I’m not done with the library by any means. There are still numerous ends to tie up. So we’ll keep dropping updates as they come along. Thanks to all who wrote in and had an insight or two to share about the future of San Diego’s library system and the central library.

I think we are (or at least I am) in a bit better position to ask the right questions the next time this issue comes up.

So, to start the week, here are a couple of things:

  • There’s a good chance I’m going to have to stop blogging for a couple of days to finish up a project I’ve been working on for some time. Just FYI. I know some people like to come back looking for updates so I’ll set a schedule soon and share it with you to save you the time.
  • Did anyone think this story in the U-T was a bit odd today? Apparently, one guy in Carlsbad wasn’t convinced that former Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham was corrupt until just recently. The Pulitzer Prize winning reporting by the U-T, the indictment, the guilty plea and a severe prison sentence didn’t do the trick. Not until the U-T got this excellent story outlining a series of interviews with the FBI Cunningham has done in prison, was the North County man convinced.

One who read the story was a Carlsbad man who worked under Cunningham in the Navy, a longtime admirer who had been clinging to the faint hope that the corruption was not truly deep-seated.

The sub-headline of the piece said the recent revelation of the prison interviews hit the Carlsbad man “like a ton of bricks.” Not sure why this was a story. It read more like a piece from The Onion: “Man convinced house flooding when dog swims by face: Says sight of canine gasping for air ‘hit me like a ton of bricks.’”

  • Rich Toscano, our venerable commentator on all things housing and economic, will be on KPBS’ Full Focus tonight at 6:30 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.
SCOTT LEWIS

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