September 30th, 2013

OPINION – The Library As ‘Third Place’

Exploring The New Central Library As A Venue For Community Engagement

Today marks the first official day of operations for the new San Diego Central Library @ Joan ^ Irwin Jacobs Common, following a weekend of grand opening festivities and a sneak peek of the ground floor.

Renamed and fully funded, the nine-story building at


September 9th, 2013

NEWS – Tech Sector Goes Urban

‘Soul-Crushing’ Suburban Sprawl Driving Techies To The Urban Core

Earlier this year, Pinterest moved from Palo Alto into a converted warehouse in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. In addition, many of the most promising young tech companies coming out of the Bay Area — Twitter, Zynga, Yelp, Square, and Salesforce — have chosen to locate or


September 1st, 2013

OPINION – Christmas In September?

Getting A Jump On Christmas – Bah, Humbug!

Don’t get me wrong: I love Christmas. I really, really do. And I love Costco, too. I go often, and I look forward to every visit. What irks me, though, is the Christmas display on Labor Day weekend. Actually, it’s been up since mid August, and goes