San Carlos

Rancho Mission Canyon Open Space

An easy walk through one of San Diego’s ecologically diverse urban canyons.

“Chi-ca-go chi-ca-go” in Rancho Mission Canyon

Cowles Mountain rescue report

Twisted ankles and heart attacks

Cowles Mountain was the site of 22 rescues during 2013, San Diego Fire-Rescue battalion chief Dan Froelich said in a July 6 interview; 32 rescues were conducted in Mission Trails Regional Park last year. The ...

Serious climb for a serious view

This is a challenging hike with a variety of habitats and great views.

North Fortuna Mountain, at 1291 feet, is the third-tallest mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park after Cowles Mountain and Pyles Peak but the most challenging to climb because of the steep ascent and descent. The ...

Cross the bridge and take the stairs

South Fortuna Mountain offers a challenging and varied hike in Mission Trails.

The top of 1094-foot South Fortuna Mountain has sweeping views of all of the major peaks found in the City of San Diego’s largest regional park. South Fortuna is part of a long arced mountain ...

Another wild night at the dead end

"I don't understand this disaster tourism."

The June 10 rescue of a woman driver who drove through a metal guardrail at the end of Cowles Mountain Boulevard and landed in a ravine happened three weeks after Navajo Community Planners’ May 19 ...

An end to the Dead End party in San Carlos

She saw "two vehicles with four individuals vomiting out of each one.”

Navajo Community Planners, Inc., on May 19 voted unanimously to support the installation of a barrier north of the intersection of Cowles Mountain Boulevard and Rainswept Way. The Cottages condominium complex is accessed from Rainswept, ...

Chief Zimmerman talks pot

“That's what [Prop 215] was for. Growing a few plants, getting relief."

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman answered residents' questions about the medical marijuana law and the homeless, among other topics, at the May 7 San Carlos Area Council meeting. John Pilch, council vice president, said ...

Get a refresher on the birds and the bees

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, May 8–May 14

The 13th annual zydeco and Cajun festival showcases over 60 bands, artists, and performers, plus food, dancing, and “8000 pounds of crawfish straight from Louisiana.” Also on tap: authentic Creole food, dance lessons, kids’ activities, ...

Bikers’ and climbers’ stake in Mission Trails park

Master plan meeting touches on the Boulders, adding acreage

At the April 17 meeting on the Mission Trails Regional Park master plan update, speakers included rock climbers, mountain bikers, and property owners. Topics for the first two groups included access and the Quail Brush ...

Navajo planners consider pot shops in District 7

No recommendations preceding council approval of new ordinance

Navajo Community Planners, Inc., listened for about an hour February 24 to discussion of the proposed medical-marijuana dispensary ordinance, but the board made no recommendation about the regulation on the San Diego City Council' s ...

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