Jan. 22, 2016 @ 11:15 p.m.
Real estate is the real reason for these stadium scams. In the case of the Chargers, they never explain the problems the new Stadium is meant to fix, except a bigger TV set, and exclusive party rooms for billionaires, so they won't have to mix with the millionaires. They do mention the gigantic condo complex intended for the Stadium land.
Jan. 15, 2016 @ 9:42 a.m.
There are multiple schemes on the Stadium land. Michael Zuchet recently placed an article in the UT claiming that the Charger's exit was an opportunity for the the City to pull a Liberty Station, or Embarcadero type development. These examples seem like pure fraud to me. John Moores now discusses an MLS team. That name means crooked development to me.
Jan. 13, 2016 @ 10:31 p.m.
Nothing the Chargers do will stop the crooked scheming on the Stadium site. Keep your eyes open.
Aug. 12, 2015 @ 1:51 a.m.
The sketched development looks absurd, but the plan is to steamroller legalities through a ballot measure that would make new law, passed through an election with even less voters than Faulkner's anointing. Trouble is, their plan looks worse than the Charger plan that was laughed out of town, all the way to Oceanside.
Aug. 11, 2015 @ 12:25 p.m.
The drawings of the proposed monstrosity prove what I've been writing here all along, this whole game of Three Card Monte is about stealing City parkland for cheesy condos. The Chargers might be interested, they proposed something similar years ago, but that proposal left Spanos in possession of the condos. Since other developers would get the plunder under this scam, it's a non starter with the Chargers.
July 11, 2015 @ 12:52 a.m.
So long as the two companies don't perform on the same night, they should help each other's attendance. This is great news. Both companies will doubtless bleed tons of money, but Opera isn't about money, it's about love.
July 8, 2015 @ 12:42 p.m.
Keep your eyes open, but don't close your heart.
July 7, 2015 @ 3:11 p.m.
A lawsuit against the City for police conduct is not done for quick cash, unlike many misdemeanors and civil cases filed by the City Attorney. As a practical matter, typically I would urge someone to forget such an incident and move on, just as I would recommend following police instructions, even if unlawful. It's great that someone has the time, money and interest to correct the excesses of our police. They don't police themselves.
July 7, 2015 @ 12:39 a.m.
She's right to take her case to court, and it's a public service to do so, win or lose. If she beat the DA in court already, she might have a case. She didn't start this. Let's hope we learn the whole story. If an attorney has seen a trial transcript and advised her to proceed, our Police Dept. might lose the City yet another six figure lawsuit.
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