City ready to formalize talks with Padres for sale of Tailgate Park

The city and the San Diego Padres hope to soon make official a 180-day negotiation period that they anticipate will lead to the redevelopment of a 5.25-acre parking lot near the baseball team’s ballpark.

Wednesday, the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee unanimously approved city staff’s recommendation to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Padres for the sale of the land known as Tailgate Park.

The action tees up consideration of the preliminary contract, which sets the ground rules for a future transaction, by the full council next month. It follows a competitive bidding process that started nearly a year ago and concluded with the ball club beating out Brookfield Properties with a $1.4 billion, office-centric proposal.

As proposed, the Padres and its development partners, Tishman Speyer and Ascendant Capital Partners, are looking to refashion the asphalt area into a commercial office hub now being referred to as

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Get ready for the Greatest Samsung TV sale yet


Get ready for the Greatest Samsung TV sale yet

(Philstar.com) – October 19, 2020 – 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The holidays are just around the corner, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, families will have to celebrate the holidays indoors. The good news is that spending the holidays at home can be even better with an upgraded home entertainment system, thanks to the Greatest Samsung TV Sale yet.

Starting this October, the world’s no. 1 TV brand for 14 consecutive years returns with its biggest promotional event of the year, with up to 40% discounts on Samsung 4K TVs, free Samsung premium items for select QLED TVs, and a free AnyCast device for screen mirroring also up for grabs for participating TVs.

Samsung is also offering discounts on its Soundbar products to complete your home entertainment experience.

This year’s Samsung TV lineup would serve as a smarter choice for home

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After over 30 years, Books Unlimited owner ready for the next chapter

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“There are people from all over the world now, and it’s very interesting. The profs and the students all have different perspectives, and it’s always fun sitting here chatting with them,” he said. “I’ve learned not so much facts per se, but empathy.”

Fitzgerald was used to a slowdown in business outside of September and January, but by the end of the slow periods he was always excited for it to get busy again. He was ready to retire, but kept going because he enjoyed the daily routine.

With textbooks increasingly going digital, Fitzgerald knew his business would start to peter off. 2013 was a peak year for sales, and by 2019 they were half that — COVID-19 only hastened the end, he said.

But a pseudo-retirement when COVID restrictions forced him to close earlier this year made him realize the timing might be right.

“I really

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