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Papa Doug Manchester: Thoughts on Tourism in America’s Finest City

September 22, 2016  |  By Staff Writer  |  💬No comments

By Papa Doug Manchester I had the good fortune and blessing to grow up in America’s Finest City in a simpler era, when San Diego County’s population was well under 1 million and there were no issues with congestion. Interstates 5, 805, 15 and 8 did not exist. UC San Diego didn’t open until 1964…. Read more »

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Papa Doug Manchester: Why We Must Keep The Chargers in San Diego

September 2, 2016  |  By Staff Writer  |  💬No comments

By Papa Doug Manchester Petco Park, despite a shaky initiation in 1994, is recognized as one of the best, if not the best, Major League Baseball ballpark in the nation. The residential and commercial zone around the ballpark has transformed what once was a blighted part of San Diego’s downtown district and has extended our… Read more »

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Papa Doug Manchester: My Thoughts on San Diego’s Downtown Bayfront

August 4, 2016  |  By Staff Writer  |  💬No comments

By Papa Doug Manchester I have spent most of my life in America’s Finest City and have had the wonderful fortune of contributing to downtown San Diego’s beautiful skyline and iconic Bayfront district. Great cities have great downtowns, and over the past several decades San Diego has made tremendous progress in building a downtown culture… Read more »

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