Channel 10, the television station owned by E.W. Scripps Company, is seeking new blood to get creative with local news, long known for plugging SeaWorld and other local commerce promoters.
“KGTV, San Diego’s ABC affiliate, is looking for a dynamic Assistant News Director with a proven record of ratings success to help us dominate the San Diego news market,” says a recent job notice. “If you have great news judgment, a strong understanding of changing digital demands, and more creative energy than you know what to do with — this is the job for you.”
The Navy is counting on a few good shipyards to carry out its “phased modernization plan” to extend the service life of its cruisers, though it’s likely to be a tight fit in San Diego, according to a May 20 letter to Congress from the Government Accountability Office. “The plan calls for six of the cruisers to reside in San Diego and five to be located in Norfolk during the maintenance and modernization period,” says the document. “Phased modernization ships receiving hull, mechanical, and electrical upgrades in San Diego and Norfolk require a dry-dock period of about 120 days and will compete for dry-dock space with other ships receiving scheduled maintenance.”
The letter notes that “San Diego has two dry-docks capable of supporting cruisers, and Navy officials in San Diego stated that over the course of the next 2 years, dry-docks in San Diego have no more than 5 day periods where the docks are not scheduled for use.” That presents a problem, the review concludes. “Due to shorter time frames for modernization and the limited openings in the dry-dock schedule, the Navy risks either taking more than the required 4 years to complete modernization or causing other Navy ships to miss their [maintenance] timelines.”