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    Best of 2000: Best View Of The Bay

    First Street Bridge, Park West We've been to the Top of the Hyatt and to Cabrillo National Monument. We've even stood on the rooftop helipad of the Symphony Towers. All afford sweeping views of the ...

    Best of 2000: Best Vestige Of Old Baja

    Popotla Yearning for the laid-back Baja that Earl Stanley Gardner used to describe in the '30s? It's alive and well -- just. Best and nearest place: Popotla, a jerry-built squatters' fishing village on a rocky ...

    Best of 2000: Best Strip Mall For Bachelors

    Strip mall next to Chevy Chase Apartments Intersection of Spring Street and Broadway, Spring Valley Let's say you're a single male in the Chevy Chase, an unremarkable enough apartment complex, except for its location next ...

      Best of 2000: Best Sidewalk Pastime

      This you play heads-down because ... This you play heads-down because you're looking for something. You're an archaeologist of the fourth millennium, and you're looking for signs dating this coastal town they called San Diego. ...

      Best of 2000: Best Street Performances

      The Prado, Balboa Park Big Brother is everywhere, so even street performers have to be licensed by the city. On any summer day, along the walkways of Balboa Park, throngs of diverse show-biz startups compete ...

      Best of 2000: Best San Diego County Winery

      Proprietor Alexander McGeary is 10 years into his 25-year project to hammer out a wine industry high on the eastern side of Mount Palomar, and things are progressing. Though frost -- a threat at 3500 ...

        Best of 2000: Best Plant Expert

        Pat Welsh No one knows more about the subtleties of making things grow in San Diego County than Pat Welsh. Born in England, she settled in Del Mar 46 years ago, and in 1992 she ...

        Best of 2000: Best Shipwreck

        The Monte Carlo, off southern end of Coronado Shores Okay, she's not Titanic. But you don't have to dive three miles down to find her either. The concrete-hulled Monte Carlo was one of the gambling ...

        Best of 2000: Best Place To Study Graffiti

        Barrio Logan Some people admire the elaborate mural-sized geometric designs of former guerrilla tagger Saki, others prefer the primitive kinetic power of a simple bathroom-wall limerick. Sponsored graffiti -- wall paintings commissioned by civic groups ...

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