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This past spring-like Sunday a friend dropped a free ticket to the Chargers-Titans game in my lap. So I attended an NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium for the first time in about three years. more

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At Monday’s jam-packed No on Measure C press conference, barely a harsh word was uttered about the elephant not in the room. more

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The county Democratic Party has endorsed Measure D, which would raise the so-called transient occupancy tax to 15.5 percent from 10.5 percent and create pathways for future decisions about expanded convention-center space downtown as well a... more

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At the press conference, Sanders alluded to concerns that remain about the initiative. “No ballot is ever perfect,” he said, adding that “considerations” the team should address include the “long-term security of the Tourism Marketing Distr... more

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Soon, Joey Bosa may be able to make a down payment in cash on a Pacific Gate condo. But for now, the San Diego Chargers’ top draft pick is going head-to-head with the team over who pays what and when. Sound familiar, San Diego? more

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I'm going on the record with what might be a surprising opinion: A downtown NFL stadium would be super cool, and so would an expanded convention center. more

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The San Diego Chargers brain trust took its pitch for an East Village stadium into the heart of Barrio Logan last week, and Brent Beltrán did something unusual for him—he stayed silent. more

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Last Thursday, DeMaio jumped headfirst into the local stadium debate with a proposal by a little-known Newport Beach realty firm to build a multi-use stadium in one of three locations with only private money. You read that correctly: a plan... more

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Yes, the Padres got a beatdown and lost, 15-0, to the Dodgers in their home opener. But it could be slightly worse. It could already be Chargers season. more

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The Spanos’ quest for a new stadium or a move to Los Angeles reveals a double standard [“Deano Spanos’ lame-duck Chargers,” Feb. 3]. more

Letters to the Editor

It is possible to construct a new stadium in San Diego with no new costs to the city [“Deano Spanos’ lameduck Chargers,” Feb. 3]. more

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Yep, it would seem pathetic if not true, but the Boltin’ Bolts of L.A. Dream$ have landed back in their old haunts, at least for the 2016 season. more

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Disregard the rose-colored cheerleading from local media. Having a lame duck team play in Qualcomm Stadium this year with a looming departure to Los Angeles is the bad scenario we’re facing. more

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Everybody’s been fantasizing about winning the $1.5 billion-plus Powerball lottery. Newscasts are filled with people talking dreamily about what they’d do with the winnings. Some would hand out cars and homes like Oprah. more

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Some members of the media received complimentary bottles of local craft beer from Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office last week. On the bottle, as displayed on social media, the mayor’s PR minions had affixed a sticker with drinking-game instruc... more

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Some cans are a lot heavier than others,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said back in September when he joined a city waste pickup crew for an early-morning photo op. more

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Poker analogies have been and continue to be appropriate in assessing the high-stakes game being played by the city of San Diego and the Chargers over new stadium siting and funding. more

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Where will the San Diego Chargers call home? A public subsidy of, say, $600 million might convince our local NFL football team to stay in Mission Valley and play in a new billion-dollar-plus stadium (give or take about a hundred moving part... more

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