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Opinion: As the World Design Capital highlights San Diego and Tijuana, let’s fix Friendship Park

The towering walls dividing Friendship Park overshadow the World Design Capital program, which aims to reimagine the cities’ joint futureBilson is a student at Columbia University majoring in political science and statistics and lives in Los Angeles.In celebration of the cities’ commitment to cross-border innovation and design, San Diego and Tijuana have become the first-ever joint World Design Capital for 2024. As the si...

The towering walls dividing Friendship Park overshadow the World Design Capital program, which aims to reimagine the cities’ joint future

Bilson is a student at Columbia University majoring in political science and statistics and lives in Los Angeles.

In celebration of the cities’ commitment to cross-border innovation and design, San Diego and Tijuana have become the first-ever joint World Design Capital for 2024. As the sister cities embark on a year-long series of conferences, events, exhibitions and workshops centering collaborative development, the underlying irony cannot be ignored.

Friendship Park, a symbol of binational unity on the San Diego–Tijuana border, lies starkly divided. Since 2019, its U.S. side has been closed. In a revival of Trump-era wall construction, the U.S. government is raising border walls from 18 to 30 feet, entirely contradicting the spirit of the World Design Capital distinction.

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The towering walls dividing Friendship Park overshadow the World Design Capital program, which aims to reimagine the cities’ joint future.

If San Diego and Tijuana wish to genuinely embody the principles of binational collaboration the World Design Capital title celebrates, they must confront the glaring divide at Friendship Park. This title should be about more than symbolism; it should be about recommitting to tangible cross-border unity, beginning with Friendship Park.

Historically, Friendship Park provided a space for individuals separated by immigration status to meet loved ones across the border. For decades, visitors traveled hundreds of miles for the unique opportunity of a face-to-face reunion.

Inaugurated in 1971, the park promised binational collaboration. At its inauguration, first lady Pat Nixon declared, “May there never be a wall between these two great nations, only friendship.” Initially, families from both sides of the border could interact freely at Friendship Park, picnicking, surfing and enjoying the ocean views.

Over time, the U.S. government’s priority has shifted from friendship to securitization. Concerns about illegal immigration and national security have produced a multilayered border wall, transforming the once-welcoming park into a militarized and highly surveilled zone.

By 2009, the U.S. side of Friendship Park had become a prison-like environment, requiring visitors to enter a space between fences colloquially known as “the cage.” This “cage” created an “enforcement zone” used by Border Patrol to apprehend unauthorized border crossers.

This transformation is more than structural; it symbolizes America’s retreat from cross-border friendship. While Friendship Park’s Tijuana side hums with vendors, festivals and community activism, the U.S. side’s persistent securitization underscores the need for a renewed commitment to an accessible park.

Architects and urban planners have proposed innovative designs for Friendship Park. These visions, in line with the World Design Capital ’s theme — “HOME” (Human-Centered, Open, Multidisciplinary/Multicultural, Experimental) — offer a road map for bridging both physical and ideological divides.

Groups like Friends of Friendship Park have consistently advocated to restore the park’s foundational spirit. In response to Donald Trump’s rallying call to “build that wall,” Friends of Friendship Park launched “Build That Park!” — a design contest inspired by the open layout of Peace Arch Park on the Washington state-Canada border. While a freely accessible Friendship Park appears unlikely, Friends of Friendship Park has rallied local support for architect Jim Brown’s designs, which propose enhanced access without compromising security. For these designs to become reality, they require broader support.

In conversations with peers, I’ve realized most nonlocals haven’t heard of Friendship Park, and before visiting, neither had I. In the media and politics, the border is seen as a desolate enforcement zone, its binational culture rarely discussed.

Friendship Park’s fate is largely determined by federal officials with similarly limited experience of the border culture. Restoring access thus requires national awareness and support. As San Diego and Tijuana showcase their innovative potential on the global stage, redesigning Friendship Park should be at the forefront of their agenda.

San Diego and Tijuana have already taken the first step. Their joint World Design Capital submission includes a proposed exhibit of Jim Brown’s proposed Friendship Park design at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s warehouse. San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria has said he hopes this distinction will allow Friendship Park to become “the destination it was created to be.” But to effect change, the sister cities must go beyond the theoretical and make Friendship Park a year-long priority.

The World Design Capital distinction offers a chance to unite stakeholders — from design professionals to elected officials — to collaborate on redesigning Friendship Park. This unique opportunity hinges on collaborative effort, drawing on the creativity and commitment of the broader community.

As the World Design Capital events near, the global spotlight on San Diego and Tijuana is a chance to showcase design’s role in addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time — border management. Elevating Friendship Park on the World Design Capital agenda would signal a commitment to binational unity, delivering tangible benefits that will outlast the year-long distinction.

Former Padres reliever Craig Stammen takes on new role in player development

The Padres haven’t seen the last of Craig Stammen.No, the 39-year-old is not revving up his right shoulder for one last hurrah. He’s accepting a hybrid coaching post that will split his time between the minors and the majors as a special assistant to the major league staff and baseball operations. One-time Padres catcher A.J. Ellis and former big-leaguer Allen Craig will serve in the same capacity as the Padres announced their player development assignments for the 2024 season.Stammen, Ellis and Craig have more than...

The Padres haven’t seen the last of Craig Stammen.

No, the 39-year-old is not revving up his right shoulder for one last hurrah. He’s accepting a hybrid coaching post that will split his time between the minors and the majors as a special assistant to the major league staff and baseball operations. One-time Padres catcher A.J. Ellis and former big-leaguer Allen Craig will serve in the same capacity as the Padres announced their player development assignments for the 2024 season.

Stammen, Ellis and Craig have more than 23 combined years of big-league experience. They have already established connections to the Padres’ player development department.

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Other notable changes:

• Pete Zamora is jumping from low Single-A Lake Elsinore to manage Triple-A El Paso;

• Assistant farm director Mike Daly will manage high Single-A Fort Wayne;

• Phillip Wellman will serve as a bench coach in the Arizona Complex League after most recently serving as the Chihuahuas’ manager;

• Former big-league assistant hitting coaches Oscar Bernard and Scott Coolbaugh are remaining in the organization as a hitting coordinator and hitting advisor, respectively.

Stammen threw 394 2/3 innings for the Padres from 2017 through 2022 before retiring last year after a setback with his shoulder ruined his bid to again make the team on a minor league deal. Stammen still spent much of the season around the big-league team trying to get the shoulder in shape only to retire in August.

The transition to the next phase of his career in baseball began almost immediately as he was in uniform later in the year in Fort Wayne, among other places.

The 42-year-old Ellis was mostly known as Clayton Kershaw’s personal catcher with the Dodgers. He played his last season in the majors with the Padres in 2018 and has been with the organization ever since as a special assistant in baseball operations.

Craig, 39, was an All-Star in St, Louis in 2013 and played six years in the majors before wrapping up a 12-year playing career with a stint at Triple-A El Paso. He’s been in the Padres’ front office/player development department since then, working as a senior adviser in baseball operations and performance.

Daly was last in uniform on a full-time basis as a player at LSU, where he won national championships in 1997 and 2000. He forged a path in pro ball as an area scout with the Cleveland Guardians, working his way into the front office. He joined the Rangers after six years in Cleveland. He spent 15 years with Texas, the last five as an assistant general manager, before joining the Padres’ player development department as an assistant farm director in 2022.

Over the last two years, Daly has served as a fill-in manager at various affiliates, as well as other coaching roles from spring training through the fall instructional league and in various offseason programs in Peoria and in the Dominican Republic.

Daly will continue to hold an assistant farm director title as he partners with farm director Ryley Westman.

The staffs for each of the Padres’ affiliates are below:

TRIPLE-A EL PASO

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO

HIGH SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE

LOW SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE

ROOKIE ARIZONA COMPLEX LEAGUE

ROOKIE DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE

Former Padres hurler Stammen headlines '24 Minor League staff

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres announced their player-development and Minor League coaching staffs for the 2024 season on Tuesday, with a trio of longtime big leaguers named as special assistants.Newly retired Craig Stammen joins Allen Craig and A.J. Ellis as “special assistants to the Major League staff and baseball operations,” per Tuesday’s announcement. The Padres are viewing the group as a link between the Minor and Major League staffs and a resource for their players at all levels. All three will be in uniform with th...

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres announced their player-development and Minor League coaching staffs for the 2024 season on Tuesday, with a trio of longtime big leaguers named as special assistants.

Newly retired Craig Stammen joins Allen Craig and A.J. Ellis as “special assistants to the Major League staff and baseball operations,” per Tuesday’s announcement. The Padres are viewing the group as a link between the Minor and Major League staffs and a resource for their players at all levels. All three will be in uniform with the big league club semi-regularly for pregame warmups and batting practice, filling strategic roles and collaborating with players and coaches alike.

“They round out our staff,” said Padres manager Mike Shildt. “They’re a tremendous complement to what we’re doing as a staff. I’m really, really excited about these three guys, because they’ve got a wealth of experience, and they’ve got a lot of credibility with our players and our staff -- and it’s all well-earned.”

Both Craig and Ellis have served as advisors in the team's front office since 2019. Stammen, meanwhile, retired last season following a right shoulder operation in March. During his 13-year big league career, he posted a 3.66 ERA, including a 3.36 mark across his final six seasons with San Diego.

Stammen had been working with the team's baseball operations department this winter. Stammen, Ellis and Craig bring a combined 23 years of big league experience, with the team noting that all three would be available to players and coaches, organization-wide.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the entire player-development staff,” Shildt said. “ … But this is a group that is going to be a big part of helping our big league club. Their presence will be a very valuable resource.”

We have announced our Player Development and Minor League coaching staffs for the 2024 season.Details: https://t.co/3DSVRssjiw pic.twitter.com/ONefdBFVN5

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) January 30, 2024

Before he was named the Padres' manager, Shildt had spent the previous two seasons working in a similar capacity as an advisor. He worked closely with the big league club, but he also traveled and helped with aspects of the Minor Leagues and player development.

Since his hiring, Shildt has made it clear that organizational unity and collaboration are a priority.

“That vertical alignment is critical,” Shildt said. “When that’s working, you have your best chance to compete.”

As for the player-development staff, it remains the same at the top, with Ryley Westman as farm director and Mike Daly as assistant director. The twist? Daly will also take over as manager at High-A Fort Wayne, in an uncommon move that will see him jump from the team's front office to the dugout.

Pete Zamora takes over as manager at Triple-A El Paso after holding the same role with Single-A Lake Elsinore last season. Luke Montz remains in his role as manager at Double-A San Antonio, while Lukas Ray, who managed the organization's Rookie Level Arizona Complex League team, steps in as manager at Lake Elsinore.

Rob Marcello remains in his role as director of pitching development, with Jose Rada continuing as pitching coordinator. On the hitting side, Oscar Bernard (hitting coordinator) and Scott Coolbaugh (hitting advisor) have seen their roles shift to the Minor League level after serving on the big league staff last season.

The full Padres player-development and Minor League staffing list can be found here.

Mold could be growing behind your walls after San Diego's historic storm

Even if your home did not take on significant water damage after last week's nearyl unprecedented precipitation, you may want to keep a close eye now on walls and other parts of your home.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not everyone will have an adverse reaction to indoor mold. That said, some family members may be affected by it, so here’s what to know and what to do about it:“As you can see, mold started growing even though we got here the second day after everything happened,&rd...

Even if your home did not take on significant water damage after last week's nearyl unprecedented precipitation, you may want to keep a close eye now on walls and other parts of your home.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not everyone will have an adverse reaction to indoor mold. That said, some family members may be affected by it, so here’s what to know and what to do about it:

“As you can see, mold started growing even though we got here the second day after everything happened,” Omar Bailouni, co-owner of the water-damage restoration service Risk Free Serv, told NBC 7 about a Hillcrest business he was working at.

Huge amounts of rainwater came in like a waterfall through the skylights of the Hillcrest business and buckets they put out were not able to keep the water from flooding the offices.

“Within 24 to 48 hours after water damage, mold can start to grow,” Mohamad Bailouni, the other co-owner of Risk Free Serv, said.

Risk Free Serv was hired to mitigate the water damage, including looking for mold.

“There is so much that is unseen, so by me just wiping the surface, what happens is that I get rid of maybe just 10% of it,” Mohamad said, adding that “the mold is on the paint, and if you peel the paint, right behind it, you still see the mold is on the paper of the drywall.”

If your home was damaged by water, how worried should you be about mold? Well, according to the CDC, some folks have a mold sensitivity that can lead to a stuffy nose, wheezing, red or itchy eyes or skin. People with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues should take extra care.

Are all molds created equal?

No, they’re not. Some may be more hazardous than others, but the CDC recommends removing any mold growing in your home since the effect on people could vary greatly.

So how can I find mold without hiring someone?

Walk around every room and look for any discoloration on the walls or bubbles on the ceiling. Also, use your nose to see if you detect a musty smell.

Also, you can purchase moisture meters for about $25 to help find possible problem areas.

If it all checks out, then you probably don’t have any issues, but if you find moisture or mold, consider using a dehumidifier instead of a fan to dry it out.

“You do not want the air to hit the area that has mold in it," Omar said. "You just want the entire area to be dryer, and a little bit hotter, and that way you’ll slowly dry the drywall that has mold without spreading more all over the house."

Keep in mind that water damage is divided into three categories:

Tap water and rainwater are easier to manage, but flash-flood water can be filled with sewage and other toxins that require walls to be exposed right away.

“The carpet was soaked," Mohamad said. "The moment you stepped on it, water came out of the carpet. That's how drenched this place was."

The Bailounis said that many remediation companies offer free consultations to help better assess next steps. So if you do reach out to someone, check if they have an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC.

You should also check with your insurance company on deadlines to report water damage, which includes mold remediation. If you wait too long, the insurance company may not cover it.

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