Content for Thursday, September 18, 2003

News & Stories

All in the Family

David and Michael Copley were both adopted by the late Jim Copley, owner of Copley Press and publisher of the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune. You probably know of David, now president of Copley ...

SureBeam's Numbers Spook Investors

San Diego's SureBeam Corp. is cocksure about its technology. But investors are understandably unsure about the company's prospects. For SureBeam and its onetime parent, San Diego's Titan Corp., which Tuesday agreed to be purchased, it's ...

You Can't Protect Children From Everything

'I met Scott Peters at the opening of our YMCA when he was running for city council for District One in 2000," says Fred Mangarelli. "I introduced myself, but he didn't say, 'Hello,' and he ...

Boiler room grifter

Federal court records show that the late mystery witness in the Cheetahs grand jury investigation was a "substance abuser" who led a lucrative life of crime before being paroled about three years ago to San ...

Shed some light on glow-in-the-dark

Heymatt: Why is it when I open the little paper package that Breathe Right strips come in they give off a bright fluorescent light? They are packaged similarly to the kind of adhesive bandage that ...

Chair man of the plank

Heymatt: One of my family members is running for a school board seat. Why is such a group called a "board"? Is it political? Social? -- PWaggen, the net No, it's furniture. The board in ...

A sticky question, a grain of truth

Greetings Matt Honey. What's up with it? Nearly every container of it I've bought over the years has turned into a crystallized, difficult-to-use mess. Why does the sugar tend to crystallize out of solution? My ...

Climb the highest summit of the Santa Monica Mountains -- Sandstone Peak.

At 3111 feet of elevation, Sandstone Peak lies at the very top of the Santa Monica Mountains. The view from the summit is panoramic, with distant mountain ranges, the hazy Los Angeles Basin, and the ...