SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders Saturday said it was "a no-brainer" to ignore advice from the City Attorney's office and approve a temporary name change for Qualcomm Stadium.
The mayor dismissed concerns from the City Attorney's Office that the three-day change to "Snapdragon Stadium" -- to publicize Qualcomm's new smartphone chip -- was illegal.
The mayor said he discounted the city attorney's legal opinion "for the greater good of the community."
The legal opinion had said the move was illegal because the Snapdragon chips were not being sold in the stadium -- a move that prompted Qualcomm to offer the computer processors for sale during three nationally-televised football games this month.
"Helping one of our largest employers execute a creative promotion if a San Diego innovation was a no-brainer," he said in a statement.
The City Attorney;s office said today it had no comment beyond its original legal opinion.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border.
Temperatures will continue to warm through the week, with slightly cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.