Balboa Park History 1996
January 8, 1996, Balboa Park Committee.
Chairperson’s Report: Ms. Lacy reported that due to lack of agenda items, the Park & Recreation Board did not meet in December. She asked Park & Recreation Director Marcia McLatchy to report on the October/November meeting actions since Ms. Lacy was unable to attend the meetings. Ms. McLatchy reported that the Veterans Plaza in Ocean Beach and the additions to the Japanese Friendship Garden were sent back for further information and review.
Action Items (Adoption) 201. Balboa Park Activity Center Site Relocation. MSC It was moved, seconded and carried unanimously to relocate the site of the Balboa Park Activity Center as specified in the submitted report and Map (7-0).
January 14, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-2. (Kenneth Lightfoot) His magic didn’t work on jury, by James Steinberg.
A Municipal Court jury convicted Lightfoot Friday of two misdemeanor counts of performing in Balboa Park without a permit.
January 31, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-2. RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol) adds Balboa Park to its list of patrols, by Joe Hughes.
February 3, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-6, B-10. EDITORIAL: Alcohol in the parks/Problems with drinking outweigh the benefits.
Balboa Park has an 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. ban on alcohol.
February 4, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-2. Vietnam memorial leaving Old Town; the bulk of the memorial will be relocated to the Veterans Memorial Center in Balboa Park.
February 4, 1996, B-5. San Diego Union-Tribune, B-5. Obituary: Ruth Denton.
Switzer Canyon and Switzer Creek near Balboa Park were named in honor of her grandfather, Ephraim D. Switzer, who operated a farm near 17thand B Streets.
February 5, 1996, Balboa Park Committee.
Action Items (Adoption) 201. Federal Building Renovation/Improvements – Hall of Champions: MSC It was moved, seconded and carried unanimously to approve the architectural plans for renovation and interior improvements to the Federal Building by the San Diego Hall of Champions (Streeper/Madigan 6-0). 202. Concept plan for proposed underground annex to Federal Building – Hall of Champions: MSC It was moved, seconded and carried unanimously to approve the concept plan for the underground annex expansion to the Federal Building subject to the following: Concern about the visual impact of the exit stairs; amend the current lease agreement to include the project if and when it may be funded; proposed expansion will be at no cost to the city (Estrada/Madigan 5-0). . . . Information Items 401. Lily Pond perimeter paving project – staff. Information item 401 continued to next meeting. . . . Communications: Mr. Andrew Makarushka addressed the Committee expressing his displeasure with model airplanes which are allowed to fly in areas of the Arizona landfill. He has submitted a petition to staff with names of people who are concerned about the noise levels. Ms. Lacy referred the matter to staff to report back to the Committee at its next regular meeting.
Chairperson’s Report: Ms. Lacy reported on the actions of the Park & Recreation Board meeting of January 18, 1996, including the following actions: Approval of the new location for the Balboa Park Activity Center; Approval of the Japanese Friendship Garden Interim Master Plan, Proposal for relocation of the Summer Pops for one year to Quivera Court, Mission Bay; discussion of Park Maintenance Survey to evaluate our park system; and discussion of contracting out some of the Department’s After-school playground programs to other your service agencies.
February 6, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-1. Arts boards tread a fine line between managing, meddling, by Welton Jones.
A San Diego Museum of Art trustees’ committee has determined that the museum’s staff could use some additional supervision in financial affairs.; Nonprofit boards are publicly accountable.
February 14, 1996, Design Review Committee.
Action Items (Adoption) 1. Café del Rey Moro Garden – David Reed, Landscape Architectural Consultant; Matt Papuga, Staff: Item continued for 30 days to give city, tenant management and restaurant lessee an opportunity to work out a compromise.. 2. Hall of Champions – Renovation of Federal Building – Tanner, Leddy, Maytum, Stacy, Architectural Consultant; Penny Scott, Staff: Motion by J. Paoluccio, seconded by E. Yamada, to approve building design for renovation as presented with the condition that design details for lighting, signage and railings be brought back to this Committee for review and approval. Unanimously approved. 3. Hall of Champions – Expansion Annex to Federal Building – Tanner, Leddy, Maytum, Stacy, Architectural Consultant; Penny Scott, Staff: Motion by M. Theilacker, seconded by E. Yamada, to approve the concept of the proposed annex with condition that air intake structures be relocated to less obvious place, all stairwells locations be reviewed and relocated further from the street. Unanimously approved..
Communications: Pat Nila, project manager for the Balboa Park Activity Center, requested that the Committee appoint a representative to three upcoming workshops, which will deal with controversial issues regarding the Activity Center in its new location. The Committee prefers that individual members of the Committee be notified of the workshop data and whomever is interested and available will attend. Ms. Nila agreed to this request.
February 17, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-1.
Recreation Center for the Blind showing its years; ailing building will be replaced if funds are found, by Ed Jahn.
March 4, 1996, Balboa Park Committee. Information Items 401. Lily Pond perimeter paving project – Staff. 402. Balboa Park Activity Center Design Committee. 403. Model Airplane permit – Arizona landfill.
March 7, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-1. Exploring common grounds/Diversity program helps respect bloom in the park, by Nancy Cleeland.
San Diego Unified School District integration program that brings together children from all parts of the city, many of whom are racially or economically isolated.
March 13, 1996, Design Review Committee.
Information Item 1. Balboa Park Lily Pond – Kevin Oliver, staff, Park & Recreation Dept. Kevin Oliver from Park & Recreation Dept. presented alternative ground treatments to address the issue of constant turf degradation around the Lily Pond caused by excessive foot traffic. The Committee requested further investigation of paving options that contrast with the existing paving and aid in the preservation of the historical landscape design integrity. Project proposal will return to this Committee for review of paving options.
April 10, 1996, Design Review Committee. Action Item (Adoption) 1. Café del Rey Moro Garden – Matt Papuga, Staff, Engineering & Capital Projects Dept.; David Reed, landscape architect: Motion by M. Theilacker, seconded by E. Yamada, to approve the revised scheme which paves the mid-level terrace and turfs the lower level terrace, with the following conditions: 1) Paving pattern in mid-level terrace to be symmetrical; 2) Interpretive signage regarding the garden’s historical significance to be placed at main entry(s) to garden; and 3) Two canopy trees to be placed in mid-level terrace. Unanimously approved.
April 22, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-1. Earth Fair draws 75,000 to Balboa Park paradise, by Angela Lau.
April 22, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-4. Museum attendance declines once more, by Preston Turegano.
Crowd count attendance at San Diego Museums
1995 / 1994
Reuben H. Fleet 571,820 583,125
Museum of Art 356,240 363,054
Aerospace 192,686 187,217
Natural History 184,494 176,247
Museum of Man 164,630 160,419
Model Railroad 96,049 109,117
Timken 84,751 90,924
Automotive 82,998 90,613
Photographic Arts 51,655 52,345
Centro Cultural 50,222 21,690
Hall of Champions 39,518 43,689
May 4, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-1. Gaslamp transients targeted, by Ray Huard.
All 16 seats have been removed from Gaslamp Square Park in a drive to reclaim the park from the derelicts, drug dealers and prostitutes who had taken over, says district parks director Tim Medina.
May 8, 1996, Design Review Committee. Information Items 1. El Prado aesthetic lighting – Tim Cartier, Staff, Engineering & Capital Projects: Tom Cartier, staff project manager, and Chris Kraft, lighting consultant, solicited comments and concerns from the Committee members regarding the proposed aesthetic lighting for the Prado area of Balboa Park. The lighting will enhance architectural features, such as uplighting of columns. According to consultant, no light fixtures will be seen by pedestrians. The consultant passed around photographs of typical building facades to be lit. This project will come back to the Committee as an action item when the lighting design is complete..
Communications: Dann Mallec reported on the second workshop conducted for the Balboa Park Activity Center. Issues addressed included planning and entrance to building. A third workshop will deal with architectural issues.
May 12, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-2. National Historic Preservation Week: Where history registers deeply/Park Service’s list of sites is a trip into San Diego County’s past.
NATIONAL REGISTER OFHISTORIC PLACES
California Quadrangle, El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego
El Prado complex, Balboa Park, San Diego
Ford Building, Palisades area, Balboa Park, San Diego
U.S. Naval Hospital Buildings (Buildings 6, 11, 13, 17), Park Boulevard at Presidents Way, Balboa Park, San Diego.
May 19, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24. Born Free/Where dogs are at liberty, by Patricia Dibsie.
Locations in Balboa Park set aside for pets and their owners.
June 12, 1996, Design Review Committee. Action Items 2. El Prado aesthetic lighting – Tim Cartier, Staff, Engineering & Capital Projects; Chris Kraft, Consultant, Lumenessence: Motion by E. Yamada, seconded by M. Theilacker, to approve the proposed design plan for the aesthetic lighting of Casa del Prado and Casa de Balboa with the condition that adjustment of colors, filters and intensity be possible after implementation. Unanimous approval.
June 28, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. Council earmarks $500,000 (in future hotel-motel tax revenue) to back creating (San Diego Symphony) orchestra, by Preston Turegano.
July 1, 1996, Balboa Park Committee: (missing).
July 10, 1996, Design Review Committee. Action Items 2. Kate Sessions statue, Balboa Park – Jack Krasovich, Deputy Director, Central Division Parks & Recreation; Ruth Ann Hageman, statue committee chair: Motion by F. Blecksmith, seconded by E. Yamada, to approve the concept of a statue itself, but restudy the appropriateness of pedestal and rock setting, and return to the Committee with at least three (3) alternative setting concepts. Unanimous approval. 5. Balboa Park Activity Center – Pat Nila, Staff, Engineering & Capital Projects Dept.; Consultant team: Richard Blackman, Ron Quigley, Martin Poirier: Motion by M. Theilacker, seconded by E. Yamada, to approve the schematic building design. Unanimous approval. Motion by D. Leonard, seconded by E. Heimlich, that space and grades between the north formal gardens and the new Activity Center be restudied, and return to the Committee for review and approval. Unanimous approval.
July 11, 1996, San Diego’s Weekly Reader, 5, 12. Loopholes in the park, by Thomas K. Arnold
Parties and receptions for the Republican National Convention in Balboa Park.
July 15, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-5. Another million for the Mingei (from Ronald and Mary Taylor), by Preston Turegano.
July 18, 1996, San Diego’s Weekly Reader, 3, 46. Letter from Richard W. Amero on improper and illegal use of museums in Balboa Park.
July 21, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-2. Reconstruction in the works/Pedestrians are the winners in park projects, by Roger Showley.
Balboa Park’s master plan, adopted in 1989, identified about $150 million in improvements due for the next 20 years.
July 21, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. City’s jewel is in need of polishing, by Roger Showley.
How to make Balboa Park the “Smithsonian of the West.”
July 22, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. Urban forestry growing fast, concerns go beyond shade and beauty to upkeep, cost, safety – even crop value, by Gordon Smith.
The punishing storms that swept through Golden Gate Park last winter.
July 16, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-14. Smithsonian? Park needs to hang “no vacancy ” sign, letter, Richard W. Amero.
July 16, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-14. (Inspiration Point) Gardens “closed” status is hardly inspirational, letter, John Morris.
August 4, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-5. Park Place: The Mingei/House (of Charm) will be Globe’s home away from home, by Preston Turegano.
The majority of the house’s new sub-basement will become permanent rehearsal space of the 61-year old Globe theater.
The first-level basement will be shared by the Mingei and the San Diego Art Institute.
August 4, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-1. Park Place: The Mingei looks forward to a Charmed life as it opens door to new home, new horizons, by Preston Turegano.
August 4, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-1. Park Place: The Mingei: Martha Longenecker, director of the Mingei International Museum of Folk Art, by Robert L. Pincus.
August 4, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-4. The Mingei International Museum of Folk Art – location, hours, admission costs.
August 4, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-12. Showley’s perspective on park is off mark, letter from Peggy Lacy.
I would like to remind Mr. Showley that Balboa Park belongs to the people of San Diego and their guests. Over 13 million visitors use the park each year.
The park is not now nor was it ever intended to be a sort of commercial theme park.
August 6, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. Civic unity brings life to (House of Charm) relic in Balboa Park, by Neil Morgan.
August 12, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. State of the Arts: Cigarette firm back in picture at SDMA (San Diego Museum of Art), by Preston Turegano.
The Philip Morris Cos. will be at Balboa Park’s San Diego Museum of Art during the GOP Convention, after all.
August 11, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-9. Mickey Mouse (Roger Showley) idea a really Goofy one, letter from Council Member Christine Kehoe.
August 11, 1996. What’s the purpose of public park it it’s not to loiter?, letter from Michael Payton.
Recently after a long jog through the park, I stopped under a stand of cedars to adjust my radio headset and take in the view. I was there no more than three or four minutes, when a mounted police officer approached and asked me to stop over by his horse.
August 12, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. Balboa Park, museums popular sites; GOP museums and Balboa Park events schedule.
August 14, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. RNC (Republican National Convention) disrupts conventional traffic, by Mark Arner.
Unpublicized closure of two major parking lots.
August 14, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. Old (Morley Field) courts provide welcome haven to tennis fanatics, by Don Norcross.
August 18, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-5. Datebook: (Lyn Larsen) organ soloist’s choice vindicated, by Lyn Larsen.
He likes to talk tibias. Especially since the 81-year old Spreckels Organ has a new one.
September 6, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. (Pauline des Granges) She’s Miss San Diego after 55 years, by Ed Jahn.
Director of Park & Recreation Dept. from 1964 to 1974.
September 9, 1996, Balboa Park Committee.
Chairperson’s Report: Ms. Lacy introduced a new member to the Balboa Park Committee, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth North, and welcomed her to the committee. She mentioned that the Park & Recreation Board did not meet in August; however, the Board did approve the Balboa Park Activity Center Concept Design at the July 10, 1996 meeting. She announced that the dedication and grand opening of the House of Charm will be held on Saturday, September 21, 1996, 1:00 p.m. and she hopes all committee members will attend.
Staff Report: Penny Scott reported on several Council docket items including approval of the ADA access ramps to the Organ Pavilion, authorization to execute a new 30-year lease with the San Diego Space and Science Foundation (R. H. Fleet), and execution of a lease agreement with Lumen Ventures, Ltd. for the restaurant and catering operation in the House of Hospitality. Mr. Streeper requested staff referral on 65 mph signage on Highway 163 which is causing some confusion. Staff to report at the next scheduled meeting.
Action Item (Adoption) 201. Statue of Kate Sessions – proposed alternative locations: MSC It was moved, seconded and carried unanimously to reaffirm the committee’s position and recommend placement of the statue on the southwest corner of Laurel Street and Balboa Drive (Estrada/O’Hara 6-0).
Workshop Item 301. “State of the Park” annual event: Ms. Scott distributed copies of a letter from Mr. Tim Larrick, member of the Balboa Park Endowment Fund Advisory Board of the San Diego Community Foundation, and a response by Deputy Director Jack Krasovich regarding a possible “State of the Park” annual event. After considerable discussion and individual member comment, the committee declared unanimous consensus to take the lead in planning and organizing such an event. Ms. Lacy asked for volunteers who would like to participate with staff and other Park committees and organizations to develop the possibilities. Ms. Lacy will also contact other committee members, who were absent from today’s meeting, to explore their interest as well. Staff will schedule a preliminary meeting before next month’s regular committee meeting.
Information Item 401. United Nations Lease: The new 5-year lease agreement was adopted by Council on July 29, 1996 and was restructured to make the lease more consistent with other Balboa Park lease agreements.
September 11, 1996, Design Review Committee.
Communications: Roger DeWeese expressed frustration that the Committee’s opinions are ignored on significant projects. Action Item 1. Kate Sessions statue alternative siting/setting, Balboa Park – Jack Krasovich, Deputy Director, Central Division Parks & Recreation; Ruth Ann Hageman, Staff Committee Chair: Motion by F. Blecksmith, seconded by M. Theilacker, to approve location near Laurel and Balboa Drive, without pedestal and rock seating, with appropriate landscape and a minimum of hardscape. Project to return to Committee with hardscape and landscape design, and more detail of exact location, orientation, associated signage and lighting, if any. Unanimous approval.
September 13, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune. E-7. Theater Town: Starlight shows signs of life with director (Brian Wells), bowl play (“Little Shop of Horrors”), by Michael Phillips.
September 15, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, D-5. Hindsight: Sesquicentennials approach – Ponder 150 years of change, by Roger Showley.
State librarian Kevin Starr’s address to Committee of 100.
September 15, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-1. Datebook: Art Institute’s palette lacking in green, by Preston Turegano.
Although 10,000 square feet in the rebuilt House of Charm is set aside for the Art Institute, the organization currently lacks the financial means to move in.
September 15, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-5. Amid (Art) institute’s battles, director (Shirley Viennese) comes under fire, by Preston Turegano.
September 19, 1996, Park & Recreation Board. Director’s Report: As of October 14, 1996 the Central Division will become Metro Parks.
September 22, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-1. As a new millennium nears, so does new era of prosperity for park, by Welton Jones.
Possibilities to make the park more inviting: parking garage in east wall of Cabrillo Canyon; use every square foot of park space for public use; major theme park below Morley Field between Florida and Pershing Drives all the way to Interstate 5.
September 22, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-1. Architecture Review: with panache, if not perfection project gets House (of Charm) in order, by Ann Jarmusch.
September 22, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-2. Letters: Art Institute story painted an incomplete picture (Timothy Field, vice president, San Diego Art Institute); Director’s critics don’t speak for all (Paul Stangeland, president, San Diego Art Institute).
September 30, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-4. Art Institute reaches agreement with city, will open by April 1, by Welton Jones.
October 7, 1996, Balboa Park Committee. Action Item (Adoption) 201. Twenty Year Needs List – update. Workshop Items 301. Proposed RFP for Roller Hockey Facility at Morley Field. 302. State of the Park Event planning.
October 9, 1996, Design Review Committee. Chairperson’s Report: Chairperson Glassman reported that he discussed with the Park & Recreation Board the committee’s frustration with their recommendations being ignored by the Board.
October 17, 1996, Park & Recreation Board. Action Item (Adoption) 101. Kate Sessions statue in Balboa Park – Jack Krasovich. Information Item 4. Public involvement/Community Art Projects – Gail Goldman.
October 18, 1996 (?), Park & Recreation Board.
Director’s Report: A tree will be planted in Balboa Park to honor the memory of Jack Argent, a former Park & Recreation employee. . . . Ms. McLatchy reminded everyone that Christmas on the Prado will be held the first weekend in December. The poinsettia display will open Friday, December 6 in the Botanical Building. She thanked the San Diego Community Foundation, the Balboa Park Endowment Fund, and City Beautiful for their many contributions all year long.
Action Items (Adoption) 101. Kate Sessions statue in Balboa Park: Mr. Jack Krasovich, Metro Parks Division Deputy Director, reported that the proposed bronze statue has been approved by the Balboa Park Committee, the Historical Site Board, and the Design Review Committee. The statue will be placed south of El Prado at Balboa Drive as it is one the side of the park most closely identified with Kate Session’s nursery. Ms. Ruth Ann Hageman, a representative of the Kate Sessions Sculpture Committee, presented an overview of the project. Artist and Sculptor Ruth Hayward showed the Board an 18″ replica of the statue to better describe how it would be designed and displayed. The cost of the project is approximately $70,000 and will include a maintenance endowment. All funds will be raised privately.
Motion Moved/Seconded Mr. Glassman/Ms. Lacy: The design and location of the proposed Kate Sessions statue was approved unanimously by the Board.
October 27, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-1. Commentary: Smell of success getting sweeter/Orchids and onions jurors like what they see in design – mostly, by Ann Jarmusch.
House of Charm, an orchid recipient, is a re-creation, not the faithful restoration preservationists pressed for, of an original 1915 Panama-California Exposition building.
Onion: Balboa Park lawn removal at lily pond, City of San Diego: for landscape architecture, planning.
November 13, 1996, Design Review Committee. Chairperson’s Report: Chairperson Glassman reported that he had reiterated to the Park & Recreation Director the Committee’s concern that their recommendations were not being accepted by the Park & Recreation Board.
November 21, 1936, Park & Recreation Board.
Director’s Report: Ms. McLatchy reported that the Park & Recreation Dept. is doing their own customer service survey. A requirement of the Performance Based Budgeting is to survey our “customers” at least twice a year to determine how best to serve them. Park & Recreation will be handing out surveys at Christmas on the Prado as well as twelve other locations throughout the city. Results of the survey will be reported to the Board in early 1997.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Peggy Lacy encouraged everyone to attend Christmas on the Prado the weekend of December 6 and 7.
November 24, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-1. Spanish-Colonial Revival/Paying tribute to city’s building legacy/Bertram Goodhue, by Roger Showley.
New York architectural historian David Garrard Lowe recommends San Diego name a street or square after Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
Evaluation, biographical data and significant works of Bertram Goodhue.
November 24, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-4. Bertram Goodhue/Drawings and books came his architecture, by Roger Showley.
November 26, 1996. City Council adopted 30-year lease with San Diego Space and Science Foundation for Space Theater in Balboa Park, Resolution No. R-288099; Doc. No. 00-18324.
California Statewide Communities Development Authority . . . first sublease
for the purpose of financing the acquisition, construction and equipping of certain additions and improvements
CSCDA to make lease payments to the foundation for the lease thereof
CSCDA will lease facilities back to the foundation and the foundation will agree to make lease payments to CSCDA . . . second sublease
December, 1996, San Diego Magazine, 110+, Born-Again Balboa Park; for 80 years, park-lovers have stood between the handsome old Spanish buildings of Balboa Park and the wrecking ball. With the rescue of the last two historic landmarks on El Prado, the work is complete . . . almost, by Virginia Butterfield.
December 2, 1996, Balboa Park Committee. Action Items (Adoption) 201. Camp Cahito temporary cabins. Workshop Item 301. Balboa Park Committee strategic planning. Information Item 401. Arizona Landfill public art project.
December 9, 1996 (received), Production Center for documentary drama at San Diego State University: Postcards from the Fair: San Diego’s 1935 California-Pacific International Exposition.
Also, The California-Pacific International Exposition Half Dollars.
December 22, 1996, Los Angeles Times, Home Edition, Opinion Piece Section, M-1. City Life by Thomas Bender.
Lite urbanism obscures the social fact of interdependence thus undermining our social obligation to nourish a common life. The urban commons is abandoned in the City Lite. But the gritty city survives under the glitter.
December 22, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, G-5. Q & A (Questions and Answers): Kevin Starr/California State Librarian, historian, by Kevin Starr.
December 23, 1996, E-5. State of the Arts: (Starlight) Bowl ‘breaking, by Preston Turegano
San Diego Civic Light Opera officials have officially started a $1.3 million redo of Balboa Park’s Starlight Bowl. Last year, a new stage access road was built at a cost of $100,000.
Also, MoPa (Museum of Photographic Arts) singled out for receiving $60,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts.
Also, Organization support award of $66,862 from California Arts Council to the Old Globe Theater.
December 23, 1996, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-4. Shuffleboard courts are being shuffled off; usage is down in La Mesa; need for parking space is up, by Mark Arner.
Paul Anderson, manager of complex, blames shuffleboard’s demise on a rise in population of homeless people and on the often-brazen antics of young roller skaters and shakeboarders.
“Seniors don’t feel safe around either group,” he said.
Return to Amero Collection.
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