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Preservation Action Alert
California Theatre Demolition Fast Tracked!

1950s. Photo courtesy San Diego History Center

Stand with SOHO and oppose the complete demolition of the California Theatre project before the city council on Tuesday, April 4 at 202 "C" Street (12th floor), beginning at 2pm.
 
This priceless resource, including the Agua Caliente Racetrack mural, is proposed for demolition by Sloan Capital Partners, a venture capital firm that could easily choose instead to do a project that respects the historic resource, but they have said it would not provide enough additional millions in profit for them. As planned, the project violates the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
 
The Historical Resources Board has opposed the project, while, true to form, the planning commission unanimously approved it this month and fast tracked it to April 4, city council as the last stop in the site development permit process and your last chance to make your voice heard.
 
Please save the date on your calendar to attend the city council meeting at 2pm, Tuesday, April 4, at the City Administration Building, 202 C Street ,12th floor.
 
Please act now by contacting your city council member to oppose this unlawful demolition of the irreplaceable.
 
Help save the California Theatre!
  • Call and write your city council member HERE
  • Attend. We are asking everyone to take this time to tell the city council why the California Theatre matters to you. Of course, you may cede your time to SOHO if you prefer.
Finally, please share this message on social media. Thank you for your help and for opposing demolition of the California Theatre and murals.
 
Background on the California Theatre
Date:   Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time:  2pm
Location: City Administration Building
202 C Street, Council Chambers 12th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101