Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead off this morning with a discussion on the pros and cons of the downtown schoobrary on KPBS yesterday. On the pro side, there was Mel Katz of the San Diego Public Library Foundation, on the con side, City Councilman Carl DeMaio.
  • The U-T is reporting that the South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista could be closing next spring, citing from a San Diego Gas & Electric vice president. The power plant dominates Chula Vista’s bayfront.
  • Under threat from credit rating agencies, Oceanside decided to raise its water and sewer rates. The typical monthly water and sewer bill will increase by $18. Also in Oceanside, there was a debate on the recall petition involving Councilman Jerry Kern.
  •   I follow up my story about the Chargers stadium search with a few odds and ends. I break down how a former NBA executive calculated how the Chargers could make $40 million by moving to Los Angeles, discuss the power of the NFL team owners and link to a story by our NBC media partners on the possibility of a stadium in downtown San Diego.
  • The wife of National City’s mayor accused him of abuse in separation papers , a charge he denies. Port Commissioner and former San Diego City Council President Scott Peters is back on the California Coastal Commission. And Escondido officials are discussing how to zone for more commercial and industrial development.

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