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San Diego Shoots to Score in World Cup Bid

The economic impact that the World Cup games generates cannot be overstated. Hosting an event of this magnitude means 5,000-8,000 local jobs, potentially $350-$500 million in tourism revenue and a national economic impact of over $6 billion.

Vatican Bans Gays, But E.T. Is OK?

According to the Catholic News Service 30 high-level scientists from across the world met at the Vatican Observatory Nov. 6-10 to consider the possibility of alien life.

A Note From Todd Gloria

A few months ago, I became known for my comment that there was nothing sexier than a newly paved street. Though I can’t say that I find budget deficits nearly as stimulating, the City’s budget situation remains a formidable task to address and must remain at the forefront of my conversations with you.

Legal Ease: When the Debt Collector Comes Calling...

Receiving a telephone call or letter from a debt collector can be a frightening experience; however, there are a few things you can do to take control of your situation and keep the collectors at bay.

State Needs More Resources to Fight Wildfires

The situation is compounded by the increasing cost of fighting fires as climate change, drought, and housing development in more isolated areas combine to burn hundreds of thousands of acres and cost the state more than $1 billion a year.

Governor Signs Five Kehoe Bills into Law

Gov. Schwarzenegger recently signed five of my bills into law, including ones dealing with redevelopment funds, solar energy, and hybrid vehicles.

New Park Approved for University Heights

The Birney Joint Use project includes a 1.6 acre irrigated turf multipurpose field, a .25 acre perimeter walkway, fencing and an accessible pathway onto the field from the corner of Meade Avenue and Park Boulevard.

A Lasting Legacy for Balboa Park

Balboa Park has been the jewel of the park system and the jewel of the City for nearly 100 years. It is a source of pride and inspiration for San Diegans and visitors.

Expanding Opportunities for San Diego's Small Contractors

The city of San Diego yesterday announced a partnership between the city and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The partnership will help San Diego's small contractors participate in the national economic recovery by helping them bid successfully on projects funded by stimulus dollars.