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READER’S EDITORIAL: SOHO SUES TO SAVE BALBOA PARK – PUBLIC HELP IS NEEDED

 
By Helen Ofield, President Lemon Grove Historical Society
 
On July 9, in shocking disregard for 100 years of citizens' efforts to preserve Balboa Park and for their constituents' pleas to reject the Jacobs Plan -- pleas made over more than six hours of testimony -- the San Diego City Council voted 6 - 1 in favor of the costly, destructive Jacobs Plan.  The lone holdout and sole voice for the people was Sherri Lightner (sherrilightner@sandiego.gov), who showed leadership in her elected duty to protect and serve the public.  By contrast, her colleagues on the council caved to Jacobs/Sanders machine in an embarrassing display of forelock-tugging toadyism. 

SOHO WILL LEGALLY CHALLENGE COUNCIL DECISION ON BALBOA PARK

 
July 14, 2012  (San Diego) - Save Our Heritage Organization will legally challenge the San Diego City Council's July 9 approval of a proposal that SOHO says would irreparably damage Balboa Park and could jeopardize its status as a National Historic Landmark District. The lawsuit will be based on the City's violations of the San Diego Municipal Code, the 1870 Trust Dedication of the Park as "free" in perpetuity, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in approving the plan.

NAVY EVICTS MUSEUM FOUNDATION FROM POINT LOMA BASE

 

May 10, 2012 (San Diego)--Without warning, Captain S. F. Adams evicted the award-winning Fort Guijarros Museum Foundation from Naval Base Point Loma, just after stopping City buses from entering the base. The all-volunteer museum charged the Navy nothing for 30-years of public service. Abruptly, the Navy hired a private contractor to store the artifacts in a vault 30-miles north in San Pasqual Valley. News of the eviction was announced at the 34th Annual Battle of San Diego Bay Fiesta on Sunday, April 29, 2012. 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 


January 12, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media.  This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:
   
 
 
 
 
STATE
 
  • Referendum drive to overturn California Dream Act fails (Sacramento Bee)
  • California Supreme Court tackles redistricting (Sacramento Bee)
  • Gov. Jerry Brown proposes axing traditional kindergarten (Sacramento Bee)
LOCAL
 
  • Algae biofuels inject money in San Diego’s economy (LPBS)
  • County Supervisors back Sycuan pact (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • 5 charged in Sweetwater school corruption (KPBS)
  • Susan Davis meets her new constituents (Mount Helix Patch)
  • SOHO buys historic Santa Ysabel store (Ramona Journal)
  • Merchant alleges city, PBID violations of Brown Act (La Mesa Patch)
 
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