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Last year the Virginia Opera presented five operas, on three stages, before 60,000+ attendees, for a budget of 6.2 million. Twice the attendance on half the budget of San Diego Opera. When this farce is over, we can expect and demand an Opera that wins fans on a budget.

April 8, 2014

Don, thank you for your always excellent investigative reporting.

Too bad enough people don't fight harder for San Diego, but Manchester is turning it into a cultural cesspool with the Opera and Balboa Park just two more victims of his culture of hate and destruction to maximize his power of money regardless of consequences.

Truth is, if I hadn't been born a block from the ocean, and have since lived for decades and raised a family a block from Sunset Cliffs I would leave also, but I have a lifelong love of the ocean which is in my DNA.

Thanks for your dedication to saving San Diego.

April 8, 2014

San Diego will notice any change in homelessness after, 4 years? Maybe? Of course, all will remain the same and the next Mayor will convene another study, appoint another "expert" and nothing will change. What's with these "experts"? What's the matter with Mayor Faulconer and these "favor" appointees. The Mayor should be empowering -fundin$- Churches, nonprofit organizations and neighborhoods who have a proven record of helping the homeless. We all know the Mayor has "many" things he has to deal with, but, he should go to the trenches and get his hands dirty helping these communities get a hold of this situation. What? He's already doing that? I guess -"you'll just have to go wake him up now, won't you"- is not working.

Nov. 2, 2016
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Sit-down restaurants are an endangered species as the middle-class shrinks. More fast food, less sit down.

July 23, 2016

Being different helps, too. Breakfast Republic in North Park does a great business; so does Carnitas' Snack Shack. Meanwhile, Denny's in North Park doesn't have a line of people waiting outside.

July 24, 2016

And the point is? San Diego is a magnet for homeless people because they won't freeze to death here and there are lots of free services available especially in the down town area. Hiring a spin doctor will do nothing except line Spectors' pockets with taxpayer money. Unless the root causes of homelessness, alcoholism, drugs addiction & mental illness, is addressed no amount of BS PR will make it any better. It will, however add to her resume.

Nov. 2, 2016

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