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staplesla Jun 13, 2011 3:23 AM

High-speed rail workshops held as uncertainty looms
 
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has been holding dozens of workshops along the proposed corridor of the Los Angeles-to-San Diego train and four are scheduled for San Diego County this week.

While engineers and planners have been laying out the possible routes the train might travel and answering questions from residents, these sessions — and one more on June 30 — could be the last appreciable work for at least a year on this section of the railway.

The budget before the Legislature has eliminated all funding for the Los Angeles-to-San Diego section for next year....

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...rtainty-looms/

202_Cyclist Jun 13, 2011 5:48 PM

New airline prepares for takeoff from Carlsbad field (SD Union Tribune)
 
This looks like an interesting business model. The carrier is going to use Embraer 170 aircraft, with a 3-class configuration, so it's not a huge amount of seats they need to fill up. Northern SD Co., certainly has a lot of very affluent residents who might use Palomar rather than Lindbergh. I looked on Mapquest and it is also 38 mi from the southern OC towns to Palomar vs 21 miles to Santa Ana/John Wayne (SNA), a longer trip certainly, but perhaps competitive if this carrier offers inexpensive flights or there is free parking at the airport. Additionally, Palomar is by far the closest commercial airport from the fast-growing Riverside Co boom-towns or Murrieta and Temecula. In addition to the SD Co. O&D traffic, there are 230K+ residents in southern OC and western Riverside County for whom Palomar would be a competitive airport.

New airline prepares for takeoff from Carlsbad field

By Robert J. Hawkins
June 12, 2011
San Diego Union-Tribune


"San Diego County could soon become home base to the first commercial airline since the iconic Pacific Southwest Airlines disappeared into the folds of USAir in the 1980’s.

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...95d379f58af1c4
Ted Vallas, the 90-year-old founder of California Pacific Airlines, stands before his first counter at Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. The airline is currently seeking certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and hopes to be in the air in early 2012. — Charlie Neuman / U-T

In fact, California Pacific Airlines already exists on paper and in the physical presence of a check-in counter at the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. A management team and operations plans are assembled and a small fleet of Embraer 170 aircraft is waiting in the wings.

All that is needed for the airline to begin service to the first half-dozen cities on its itinerary is Federal Aviation Administration certification. And that, says the 90-year-old founder of the airline, Ted Vallas, is close enough to begin planning for an early 2012 launch..."

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...arlsbad-field/

HurricaneHugo Jun 13, 2011 7:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 5313235)
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has been holding dozens of workshops along the proposed corridor of the Los Angeles-to-San Diego train and four are scheduled for San Diego County this week.

While engineers and planners have been laying out the possible routes the train might travel and answering questions from residents, these sessions — and one more on June 30 — could be the last appreciable work for at least a year on this section of the railway.

The budget before the Legislature has eliminated all funding for the Los Angeles-to-San Diego section for next year....

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...rtainty-looms/

Wouldn't be surprised if we end up getting the shaft in the end...

mongoXZ Jun 14, 2011 1:38 AM

A few months old but worth a read. . .
The resurgence of San Diego's Little Italy

SAN DIEGO (CNNMoney) -- Walk down Little Italy's main drag and you see coffee-sipping window shoppers brush past old Italian men relaxing in the spotless piazza. New businesses keep popping up, the restaurants are packed and condo construction is in full swing here in downtown San Diego.

From the outside, it's easy to forget this is cash-strapped California, where Gov. Jerry Brown has slashed billions of dollars in public services since taking office. Or San Diego, a city whose mayor is looking for ways to close a $56 million budget gap by the end of June.

Little Italy has been picking up the slack where the city falls short for more than a decade.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/2011/..._italy.top.jpg
http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/11/real...taly/index.htm

Quixote Jun 14, 2011 11:41 AM

What is the latest on the status of the New Chargers Stadium? I don't want the Chargers to move to LA, BTW.

mello Jun 14, 2011 3:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Westsidelife (Post 5314591)
What is the latest on the status of the New Chargers Stadium? I don't want the Chargers to move to LA, BTW.

Here you go Westsider: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...dium-proposals

Then there is this guy with the union tribune that does a stadium search "week in review" article that are fairly informative: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...eek-in-review/

I think it is looking pretty realistic that some team besides the Chargers will move to LA if a stadium is ever built in downtown LA or "Grand Crossing"/Diamond Bar. The Jaguars were a mistake from the beginning. That franchise should have gone to San Antonio and if Hurricane Katrina hadn't happened I am almost positive the Saints would have been playing in Los Angeles by now.

HurricaneHugo Jun 15, 2011 6:09 AM

I do believe that there will be a vote on it in Nov. 2012 that will decide the fate of the Chargers.

It might be a horrible proposal but there will be one.

If Dean Spanos wanted to move he would have done so years ago.

mello Jun 15, 2011 8:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 5315877)
I do believe that there will be a vote on it in Nov. 2012 that will decide the fate of the Chargers.

It might be a horrible proposal but there will be one.

If Dean Spanos wanted to move he would have done so years ago.

I don't think they can afford to risk a vote on this issue Hugo. You and I both know that it will not pass. Unless it is just simply a vote to increase tourist taxes on hotels and rental cars like Phoenix/Glendale AZ have done and possibly other cities.

Can anyone explain to me why the County of San Diego never gets involved in the stadium issue, why not increase some kind of countywide tax? I don't understand why it is only the City of SD that is in discussions or mentioned in the media and never the County. :shrug:

Derek Jun 15, 2011 9:16 AM

x2 on the vote. They can't put that on the ballot. It'll fail miserably.

HurricaneHugo Jun 15, 2011 9:32 PM

I'm not as pessimistic as you guys (we voted for the Padres and this city loves the Chargers so much more, plus a good playoff run this season can help) but yeah I know a ballot vote is risky.

But that's what they've been talking, having a ballot measure ready by the end of the year to be ready for Nov. '12. I wish the city had the balls just to do the deal by themselves, too much democracy is a bad thing.

Lipani Jun 15, 2011 10:47 PM

Since next year has a presidential primary, why not schedule it then? That way the vote would be right after football season ends. I hate being on the fence every off-season as we wait for whether or not the Spanos family decides to keep the team here. As you noted, Hugo, obviously they'd like to stay. Leaving the Q would not have been difficult over the last few years.

Derek Jun 16, 2011 6:33 AM

Awesome...

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/...AA8gUOemA.cspx

Lipani Jun 16, 2011 6:57 AM

^ We're screwed. But if L.A. gets the Chargers back we should at least get the Clippers as a consolation prize. :haha:

Lipani Jun 18, 2011 1:52 AM

Quote:

Horton rebuild promises amphitheater, restored park
By Roger Showley
Originally published 4:07 p.m., June 17, 2011, updated 5 p.m., June 17, 2011

Horton Plaza park would be restored and enlarged with an amphitheater, possible outdoor movie screen and plenty of room for markets, concerts and casual strolling under a plan unveiled Friday by the Centre City Development Corp.

Three options for the $8.5 million plan, due for city approval later this year, will be presented to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the former department store building at Fourth Avenue and Broadway that is due to be demolished to make way for the park's expansion.

The choices all include an amphitheater, kiosks, 30- to 40-foot lighting features resembling Mexican luminarias, and a water feature.

Variations call for an arch-shaped space, recalling the arch on the Cabrillo Theater that once stood just south of the park; a formal space paralleling the city grid; and a "landform" arrangement inspired by San Diego's hilly topography

The historic park and fountain, designed by famed San Diego architect Irving J. Gill to coincide with opening of the U.S. Grant Hotel in 1910, were restored when Horton Plaza shopping center opened in 1985 and will be restored once again as part of the plan.

"This will be very exciting and transformative development for the city," said lead landscape architect J. Douglas Macy, whose Portland, Ore., firm designed the similarly sized Pioneer Square in that city that draws thousands for downtown events.

http://media.signonsandiego.com/img/...c82dae770b93ac
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2...restored-park/

HurricaneHugo Jun 18, 2011 5:46 AM

very meh.....

dl3000 Jun 18, 2011 2:08 PM

Damn. I wanted something like Union Square in SF.

Derek Jun 18, 2011 5:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dl3000 (Post 5320193)
Damn. I wanted something like Union Square in SF.

Do you really see anything like that ever happening in San Diego? :P

brantw Jun 18, 2011 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek (Post 5320332)
Do you really see anything like that ever happening in San Diego? :P

Sigh....... :(

SDfan Jun 19, 2011 7:19 AM

Well, its better then what we have now...

Illithid Dude Jun 19, 2011 7:40 AM

Can someone post a picture of the department store that is being demolished for the park?


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