San Diego Chargers

CHARGERS TO RELOCATE TO LOS ANGELES; CUT 55-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH SAN DIEGO



 

East County News Service

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January 12, 2017 (San Diego) - It's official; the Chargers are goneDean Spanos, Chairman of the Chargers, announced this morning that the team is relocating to Los Angeles and will begin the 2017 NFL season as the Los Angeles Chargers.

CHARGERS ANNOUNCE TEAM AWARDS

 

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December 29, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego Chargers announced their team awards on Thursday and cornerback Casey Hayward led the way, earning team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year honors. Also honored were Melvin Gordon (Offensive Player of the Year), Darrell Stuckey (Special Teams Player of the Year), Matt Slauson and Joey Bosa (co-Linemen of the Year) and Brandon Mebane (Most Inspirational Player).

CHARGERS GIFT BROWNS THEIR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON IN CHRISTMAS EVE LOSS

Update:  Chargers place Kenneth Farrow on reserve-injured

By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Joel Price and Jamaal LaFrance

December 26, 2016 (Cleveland) - The Chargers traveled to Cleveland on Christmas Eve, where they met a Browns team that was 0-14 and hungry for its first win of the season.

CHARGERS LOSE GAME OF FIELD GOALS TO RIVAL RAIDERS 19-16

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy Joel Price and Jamaal LaFrance

December 19, 2016 (San Diego) - The rival Oakland Raiders came to Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday and like every time the Chargers and Raiders square off, it was a good one.

Despite the Chargers being eliminated from playoff contention with the Dolphins’ win on Saturday night, they still went out and competed.  

BOLTS COMPETE, UNABLE TO SWASHBUCKLE RED HOT BUCCANEERS

 

By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Joel Price and Jamaal LaFrance

December 5, 2016 (San Diego) - After a big win last week, the Chargers came home happy to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

As usual, the Chargers got started right away with Philip Rivers’ pass to Dontrelle Inman, who made some fancy moves and dove into the end zone for the Chargers’ first score of the game on the opening drive.  San Diego went up 7-0.

PROP C REJECTED BY VOTERS

UPDATE:  CLICK READ MORE TO READ STATEMENT FROM CHARGERS CHAIRMAN DEAN SPANOS

By Liz Alper

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November 9, 2016 (San Diego) - Proposition C, the measure that would allow the Chargers to build a new downtown stadium and convention center near Petco Park in the East Village and raise the hotel tax to 16.5 percent from its current 10.5 percent, failed to garner the two thirds it needed to pass last night, with a vote total of 56.96 percent (168,677) no and 43.04 percent (127,433) yes. 

BOLTS STUN FALCONS IN OT THRILLER

 

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By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Joel Price and Jamaal LaFrance

October 25, 2016 (Atlanta) - The Bolts traveled to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Sunday.

The Chargers started the scoring right away in the first quarter with Melvin Gordon’s two yard touchdown run that put the Bolts up 7-0 after the PAT.  

CHARGERS' FOURTH QUARTER WOES CONTINUE IN LOSS TO RAIDERS

 

By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Joel Price

October 10, 2016 (Oakland) - For week four, the Chargers traveled north to face the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders.  The Raiders started the scoring midway through the first quarter with a field goal from Sebastian Janikowski, good for three points and the Raiders took a 3-0 lead.

CHARGERS MOURN PASSING OF MINORITY OWNER GEORGE PERNICANO

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Source: Chargers news release

October 6, 2016 (El Cajon) - San Diego Chargers minority owner George Pernicano passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at his home in El Cajon, California early Thursday.  He was 98. 

Pernicano was one of the five original San Diego Chargers minority owners who purchased interest in the team in 1963.  He helped Jack Murphy and other prominent San Diegans convince Barron Hilton, the owner of the Los Angeles Chargers, to bring the team to San Diego in 1961.

SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO AND THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOST FREE MAMMOGRAM EVENT FOR UNDER-SERVED WOMEN

 

Source: Chargers media release

September 23, 2016 (San Diego) - Susan G. Komen San Diego, the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support will team up with the San Diego Chargers along with Family Health Centers of San Diego, Family Medical Clinic and La Maestra to host a free mammogram event for the community. Individuals who are underinsured or uninsured are encouraged to obtain breast cancer screenings at this event.

EX-CHARGER CORY WITHROW TACKLES OPENING KING’S CRAFT COFFEE SHOP IN POWAY

 

East County News Service

September 9, 2016 (Poway) — Cory Withrow, Founder & CEO of The King’s Craft Coffee Co and former offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, announces the grand opening today of the King’s Craft Coffee Co, Poway’s first specialty coffee shop serving single origin coffees, European pastries, and handcrafted roasted beans.

CHARGERS PROVIDE LARGEST PRIVATELY-FUNDED GIFTS TO SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS



10 schools to share $250,000; Grants surpass $5.2 million

Source: Chargers press release

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September 6, 2016 (San Diego) - For the 17th consecutive year, the Spanos family and the San Diego Chargers are continuing their support for youth health and fitness by awarding $250,000 in Chargers Champions grants to San Diego County schools.

9ERS RALLY PAST BOLTS

 

By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Jamaal LaFrance

September 3, 2016 (San Diego) - For the last week of preseason, the San Francisco 49ers traveled to Qualcomm amidst a hotbed of controversy surrounding quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem.  Tonight, Kaepernick, Eric Reid and Nate Boyer did not stand for the national anthem on Military Appreciation Night.

DAMIAN SQUARE SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY FOR FIRST FOUR GAMES OF THE REGULAR SEASON DUE TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 

Source: Chargers press release

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August 25, 2016 (San Diego) - Damion Square of the San Diego Chargers has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse

READER'S EDITORIAL: SAN DIEGANS WON'T PAY A DIME FOR THE NEW CHARGERS STADIUM - REALLY?

 

By Tony Manolatos​



August 11, 2016 (San Diego) — Memo to taxpayers:  If voters approve the Chargers billion-dollar-plus stadium tax in November San Diego taxpayers would pay for the new facility in a variety of ways.

Do not believe Dean Spanos, Mark Fabiani and their surrogates. The cost would NOT be born solely by hotel guests. San Diego taxpayers would pay. The total amount is unknown, which is why Dean Spanos’ plan to raise our taxes by more than $1 billion is so risky.

In this open memo to taxpayers, the “No Downtown Stadium – Jobs and Streets First” coalition outlines several examples of costs San Diego taxpayers would incur. The following are in addition to the costs found in the Chargers $1.8 billion measure:

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