Out & About

Three abalone in a single dive

Rocks, Rips, and Reefs program this Saturday

Before World War II there were San Diegans who would feed their families with what they could scratch up from the ocean bottom. This was when few went more than waist deep. The first “goggle ...

Comfortable outdoor bathing this weekend

Ocean temps peaking

Ocean Water Temperatures are peaking late this month or are likely to peak in August as a result of many weeks of summer sunshine and warm coastal air temperatures. While the water off shore seldom ...

These leopards don't bite

They don’t eat us, but we do eat them.

Someone hollering “Shark!” at the beach is akin to a person yelling “Fire!” in a theater. Folks react whether or not they see a fin rising out of the water or smoke filling the room. ...

A week of classics at the Ken

Blue Velvet, A Streetcar Named Desire, Breakfast at Tiffany’s...

Far be it from me to deride any exhibition chain that’s okay with showcasing repertoire fare a few weeks out of the year, but have we not heard the chimes at midnight? The last time ...

Thunderheads and elderberry on the horizon

Cumulonimbus Clouds, or thunderheads, are most likely to form over San Diego County's deserts and mountains during the latter part of the summer season, beginning about mid-July. The clouds appear by midafternoon — often the ...

July: San Diego's Driest Month

Agaves, crepe myrtles, native lilies, and cicadas thrive this time of year

According to precipitation data compiled since the year 1850, only four hundredths of an inch of rain falls on average during the month of July, compared to almost two inches in January, the wettest month. ...

Keeping cool in the inland suburbs

The kids need some waterin' about now

There's no gloom in June anymore.

Baja he-man talks to fishermen

Baja walkabout

After reading Graham Mackintosh’s Into a Desert Place about his two-year walk around the Baja coastline, I had to meet him. Smallish and pale, Scottish by blood, he was living in Lemon Grove. By the ...

Summer brings record heat, magnolias, and June bugs

Desert explorers should take along enormous quantities of water

The Heat of Summer will most likely reach its feverish peak in inland San Diego County during the coming month — July. (Coastal San Diego is different: since its weather is greatly affected by the ...

Cops on boards

Police and fire surfing event at Oceanside Harbor

The image of a cigar-smoking cop with a Jackie Gleeson–like waistline hiding in his cruiser behind a billboard alongside the road in speed-trap mode is much more Hollywood than fact these days. Truth is, first ...

Trolley Dances 2015

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