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Roger Showley

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Roger Showley covers growth and development, encompassing commercial development; redevelopment; major public projects; planning; architecture; urban design; and historic preservation. A third-generation San Diegan and graduate of UC San Diego, he has been at the U-T since 1974. He has written three books on San Diego history. He lives with his family in Scripps Ranch.

Recent Articles

  • Ambitious bike lanes for Coronado Bridge would cost $210 million

    Ambitious bike lanes for Coronado Bridge would cost $210 million

    Would you like to ride a bike or walk across the 2.1-mile Coronado Bay Bridge and enjoy the views at your own pace? A report headed for a San Diego Assn. of Governments committee Thursday says the concept — dreamed of even before the bridge opened in 1969 — contains no “fatal flaws” except perhaps...

  • Comic-Con Museum to open in Balboa Park

    Comic-Con Museum to open in Balboa Park

    San Diego Comic-Con International will open a museum of popular culture in Balboa Park under an agreement announced Thursday by the San Diego Hall of Champions and its Breitbard Hall of Fame. “The Hall of Champions has our deepest appreciation in helping us to achieve the new chapter in Comic-Con...

  • Renting an Airbnb home in San Diego could get complicated

    Renting an Airbnb home in San Diego could get complicated

    Most Airbnb and other short-term rentals would be banned in San Diego under a proposal released this week by the City Council president.  The proposal would make a simple definition change in the city’s municipal code: Visitors and tourists would be reclassified as transients if they rent a home...

  • Craft beer pioneer Stone brews plan for 99-room hotel

    Craft beer pioneer Stone brews plan for 99-room hotel

    Stone Brewing announced a 99-room boutique hotel Thursday tied to its Escondido brewery and restaurant, but with the caveat that it’s about more than beer. It is believed to be the first of its kind — a ground-up property linked to a popular brand and the craft beer movement. Stone founder Greg...

  • New Chargers stadium design features a retractable roof and a sky garden

    New Chargers stadium design features a retractable roof and a sky garden

    The Chargers released a conceptual plan Thursday for a 61,500-seat stadium with a retractable roof, an adjoining convention center featuring a rooftop “sky garden,” and a new 2-acre park. Project architect David Manica stressed that “we have not dropped a spaceship” into what he said is an admittedly...

  • Chargers' future in San Diego up to owner Dean Spanos

    Chargers' future in San Diego up to owner Dean Spanos

    San Diego's civic leaders, while buoyed by the news that they have yet another shot at holding onto the hometown team, said it will only succeed if the Chargers ownership really wants to stay. As word spread that team owner Dean Spanos was given the option of striking a deal with Rams owner Stan...

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