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About Elizabeth Gildred

Native San Diegan Elizabeth Gildred is a freelance writer and photographer. She is a community leader devoted to the Sharp HealthCare Foundation and the San Diego Museum of Art among others. As a third generation local commercial real estate professional, she is committed to preserving heritage while advancing vitality in “America’s Finest City.”

Projects she is following include the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park which proposes “transforming the core of the park into a grand public space” by reclaiming it for its originally intended pedestrian use. She is also keenly interested in the City of San Diego partnering with the San Diego Chargers in exploring “publicly acceptable ways to build a new Super Bowl-quality stadium.”

She takes full advantage of the idyllic coastal climate via running and following the local surfing culture.

An Interview with San Diego Mayoral Candidate Nathan Fletcher

Nathan Fletcher - photo courtesy of Fletcher For Mayor

San Diego —  With the June 5, 2012 primary election less than two months away, candidates in the city’s mayoral[Read More...]

Sharp Hospital Named ‘World’s Most Beautiful’

Sharp Patient Room

San Diego —  In a recent issue of HealthExecNews, Sharp Memorial Hospital in Kearny Mesa was awarded the top spot[Read More...]

Plaza de Panama Project Forges Ahead

Plaza de Panama celebration at night

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CCDC Denies Fat City Lofts Permits

All Way Stop

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San Diego’s Plaza de Panama: Restoration or Rehabilitation?

Museum of Man Balboa Park San Diego, by Lindsay Holmwood (Flickr)

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New Chargers Stadium Seeks County Support

Chargers Pins

San Diego – Touting economic value beyond the city of San Diego, Chargers special envoy Mark Fabiani, recently addressed the[Read More...]

Dilemma Remains in Proposed Fat City Lofts Project

Fat City Lofts proposal

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The Dance: Modernism and Humanism

Green Dragon Colony, Prospect Street, La Jolla, California

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Modernist Perspective: Legendary Local Architect, Robert Mosher, to be Interviewed January 21

Coronado Bay Bridge

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Mayor’s State of the City Address encourages a “fearless” fight for San Diego’s future

Seal of the City of San Diego

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