Dekema paved the way to San Diego’s future (emphasis on paved . . . literally) May 14, 2017 By Michael-Leonard Leave a Comment http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/columnists/logan-jenkins/sd-me-jenkins20170512-story.html In a 1971 speech, Jacob Dekema, father of San Diego’s highway system, defend the role of roads in general, and automobiles in particular, in the drive to progress. Ten key points from his speech.