August 24, 2018 Horton Plaza going from mall to tech campus Sasha Foo, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A real estate investment firm Friday announced the completion of its acquisition of Horton Plaza and plans to redevelop the 900,000-square-foot downtown San Diego shopping center, which opened to great fanfare in 1985 but has been in decline for years.Los Angeles-based Stockdale Capital Partners plans to transform the plaza into The Campus at Horton, a mixed-use retail and creative office complex.The redevelopment is expected to generate more than $1.8 billion in annual revenue and create between 3,000 and 4,000 jobs, according to the firm, which did not disclose terms of its purchase of the center from mall owner- operator Westfield.“We’re excited to create an iconic destination that will leverage the best of downtown San Diego to create something high impact and truly unique,” said Steven Yari, the firm’s managing director. “The Campus at Horton will be a thriving innovation hub, comprised of creative office space, captivating entertainment options, urban lifestyle retail choices and contemporary food and beverage experiences, catering to leading technology and biotechnology employers, locally and national.”Stockdale plans to partner with the city, the chamber of commerce, the Downtown San Diego Partnership and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation to host a series of forums to gauge feedback to the project from residents.Stockdale is aiming for a groundbreaking in early 2019, with the project’s completion slated for the fall of 2020. Posted: August 24, 2018
Kolkata: Heramba Chandra College in Golpark and Gurudas College in Phoolbagan on Friday afternoon witnessed violent protests from students who pushed for permission to sit for the examinations despite poor attendance.Calcutta University’s main campus at College Street also saw protests from students of Jaipuria College and St. Paul’s College for the same reason. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee said: “This is the internal matter of the respective colleges. I have nothing to say.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeStudents resorted to road blockade at Heramba Chandra College, resulting in traffic disruption and inconvenience to people travelling to other parts of the city from the South and vice-versa. A number of students with low attendance gathered in front of the college on Friday morning and tried to sit for talks with the principal of the college. However the college authorities made it clear that they have no role to play as the rules of Calcutta University do not allow a student to sit for examination if the attendance is below 60 percent. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe situation turned worse, with the students getting embroiled in a heated altercation with the police. When police tried to bring the situation under control, the students broke the police barricade and encroached on Golpark crossing and blocked the road. Most of the agitating students claimed that they had attended classes but roll calls were done in white paper and later, the attendance registers were not updated. Nabanita Chakraborty, principal of the college, said: “We have brought out the list of attendance for all the subjects that are taught in the morning section. It is clear from that who are eligible to sit for the examination. The reason for disallowing students has been mentioned in the list but they are insisting on the fact that they should be allowed.” The college authorities alleged that the agitators also tried to prevent eligible students from filling up forms. The classes of the evening section in the college was also called off due to the agitation. Meanwhile, a section of students at Gurudas College also staged a protest demonstration in front of the college gate, with the same demand. They were also demanding permission to sit for the examination, despite having low attendance.