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A Proposal to Bring Life to San Diego’s Brand
By George Mullen
San Diego Business Journal
May 22, 2017

Hoteliers Don’t Drive San Diego Tourism
By George Mullen & Jason Riggs
The San Diego Union Tribune
July 22, 2016

Balboa Park Perfect Home for Smithsonian West
By George Mullen
San Diego Business Journal
April 18, 2016

They’re Raping Our City Blind! (The Hotelier Cabal)
By John Lamb
San Diego CityBeat
September 30, 2015

George Mullen’s Hotelier Cabal interview with NBC’s Gene Cubbison
Politically Speaking – NBC San Diego
September 27, 2015

Malin Burnham interview with NBC’s Gene Cubbison
Politically Speaking – NBC San Diego
December 5, 2014

Visionary Leadership Requires Public Support
By Joseph Panetta
The San Diego Union Tribune
October 3, 2014

San Diego Poised to Lead the World in Life Sciences
By Joe Panetta & Brian Maienschein
The San Diego Union Tribune
June 19, 2014

City’s Goal Should be to Become Silicon Valley of Biotech
By The San Diego Union Tribune Editorial Board
The San Diego Union Tribune
April 6, 2014

Keep Biotech Booming Despite Challenges
By Barbara Bry & Neil Senturia
The San Diego Union Tribune
March 31, 2014

A Bold Vision for Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
By George Mullen
The San Diego Union Tribune
March 6, 2014

It’s Time to Dissolve the Tourism Authority
By George Mullen
Voice of San Diego
October 21, 2013

Responses from DeMaio, Filner Somewhat Revealing
By Matthew Hall
The San Diego Union Tribune
November 1, 2012

Readers Agree: Modifying the City Motto Would Be Fine
By Matthew Hall
The San Diego Union Tribune
October 18, 2012

For A ‘Blank’ Place, S.D. Sure Is Winning Its Share of Praise
By Matthew Hall
The San Diego Union Tribune
September 29, 2012

Mullen’s Rebuttal in Newsweek
By George Mullen
Newsweek Magazine
September 24, 2012

The City: San Diego
By George Mullen
Newsweek Magazine
September 24, 2012

Local Poet’s Critique of San Diego Lacks Rhyme or Reason
By Matthew Hall
The San Diego Union Tribune
September 9, 2012

Rae Armantrout Reflects on San Diego
By Rae Armantrout
Newsweek Magazine
September 3, 2012

Great Cities Dare To Be Great
By Malin Burnham
The San Diego Union Tribune
July 14, 2012

San Diego’s Time to Rise in 2015
By George Mullen
Voice of San Diego
February 7, 2012

Next Mayor Will Need To Have Bold New Vision For San Diego
By John Eger
The San Diego Union Tribune
August 14, 2011

A Sailing Start to the Park’s Centennial
By George Mullen & Ester Araujo Garcia de Paredes
The San Diego Union Tribune
May 26, 2011

A Name, Please, For Our Incredible BioRegion
(Note: Once again the City of Life is perfecto! After all, the definition of “Bio” is “Life”)
By Richard Louv
The San Diego Union Tribune
April 29, 2011

Tourism Slumping along with Slogans
By Michael Stetz
The San Diego Union Tribune
January 27, 2010

San Diego Sloganeers Dream Up a Real Stinker
By Logan Jenkins
The San Diego Union Tribune
April 26, 2009

Grab a fish taco and read this laid-back column
By Logan Jenkins
The San Diego Union Tribune
January 7, 2008

America’s Finest City political cartoon
By Steve Breen
The San Diego Union Tribune
November 16, 2006

Branding plan strives to put new ‘life’ in SD image
By Leonard Novarro
Asia – The Journal of Culture & Commerce
November 3, 2006

I urge your support for ‘City of Life’
By Nicole Murray-Ramirez
G & L Times
October 26, 2006

Crusader wants to change ‘America’s Finest City’ to ‘City of Life’
By Connie Lewis
San Diego Business Journal
July 31, 2006

San Antonio vs. San Diego: The big difference is real estate
By Ken Rodriguez
San Antonio Express-News
June 23, 2006

When Pride and Poor Reasoning Meet
By Charles Kratz
Voice of San Diego
January 4, 2006

America’s Most Inappropriate Slogan
By Neil Morgan – Senior Editor
Voice of San Diego
December 31, 2005

Get Ready for the Coke Side of Life
(See related Coke letter below)
By Caroline Wilbert
Cox News Service
March 31, 2006

Letter from the President of Coca-Cola
(See related Coke article above)
From Steven J. Heyer – President and Chief Operating Officer
The Coca Cola Company
January 29, 2004

Sanders’ Melancholy Start
By Michael T. Lynch, a visitor from Monterey
Voice of San Diego
December 6, 2005

Finest Alternatives
By John Wilkens
San Diego Union Tribune
September 5, 2005

City of Life slogan could lift us out of the cellar
By Logan Jenkins
San Diego Union Tribune
December 13, 2004

San Diego but a Smidgen of S.D. County
By Logan Jenkins
San Diego Union Tribune
December 6, 2004

Del Mar artist, author contends San Diego should scrap ‘America’s Finest City’ slogan
By Arthur Lightbourn
Del Mar Village Voice and Carmel Valley News
February 20, 2004

Lindbergh’s Flight – Life Unleashed

Commuter Terminal at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field