Content for Thursday, March 21, 2002

News & Stories

Surreal Estate: It's Hard to Buy a Home In Tijuana

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UCSD Doc Slams Big-Gulp Culture

Dr. Kenneth Jones, a pediatric endocrinologist with UCSD, is concerned about the rise in Type II or "adult" diabetes in young people. "The age limit is moving down. Initially, it was thought to be a ...

Cheney's Bad Boys Irk Encinitas

The saga began last month, when the Orange County Register reported that Vice President Dick Cheney would arrive in San Diego County on the third week of February for "unspecified" fundraising events. Then on Monday, ...


Word from inside the Union-Tribune is that the paper is planning a big push for a new city-financed stadium for the Chargers. Sports columnist Nick Canepa fired the first shot last month, warning that the ...

How deadly is my popcorn ceiling?

Almighty Alice! When I was a kid growing up in Tierrasanta, we had popcorn ceilings (you know, that stuff that looks like cottage cheese?). My apartment in Point Loma has the same stuff, and I ...

What's so corny about corned beef?

Hey, Matt: Why is corned beef called corned beef? Is there corn in it? Is corn used in processing it? -- Mark, Carlsbad The cow might have eaten corn before it became beef, but that's ...

Whatever happened to suicide doors?

Hi! How are ya? Whatever became of cars with "suicide" doors? And why were they called suicide doors? I've heard a couple of different stories, but figured you'd know the real poop. -- Meyers, the ...

Hike to Fortynine Palms, a canyon-bottom oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.

Native California fan palms (Washingtonia filifera), familiar to Anza-Borrego and Baja visitors, can be found as well in scattered locations amid the rocky defiles of Joshua Tree National Park, which lies some 100 miles north ...

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