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Coronado's mayor publicly criticizes county health orders

Coronado's mayor publicly criticizes county health orders

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement Coronado’s mayor has become a vocal critic of San Diego County’s public health orders, calling them “arbitrary” and an “abuse of power that infringes on basic civil liberties.”Over the weekend, Mayor Richard Bailey and, during an interview at the same television station, said the county’s heath orders “really erode the public’s trust and we need the public’s trust more than ever.”In addition to the public criticism, Bailey, through his campaign committee, created a petition titled The prompt asks respondents to...

April 21, 2020
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City Attorney Elliott says protesters arrested for nonviolent offenses won't be prosecuted

City Attorney Elliott says protesters arrested for nonviolent offenses won't be prosecuted

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott said she will not pursue prosecutions of people arrested for nonviolent crimes such as failing to disperse or unlawful assembly during protests against police brutality and racial injustice over the past couple of weeks. San Diego police have said they arrested 113 people on charges ranging from unlawful assembly to vandalism, looting and assaulting an officer. Elliott said, however, that people arrested on suspicion of more violent conduct, even if they are also charged with...

June 11, 2020
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With no good options, angry San Diego city council demands more information on Ash Street

With no good options, angry San Diego city council demands more information on Ash Street

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement One thing was clear from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s staff presentation Thursday on the troubled Ash Street purchase: No one on the City Council was happy about how the transaction has been handled.Aides to Faulconer — who in 2016 promoted the deal to acquire the 19-story high rise as a way to save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars and consolidate the city’s downtown workforce — presented the council with five options for moving forward Thursday night.None of them were received well.The city has been...

August 7, 2020
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More voters picked Jacobs than Gómez in 53rd Congressional District, poll shows

More voters picked Jacobs than Gómez in 53rd Congressional District, poll shows

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement If “undecided” were a candidate, it would be tied for first place with Sara Jacobs, who holds a double-digit lead over opponent and City Council President Georgette Gómez, a new poll of the 53rd Congressional District shows.Jacobs, the granddaughter of Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs, and Gómez are both Democrats and were the top vote-getters in the primary to replace the retiring Susan Davis in Congress.The SurveyUSA poll shows Jacobs leading with 38 percent support. Gómez, who is leaving her seat on the San...

September 23, 2020
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Endorsement: Sara Jacobs is our recommendation in the 53rd Congressional District

Endorsement: Sara Jacobs is our recommendation in the 53rd Congressional District

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement Voters in the 53rd Congressional District — which includes western El Cajon, eastern Chula Vista, parts of central and eastern San Diego as well as Bonita, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Spring Valley — have an intriguing pair of choices of two progressive Democrats, both local natives, to replace retiring Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego.City Council President Georgette Gómez, 44, a San Diego State graduate, has rapidly ascended the local political ladder after winning her council seat in 2016 following a as a community...

October 8, 2020
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San Diego Comic-Con reveals museum plans, prepares for summer 2021 opening

San Diego Comic-Con reveals museum plans, prepares for summer 2021 opening

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement Comic-Con International revealed its museum plans Thursday after a three-year wait with the intention to bring a piece of the pop culture juggernaut to Balboa Park year-round. San Diego Comic-Con said it will open its museum in summer 2021 and will have two art galleries, a theater, rotating exhibits, outdoor seating, a gift shop with exclusive merchandise, cafe and an extensive education center. It will be the first museum to open at the park in nearly 20 years.The stakes are high for the museum with organizers,...

September 10, 2020
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San Diego rents down for the first time since Great Recession

San Diego rents down for the first time since Great Recession

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement Rent in San Diego County is down for the first time since the Great Recession as the region is rocked by COVID-related job losses. Average rent in San Diego County was about $1,850 a month in the second quarter, a small reduction of 0.3 percent annually, said real estate tracker CoStar. It is notable because rent hasn’t dropped in the county since the third quarter of 2010 and any talk of a reduction at the start of the year was unthinkable.Experts say the once-unstoppable rise in rents in San Diego County has been...

August 13, 2020
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Biotech buyer acquires most of Manchester Pacific Gateway for $1.5B waterfront life science campus

Biotech buyer acquires most of Manchester Pacific Gateway for $1.5B waterfront life science campus

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement Hoping to make a splash in downtown’s real estate market, a celebrated biotech office developer has purchased more than 8 acres of waterfront land to create a life science city along San Diego’s Bay.Friday, the newly formed IQHQ real estate investment group, started by storied life science builder Alan Gold, completed its acquisition of around two-thirds — or five city blocks — of the development site known as Manchester Pacific Gateway. The transaction paves the way for what IQHQ is calling the San Diego Research...

September 27, 2020
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Salk Institute in uproar over email critical of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter

Salk Institute in uproar over email critical of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter

Copyright © 2022, The San Diego Union-Tribune | | AdvertisementAdvertisement A computer programmer at the Salk Institute in La Jolla has sparked an uproar by using the center’s email system to criticize the Black Lives Matter movement and George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose recent death in police custody ignited nationwide protests.The protests have included of civil rights demonstrations in San Diego County, and wide-ranging discussions about changing the way that police operate.Bob Kuczewski, who has worked at the elite biomedical research institute for about eight years, sent an...

June 8, 2020
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San Diego Blood Bank issues call for recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma

San Diego Blood Bank issues call for recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma

Copyright © 2022, San Diego Union Tribune | | Advertisement Thanks to community response to the plea for blood donations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the blood supply is currently stable both locally and across the nation. San Diego Blood Bank has issued a call for recovered COVID-19 patients, as they may be eligible to donate “convalescent plasma” to help treat patients fighting the virus.While COVID-19 has no proven treatment, plasma taken from those who have recovered may help patients currently fighting the virus. This is because the plasma has developed antibodies against the...

April 15, 2020
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