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I Have More Money Than I Could Possibly Spend in Our Lifetimes

Perched atop a flagpole at One Times Square sat the New Year’s Eve ball, ready for its traditional drop. For this drop, marking the end of the millennium, the famous orb had been sold to ...

Brave the Border for Cheap Gas

With a lower standard of living comes a lower cost on life's necessities. Hence, Tijuanenses pay less than San Diegans for housing, food, clothing, medical, and dental work. And savvy San Diegans sojourn south to ...

Cost of reform

That pricey new four-year contract awarded to San Diego Unified schools chief Alan Bersin last week turns out to be only the tip of the district's administrative-salary iceberg. At least 12 top-ranking bureaucrats at district ...

How much will you give me for Mick Jagger's autograph?

Matt: My brother has this old autograph from Mick Jagger that his girlfriend gave him back in the 80s. He has it locked away and says it's valuable and will only get more valuable. I ...

El Centro. The center of what?

Heymatt: What exactly is El Centro the center of? Hmmmmm? -- N. Everyman, Ubiquity El Centro from the beginning was a city with a purpose. W.F. Holt and C.A. Barker bought the land for the ...

Why do we scratch our heads when we're thinking?

Dear Matthew Alice: Why do people scratch their heads when they are trying to think of an answer? Does it work? M.S., San Diego The perfect M.A. question, of course. The elves apply digits to ...

Climb Strawberry Peak for an inclusive view of the Front Range of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Strawberry Peak's 6164-foot summit claims the honor of being the highest elevation in the "Front Range" of the San Gabriel Mountains -- the range closest to the San Gabriel Valley and the Los Angeles Basin. ...

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