San Diego lawmakers questioned their colleagues' desire to give special protections to a proposed football stadium in Los Angeles this past week even as San Diego locals wondered if the Chargers would play in it.
Fueling that fear was a blog post from footballphds.com that speculated the Spanos family would sell its entire Chargers stake to facilitate the team's move to Los Angeles under new ownership. Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani wasted little time, less than 60 seconds in fact, telling me here that the family would never part with majority ownership, but as you'll see here , the website isn't backing down.
"To be blunt," it wrote Sunday, "We nailed this."
Qualcomm Stadium got a close-up from ESPN.com in this story that asked if the 44-year-old venue is "an obsolete relic that should have been put out of its misery years ago?"
I put the question to Twitter on Thursday, the night of the Bolts' final preseason tuneup. The responses ranged from @johnpurlia's "Not even close, but then, my house was built in '27. For fans, Qualcomm is nice. The amenities it lacks are for the owners." to @lemonverbena_'s "I've been to the Q many, many times, including tonight, and it is indeed an obsolete relic."
Some context not included in the ESPN.com report can be found here . The short version for you would-be doctors picking up Qualcomm Stadium's medical chart? "Age: 44. Outstanding bond balance: $51m. Repair list: $80m."
Across town, the East Village site envisioned for a new stadium by the Chargers and San Diego city officials is making San Diego resident Maria Aceves shake her head. In this op-ed that appeared the other day in The San Diego Union-Tribune, she questioned a new downtown stadium's effect on the surrounding neighborhoods and said it isn't "a good investment."
I lived with my children at the same address in Sherman Heights for 16 years.
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How many times have you lapped a parking lot for 10 minutes, hoping a handicapped parking spot will open up, only to get frustrated and park at the end of the lot? Chances are, quite a few.
So you park at the back of the lot and fight your way through the unplowed snow and the often times very unhelpful crowd, only to find that the cars parked in the reserved handicapped spots are lacking the proper identification. And you wonder why some people just don’t seem to care.
There many different views on the issue of reserved parking for the disabled. Many people, both disabled and able-bodied, feel that reserved spaces nearest the destination are necessary to help avoid trying to navigate a busy parking lot in a wheelchair or with a walker. Others feel that since disabled persons expect equal treatment in every other area, that the reserved spots should be eliminated. Still others feel that these spaces are necessary, but there are too many of them in some locations.Cracking Down on Parking Violators
When police in Oakland, CA, began cracking down on violators, they found that many of them work for the city, state or federal government. On one particular day, officers cited 34 people for illegal use of disabled parking tags. The excuse most often heard for the violations was that the driver had “just dropped [the owner of the tag] off at a doctor’s appointment” or would be later in the day. One of the officers wrote three citations in 70 minutes.
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