Harbor District News & Stories

Manchester’s Navy Broadway complex: hurry up and wait

Warren Buffet, mortgage banker, called in to find loan for Trump backer’s mega-project

Ex–Union-Tribune owner and Republican kingpin Doug Manchester, still awaiting confirmation as ambassador to the Bahamas, also continues his quest for $650 million to finance his long-stalled Navy Broadway complex in downtown San Diego. An October ...

Golden Rule crashes Fleet Week, peacefully

"We're not being jerks and trying to force our message onto anyone."

On Saturday (October 14), Fleet Week was in full swing at San Diego Bay. Crowds lined the waterfront from Tuna Harbor north along the Embarcadero to watch Navy and Coast Guard vessels and helicopters performing ...

An alternative to Brigantine's Embarcadero plan

Former Fish Grotto owner suggests Waterfront Park extension

In the midst of the battle for jurisdiction over which government agency can give permission for a restaurant to be constructed at the old Anthony's Grotto site on Harbor Drive, former tenant Craig Ghio weighed ...

Brigantine plans for former Anthony's site hit big snag

Port district vs. California Coastal Commission

The battle between the California Coastal Commission and the Port of San Diego over whose rules a bayfront restaurant must follow comes to a head tomorrow (March 8). In December, the port gave the Brigantine ...

Bay's plastic pollution — it's in the fish

Study takes it down to the microbead level

San Diego Bay’s fish are ending up with plastics in their systems from trash that washes downstream — and the fish are fed more plastic with every rainstorm. That’s the conclusion of the first comprehensive ...

Is Chinese hotel a good fit for Trump's Pentagon West?

New Navy regional HQ across Broadway from Red China luxury digs

Nowhere is America's face-off with mainland China in the dawning era of president-elect Donald Trump more materially mapped than the corner of Broadway and Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. There, ex–Union-Tribune publisher and Republican ...

Port district talks pollution minimization

Expansion plan for marine terminal gets smiley face, deemed "holistic"

A group numbering several dozen environmental activists along with residents of Barrio Logan and surrounding communities gathered at the Port of San Diego on Tuesday afternoon (December 13) to cheer the port's board of directors ...

Briggs trumped on Navy Broadway

Supreme Court decides not to hear terrorism-based environmental appeal

A legal appeal to stop ex–Union-Tribune publisher and Donald Trump moneyman Douglas Manchester from building his so-called Navy Broadway Complex on downtown's waterfront has been spurned by the U.S. Supreme Court, a move that could ...

Hunger striker for and against Trump

"I need to talk to him.”

On August 19, Jim Dillehay put the word out via his Facebook page and blog (HungerStrike4DonaldTrump) that he was going on a hunger strike on August 22. Why? He’s hoping to get Trump’s attention long ...

Australian blubber jelly invades harbor

"We seem to have exported a game-changing pest.”

While taking a maritime tour of the San Diego Harbor the afternoon of August 16, Neisa McMillin and her tour guide William Moss (aka “Captain Bill”) spotted a dozen brown jellyfish covered in white spots. ...

Should Comic-Con fans stay home?

Heavily costumed revelers could pose public safety threat, transit official says

Could this year's Comic-Con turn into a first-person shooter for real? Just how much overtime is being paid and what kind of technical wizardry is being deployed by San Diego police to keep the event ...

Amidst Jacobs family crack-ups, can charity prevail?

Facing fight over park bulldozing, San Diego's richest man endures domestic ruptures

Word that a son of La Jolla billionaire Democrat Irwin Jacobs is behind the port district's controversial plan to demolish Seaport Village has come quickly on the heels of the elder Jacobs's own backroom deal ...

Slater's wave to break at Seaport Village?

Whatever gets built, fishermen demand inclusion in bayfront redevelopment

The Port of San Diego on Monday (June 13) opened a two-day workshop in which six competing bidders were offered the opportunity to share proposals for developing a stretch of San Diego Bay including 30 ...

Civil breakdown at Trump appearance

Janitors and Border Angels show to protest Republican presidential candidate

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign stop in San Diego on Friday (May 27) resulted in a full day of pandemonium downtown, with thousands of protesters representing several agendas converging on the convention center ...

Plane hits bird at Lindbergh, lands, lands again in Phoenix

Houston, there was a problem — two problems with flight 1451

San Diegan Todd Sturtz thought he would be in Houston in time for his business lunch date when his United Airlines flight 1451 pulled out of Lindbergh Field on the morning of May 9. Within ...

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