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WalletHub, a statistical aggregating firm following economic and demographic trends, came out yesterday (March 12) with its list of the nation’s happiest cities. San Diego is 32nd out of 182 cities, and Chula Vista is 35th.

The firm looked at such meaningful figures as depression and suicide rate, life expectancy, adequate sleep rate, sports participation, emotional and physical health, income growth rate, poverty rate, weather, unemployment and bankruptcy rates, weekly work hours, commute time, and separation/divorce rate.

The happiest city is Fremont, California, which is in the San Francisco metro area but is close to money-sated Silicon Valley. San Jose, at the center of Silicon Valley, was third. Both Fremont and San Jose have median household incomes of more than $100,000.

Not surprisingly, Detroit is the unhappiest city, with the highest divorce/separation rate, lowest adequate sleep rate, and among the lowest three in income growth.

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shirleyberan March 14, 2018 @ 8:54 a.m.

Chula Vista could be happier if SDSU moved an educational facility out there. Inner city could breath better if we preserve Mission Valley and make it National Parkland forever. No brainer.


Don Bauder March 14, 2018 @ 8:57 a.m.

shirleyberan: It's too late to preserve Mission Valley. Best, Don Bauder


Ponzi March 14, 2018 @ 10:55 a.m.

Mission Valley is going to be unbelievably congested in a few years. At the west end the golf course is going to be redeveloped into apartments, condos offices and retail. And the same thing is going to happen on the former stadium property. The Scottish Rite Event Center is rumored to being on the market or sold. It is a large property that will no doubt be repurposed for development.


Don Bauder March 15, 2018 @ 6:38 a.m.

Ponzi: Mission Valley has been pretty congested for some time. It's a development failure. Best, Don Bauder


SportsFan0000 March 15, 2018 @ 2:22 p.m.

Mission Valley is a Textbook example of very poor planning. Houston is another prime example..


Don Bauder March 15, 2018 @ 9:24 p.m.

SportsFan0000: Absolutely. And shortly after I arrived in 1973, I heard the then-president of the chamber of commerce say so. It has been a textbook example of poor planning for decades. Best, Don Bauder


SportsFan0000 March 21, 2018 @ 12:24 a.m.

Detroit is bouncing back....And, as always, it has some of the wealthiest suburbs in the country...


Don Bauder March 21, 2018 @ 7:57 a.m.

SportsFan0000: I keep hearing that Detroit is bouncing back. But if you scratch the claims, you find that boosters are largely talking about pro sports facilities that will be supported by taxpayers. But there also some new restaurants and the like downtown.

I covered Cleveland for seven years. It has lost its economic base. The metal fabrication companies that made the town rich are gone. What's left is Cleveland Clinic and a few outliers like Progressive Insurance.But the downtown is supposedly blossoming. I can't figure it out. Best, Don Bauder


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