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By Liz Alper
January 20, 2016 (San Diego) - The LA Times reported on Tuesday that the Chargers filed for the Los Angeles Chargers and the L.A. Chargers trademarks.  These cover every piece of team merchandise, as well as memorabilia, jerseys, etc.  
This comes as a shock to Chargers fans after hearing that Chargers owner Dean Spanos called San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer last week.  Also last week, the NFL promised the Chargers $300 million to build a new stadium in San Diego, should they want to stay here.
In other gut-wrenching (for Chargers fans) news, the Chargers and now Los Angeles Rams met on Monday and apparently, they're government agencies now, because they won't tell us what they discussed.
There's also speculation that the Oakland Raiders could become the San Diego Raiders if the Chargers move to Los Angeles.  For many local fans, that has a terrible ring to it.

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