San Diego Chargers

READER'S EDITORIAL: SAN DIEGANS WON'T PAY A DIME FOR THE NEW CHARGERS STADIUM - REALLY?

 

By Tony Manolatos​



August 11, 2016 (San Diego) — Memo to taxpayers:  If voters approve the Chargers billion-dollar-plus stadium tax in November San Diego taxpayers would pay for the new facility in a variety of ways.

Do not believe Dean Spanos, Mark Fabiani and their surrogates. The cost would NOT be born solely by hotel guests. San Diego taxpayers would pay. The total amount is unknown, which is why Dean Spanos’ plan to raise our taxes by more than $1 billion is so risky.

In this open memo to taxpayers, the “No Downtown Stadium – Jobs and Streets First” coalition outlines several examples of costs San Diego taxpayers would incur. The following are in addition to the costs found in the Chargers $1.8 billion measure:

CHARGERS' STADIUM INITIATIVE HEADING TO BALLOT

 

City clerk says team collected enough signatures from citizens

By Liz Alper

Photo: Voice of San Diego, originally from JMI Realty

July 9, 2016 (San Diego) - Despite low approval ratings from some Republicans, the initiative for a proposed "convadium" downtown for the Chargers and for the San Diego Convention Center is headed to the November ballot, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

CHARGERS' SWAIN GRADUATES FROM NAVY; DEFERS SERVICE AND WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY IN 2016

 

By Liz Alper

Photo credit:  DoD News on Flickr; Department of Defense Photo by Marv Lynchard

May 27, 2016 (Annapolis, Md.) - Chargers' rookie fullback Chris Swain has dedicated his life to two great American institutions; football and the military.

CHARGERS LOOK TO SOLVE RECEIVING WOES; DRAFT TIGHT END HUNTER HENRY

 

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Youtube screenshot

April 29, 2016 (Chicago) - On day one of the NFL draft, the Chargers added to their defensive line by drafting Joey Bosa.  On day two, they sought to change the fact that Philip Rivers has almost no one to throw to by drafting tight end Hunter Henry as their 35th overall pick in round two.

READER’S EDITORIAL: TAXPAYER WATCHDOG: "I WON’T SIGN THE CHARGERS’ MEASURE BECAUSE IT IS NOT A GOOD DEAL FOR TAXPAYERS"

 

By April Boling

April 24, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - Voters asked to help qualify the Chargers proposal for the November election should know a few things before deciding to sign.

EAGER CHARGERS FANS PACK 13TH AND K FOR CHARGERS STADIUM INITIATIVE

 

 

By Liz Alper



Photos by Liz Alper



April 23, 2016 (San Diego) - Chargers fans gathered at the parking lot of 13th and K Streets downtown, the site of the proposed new downtown stadium, to listen to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Chargers chairman Dean Spanos, quarterback Philip Rivers, former Charger LaDainian Tomlinson and other Chargers representatives and players.

READER’S EDITORIAL: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

 

By Dan Jauregui, aka “Boltman”

On April 4th, selected Chargers fans met with Dean Spanos and other Chargers representatives for an hour and a half to discuss a ballot initiative to fund building a stadium.  Dan Jauregui, better known as “Boltman”, was among the invited guests. Here are his observations.

April 9, 2016 (San Diego) -- The start of the meeting entailed in-depth information regarding the Goldman Sachs finance plan. We fans received a better understanding in layman’s terms of all the players and entities involved.

SAVE OUR BOLTS URGES CHARGERS FANS TO WRITE LOVE LETTERS

Photo credit to saveourbolts.org 
 
By Liz Alper 
 
January 22, 2016 (San Diego) - While San Diego waits on pins and needles for the final word on whether or not the Chargers go to LA, the Save Our Bolts organization is urging Chargers fans to use the old-fashioned form of persuasion:  writing a letter.

LADAINIAN TOMLINSON INDUCTED INTO CHARGERS HALL OF FAME

Photo credit:  SD Dirk via Wikipedia 
 
By Liz Alper
 
November 23, 2015 (San Diego) - It was a long time coming, but on Sunday, former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson's number 21 jersey was inducted into the Chargers' Hall of Fame at his old stomping grounds at Qualcomm Stadium.
 
Tomlinson is the 37th member of the Chargers to receive the honor.

KEENAN ALLEN TO MISS REST OF SEASON WITH LACERATED KIDNEY

 
 
 
By Liz Alper
Photo by Jeffrey Beall, Wikipedia Commons
 
November 3, 2015 (San Diego) - The Chargers' injury woes continue as Keenan Allen is bitten by the injury bug.
 
Allen will miss the rest of the season with a lacerated kidney.  He suffered the injury on Sunday against Baltimore, taking him out of the game.  Twelve Chargers were injured and taken out of that game.

GOT TALENT? SAN DIEGO BLOOD BANK SEEKS MUSICAL PERFORMERS FOR CHARGERS BLOOD DRIVE IN NOVEMBER

 

October 22, 2015 (San Diego) - The talent search is on. The San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB) is inviting talented singers and musicians to submit a video of their original song and win an opportunity to perform in front of several thousand people at the Chargers Drive XXXVII onTuesday, Nov. 24.

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