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Flags to fly at half-staff in San Diego after death of Tony Gwynn
Flags to fly at half-staff in San Diego after death of Tony Gwynn

Mayor Kevin Faulconer ordered flags at city facilities flown at half-mast in honor of baseball legend and civic icon Tony Gwynn, who died Monday at age 54 of cancer. Faulconer also canceled two news conferences scheduled to discuss hot political topics: brush management and better lighting for Balboa Park. "In this town today, no other news will matter, because Tony Gwynn has passed," said George Mitrovich, president of the City Club of San Diego. "We admired greatly his skills in sport, but we loved him more for who he was as a person." Within minutes of learning of Gwynn's death, admirers began leaving flowers at the statue of Gwynn ("Mr....

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