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|From the Reporter|
|The Key Players|
|The Save Our Heritage Organisation, the preservationist group leading the fight against Irwin Jacobs’ proposed renovation to Balboa Park, has become a persistent and powerful thorn in the side of developers.|
|The group lobbies to have buildings designated as historic because that makes it more complicated to tear them down, creating costly delays for developers who want to move projects forward and making them more likely to consider not demolishing the buildings.|
|But that strategy has proved insufficient in the group’s fight over Balboa Park because Jacobs, a billionaire, isn’t in it for the money.|