Nick Stone, partner with FS Investors, joined the podcast this week to dig into the group’s proposal for the Qualcomm Stadium site.
The Port must grapple with a fundamental question as it considers the proposals for the future of Seaport Village: How much say should a single developer have over public land? It also must consider what’s suitable for public waterfront property in the first place, whether each plan is consistent with the Port’s vision and what’s best for its budget.
The departure of the paper’s top executive just four months into his tenure shows decisions about the Union-Tribune’s future are being made far, far away.
Developer Doug Manchester has exited the media business, but he will still have lots of influence on the city’s future thanks to several ongoing projects.
The task force and the team have ruled out a stadium renovation. Still, at least one architect thinks a renovation is possible and says “the politics are going to upstage the economics.”
This week, U-T San Diego Editor Jeff Light joined the podcast, and talked about whether there’s a wall between the paper’s editorial and news teams, who he answers to and more on the paper’s future.
Longtime philanthropist Malin Burnham and current U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester both caution that any deal is a long way away. But Burnham, who admits he’s no journalism expert, wants to dream big about the paper’s ability to fund civic ventures.
As U-T San Diego CEO John Lynch takes on a new role at the paper, it’s an ideal time to remember his most memorable comments over the last couple of years.
In a memo to U-T San Diego staff, President Mike Hodges announced that he would be taking over day-to-day operations in place of CEO John Lynch, who would be managing new mergers. Lynch followed with a memo implying it may only be temporary.
A federal prosecutor gave the first clue Friday to the biggest unanswered question in the campaign finance scandal: What did the wealthy Mexican national who allegedly conspired to illegally fund San Diego elections want?