Friday, August 10, 2012 - Evening Edition


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>> >>DWANE: TONIGHT ON KPBS EVENING EDITION, GAS PRICES ARE GOING UP, BUT SOME CUSTOMERS
ARE STAYING LOYAL TO THEIR FAVORITE STATIONS, EVEN WHEN THEY COST MORE.
>> >>PEGGY: AND IN JUST A FEW MINUTES MORE DETAILS ABOUT POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT'S
DESPERATE LOAN THAT WILL COST GENERATIONS OF TAX PAYERS NEARLY A BILLION DOLLARS.
PLUS HOW A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL APP COULD BENEFIT THE PADRES IF THEIR 800ハMILLION
DOLLAR SALE AGREEMENT GETS APPROVED. >> >>DWANE: AND ONE WOMAN'S MEMORIES OF GROWING
UP IN CITY HEIGHTS BECOMES AN ART PROJECT. WE'LL GIVE YOU A LOOK AT 44TH AND LANDIS.
KPBS EVENING EDITION STARTS NOW. CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS.
>> >>DWANE: HELLO, GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR JOINING US, I'M DWANE BROWN.
A WHILED FIRE IN THE NORTH COUNTY HAS BURNED NEARLY 1700 ACRES.
IT'S ABOUT 17% CONTAINED. A LIGHTNING STRIKE STARTED THE FIRE NORTH
EAST OF WARNER SPRINGS THURSDAY. ABOUT 200 HOMES HAVE BEEN EVACUATED.
TEMPERATURES WEREN'T THE ONLY THING ON THE RISE THIS WEEK, THE COST OF THE GAS PUMP ROSE
AN AVERAGE OF 10 CENTS A GALLON IN THE PAST TWO DAYS.
DESPITE THE COST, SOME CUSTOMERS ARE STILL FILLING UP WHERE THEY FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE.
TWO GAS STATIONS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET EACH OTHER WITH TOTALLY DIFFERENT PRICES IS
NOT SO UNUSUAL. WITH THE COST OF GAS GOING UP DAILY, YOU MIGHT
THINK TWICE ABOUT WHERE YOU BUY. THAT'S NOT THE CASE FOR NANCY JOHNS.
>> >>: I KNOW THIS GAS STATION IS A BIG BRAND NAME, SO RIGHT NOW I'M WILLING TO PAY A LITTLE
BIT MORE. ACTUALLY, A LOT MORE, THAN ACROSS THE STREET
BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE QUALITY OF GATS GAS IS AND WHAT KIND OF MILEAGE I'LL
BE GETTING. >> >>: WHEN GAS PRICES GO UP TWO CENTS OVER
NIGHT IT'S A MAJOR MOVE. WEAVER ARE SEEN 14 CENTS IN FIVE DAYS.
>> >>DWANE: CHARLES LANGLY WITH THE CONSUMER GROUP YOU CAN HAS BEEN TRACKING GASES PRICES
FOR 14 YEARS. HE SAYS SENIORS SEEM TO BE MOST LOYAL TO BRAND,
BUT MOST FOLKS AREN'T PARTICULAR WHEN PRICES ARE GOING UP.
>> >>: WHAT HAPPENS IS WHEN GAS PRICES GO UP AND THEY PUT A DENT IN YOUR BUDGET THEN
PEOPLE START SHOPPING AROUND. THEN BRAND LOYALTY GOES OUT THE WINDOW.
>> >>DWANE: THERE'S ACTUALLY A RATING SYSTEM FOR THE TYPES OF GAS WE BUY.
>> >>: THERE'S TIER ONE, TWO, AND THREE, IT HAS TO DO WITH THE ADDITIVES AND DETERGENTS.
IT DOESN'T HAVE TO DO WITH THE OCTANE OR THE EXPLOSIVE POWER.
>> >>DWANE: CHEVRON IS CONSIDERED A TIER ONE, WHILE INDEPENDENT STATIONS LIKE USA AND ARCO
ARE TIER THREE, PROVIDING THE BASIC BLEND OF CALIFORNIA GAS.
BUT DOES A CERTAIN TYPE MAKE YOUR CAR RUN ANY BETTER?
>> >>: SOME MECHANICS HAVE SAID IT WILL CLOG YOUR INJECTORS, THE DETERGENTS IN IT, AND
OTHERS SAY GASOLINE IS GASOLINE. IT'S LIKE VODKA, IT'S THE SAME FORMULA IN
EVERY PUMP, SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, JUST FILL UP AND DRIVE.
>> >>DWANE: ONE THING LANGLY IS MORE CERTAIN ABOUT IS THE PRICE AT THE GAS PUMP.
HE SAYS THE FIRE AT THE THIRD LARGEST REFINERY IN THE STATE MAY PUSH PRICES 30 OR 40 CENTS
HIGHER A GALLON IN THE COMING WEEKS. WARM TEMPERATURES ARE CONTINUING THROUGH THE
WEEKEND, SO SDG&E IS EXTENDING ITS FLEX ALERT. THE REDUCE YOUR USE DAYS WILL RUN THROUGH
SUNDAY BUT CALIFORNIA'S POWER GRID OPERATOR HAS LIFLTED THE STATEWIDE CALL FOR CONSERVATION.
THIS GRAPH SHOWS POWER USE IN REAL TIME. THE ORANGE LINE AT THE TOP IS THE AMOUNT OF
AVAILABLE POWER, AND THE SOLID BLUE LINE SHOWS THE CURRENT DEMAND.
SO FAR, SUPPLY IS STAYING ABOVE WHAT WE'RE USING.
A BIG STEP TODAY TOWARDS THE TURNING SEA WATER INTO DRINKING WATER IN CARLSBAD.
COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY HAS AGREED TO BUY FROM A PROPOSED DESALINATION PLANT.
THE 30 YEAR DEAL WOULD SUPPLY WATER TO MORE THAN 100,000 HOMES. IT GOES FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
NEXT. IF APPROVED THE PLANT COULD BE IN OPERATION
BY 2016. SAN DIEGO'S MAYORAL CANDIDATES FACED OFF IN
A DEBATE FOCUSING ON BORDER AND IMMIGRATION ISSUES.
KPBS METRO REPORTER KATIE ORR WAS THERE AND JOIN US TO TALK ABOUT IT.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE, KATIE, THE TONE OF LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE?
>> >>KATIE: WELL, DWANE, I THINK FIERY IS A REALLY GOOD WAY TO PUT IT.
THESE MEN REPUBLICAN CARL DEMAIO AND DEMOCRAT BILL THR ARE GOING ALL OUT TO TRY AND WIN
THE MAYOR'S RACE. AND I'D SAY THE CROWD LAST NIGHT WAS A BIT
MORE FILNER FRIENDLY BASED ON SOME OF THE AUDIENCE REACTIONS.
AND FILNER WAS DEFINITELY PLAYING IT UP, INSERTING HIS TRADE MARK ZINGERS IN THERE, SAYING DEMAIO
ONLY LEARNED THE WORD MEXICO RECENTLY, THINGS LIKE THAT.
>> >>DWANE: SO HOW DID DEMAIO COME ACROSS? >> >>KATIE: WELL, I THINK, YOU KNOW, THOSE
KINDS OF JABS ARE MORE FILNER STYLE, BUT DEDEMAIO DID SCORE SOME OF HIS OWN.
HE POINTED TO FILNER'S 20 YEARS IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND SAID IF FILNER WANTED TO FIX THINGS
WITH THE BORDER HE SHOULD HAVE DONE IT AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, AND PEOPLE WANTED TO GET
HIM OUT OF SAN DIEGO BEFORE HE DID ANYMORE DAMAGE.
>> >>DWANE: AND WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS?
>> >>KATIE: IT SEEMS LIKE ALL ELECTIONS THESE DAYS ARE NASTY, AND I THINK THIS ONE WON'T
BE ANY EXCEPTION. IN FACT, IT COULD EVEN BE WORSE.
THIS IS A POWERFUL OFFICE THESE MEN ARE GOING FOR.
THE FIRST PERMANENT STRONG MAYOR, AND THERE'S A POSSIBILITY THAT EITHER COULD ALSO HAVE
A MAJORITY ON THE CITY COUNCIL WHICH WOULD MAKE IT EASIER TO GET THEIR AGENDAS THROUGH.
ALSO RK BOTH ARE DONE IN POLITICS AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING IF THEY DON'T WIN.
DEMAIO IS NOT RETURNING TO THE CITY COUNCIL, MARK KERSEY WON HIS SEAT, AND FILNER VACATED
HIS CONGRESSIONAL SEAT TO RUN FOR MAYOR. SO IT'S A REALLY HIGH STAKES RACE FOR BOTH
OF THEM. >> >>DWANE: KPBS METRO REPORTER, KATIE ORR.
THE NAVY HONORED A FALLEN CAMP PENDLETON MARINE TODAY WITH ONE OF ITS HIGHEST HONORS.
THE NAVY CROSS WAS PRESENTEDDED TO MATTHEW OBATI, HONORED FOR HIS HEROISM DURING A BATTLE
IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2010. HE DIED IN ANOTHER BATTLE TWO MONTHS LATER.
POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BORROWED MORE THAN $100ハMILLION FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
BUT THE PAY BACK WILL COST TAX PAYERS NEARLY A BILLION DOLLARS.
>> >>PEGGY: IN 2008, VOTERS APPROVE AD DEAL WITH THE POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO
BORROW MORE MONEY TO COVER CONSTRUCTION DEBTS IN EXCHANGE FOR A PROMISE NOT TO RAISE PROPERTY
TAXES. UNDER THE AGREEMENT LAST YEAR THE DISTRICT
BORROWED $1,005,000,000 FROM INVESTORS, BUT THE 105ハBILLION DOLLARS, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER,
WILL CARLESS WITH VOICE OF SAN DIEGO IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE LOAN, IF VOTERS KNEW WHAT
THEY WERE GETTING INTO, AND ABOUT OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS.
WILL, WHY IS THIS LOAN SO UNUSUAL? >> >>WILL CARLESS: IT'S MAINLY UNUSUAL, BECAUSE
WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT A LOAN, YOU THINK ABOUT BORROWING MONEY OVER A PERIOD OF TIME, AND
THEN KIND OF PAYING IT OFF YEAR BY YEAR. THEY'RE DOING THAT, BUT THEY'RE NOT PAYING
ANYTHING FOR 20 YEARS SO THEY BASICALLY GET 20 YEARS FREE, THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY ANY
PAYMENTS TOWARDS IT AND THEN THEY HAVE TO PAY IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS.
THAT MAKES IT VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE TO BORROW THAT MONEY, WHICH IS WHY WE LOOK AT THESE
BILLION DOLLARS FIGURES. >> >>PEGGY: IT'S CALL AD CAPITAL APPRECIATION
BOND. IN TERMS OF AN INDIVIDUAL LOAN, BALLOON PAYMENT,
INTEREST RATES, THIS SOUNDS LIKE IF I WERE A CONSUMER GOING OUT AND GETTING THIS KIND
OF LOAN T SOUNDS LIKE A DESPERATE LOAN. >> >>WILL CARLESS: I THINK I SAY IT'S DEFINITELY
A DESPERATE MEASURE, THEY'VE ADMITTED AS MUCH. OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE ADMITTED THIS
IS KIND OF OUR LAST OPTION. IT IS.
I THINK I SAY IN MY STORY, YOU KNOW RK IT'S KIND OF LIKE AN INTEREST ONLY LOAN, BUT YOU
DON'T PAY THE INTEREST FOR 20 YEARS F.YOU CAN IMAGINE GOING INTO YOUR BANK AND ASKING
FOR THAT, I WANT TO BUY THIS HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR HOUSE, I'M NOT GOING TO PAY YOU FOR
20 YEARS, ITS IT'S GOING TO COST A MILLION BUCKS TO DO THAT.
>> >>PEGGY: HOW WAS THIS SOLD TO VOTERS? THEY SAID GO AHEAD, TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN.
>> >>WILL CARLESS: THE VOTERS APPROVE A BOND, THEY APPROVE THE GENERAL CONCEPT OF LOANING
MORE MONEY, BORROW 180ハMILLION DOLLARS, AND THAT HAPPENED IN 2008.
VOTERS WERE NOT TOLD WE'RE GOING TO BORROW IN THIS WAY, IT'S GOING TO COST THIS MUST
MUCH, THEY WEREN'T TOLD ANYTHING ABOUT THE FINANCING OF IT.
THEY WERE TOLD YOUR TAX RATE IS GOING TO STAY THE SAME, FOR LONGER.
THE SECOND STAGE IS ACTUALLY IN 2000 WHEN THEY DID THE DEAL, THAT'S DONE BY THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT, BY THE SCHOOL BOARD. THERE IS A SORT OF CURSORY PUBLIC MEETING,
BUT VOTERS AREN'T REALLY INVOLVED IN IT AT THAT STAGE.
>> >>PEGGY: WHEN IT CAME TO THE VOTERS IT WAS NT CLEAR TO THEM THAT THIS IS WHAT WAS
GOING TO HAPPEN, 981ハMILLION TO PAY BACK THIS LOAN.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY TAX PAYERS ASSOCIATION ENDORSED IT.
DO YOU THINK THAT INFLUENCED THE VOTERS FOR APPROVING THIS? I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THE TAX
PAYERS U ENDORSEMENT AND A CONSERVATIVE PLACE LIKE POWAY DOES CARRY A LOT OF WEIGHT IT'S
A LITTLE BIT UNFAIR TO PLACE ALL THE BLAME ON THE TAX PAYERS ASSOCIATION.
IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE TOLD BY POWAY, AND WE'RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT, THAT
THIS WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO COST A LOT LESS. THEY DID ASK ABOUT THE INTEREST AND THEY WERE
TOLD IT WOULD COST SOMEWHERE IN THE REGION OF 4 OR 5ハMILLION.
THEY APPROVED IT, BASED ON THAT INFORMATION. OBVIOUSLY IT'S ENDED UP COSTING A LOT MORE
THAN THAT. SOMEONE COMES TO YOU AND SAYS IT'S GOING TO
COST THIS MUCH, YOU APPROVE IT, IT TURNS OUT TO BE MORE, CAN YOU BE BLAMED FOR MAKING THAT
APPROVAL. >> >>PEGGY: CAPITAL APPRECIATION BONDS WERE
BANNED IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN. THERE'S OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SAN DIEGO
THAT HAVE THIS TYPE OF BOND. >> >>WILL CARLESS: THAT'S RIGHT.
I THINK SAN DIEGO UNIFIED HAS SEVERAL OF THESE, INCLUDING A VERY BIG ONE FROM T FOR LAST YEAR,
160ハMILLION THAT TURNS INTO OVER A BILLION. WE KNOW THAT ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
AND OCEANSIDE DISTRICT HAS THEM. I THINK THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICE BERG
AS FAR AS CALIFORNIA IS CONCERNED. WE PUT UP A FIVE STEP HOW TO GUIDES SO ANYWHERE
IN CALIFORNIA CAN USE THAT GUIDE TO SEE IF THEIR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ENTERED INTO
A LOAN LIKE THIS. >> >>PEGGY: IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS ENTERED
INTO A LOAN, ESPECIALLY IN POWAY, SAN DIEGO UNIFIED, COSTLY, WHAT CAN PARENTS OR VOTERハ
CAN THERE BE ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION?
>> >>WILL CARLESS: IT DEPENDS WHETHER THE DEAL CAN BE REFINANCED.
IN POWAY THEY'RE LOCKED INTO THAT DEAL. IN SAN DIEGO UNIFIED I BELIEVE THEY CAN REFINANCE
THAT DEAL. AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY,
PEOPLE CAN COMPLAIN, ASK FOR HEADS TO ROLL, VOICE THEIR DISPLEASURE.
SO I THINK POWAY'S FIRST BOARD MEETING IS ON AUGUSTハ20, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE AN
INTERESTING ONE. >> >>PEGGY: ABSOLUTELY.
WILL CARLESS, VOICE OF SAN DIEGO. THANKS FOR EXPLAIN THIS TO US.
CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS. >> >>DWANE: AN ARTIST WHO GREW UP IN CITY
HEIGHTS HAS TURNED HER CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE INTO AN ART PROJECT.
IT DRAWS FROM AN URBAN COMMUNITY DURING THE 1980S AT THE DAWN OF VIDEO GAMES AND HIP HOP.
ANGELA CARONE GIVES US A LOOK AT 44TH AND LANDIS.
VID. [BEGIN VIDEO].
>> >>: I GREW UP ON 44TH AND LANDIS IN CITY HEIGHTS.
FOR ME, GROWING UP I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A QUICK ANSWER ON WHAT THAT FELT LIKE.
A BEAUTIFUL, BITTER SWEET, SCARY, EXCITING, I THINK I'M GRATEFUL FOR A LOT OF THE THINGS
I LEARNED IN CITY HEIGHTS. MY NAME IS MARGARET NOBLE AND I WORK AS AN
ARTIST AND A TEACHER. I'M WORKING ON A PROJECT CALLED 44TH AND LANDIS
WHICH IS AN INSTALLATION AND A PERFORMANCE PIECE.
FOR ME, ALTHOUGH THE LENS IS TRACKED THROUGH CITY HEIGHTS, THE STORIES ABOUT OUR URBAN
COMMUNITY AND I WANT TO LOOK AT HISTORY, IDENTITY, AND FOR ME THE BIGGEST PIECES, THE LENS OF
CHILDREN, AND WHAT THEY UNDERSTAND AND WHAT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND, AND CLASS, AND NAVIGATING
DIFFERENT TERRITORIES. I WANTED TO COME BACK AND LOOK AND SEE WHAT
WAS HERE, AND SO I WOULD JUST DO DRIVE BYES THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
AND TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND SEE WHAT I THOUGHT I REMEMBERED WAS STILL THERE, AND
THEN EVENTUALLY IF I ENDED UP WALKING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND RECORDING THE NEIGHBORHOOD
AND TAKING PICTURES OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I HAVE A LOT OF MEMORIES OF SOUNDS OF SOUNDS
I LOVE TO THIS DAY WHICH I STILL HEAR WHEN I GO TO CITY HEIGHTS.
ICE CREAM TRUCKS FOR ME ALWAYS WILL SYMBOLIZE CITY HEIGHTS AND WHAT I LOVE IS NOW GOING
BACK TO CITY HEIGHTS. NOW THEY HAVE THE ICE CREAM FOLKS WALKING
WITH THE LITTLE STANDS. THAT WAS NEW, IT WAS JUST THE TRUCKS BEFORE.
ANIMALS, EVERYWHERE, DOGS EVERYWHERE, KIDS RUNNING AROUND.
FOR ME, I COULD HEAR A LOT BECAUSE OUR WALLS ARE VERY THIN.
SO I'VE HAD AN OBSESSION WITH VICTORIAN IMAGERY. MY ENTIRE LIFE MY MOM'S BEEN LEAFING AROUND
REMNANTS OF VICTORIANISM IN THE HOUSE, GIVING ME CARDS OR ROSES.
I REMEMBERED WE HAD PAPER DOLLS ALL THE TIME AROUND.
AND SO HERE WE ARE NOW, LOOKING AT 44TH AND LANDIS AND THE PAPER DOLLS SEEMED VERY APPROPRIATE
PERSONALLY, BUT IT ALSO MADE SENSE TO ME BECAUSE IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT LOW INCOME, THEY'RE
SO AFFORDABLE. AND THEY'RE ALSO FRAGILE, AND THEY'RE ALSO
TOYS. SO EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM CONCEPTUALLY MADE
SENSE FOR ME. I'M LOOKING TO ARTICULATE TWO DIFFERENT TIME
PERIODS AND I KEEP THINKING ABOUT TWO; BECAUSE ON ONE HAND I WANT TO WEAR RUFFLY DRESSES
AND PARADE AROUND WITH A TIARA AND THE OTHER HAND I WANT TO BE DRESSED IN ALL BLACK AND
DRIVE A KAD CADILLAC. SO I'M RECKONING WITH THOSE TWO SIDES OF CULTURE
I'M FASCINATED BY AND TRYING TO PUSH THEM TOGETHER.
FOR ME, THERE'S ICONIC IMAGES THAT ARE VERY PARTICULARLY 1980S AND CITY HEIGHTS, AND THAT
MIGHT BE A LOW RIDER, THAT MIGHT BE CANDY LIKE LAFFY TAFFY OR BUBBA YUBBA OR MAYBE IT
WAS SLIP AND SLIDE OR MRS.ハPAC MAN OR CENTIPEDE, ANYTHING THAT SCREAMED RUNNING AROUND THE
NEIGHBORHOOD AS A LITTLE KID AND HAVING FUN. NOW, WHEN I LOOK BACK, I FEEL REALLY PROUD
THAT I GOT TO GROW UP THERE BECAUSE I THINK SAN DIEGO'S A PRETTY SEGREGATED CITY, AND
I THINK IT'S A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING, ACTUALLY. CITY HEIGHTS IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT'S
NOT SEGREGATED. I THINK IT'S INTERESTING THAT I AM THE ONE
WHO GETS A CHANCE FROM A MAJOR INSTITUTION THAT IS ENDORSED BY MAYBE THE UPPER ECHELON
OF THE ART WORLD IN SAN DIEGO, AND I AM A WHITE WOMAN AND HERE I AM TO TELL A STORY
ABOUT A MUCH MORE NUANCED AND COMPLEX NEIGHBORHOOD THAT NO ONE REALLY IS SURE THAT I COME FROM,
OR THAT I UNDERSTAND. SO, YEAH, I THINK IT'S COMPLEX, AND I'M NOT
SURE EVERYBODY IS COMFORTABLE WITH ME BEING THE ONE TO TELL THE STORY.
BUT THE REALITY IS IT IS MY STORY, AND I LIVED THROUGH IT, AND IT COLORED ME, AND IT WAS
MEANINGFUL. >> >>DWANE: FORTY FOURTH AND LANDIS IS CURRENTLY
ON VIEW AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DOWNTOWN T.YOU CAN LEARN MORE BY GOING TO
ANGELA'S CULTURE LUST BLOG @ KPBS.ORG. NEXT WEEK, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL OWNERS WILL
DECIDE IF THE PADRES CAN BE SOLD FOR 800ハMILLION DOLLARS.
PEGGY PICO HAS MORE ON THE DEAL. >> >>PEGGY: UNDER JOHN MOORES OWNERSHIP, THE
PADRES MADE IT TO THE WORLD SERIES IN 1998, THE TEAM GOT A NEW DOWNTOWN BALL PARK IN 2004.
NOW MOORES HAS AGREED TO SELL THE TEAM FOR 800ハMILLION DOLLARS, 10 TIMES WHAT HE PAID
FOR THE BALL CLUB IN 1994. ANDREW KEATTS JOINS ME WITH DETAILS OF THE
PROPOSED DEAL AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON THE CITY.
800ハMILLION DOLLARS. IS THAT A FAIR PRICE? IS IT OUTRAGEOUS?
>> >>ANDREW KEATTS: WELL, YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE NUMBER THAT'S GETTING A LOT OF PLAY RIGHT
NOW. THE THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT 200ハMILLION
OF THAT MUPPIE COMES FROM THE 1 POINT TWO BILLION DOLLAR THE PADRES HANGED WITH FOX
SPORTS LAST MAY. THAT JOHN MOORES THE SALES PRICE AS FAR AS THE NEW OWNERS ARE CONCERN
SD GOING TO BE ABOUT $600ハMILLION. >> >>PEGGY: ONLY 600.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE L.A. DODGERS FRANCHISE? >> >>ANDREW KEATTS: THE DODGERS SOLD LAST
YEAR FOR 2ハBILLION DOLLARS. THERE'S IN A MUCH LARGER MARKET, THEY'RE MUCH
MORE HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT TEAM, SO THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE WHERE THE PADRES ARE.
BUT IT DOES COMPARE JUST THREE YEARS AGO, THE PADRES AGREED TO BE SOLD TO JEFF MOORAD
FOR $500ハMILLION. 500 TO 600ハMILLION IS A LITTLE BIT CLOSER.
IF IT'S EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION, YOUR LOOKING AT A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE IN JUST
THREE YEARS. >> >>PEGGY: TELL US ABOUT THE NEW OWNERS,
WHO ARE THEY AND WILL THE PRICE THEY'RE PAY FOR THIS CLUB IMPACT TICK TICKET PRICES?
>> >>ANDREW KEATTS: IT'S THE O'MALLEY FAMILY, WHO USED TO BE OWNERS OF THE DODGERS, THEY
SOLD THAT TEAM IN 1998 TO RUPERT MURDOCH. ALONG WITH THE O'MALLEY FAMILY IT INCLUDES
PHIL MICKELSON, SAN DIEGO'S FAMOUS GOLFER, AS WELL AS RON FOWLER, WHOSE COMPANY LIQUID
INVESTMENTS WAS PART OF THE MINORITY OWNERSHIP GROUP, AND NOW HE'LL MOVE INTO A MORE IMPORTANT
ROLE. >> >>PEGGY: THERE'S A STALLED BROADCAST DEAL,
ABOUT 40% OF FOLKS IN THE COUNTY, THERE'S BLACKOUTS ON THE PADRES GAME.
WILL THIS SALE IMPACT OR CHANGE THAT AT ALL? >> >>ANDREW KEATTS: THERE'S NO REASON TO BELIEVE
IT DEFINITELY WILL. THERE'S REASON TO SUSPECT THE NEW OWNERSHIP
WILL WANT TO ENGENDER ITSELF TO THE FA FANS AND PUT MORE PRESSURE ON THE NEGOTIATIONS
AND GET INVOLVED WITH FOX SPORTS SAN DIEGO AND TIME WARNER AND SAY WE WANT TO BE ABLE
TO BE CONSIDERED VERY FAN FRIENDLY N OUR NEW OWNERSHIP.
SO IT DOESN'T DEFINITELY RELATE, BUT YOU COULD HAVE REASON TO BE OPTIMISTIC.
>> >>PEGGY: TELL US ABOUT THE MEDIA ONLINE SUBSIDIARY, AND THE APPS.
THAT WAS VERY INTERESTING. THERE'S SOME NEW WAYS TO WATCH PADRES GAMES.
>> >>WILL CARLESS: THERE'S TRADITIONAL REVENUE STREAMS, TICKET SALES, PARKING KUN VEGZ, MERCHANDISE.
THERE'S ALSO THESE NEW AND INTERESTING WAYS THE TEAMS ARE MAKING MONEY THAT PLAY INTO
THEIR EVALUATIONS WHEN THEY COME UP TO THE SOLD.
T W OWN THE TM IS CALLED ML BAM, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S ADVANCED MEDIA DIVISION.
THE TICKET SALES THAT RUN THROUGH THOSE WEBSITES AS WELL AS THE IPHONE APP AND IPAD APP WHICH
ALLOWS PEOPLE TO STREAM OUT OF MARKET GAMES RIGHT ON THEIR PHONE OR IPAD OR ON THEIR COMPUTER.
SO THEY HAVE WITH 2.2ハMILLION SUBSCRIBERS WHO PAY UP TO 120 DOLLARS A YEAR FOR REACH
OF THOSE SUBSCRIPTIONS. >> >>PEGGY: IT'S A REVENUE GENERATOR AS WELL.
IT'S NOT JUST FANS WATCHING, IT'S MAKING MONEY. >> >>ANDREW KEATTS: IT MAKES 600ハMILLION
DOLLARS IN REVENUE, WHICH GOES TO EACH OF THE TEAMS EVENLY.
ACCORDING TO ONE EXPERT, IT MIGHT BE WORTH AS MUCH AS SIX BILLIONS.
>> >>PEGGY: LET'S COME BACK TO SAN DIEGO AND TICKET PRICES.
THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER THINGS TO DO, IN OUR WONDERFUL CITY, IT'S SUNNY, THERE'S SAILING,
CYCLING, YOU NAME IT, WE CAN DO IT. DOES THAT IMPACT THE PRICE OF SELLING A FRANCHISE
LIKE THIS? DOES IT IMPACT TICKET PRICES? >> >>ANDREW KEATTS: SURE.
IT CERTAINLY IMPACTS TICKET PRICES BECAUSE YOU CAN ONLY SELL TICKETS FOR WHATEVER PRICES
DEMAND DICTATES AND DEMAND IS GOING TO BE AFFECTED BY ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT PEOPLE
CAN DO IN THE AREA. SO SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT MIGHT BE WHY
THE PADRES DON'T HAVE AS ROBUST AN ATTENDANCE FIGURE AS OTHER TEAMS.
BUT THE REALITY IS WHEN THE PADRES WIN, PEOPLE COME OUT TO THE BALL PARK AND THAT'S NOT ENTIRELY
DIFFERENT THAN EVERY OTHER TEAM IN BASEBALL. THERE ARE SOME TEAMS THAT DO REALLY WELL WHEN
THEY'RE LOSING, BUT FOR THE MOST PART TEAMS AND THEIR ATTENDANCE ARE BASED ON HOW WELL
THEY'RE DOING. >> >>PEGGY: WE'LL BE FOLLOWING THOSE, ANDREW
KEATTS OF THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT, THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.
>> >>PEGGY: IN TONIGHT'S PUBLIC SQUARE THE ROCK OWS MAYORAL DEBATE UCSD LAST NIGHT MODERATED
BY TOM FUDGE, CAUSED QUITE A FLUTTER ON TWITTER. WHEN ASKED IF BOTH OF THE CANDIDATES HAD BEEN
TO MEXICO THIS YEAR, FILNER SAID YES, WHILE DEMAIO SAID NO.
BUT TEA PARTY ACTIVIST BRIAN BRADY TWEETED THERE'S A GOOD REASON FOR THAT.
HE'S BEEN CLEANING UP PENSION MESS. FILNER SAID HE HAD BEEN TO MEXICO LOTS OF
TIMES THIS YEAR, AND HAD MET WITH AT LEAST 10 HEADS OF MEXICO'S FEDERAL STATE WHICH GARNERED
THIS TWEET BY DEMAIO'S OUTREACH DIRECTOR: AND SO THE DEBATE CONTINUES AMONG THE CANDIDATES
FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER. YOU CAN JOIN IN ON THIS CONVERSATION BY FOLLOWING
US ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, OR JUST E MAIL US AT PUBLIC SQUARE @ KPBS.ORG.
>> >>DWANE: A 19 YEAR OLD IS TRYING TO SHAKE UP YOUTH THEATER WITH HER FIRST PRODUCTION
A COMEDY CALLED UBU, BETH ACCOMANDO GOES BEHIND THE SCENES AND CREATES SOME MAYHEM OF HER
OWN. >> >>: THE PLAY IS AS IF YOU WERE WATCHING
MCBETH FROM A HIGH TREE AND YOU FELL OUT OF THE TREE, AND HIT YOUR HEAD, AND THEN WANDERED
INTO A FUN HOUSE CARNIVAL. >> >>: I'M THE DIRECTOR OF UPU.
IT'S A LOVE STORY ABOUT HOW HARD IT IS TO BE KING AND QUEEN WHEN YOU WANT TO KILL EVERYBODY.
>> >>: OKAY, THIS SHOW IS INCREDIBLY VIBRANT AND ZANY, LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN
IN SAN DIEGO, THE COSTUMES ARE INCREDIBLE, THE ACTORS ARE INCREDIBLE, THE PUPPETS ARE
INCREDIBLE. YOU WANT TO BE HERE TO THROW SOMETHING.
>> >>: WORD IS OUT ON THE STREET THAT YOU CAN BRING THINGS TO THROW.
>> >>: TODAY I THINK I'M GOING TO BRING PAPER AIRPLANES FOR PEOPLE TO THROW AT SOME POINT.
>> >>: WHAT DO I SEE? MY BROTHER'S BEING CHASED BY THAT U BURKS U AND HIS MEN.
>> >>: I'M THE DIRECTOR OF SPACE FOR ART. >> >>: WHAT'S REALLY EXCITING ABOUT SPACE
FOR ART IS THE FICTIONAL ENVIRONMENT SUITS THE PLAY SO WELL, BECAUSE IT'S NOT A TRADITIONAL
THEATER ENVIRONMENT. >> >>: WE DIDN'T WANT TO BE AN ARTIST ENCLAVE,
WE WANTED TO BE A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN TRY OUT NEW IDEAS.
>> >>: I HAVE THE NOBLE HOOK, THE NOBLE SWORD, SO SEND IN THE NOBLE.
>> >>: WE DO THINGS THAT DON'T GET TO TO BE DONE OTHER PLACES, AND THAT'S EXACTLY THE
KIND OF THING THAT DOESN'T GET TO HAPPEN OTHER PLACES.
>> >>: I AM THE PRINCE. >> >>: THE AUDIENCE IS IN THE PARKING LOT
ACROSS THE STREET, THERE'S PEOPLE PUT ON SHOWS OF THEIR OWN TO THE UNKNOWN AUDIENCE WHEN
THEIR MEDICATIONS ARE RUNNING LOW. PEOPLE ON THE STREET WILL SCREEN OUT ACTING
NOTES DURING THE RUNS. >> >>: GUILTY.
>> >>: YOU CAN STAND, YOU CAN DANCE IN THE BACK, WE HAVE SOME REALLY COOL ROLLING SHOPPING
CART WELDED PROJECTS YOU CAN ROLL AROUND ON. >> >>: IT'S BEEN A REALLY EXITING.
>> >>: I HELP WITH COSTUMES, I DO THE PR, I DOハ I HELP MAKE THE SET, I'VE RUN OUT
AND BOUGHT COSTUMESハ ANYTHING THAT YOU COULD DO FOR THEATER, I'VE ESSENTIALLY DONE, BUT
IT'S REALLY FUN Y.LOVE DOING IT, WAKING UP IN THE MORNING, BUILDING A COSTUME, ASSISTANT
DIRECTING AND CALLING A FEW PEEP AND DOING MARKETING STUFF, AND THEN JUMPING ON STAGE
AND BEING A DOOR. >> >>: BEING A DOOR IS THE MOST CHALLENGING
ROLE OF THE PRODUCTION. >> >>: I THINK IT'S A VERY DYNAMIC SHOW BECAUSE
IT IS SO MALLEABLE AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT HAVE ALL THESE GREAT IDEAS.
>> >>: I THINK THAT'S WHAT THEATER SHOULD BE A COMPLETE ENSEMBLE WHERE EVERYONE IS CONTRIBUTING.
I LOVE JUMPING IN. IT'S REALLY FUN. >> >>: IT'S PRETTY WILD.
>> >>: GUILTY. >> >>DWANE: KPBS ARTS REPORTER BETH ACCOMANDO.
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