommodations, two tickets to SeaWorld and a $100 restaurant coupon. The notice included what looked like a check - but wasn't - bearing the logo of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. What caught Nugent's eye was the fine print on the back.
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.