First Folio number 54 | Folger Shakespeare Library

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

“Explore highlights from this Folio’s travels

“During the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour, this First Folio went to California and Hawaii. Explore some of the highlights below!

San Diego, California

San Diego Public Library with The Old Globe

June 4, 2016 – July 7, 2016

Visitors at the San Diego Public Library left messages sharing how Shakespeare’s words are still relevant today, 400 years after his death. Some include such thoughts as “Shakespeare has the best questions,” “no one captures the essence of the human spirit like Shakespeare,” and “he helped me fall in love.”

Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Source: First Folio number 54 | Folger Shakespeare Library

The Refugee Who Built Towing Empire and Record of Crime

 Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle

Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle

• In five short years, Iraqi refugee Nash Habib has gone from broke to leading a San Diego towing empire.

• He has a lengthy history of criminal and financial problems that he failed to disclose to local governments. He’s gotten contracts anyway.

• Habib is currently under investigation by the city of San Diego over his background and is facing a state probe into his political contributions.

Source: The Refugee Who Built Towing Empire and Record of Crime

At Comic-Con, Bring Out Your Fantasy and Fuel the Culture – The New York Times

SAN DIEGO — A critic at Comic-Con International feels less like a fish out of water than like an excluded middleman. The local currency is not skepticism but enthusiasm, and though there is plenty of room in the cavernous halls of the convention center for disappointment and disagreement, irony is thoroughly banished.

via At Comic-Con, Bring Out Your Fantasy and Fuel the Culture – The New York Times.

San Diego Comic-Con International

San Diego Comic-Con International (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Art of Comic-Con at the San Diego Central Library Downtown | Comic-Con International: San Diego

San Diego Comic-Con International

San Diego Comic-Con International (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our first ever gallery exhibition, The Art of Comic-Con, debuts in just 2 short weeks on Saturday, June 20 in the Art Gallery on the 9th Floor of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common at 330 Park Blvd. in downtown San Diego. A reception is planned on opening day from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

via The Art of Comic-Con at the San Diego Central Library Downtown | Comic-Con International: San Diego.

 

One-Third of Californians in Major Metros Can’t Afford Homes – Times of San Diego

Housing affordability in California’s major metropolitan areas is the worst in the United States, with a third of wage earners unable to afford the lowest priced home, according to a report released Monday.

The online real estate company Zillow said home affordability among the least affluent third of Americans has worsened sharply nationwide over the past two years, as the housing market has recovered but incomes have not.

The bottom third of wage earners are effectively locked out of the market San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, where those in the bottom third would have to spend over 70 percent of their monthly income on a low-priced home. Only Sacramento is relatively affordable.

via One-Third of Californians in Major Metros Can’t Afford Homes – Times of San Diego.

 

San Diego is the focus of an hour long National Geographic documentary debuting this month. | UTSanDiego.com

To watch documentary

When: The “World’s Smart Cities” program on San Diego will air in the U.S. at 8 a.m. April 25 and 8 a.m. May 2 on the National Geographic Channel. Viewers in Europe, Asia, Russia, Australia and Brazil will be able to see the documentary four times in the months of April and May.

via San Diego is the focus of an hour long National Geographic documentary debuting this month. | UTSanDiego.com.

English: logo for National Geographic Channel

English: logo for National Geographic Channel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

San Diego’s stadium financing options | UTSanDiego.com

San Diego — Recent discussion of how San Diego can pay for a new Chargers stadium has shifted away from traditional tax increases, which need approval from two-thirds of voters, toward different approaches that wouldn’t face that daunting requirement.

They include using a new state economic development tool called an “infrastructure district,” borrowing against new revenues that a modern stadium would create, and getting a large loan from the county that would be paid back later with taxes from development near the stadium.

via San Diego’s stadium financing options | UTSanDiego.com.