Out & About

Need a swift sailor to operate a swift boat

They’re officially called Patrol Craft Fast (PCFs), but the men who served on them during Vietnam have always known them as swift boats. The Navy first used the swift boats in the coastal waters to ...

The smallest of all

Unable to peer into the depths for millennia before sonar came along, fishermen found friends and helpers where they could. Diving pelicans tell them there is bait. Working seagulls tell them the bait is being ...

Ice skating for tweens and teens

Put the boredom on ice

“Word has it that the San Diego Ice Arena in Mira Mesa is the ‘it’ spot for tweens and teens on Friday nights.”

Going pink for Brewbies

Valentine’s Day beer fest to sport charity brews for Keep A Breast

“Every week in San Diego is San Diego Beer Week.” It’s a popular saying among local imbibers seeing how there are so many beer festivals within the county throughout the year (sometimes two or three ...

Early Feb fermentathon

Sampler flight of local beer events for February 3-9

February 5 | Beer Dinner: With a name like Perfect Pairings, guests at Karl Strauss Brewing Company can expect good things from a five-course menu that includes Thai-style curry shrimp served with the rare Queen ...

A flurry of ski and snowboard rental deals

The school offers a stationary carpeted slope and a revolving carpet to help practice skills off the snow.

40 percent of North American birds drop in

In 1970, the San Elijo Alliance was formed to oppose development of the San Elijo Lagoon and to convince county and state government the resource need be protected. By 1983, the lagoon was dedicated to ...

Another thing that can't be done

Regulations for kite-surfers are on the wind.

Last week I spent some time talking with John, one of the local surfers who also is a kite-surfer. He was lamenting about the probable outcome of the meeting between surfers and kite-surfers that was ...

Scholastic Surf Series results

DIVISION 5 HIGH SCHOOL SURFING JANUARY 11, 2015 - LA JOLLA SHORES San Diego High School Division 5 completed their third event of the season in 2 to 3 foot waves. Conditions were dripping wet ...

Whale-watching weekend

Each winter, 20,000 Pacific gray whales pass by the California coast after spending the summer feeding in the food-rich waters of the Arctic. The grays swim south along the coast to the lagoons of Baja ...

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