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The man accused by San Diego Police in the death of local architect Graham Downes will be arraigned today in San Diego Superior Court.

In one word, Graham Downes was “extraordinary.” Downes, a San Diego architect, died on Sunday from injuries sustained in an altercation. He was 56.

Whether about his beloved Bankers Hill, multiple Hard Rock Hotels or a redesign of the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Graham Downes spoke passionately about his endeavors.


San Diego architect Graham Downes died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a fight early Friday morning, according to a release from his publicist. He was 56.


Some of Harbor Island's businesses are undergoing major renovations, hoping to entice more patrons.

"Ignite" -- have you heard of it? Launched in Seattle in 2006, Ignite is the brainchild of Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis, and a great example of what happens when technology, media and passion successfully come together. Organized by volunteers, the concept of Ignite is this: participants are given five minutes and 20 presentation slides to speak about their ideas, and personal or professional passions. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The short, quick format of the presentations are meant to "ignite" the audience on a subject -- i.e., generate awareness, and to stimulate thought and action on the subjects presented.

It's a quiet week on the construction front at municipalities, as several are not scheduled to meet.

When taking a break from celebrating Earth Day and Administrative Professionals Day this week, make sure to check out some of these events hosted by the local business community.

The push for local involvement in the operation of the Del Mar Fairgrounds is picking up momentum as county legislators are expected to further explore partnership opportunities for joint operation of the fairgrounds.

Architect Graham Downes was reportedly gravely injured in a Friday morning fight at his Bankers Hill home.

Newmark Realty Capital Inc. has arranged $5.5 million in permanent financing for the San Ysidro Village Shopping Center, an 86,200-square-foot shopping center located in San Ysidro.

Total construction projects that were actively bidding in San Diego were up just 0.7 percent compared to the same period one year ago and up 13.9 percent compared to the same quarter last year, according to a first quarter report from the BidClerk Construction Index.


A survey released Thursday by the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit research group, ranked California to have a higher total number of solar industry jobs through 2012 than any other state in the nation.

(AP) -- A report issued by a California group representing all of the state's local air quality agencies shows that the San Joaquin Valley has still a long way to go to achieve clean air.

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