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May 23, 1985 | PHIL WILLON, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego Assn. of Governments received a $677,000 federal grant Wednesday to finance transportation planning and marketing, said Richard Huff, Sandag's executive director. The grant includes funds for an environmental impact study for proposed extensions of the San Diego Trolley lines to the Bayside-Harbor area and to Del Mar. The grant came from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration to further transportation planning in the San Diego area.
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November 17, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Astronomer Allan R. Sandage of Pasadena's Carnegie Observatories, one of the most prominent cosmologists of the 20th century who spent the better part of his lifetime trying to determine the precise age of the universe, died Saturday at his home in San Gabriel. He was 84 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Beginning in the early 1950s, when he served as the illustrious Edwin Hubble's observing assistant at the Mt. Wilson and Palomar observatories, Sandage single-mindedly sought the elusive Hubble constant, named after his mentor.
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June 13, 1987 | HILLIARD HARPER, Times Staff Writer
The San Diego Assn. of Governments recommended Friday that $1 million be set aside for the construction of California 52, hoping that the move will encourage Caltrans to change its mind about excluding the highway's extension from the state's five-year construction plan. Caltrans officials in Sacramento had recommended dropping plans for the extension, which could ease rush-hour congestion on both Interstate 8 and Mission Gorge Road by extending 52 from Tierrasanta to Santee.
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April 10, 2005 | Joseph Epstein, Joseph Epstein is the author of several books, including, most recently, "Snobbery" and "Fabulous Small Jews."
Scott A. SANDAGE, a professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, has written a book on the interesting subject of commercial failure in 19th century America that is commonplace in its assumptions and predictable in its conclusions. Sandage's argument is that cruel capitalism was even crueler in the 19th century, imbuing the many who failed under it with a sense of moral unworthiness.
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May 23, 1987 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego developer who has mounted a well-financed campaign against construction of a 400-room hotel on the city-owned Torrey Pines Golf Course met defeat Friday before the San Diego Assn. of Governments. The Sandag board, which approved the project in 1981, refused to reopen the issue Friday after Sandag attorney Debra Greenfield ruled that the current directors had no legal right to reopen the issue or to rescind the earlier board action. The hotel proposed by Sheraton Corp.
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July 29, 1986 | TOWNSEND DAVIS, Times Staff Writer
Worried that voters might reject a November sales tax measure for transit improvements, San Diego officials have voted to delay the referendum for a year. The San Diego Assn. of Governments (Sandag) board of directors voted unanimously Monday to delay consideration of a half-cent sales tax increase until the November, 1987, ballot.
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September 2, 1990
Your editorial ("Lindbergh Needs a Short-Term Fix," Aug. 26) is right on target in suggesting that making plans to expand Lindbergh Field to 24 million people would derail the effort to relocate our commercial airport. Nothing derails faster than a complex political solution effort. Too many of today's leaders are falling victim to the same old obstacles that have prevented an airport solution for 40 years. We need some vision in this city of ours. Although the majority of the City Council voted to expand Lindbergh, that doesn't change the fact that Lindbergh can't cut it as a 21st Century airport.
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June 23, 1989 | LORI GRANGE, Times Staff Writer
San Diego bicyclists, angry over what they call a broken promise by local officials to build an isolated bicycle path along California 52, plan to ask decision-makers this morning to quash a proposal allowing bicyclists to ride on the shoulder of the freeway. The San Diego Assn. of Governments today most likely will grant just $110,000 of the $335 million allocated for the 1991 freeway project for a bikeway, enough to designate a cycling path on the freeway's shoulder. But members of the countywide Bicycle Coalition say the proposal, presented by a Sandag executive committee and officials from Caltrans, does not adequately protect bicyclists or encourage biking over driving, a key goal of city and county officials.
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June 24, 1989 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, Times Staff Writer
A proposal by a coalition of San Diego bicyclists for funding of an isolated bike path along California 52 was rejected when the San Diego Assn. of Governments instead approved a committee's recommendation for a cycling path on the shoulder of the freeway. Members of the countywide Bicycle Coalition had asked Friday that $3 million be allocated for grading and preparation of a bike path running parallel to the southern extension of California 52. Grading and design of the highway for bicycle paths at a later date would be more expensive and meet with greater opposition, said Ed Reilly, a spokesman for the coalition.
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December 29, 1985 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Who's in jail in San Diego County? A simple question, perhaps, but one for which there is no simple answer. Yet. Knowing who's in jail--that is, knowing the demographic background and criminal and violent history of inmates--can play a crucial role in helping to ease chronic overcrowding in the county's jails.
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March 11, 1992 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Assembly approved a bill Tuesday giving local governments in San Diego the option to continue the toll on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge beyond its current 1995 expiration date. The lower chamber voted 54-19 to approve a bill by Sen. Lucy Killea (I-San Diego) taking any decision about extending the $1-per-car toll away from the California Transportation Commission and giving it to the San Diego Assn. of Governments, or Sandag.
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December 21, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was billed as an information-only item at the San Diego Assn. of Government's Friday meeting, but a staff report on 16 suggested airport locations in San Diego County drew heated opposition from South Bay politicians, who called the report incomplete and misleading. The report, which focused on 16 "alternative" locations outside of Otay Mesa, determined that there are no ideal sites elsewhere in the county for a commercial airport to complement Lindbergh Field, the city's downtown airport.
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October 19, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 4 million people--almost half of them minority members--will live in San Diego County by the year 2015, a population increase of 58% from 1990, according to a forecast released Friday by the San Diego Assn. of Governments. County population will rise by an average of 59,000 every year, a brisk 1.9% growth rate that will outstrip state and national increases but won't match the 3% average annual rate of population gains in the 1980s, Sandag predicts.
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July 27, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boosting plans for a binational airport on Otay Mesa, a regional agency agreed Friday to help the city of San Diego with its request for a federally funded study of the proposal. The San Diego Assn. of Governments voted 14 to 5 to co-sponsor the city's application for federal funds to examine City Councilman Ron Roberts' plan for an airport straddling the U.S.-Mexico border between Otay Mesa and Tijuana.
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July 16, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a shaky endorsement of a proposed binational airport straddling Otay Mesa and Tijuana, the San Diego City Council on Monday proceeded with plans for the airport in the face of strong South Bay opposition and growing skepticism among council members themselves.
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December 5, 1990 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The county's top pollution-control official Tuesday sharply criticized a countywide program to ease traffic congestion, saying it falls far short of meeting state air standards and fails to follow the basic requirements laid out for it. The plan drafted by the San Diego Assn. of Governments "was biased against transit expansion, a key transportation control measure," said Richard Sommerville, executive director of the Air Pollution Control District.
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May 26, 1990 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego Assn. of Governments board of directors on Friday authorized the creation of a high-powered committee that will travel to Washington and Mexico City to learn whether federal officials will let San Diego solve its growing airport crisis by expanding Tijuana's airport or building a new airport on Otay Mesa.
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May 1, 1990 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Exercising new authority to halt development near Lindbergh Field for the first time, the San Diego Assn. of Governments has blocked plans for a $12.5-million medical office building in the airport's approach path. The regional government agency rejected the proposed Harborview Medical Building at 220 Elm St. Friday, ruling that the project would exceed occupancy limits designed to minimize the number of deaths and injuries in case of an airliner crash.
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September 2, 1990
Your editorial ("Lindbergh Needs a Short-Term Fix," Aug. 26) is right on target in suggesting that making plans to expand Lindbergh Field to 24 million people would derail the effort to relocate our commercial airport. Nothing derails faster than a complex political solution effort. Too many of today's leaders are falling victim to the same old obstacles that have prevented an airport solution for 40 years. We need some vision in this city of ours. Although the majority of the City Council voted to expand Lindbergh, that doesn't change the fact that Lindbergh can't cut it as a 21st Century airport.
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May 26, 1990 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego Assn. of Governments board of directors on Friday authorized the creation of a high-powered committee that will travel to Washington and Mexico City to learn whether federal officials will let San Diego solve its growing airport crisis by expanding Tijuana's airport or building a new airport on Otay Mesa.
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