The City: A Place to Stay

It had taken four years' work and $21.5 million, but San Diegans were convinced that the evening had been worth it. For with the opening night of San Diego's impressive new Civic Theater last week, the community could look back with pride on an urban-renewal program without parallel in the U.S. It could also look forward to growth and progress that of late have eluded what was becoming California's problem city.

San Diego (pop. 655,000) has every natural asset a city could ask. Set between rolling mountains and the sea, it boasts a magnificent natural harbor, a paradise for yachtsmen and...

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