Joseph O'Brien 7 a.m., Jan. 18
Stories for December 1994
Thursday, December 22
Thursday, December 15
A love letter to San Diego transit
CHRIST! “8:45,” says the radio. Still shaving. It’ll be halfway up the Silver Strand already. Don’t rush, don’t rush. You’ll cut yourself. “Can you find my wallet!” I yell. I’m running round hauling trousers on. ...
Thursday, December 8
Streets paved in the 1940s
Imperial Beach was originally part of an 1846 land grant from the Spanish Crown to the benefit of one Pedro Cabrillo. Queen Victoria was on the throne and Grover Cleveland was president when the first ...
Thursday, December 1
Don Norman Is On Your Side
Don Norman wanted a large latte made with decaffeinated coffee and low-fat milk. He told this to the college student behind the counter at the Grove Caffe, the coffeehouse set among one of the stands ...
The shorter route up Iron Mountain has become San Diego County’s second most popular hike — after the ascent of Cowles Mountain.
North County’s Iron Mountain thrusts its conical summit nearly 2700 feet above sea level, well above any low-lying wintertime haze over the coast and suburbs. On many a crystalline December day, the summit offers a ...
It worked well for the Mayas, built much of Rome, and it covers San Diego.
Two factors helped bring the artistic use of stucco to a halt: modernism, with its emphasis on simple, unbroken planes, and the invention of the stucco “gun,” a machine process for blowing stucco onto walls.