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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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It's Time For San Diego To Revisit The Idea Of A New Airport

Posted 12-29-2021 at 07:25 PM by case44

I may not live in San Diego, but I still can't help but notice one impediment to a city's economy and tourist ventures, and none more so than in America's finest city. Have you seen how landlocked San Diego International Airport is? Every city must have a vibrant and functional airport to make things happen.

In many U.S. cities, we've seen numerous renovations and expansions to different airports, a few of which have already been mentioned here on Case's Column. It still creeps up my spine to notice that San Diego has a golden opportunity in the northern part of their city to build a newer, larger airport. The location I'm referring to is Camp Pendleton, where officials there have a lot of space to work with, including abundant runway allotment. That can had been kicked around a few years ago but had since met the shelf. For some bizarre reason, people there are still debating but, yet, have had no action on it. Instead, for now, the powers that be have determined to try to put square pegs in round holes. Or, perhaps, lipstick on a pig. Whichever zinger you choose, San Diego is still in a quandary near downtown when they have a solution way up north.

So, while San Diego International Airport is forced to make do where they're still at, could we see activity at Camp Pendleton to replace the current airport? Is there also a chance we might see another Houston or Dallas situation, that San Diego International might become another Hobby or Love Field while a second airport up north could also exist?? I'll take either scenario as long as San Diegans wake up and see the lemons that they can turn into lemonade.

You just can't pass up something this good if you knew that what you should pursue is for your own benefit. Get it while you can.
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    Haven’t read up on this lately, but there was an idea 15 years ago to put one in at Miramar Naval Air Station. It failed in a referendum.

    I just wonder if residents in the city itself are content to go to Lindbergh. However, that leaves out those in North County, as it’s called, around Oceanside, Carlsbad, Escondido, etc., as well as those in SW Riverside County. I don’t know if McClellan/Palomar is worth looking at as a full-fledged international airport, so your idea may have merit.
    Posted 12-31-2021 at 09:22 AM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline

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