boogiethecat Jan. 3, 2019 @ 7:25 a.m.

Ya know... have you been to the place and seen it? Even in the state it's currently in, its amazing. Truly, it probably has as much history to San Diego as Balboa Park.
If I had any say so I'd restore it to it's original embodyment and make the place a heritage park,. Don't let developers anywhere near. All they want to do is trash our history and make another few million. It's really sick....sadly always about money, history usually looses...


Cassander Jan. 14, 2019 @ 11:44 a.m.

As usual, everything is just a big to-do for Carl to get people talking about Carl.

Like his fellow Republican Ghouliani, DeMaio is a small man in search of a balcony.


dwbat Jan. 14, 2019 @ 2:41 p.m.

Will Carl EVER get a real job? I doubt it. Who would hire that whiner?


monaghan Jan. 14, 2019 @ 5:53 p.m.

DeMaio is a zealot who admits no limits. The regressive gas tax repeal had lots of support because it was so unfair, but this is DeMaio going off the deep end. Truly he is a small man in search of a balcony.


Strelnikov Jan. 28, 2019 @ 10:41 p.m.

I still think that Matt Potter should do a story on the Confucius Institute at SDSU - they take up space in two buildings, are paid for by the People's Liberation Army of mainland China, and are only there to play buttinsky with American colleges' Chinese language departments. Mention "Tibet" and "Falun Gong" and they react like vampires to onions and holy water. Potter wants to see school bureaucrats squirm, this gives him a change to annoy two nations' politicos.


JustWondering Feb. 14, 2019 @ 2:33 p.m.

I’m just wondering if this was in place during Don Bauder’s era at the U~T, would Captain Money and the Golden Girl been published? Or would the story of J. David Dominelli and Nancy Hoover’s exploits in San Diego died on the vine?


JustWondering Feb. 18, 2019 @ 6:34 p.m.

How can they maintain it if they don’t even know they have it to begin with?It is beyond fathomable, in the so called Information Age, a city the size of San Diego has no up-to-date geo-database detailing it street use. Has no maintenance database or plan to maintain its assets. UNBELIEVABLE!


Cassander Feb. 26, 2019 @ 4:16 p.m.

Once again, even when identifying a good issue, DeMaio taints any support for it by association with himself.

If he was half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd have figured out by now that he'd be more successful coming out in favor of whatever he's opposed.


AlexClarke March 2, 2019 @ 7:53 a.m.

One thing you can count on is that the City will come out on the butt end of the deal. They will be out negotiated at the table and the politicos will be well funded for their support.


Cassander March 1, 2019 @ 8:31 p.m.

It's worse than gentrification: it's the disintegration of any accountability by our public servants to the public they're paid to serve. Betrayals of our communities occur with numbing frequency, but the petty shamelessness of this still shocks.


Visduh March 2, 2019 @ 8:56 a.m.

Adding more big box retailing is so foolish. Around the nation there is a massive oversupply of retail space and that explains all the vacant space in centers and along the streets. The trend is in the opposite direction. Another story today describes a push to remodel Clairemont Square and put in housing. That at least fits in with reality of present and future retailing. Leave the rink right where it is!


Cassander March 19, 2019 @ 10:32 p.m.

"Opportunistic investments" is one term for it. "Predatory displacement" is more accurate.

This and Julie Stalmer's companion piece reveal that San Diego is being sold out beneath us by our elected officials, who can't afford to run for office on their own, on behalf of the only ones with enough money to get what's decided: developers.

"The FOUND approach" captures exactly what's happening: all non-owner-occupied residences being turned into short term vacation rentals. Don't think it's going to stop at SROs—there's not a single management company, landlord or LLC that will be able to resist the twin pinchers of complete deregulation and market capture, even if they wanted to.

This is the future that has been long plotted for us by the developers, with their outright purchase of the local Democratic and Republican Parties, and abetted by their tax deductible doublethink tanks and listener supported media.

May God have mercy on us, because God knows they won't.


Lindaslegal March 26, 2019 @ 3:48 p.m.

Oceanside mobile homeowners who need assistance are urged to contact Oceanside Mobilehome Advisory Committee (Oceanside 'MAC') for referral to the appropriate resource (attorneys specializing in mobile home law, elder law, etc., City staff, Code Enforcement, Law Enforcement, D.A.'s, HCD, Fair Housing, Mobilehome Ombudsman, and more). Each individual situation is unique and it is vital to connect with the right resource as quickly as possible. Oceanside MAC: (760) 722-0340.


monkeyruler90 April 30, 2019 @ 1:33 p.m.

I support the idea of getting rid of parking on 30th. Move all the parking to the under utilized parking garage and let people bike down 30th; it'll improve safety and make north park more attractive to visit.


AlexClarke May 8, 2019 @ 4:23 p.m.

The City should develop a place that motor homes, vans, cars, etc. could park. RV parks have hookup and showers and laundry facilities. Is such a place was developed and the people could park there and pay on a sliding scale. The people parking there could contribute work toward their "rent" by doing chores and helping on keeping the place clean. In the camping industry those who help out are called "work campers". Also wrap around services could be provided to help get these folks out of their vehicles and into permanent housing. Help those who want help and are willing to work too. The rest are bums.


AlexClarke May 20, 2019 @ 5:24 p.m.

Fishbach is a slime ball that is protected by the State. It is the State that mandates that cities can not regulate these "sober living" homes. While well intended the law ends up making slime like Fishbach wealthy while destroying neighborhoods.


Visduh June 4, 2019 @ 7:54 p.m.

If anyone didn't see this, or something very like it, coming he/she should have. It wasn't a matter of who would take it over, but of when and how and to what degree the public and taxpayers would take a huge hit. This new SDSU president could have stopped it, or so I think, and didn't. Her history of shady activity and double-dealing while at UC Davis are an indication of what can be expected from her. Embracing this deal is totally in character for her, and also many of those at CSU headquarters. Bend over and grab your ankles, San Diego taxpayers.


swell July 1, 2019 @ 5:10 p.m.

I was a technical volunteer at the first SD election with computers. I explained to voters how to use the machines and that part went pretty well. We had no known machine failures in my precinct.

But the machines were made by Diebold Election Systems, Inc. Walden "Wally" O'Dell, chairman of the board and chief executive of Diebold, was a long-time funder of Republican candidates. This company and the other two providing voting machines with the help of Republican friends are all suspected of fraud and corruption. Have the new 2019 technologies been vetted for such shenanigans?

Many of my geek friends don't trust any machine tech that doesn't leave a clear paper trail that can be counted by humans for verification. Some think that a hardware/software solution can work--but it must be entirely 'open source'. That means every component of the hardware and software is open to public scrutiny; there is no proprietary (secret) content where naughty things could happen.

"This allows the County to meet a growing base without impacting the voting experience." -- Growing base? I've been voting by mail for most or possibly all of this century. I assume that every year more and more voters sign up to vote by mail. Shouldn't this be making work easier for the County?


AlexClarke July 30, 2019 @ 5:07 p.m.

The city needs to hire qualified people not political hacks. The only one that was worth two cents was Eduardo Luna. The residents deserve professional qualified people not political appointees who are obligated to suck at the teat of the politico that appointed them.


AlexClarke Aug. 31, 2019 @ 11:32 a.m.

Follow the money and you will find who owns and operates the politician. All money sources for campaigns and lobbying should have to be disclosed. There should be no such thing as "dark money". The corrupt Supreme Court Justices that ruled that money was speech are guilty of treason and should be removed from office. They were and are nothing more that shills for corporations and the wealthy.


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