San Diego City Council approves hotel purchases for homeless housing

San Diego City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved the purchase of two hotels that within two months could become permanent homes for 400 people now at a temporary shelter at the Convention Center.

While no one knows when the venue again will be used for conventions, ending the shelter prepares the city for when that day finally comes. The city opened the shelter in April out of fears that

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San Diego City Council to purchase 2 hotels for homeless housing

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council took a major step Tuesday in its fight against homelessness, approving the purchase of two former hotel properties to create 332 permanent units for more than 400 San Diegans currently experiencing homelessness.

The council, which voted 9-0, approved spending $67 million for a former Residence Inn in the Hotel Circle area and $39.5 million for a former Residence Inn in the Kearny

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pushes for project to turn hotels in homeless housing

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The City Council is expected to decide on a proposal that would turn two purchased hotels into housing for San Diego’s homeless, and on Monday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer made a push in favor of the plan.

Part of California’s Project Homekey includes an initiative to provide more homeless Californians with permanent housing amid the COVID-19 crisis. The project’s budget is $600 million, with $37 million for

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City leaders, San Diego Housing Commission push to transform hotels into housing for homeless

The city said the transformation would allow for 332 units to become housing for people experiencing homelessness.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — City leaders and the San Diego Housing Commission are looking for approval to purchase both the Residence Inn on Kearny Mesa Road and the one on Hotel Circle in Mission Valley to increase housing for people experiencing homelessness in San Diego county, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On

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Candidates For San Diego City Council District 1 Disagree On Short-Term Rentals

A sign lays on the ground with its message in opposition of short term vacati...

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Above: A sign lays on the ground with its message in opposition of short term vacation rentals, July 17, 2018.

Though it’s officially non-partisan, the San Diego City Council will stay in control of Democrats after the November election. Only two out of the five open council seats feature races between a Republican and a Democrat.

One of them is San Diego City Council District One.

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San Diego Sonder apartment-style hotel review

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Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I’ve been very selective with the accommodations I’m willing to stay in during my travels.

And as a travel writer, I’ve generally looked for hotels with stringent COVID policies or private vacation rentals where I don’t have to worry about coming in contact with other

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San Diego’s on-again, off-again debate over short-term rentals is on again, but still no resolution

The pitched debate over short-term rentals returned to City Hall Thursday following a two-year hiatus as San Diego planning commissioners considered a proposal that would potentially slash the volume of such rentals by as much as 70 percent.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Supporters and critics of short-term rentals, seen in this 2016 photo, have been squaring off for years at City Hall as San Diego's elected leaders have wrestled with how to regulate overnight stays in residential neighborhoods. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune)


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Supporters and critics of short-term rentals, seen in this 2016 photo, have been squaring off for years at City Hall as San Diego’s elected leaders

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Miami Dolphins San Francisco 49ers Injury News and Reports

The Dolphins will also be without defensive end Shaq Lawson, who suffered a shoulder injury Sunday vs. Seattle. Lawson picked up his first sack of the season in that game and logged 200 snaps in the first four games (79 percent of the defense’s snaps).

Defensive tackle Zach Sieler has seen an increase in his workload the last two weeks. After playing 20 snaps in the first two games combined,

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San Diego City one step closer to paying $106.5M for hotels to house the homeless

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The City of San Diego is one step closer to approving the $106.5M purchase of two hotels to permanently house homeless people living in the convention center.

When the pandemic hit in March, the Bridge Shelters and Golden Hall were cleared out and about a thousand people were brought into the convention center, according to the mayor’s office.

The emergency setup allowed for proper social distancing,

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San Diego’s on-again, off-again debate over Airbnb rentals is on again

The pitched debate over short-term rentals returned to City Hall Thursday following a two-year hiatus as San Diego planning commissioners considered a proposal that would potentially slash the volume of such rentals by as much as 60 percent.

While no vote was taken on the substance of the proposed ordinance, the Planning Commission agreed at the conclusion of the more than three-hour hearing to send the matter back to city

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Living Room Play Festival, Trash Lamb Gallery, FilAmFest And More

This weekend in San Diego arts, celebrate the pandemic Zoom play phenomenon, take in a dance film, check out a brand new South Park art space, discover new literature and so much more.

Credit: Melody Jean Moulton

Above: “Last Year’s Man, 2010” is a work of hand-cut paper collage by Melody Jean Moulton in Trash Lamb Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, “Mutual Chaos,” now on view in person and online.

If last

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San Diego Housing Commission’s plan to buy hotels for homeless population concerns some neighbors

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Housing Commission is getting closer to finalizing the purchase of two hotels in an effort to house the San Diego area’s homeless. However, some residents are raising concerns about the project, saying they were never given the opportunity to ask questions or voice their concerns.

“It’s exactly right next door,” said Sam Catalano.

Catalano feels blindsided after having just found out San Diego officials

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San Miguel Boss Ang to Start Airport Construction, Eyes Airline

(Bloomberg) — San Miguel Corp. will start work this month for a Philippine airport that’s scheduled to start servicing Manila in five to six years, President Ramon Ang said, adding he’s planning to return to the airline business by then.



a person in a dark room: Billionaire Ramon Ang, president of San Miguel Corp.,


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Billionaire Ramon Ang, president of San Miguel Corp.,

The Philippines’ largest company expects the airport in Bulacan province to initially have two runways when it opens in five

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NOW OPEN: Experience Sky-High Luxury at the New Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2020 /CNW/ — With a bold new look coupled with Four Seasons legendary service, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero is now open. 

“As our California collection continues to grow, we are proud to expand our presence in one of America’s top destinations, giving locals and travellers alike another unique opportunity to stay with Four Seasons in this great city,” says Christian Clerc,

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Battle for San Diego mayor focuses on housing, vacation rentals, future of sports arena area

Two candidates battling to become San Diego’s first new mayor since 2014 have starkly different views on solving the city’s housing crisis, homelessness, vacation rentals, transportation challenges and revamping the sports arena neighborhood.

Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Barbara Bry are both Democrats, so they have similar views on many issues, including support for law enforcement reform, the city’s climate action plan and efforts to boost racial equity.

But some

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to Manage Historic San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Italy

San Domenico Palace is ideally placed on the hilltop town of Taormina on the eastern shores of Sicily, overlooking the Bay of Taormina and the Ionian Sea. The hotel features multiple terraces with clear views of the surrounding waters, as well as Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a beach club, lush gardens, and several restaurants and bars including the two-Michelin Star Restaurant, Principe Cerami.

The hotel comprises

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San Diego pandemic parties renew short-term rental debate

More than 780 people in San Diego have died from the coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped people who are looking to party.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Barbara Bry, who face off for San Diego mayor in November, called each other out over short-term vacation rentals Wednesday following an inewsource investigation of pandemic parties at a downtown high-rise.

Gloria issued a statement about the wild

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Experience Sky-High Luxury at the New Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2020 /CNW/ — With a bold new look coupled with Four Seasons legendary service, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero is now open. 

NOW OPEN: The New Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero offers a sky-high luxury experience

“As our California collection continues to grow, we are proud to expand our presence in one of America’s top destinations, giving locals and travellers

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Canyon, SV travel to San Antonio for pair of non-district contests | Sports

Canyon and Smithson Valley, both sitting at 1-0, will serve as the season openers for a pair of San Antonio schools tonight in the Alamo City.

The Cougars dominated Medina Valley 28-7 last Friday night on the road, while the Rangers outlasted Killeen Harker Heights 45-27 in Spring Branch.


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Manifest Travel Club Launches Three New Chapters in Santa Barbara, San Diego and Phoenix

Lifestyle Club Provides Custom-Crafted Getaways to Unique U.S. Destinations Paired with Private Plane Service

Manifest, the exclusive, chapter-based lifestyle and travel club that provides custom-crafted getaways to unique destinations within the U.S. paired with private plane service, announced today the launch of three new chapters in Santa Barbara and San Diego, California; as well as Phoenix, Arizona. Founded by Jeff Potter, former CEO of Frontier Airlines and

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