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The Cross Can Stay: Mt. Soledad purchase leads to lawsuit dismissal, Capital campaign underway to fund Memorial programs

October 20, 2016  |  By Staff Writer  |  💬No comments

By Ashley Mackin Since the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association bought the government land on which the controversial cross sits above the National Veterans Memorial in July 2015, the two-decades-long legal battle over its constitutionality ended last month when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined the case is now moot. Since 1989, the American… Read more »

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On Top of Downtown

October 7, 2016  |  By Staff Writer  |  💬No comments

On Top of Downtown – a conversation with Doug Manchester By Andrea Naversen | Photography by Vincent Knakal Few developers have shaped the San Diego skyline as much as Doug Manchester; the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, the San Diego Convention Center, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar are just some… Read more »

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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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