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.
A woman who shot her 14-year-old daughter and husband in their San Carlos condominium, then stayed with the bodies for three days before reporting the deaths, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday at the downtown courthouse.
A Carlsbad nanny is facing a probable child endangerment charge Friday for allegedly abandoning a toddler in her care at a strip mall, prompting an intensive 6 1/2-hour search for his parents.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A standoff suspect was taken into custody Friday morning in his neighbor's yard in Bay Park after he was shot at by police.
The Naval Special Warfare community is mourning the loss of a Coronado-based Navy SEAL who died in an off-duty diving-related accident off the African coast on Veterans Day.
Angry parents are calling for a local teacher to be fired after inappropriate texts with a teenage student.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the discovery of human remains found near the Bonsall Bridge near state Route 76 in the North County on Thursday.
San Diegans who live in their vehicles say they are fed up with how they're being treated by the city and now they're filing a class action lawsuit.
Fifty years of music was celebrated in a big way Thursday night at the Sweetwater Union High School District’s annual Band Pageant.
The indoor gym in Barrio Logan where a platform collapsed Saturday was not issued several required city permits.