Content for Thursday, December 20, 2001

News & Stories

Janet Malcolm on Chekhov

Reading Chekhov, a Critical Journey

As I read Chekhov stories about which Ms. Malcolm wrote, that I began to feel that these subtle stories, which on the last page often seem to evanesce rather than conclude, are wasted on the young.

In Case They Attack, Are You Ready?

How San Diegans react to war

“I wrote a note for my husband and son and left the TV on so they would see it when they came downstairs. And then I had to pack up my daughter and drop her off.”

Young People Need to See What It's Like

Carol Snyder is always prepared. Carrying a stack of folders and papers, she walks out of the Chula Vista Career Center reading a series of want ads pasted to a yellow legal pad sheet. "I'm ...

Rustic Firetraps

Rural homes hide from firemen

Imagine a wildfire driven by winds gusting at 80 miles per hour is racing toward your house east of Alpine. In the predawn darkness, you can see the red-orange glow of the inferno over a ...

Vacant thoughts

San Diego hotel magnate Douglas Manchester, whose flagship Marriott and Hyatt hotels on the downtown bayfront are suffering from high vacancy rates and whose Oceanside luxury hotel project has yet to break ground, has sold ...

How much smarter are you now than you were a year ago? Find out here!

Call it a cherished tradition, call it an annoying habit, but here we are again with our year-end assessment of how much smarter you are now than you were 12 months ago. Every December the ...

Hike or bike the south end of the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale for clear-air views of the L.A. Basin and the ocean.

Like a ship caught fast on a sandbar, the Verdugo Mountains protrude above what would otherwise be an unbroken sheet of alluvial deposits slanting down from the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains toward the ...

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