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OK, OK, so the orange-tinted name salesman with straw mane bagged the most-challenging, bigliest job on the planet last week. Big deal. What about Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s “dimming star,” according to the typically cordial San Diego Union-Tr... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

As the Nov. 8 election approaches, San Diego is engaged in a debate over whether to raise the hotel tax in order to pay for a new Chargers football stadium in downtown’s East Village. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion

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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

Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

In Las Vegas, billionaire Sheldon Adelson—who owns The Venetian and The Palazzo and casinos all over the world—wants to build a 65,000-seat domed football stadium to lure the Oakland Raiders to the desert. But not with financing from his re... more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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

Aug 3, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

And there’s nothing in the Citizens’ Plan that requires building a new football stadium downtown in conjunction with a convention center expansion. more

Jul 27, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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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

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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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

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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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

Jun 29, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

After reading your neighborhood feature on South Park [“Neighborhood Watch,” March 2] I thought I might add a few observations from the perspective of an actual resident. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

In one formidable corner: Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Ron Roberts and the hoteliers who want a contiguous, bayfront convention center expansion. And in the other corner: San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos and JMI Realty (unde... more

Mar 2, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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

Feb 17, 2016 12:00 AM 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

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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

Feb 3, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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

Jan 13, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

I love Ryan Bradford's Well That Was Awkward column. It is consistently funny. I mean, laugh-out-loud-three-or-four-times-per-column funny. more

Sep 16, 2015 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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

Jul 22, 2015 12:00 AM From the Editor