A couple of community things:

More than 100 people were arrested during Sunday’s San Diego Chargers game against the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium, and more than 250 others were ejected by San Diego police and stadium security personnel, said stadium officials.

Most of those ejected were removed for smoking, officials said. Most of the arrests were for drunkenness or fighting, said stadium spokesman Erik Stover.

Why is this worth talking about? Because 15 people were arrested in Pacific Beach and all of a sudden there’s a supposed critical mass to ban alcohol on the beaches.

Qualcomm Stadium: Should we drop the drink? Photo: Google

Where’s the press conference proposing a ban on drinking around Qualcomm Stadium? There is no press conference and no politician pushing it because tens of thousands of reasonable people visiting the stadium would be furious if they couldn’t have a beer or two because of the punks who can’t control themselves.

  • You all know I’ve been pretty interested in the brewing debate about the future of Fiesta Island. I don’t understand why we need to spend so much money to change a place that so many enjoy as it is. The charm of Fiesta Island is that it is one of the few open spaces left in the urbanized world that is peculiarly welcoming to just about any use. It’s a place for people with imaginations. We have to have a place to go where the activity isn’t determined by the space — where, in fact, all you need for your activity is space.

Anyway, thanks for indulging me. No matter how you feel about Fiesta Island, there’s a big meeting of the Mission Bay Park Committee tonight at 6 p.m. at the Mission Bay Hilton.


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