Roger Showley

Writer

Roger Showley covers growth and development, encompassing commercial development; redevelopment; major public projects; planning; architecture; urban design; and historic preservation. A third-generation San Diegan and graduate of UC San Diego, he has been at the U-T since 1974. He has written three books on San Diego history. He lives with his family in Scripps Ranch.

Recent Articles

  • Gaslamp goes Hollywood with multiplex upgrade

    Gaslamp goes Hollywood with multiplex upgrade

    The Gaslamp promises to go Hollywood, inspired by the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre, with a multimillion-dollar rebooting of a 15-screen multiplex that went dark a year ago. Interior demolition has begun on the former Pacific and Reading cinema building at Fifth Avenue and G Street to prepare...

  • Anthony's closes after 71 years on bay

    Anthony's closes after 71 years on bay

    Anthony's Fish Grotto will serve its last plate of fish and chips and cup of clam chowder Jan. 31, closing the doors on 71 years of popular dining on San Diego Bay. Co-owner Craig Ghio, grandson of founder Catherine "Mama" Ghio, greeted about 100 guests at the 11 a.m. Tuesday opening and planned...

  • Downtown free shuttle launching Tuesday

    Downtown free shuttle launching Tuesday

    If getting around downtown bums you out, call FRED. The ad-funded free ride-hailing service, Free Ride Everywhere Downtown , will launch at 11:30 a.m. today, led by Mayor Kevin Faulconer at Horton Plaza Park. Operated by New York-based Free Ride, the all-electric, open-air vehicles will cruise...

  • Horton Plaza Park opening May 4

    Horton Plaza Park opening May 4

    Horton Plaza Park, one of San Diego's most historic sites, will reopen May 4 after a $17 million makeover and enlargement, officials announced Monday. In the works for five years, the 1.9-acre park at Fourth Avenue and Broadway will include the restored historic site, including its iconic fountain,...

  • Comic-Con Top 5 picks: Authors

    1) "The Modern Fairytale": Authors Renee Ahdieh ("The Wrath and Dawn"), Laura Bickle ("Dark Alchemy"), Tonya Hurley ("Hallowed"), Julie Kagawa ("Talon & Rogue") and Naomi Novik ("Uprooted") discuss how their new works were grounded in old tales. Noon Thursday, Room 32AB. 2) Terry Brooks and the...

  • Comic-Con: The resurgence of sci-fi

    Comic-Con: The resurgence of sci-fi

    Comic-Con is nothing if it not a showcase for sci-fi and fantasy geekouts, and Jeff Wachtel is all in. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's chief content officer, Wachtel says he was a sci-fi geek as a kid - "Dune" was his favorite novel - and likens the plethora of genre TV shows and movies to a...

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