Faulconer Cancels Events, Orders Flags Flown at Half-Mast in Honor of Tony Gwynn

Mayor asks San Diegans to join him in remembering Padres legend

San Diego - In light of the passing of Padres great Tony Gwynn, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer has canceled two news conferences scheduled for today.

Mayor Faulconer has ordered all flags on City facilities to be flown at half-mast today and tomorrow in honor of Gwynn.

The canceled events were a 12:30 p.m. news conference on brush management and an 8 p.m. news conference to unveil new lighting at Balboa Park.

"Hard working, passionate and always pursuing excellence, Tony Gwynn was a true San Diegan," Faulconer said. "The only thing greater than Tony's love for baseball was his love for San Diego. Our city is a little darker today without him but immeasurably better because of him. Our hearts and prayers are with Tony's family today. I ask San Diegans to join me in remembering Tony Gwynn's legacy."

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