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"Back in the day", say the early 1950s, the Federal Government offered Miramar to San Diego for an airport but our always forward-thinking elected officials declined the offer because Miramar was too far away from town.

Dec. 8, 2015

Oh please! "Back in the day" when there was nothing on Mira Mesa but scrub brush there was a proposal to build a new airport next to Miramar NAS but it went no where. Why do these wealthy idiots think an airport will ever be built on a military reservation? While Lindbergh is a small airport it is located it the best place to serve San Diego.

Dec. 8, 2015

Small thinking has always been the problem with San Diego. Think small has been the politicians motto. A San Diego visionary is considered one who sees far into the future like all the way to next election.

Dec. 9, 2015

Wake Up SoCal

This is just the first of many "land grabs" of USMC land that we will see.

The only thing that we should beg the USMC to "give up" is a tiny speck of land so that all the ☢ Waste at San Onofre can be relocated to a much higher elevation and stored far inland instead of being stored on the beach for decades for come.

This would not affectUSMC Air or Ground Ops. and it would "protect" all of SoCal from a Tsunami that could possible spread radiation that would affect property values "forever"...

Fukushima proved that Nature can destroy any land based nuclear reactor (or it's radioactive waste storage), any place anytime 24/7!

Dec. 9, 2015

Funny thing - a claim that SD would outgrow Lindbergh Field in 20 years was made at least 20 years ago.

Dec. 8, 2015

One can only wonder why these septuagenarian/octogenarian types are so strongly interested in public works that will never be seen in their own lifetimes. Is "Jake" back to building a memorial to himself and his billions? Neither will live long enough to fly into or out of a new SD airport. Maybe both are just public spirited visionary civic leaders. Maybe both just want to leave the world "a better place than they inherited," Or maybe both are just aging egotists who are sure their ideas are better than those of anyone else.

An airport in that location is too far away from the population of the county to really serve the area. It would be more appreciated by those who live in southern Orange County than anyone residing south of I-8. Taking 5K acres from the vastness of Camp Pendleton doesn't sound like a lot, but that would impact the rest of the base, and sharply limit the use of areas around it to the tune of three times as much land area. That would reduce the value for training sharply, and might make the corps decide to go elsewhere for training involving maneuver. How can those rich guys explain the loss of billets to the local economy?

Fawning coverage of every crackpot idea from those two old clowns is a foregone conclusion in the local establishment media (that includes TV, too.) Let's expect that lack of funding will stifle such a proposal until it withers away.

Dec. 7, 2015

Badcyc...They deepened it by digging the canyon deeper to put in Hwy 15; and they buried it when they laid down the highway. Welcome Hwy 15! RIP Wards Canyon.

I agree with you, Caroline-- a farmers market would be great in that location. I hope someone can make it happen.

Jan. 25, 2016
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