Content for Thursday, September 12, 2002

News & Stories

What the Blueprints Don't Show

On January 18 of this year, Joanne Branch, a "contract specialist" with the San Diego Unified School District, sent architect Ralph Roesling a letter full of good news. His firm was being retained to do ...

Vacant Lot in La Jolla

Parents know the scenario well. A child's toy lies untouched for hours, days, or months until Little Johnny picks it up one day and begins to play with it. Suddenly, Little Janie can think of ...

Voting Made Simple

Published on September 12, 2002 Voting Made Simple By Robert Kumpel San Diego voters are not likely to see any chad controversies in upcoming elections as November's election will be the last election in which ...

Unpublic relations

As school-board elections approach, San Diego Unified chief Alan Bersin continues to haul out the big guns to tell his side of the highly contentious story. Word has leaked from district headquarters on Normal Street ...

Should I be afraid of three-year-old shampoo?

Hello, Matt: I was going through that scary area under my bathroom sink the other day and found a bottle of shampoo I had purchased two or three years ago. It got me to wondering, ...

The Milky Way: not just a candy bar

Heymatt: I live in the Jamul darkness, and I was wondering why the Milky Way is always in view? Same place, any season, never changes. Have any ideas? -- Lions Peak Lookout I sure do. ...

What's up with these nasty tasting "clear malt liquor" drinks?

Hey, Matt: I'm seeing lots of advertisements for "malt beverages" that have the flavor of rum or vodka or any other liquor. Why don't the alcohol companies just make a regular rum and Coke beverage ...

Walk or run the beach from La Jolla Shores to Torrey Pines reserve.

There are only a few places along the Southern California coastline where you can walk for miles in a single direction and hardly see any highway, railroad tracks, powerlines, houses, or other signs of civilization. ...