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manchester contacts nfl regarding stadium


local developer doug manchester has contacted nfl commissioner roger goodell expressing a desire to build a privately-financed stadium in mission valley. manchester, the former owner of the san diego union-tribune, told goodell he had “assembled a powerful group of associates” who will develop...






explore rep. duncan hunter's spending with this map


the san diego union-tribune has been examining the paign spending of rep. duncan hunter, who has receipts all across the country and world.  use the map below to explore what he and his paign spent during the past two years. the larger circles show larger expenditures, and the colors indicate...






super bowl bingo with the san diego union-tribune


welcome to super bowl bingo! here's how to play. pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist steve breen created the four super bowl bingo cards below. just print them out and hand them to all your friends, and get ready to play! then cover the related bingo spot on your bingo card with a penny,...






educators and students deserve someone better than betsy devos


over the past several years, the tribune has repeatedly published anti-teacher, anti-union editorials. so, it comes as no surprise that you would choose to endorse betsy devos as education secretary. in the past, you have run op-eds from two anti-union north side teachers who infer that any teacher...






coronado properties linked to jailed mexican union on market


two luxury properties in coronado linked to the former mexican teachers union leader, elba esther gordillo, are back on the market — one for rent, the other for sale. both properties were the focus of much attention in mexico when gordillo was arrested nearly four years ago on charges of embezzling...






deadline approaches for free community college in san diego


san diego high school students have until the end of the week to apply to attend san diego community college district cl es for free. the district’s san diego promise program is open to students graduating from the san diego unified school district and pays enrollment fees and books not covered...






coronado properties linked to jailed mexican union leader on market


two luxury properties in coronado linked to the former mexican teachers union leader, elba esther gordillo, are back on the market — one for rent, the other for sale. both properties were the focus of much attention in mexico when gordillo was arrested nearly four years ago on charges of embezzling...






san diego school board yanks invite to devos amid teacher union protest


it was to be a symbolic, if not political gesture that ultimately fell flat. the labor-friendly san diego school board had planned to consider issuing an invitation to u.s. secretary betsy devos at its public meeting tuesday, but the proposed resolution was withdrawn with an apology monday amid...






nfl-san diego reunion looks remote


good morning. let’s talk nfl and san diego. will the nfl return to san diego, the city that was home to the chargers for 56 years and three of the 50 super bowls played so far? i’m hearing it will be a long time, if ever. give it a dozen years, if then, forecast one league source. the obstacles...






map shows 12,094 potholes in san diego and how long it took to fill them


the number of potholes reported around san diego is up sharply over the past nine months, thanks in no small part to a wet winter that’s dumped more than seven inches of rain in the area since december. san diego officials received reports of 12,094 potholes between may 20, 2016 and feb. 2, according...






union-backed ronald vitiello named to lead border patrol


san diego (ap) — a career border patrol official who was backed by the agents’ union was named tuesday as chief of the agency, less than a week after his predecessor resigned under pressure. u.s. customs and border protection said on twitter than ronald vitiello has been appointed to lead the agency at a time […]






union-backed ronald vitiello named to lead border patrol


san diego (ap) — a career border patrol official who was backed by the agents’ union was named tuesday as chief of the agency, less than a week after his predecessor resigned under pressure. u.s. customs and border protection said on twitter than ronald vitiello has been appointed to lead the agency at a time […]






san diego could get up to 3'' of rain friday-saturday


a pacific storm that’s expected to tap into moisture from the sub-tropics will hit san diego county on friday and saturday and drop 1.5’’ to 3’’ of rain at the coast, says the national weather service. the winds could gust close to 50 mph in san diego, and to nearly 40 mph in oceanside. usually,...






san diego could get 3 inches of rain friday-saturday


a pacific storm that’s expected to tap into moisture from the sub-tropics will hit san diego county on friday and saturday and drop 1.5’’ to 3’’ of rain at the coast, says the national weather service. the winds could gust close to 50 mph in san diego, and to nearly 40 mph in oceanside. usually,...






where are san diego's 'fatal 15' intersections?


fifteen intersections in san diego have been called out by an advocacy group for being the most dangerous in the city for pedestrians. the regional nonprofit circulate san diego on wednesday identified the “fatal fifteen” that account for the most pedestrian injuries and deaths in a 15-year span...






union-backed ronald vitiello named to lead border patrol


san diego (ap) — a career border patrol official who was backed by the agents’ union has been named chief of the agency, less than a week after his predecessor resigned under pressure. u.s. customs and border protection said ronald vitiello was appointed tuesday to lead the agency at a time when president donald trump […]






san diego to fight trump's travel ban


the san diego city council voted tuesday to join the legal battle against president donald trump’s executive order prohibiting refugees from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. the order was blocked temporarily last week by the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals. san diego was...






san diego to fight trump's refugee travel ban


the san diego city council voted tuesday to join the legal battle against president donald trump’s executive order prohibiting refugees from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. the order was blocked temporarily last week by the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals. san diego was...






san diego a possibility if raiders bust in vegas


acknowledging the chance appears slim that the raiders veer from their plan to move to las vegas and target san diego, the city can still make contingency plans and align its efforts. in fact, san diego officials are intrigued enough by the possibility of becoming an nfl town again sooner than...






jury mulls san diego cop's lawsuit against city over racist cartoon


a san diego jury is being asked to decide whether the san diego police department retaliated against a black sergeant who complained about racial discrimination and insensitivity among the ranks, including the use of a 1909 racist cartoon in a training session. arthur scott, 45, contends that after...






san diego legalizes recreational pot dispensaries


san diego legalized recreational pot dispensaries on tuesday and the city also opened up the possibility it will allow pot farms, manufacturing facilities and testing labs. san diego is the first local city to approve recreational marijuana sales since state voters approved proposition 64 in november,...






bridge: february 09, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. cy the cynic showed me today’s deal from a duplicate event that he and his partner had lost by a whisker. “i know you think i’m too hard on my partners,” cy said, “but even i was sympathetic here.” cy was north, and south had played at […]






bridge: february 08, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. cy the cynic showed me today’s deal from a duplicate event that he and his partner had lost by a whisker. “i know you think i’m too hard on my partners,” cy said, “but even i was sympathetic here.” cy was north, and south had played at […]






after rejecting nfl, will san diego subsidize soccer?


in november, san diego voters famously rejected a taxpayer subsidy to build a stadium for the chargers, ushering the team to los angeles. now comes a group of wealthy investors with a concept to build a stadium for major league soccer and share it with san diego state university’s aztecs football...






would trump punish san diego as a 'sanctuary' for unauthorized immigration?


president donald trump’s order wednesday to withhold federal funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect those in the country illegally leaves it unclear whether that might include san diego and its neighboring communities. while no cities in san diego county identify themselves as sanctuary...






bridge: february 16, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. “i’m happy i’m still operating above ground,” a club player told me, “but i’m getting older. my focus isn’t what it used to be. i try to pay attention, but my checks bounce.” my friend was today’s east, defending against 3nt. “my partner led the queen of […]






frontier adds three nonstop flights from san diego


san diego air travelers will soon have more options, as frontier airlines’ announced tuesday that it will begin offering nonstop service to three new destinations — austin, cincinnati and cleveland. while southwest airlines serves the austin market, san diego international airport no longer has...






san diego legalizes recreational pot dispensaries, might allow pot farms, testin


san diego legalized recreational pot dispensaries on tuesday and the city also opened up the possibility it will allow pot farms, manufacturing facilities and testing labs. san diego is the first city in san diego county to approve recreational marijuana sales since state voters approved proposition...






bridge: february 05, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. i found cy the cynic in the club lounge, writing his monthly alimony check: “feeding hay to a dead horse,” he says. having been wed to the same good woman for 40 years, i can no more understand cy’s disdain for marriage than he can grasp my […]






winds could hit 60 mph friday on san diego county coastline


a powerful pacific storm could generate 50-60 mph winds along the san diego county coastline on friday, and drop 1’’ to 2” of rain by the time the system moves off to the east late saturday, the national weather service says. forecasters say that a high wind warning will be in effect for san diego...






san diego might join legal brief against trump's immigration order


san diego and other cities are preparing to push against the white house if thursday’s court ruling that continues to block the enforcement of one of president donald trump’s executive orders on immigration is appealed. san diego might join a brief in support of blocking the order that temporarily...






bridge: january 30, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. chinese food, takeout: $17. gas to go to the restaurant: $2. getting home and finding that they left out one of the containers: riceless. forgetting a key detail, such as how the bidding unfolded, is a way to lose a makable contract as declarer. in today’s deal, […]






new ucsd conference aims to kindle binational innovation


uc san diego, long a hub of invention in san diego, is reaching across the border to encourage innovation in the entire california-baja region. ignite @ uc san diego will be held all day wednesday, feb. 22, at the university’s price center on pus. young innovators will be matched with seasoned...






tomlinson granted hall of fame entry


ladainian tomlinson is the latest and possibly last san diego chargers player in the pro football hall of fame. “i’m a hall of famer because of san diego,” tomlinson said urday night. “that’s the legacy. i’m officially the last that will got into the hall as a san diego charger. that is the...






bishop mathes leaving san diego's episcopal diocese


the right rev. james r. mathes is resigning as bishop of the episcopal diocese of san diego. his last day in the post will be july 1, when he will preach and preside over a service at st. paul’s cathedral in downtown san diego. mathes will then cross the country to become associate dean of students...






bridge: february 17, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. “i played quarterback in high school, back in another life,” a club player told me, “and i never threw to a receiver covered by two defenders. an interception was too likely. but i went wrong when i defended this deal.” my friend was east. south won the […]






bridge: february 03, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. “you’re the world’s worst procrastinator,” i told cy the cynic. “don’t deny it.” “i’m no procrastinator,” cy growled. “i just haven’t finished doing nothing yet.” cy would put off his own funeral. the only time his delaying tactics are helpful is when he is declarer. cy knows […]






city, county, seeking state money for storm damage recovery


san diego mayor kevin faulconer and san diego county  proclaimed states of emergency on friday because of january’s major rainstorms. if the mayor’s proclamation is approved by the city council on tuesday, the decree will make san diego eligible for state funds to pay 75 percent of the costs of...






star tribune coverage of st. cloud mall stabbing


here are front pages from the star tribune's print edition in the wake of a stabbing attack at a mall in st. cloud.






new poverty report: one-third of san diego families can't make ends meet


one-third of san diego county’s working-age households don’t earn enough money to make ends meet, according to a report issued tuesday by the center on policy initiatives. “this means that over a million people in san diego are living in economic insecurity, are living on the edge, and are worried...






bridge: february 14, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. “your honor,” the district attorney stated, “we will prove that east committed a felony, in that he let south make a hopeless game.” “proceed,” said the judge, and the court kibitzed the evidence. “west led the four of hearts against 3nt,” the da related. “declarer played dummy’s […]






bridge: february 12, 2017


tribune content agency (c)2017 tribune content agency, llc. the acbl’s fall championships is usually the smallest of its three annual “nationals,” but the turnout at the 2016 event in orlando was weak. the cost of attending an nabc is becoming prohibitive for many players. entry fees have risen, and housing, food and parking are expensive. […]






san diego's catholic bishop condemns trump's immigration order


president donald trump’s executive order temporarily closing the u.s. to travelers and refugees from seven middle eastern countries is “shameful,” said san diego bishop robert mcelroy  in a written statement. “this week,” wrote the bishop, head of the roman catholic diocese of san diego, “the statue...






jim mateja, former tribune autos columnist, dies at 71


jim mateja was an award-winning automotive columnist who spent 47 years covering the auto industry for the chicago tribune. his widespread knowledge of the industry and charming wit in distilling both marketing mumbo-jumbo and the mechanically complex endeared him to generations of readers, auto...






38 arrests in san diego county as part of human trafficking sweep


a two-day anti-human trafficking operation resulted in hundreds of arrests across the state, including 38 in san diego county, authorities announced tuesday. the third annual effort, dubbed “operation reclaim and rebuild,” occurred last week in san diego, los angeles and other counties. fake ads...






mexicans begin to unite in fight against trump’s plans


mexicans are beginning to debate how to fight back against u.s. president donald trump's aggressive stance on trade and immigration.