Content for Thursday, August 28, 2003

News & Stories

San Diegans Abducted by Extraterrestrial Aliens

There are people in our community who have been abducted by extraterrestrial aliens. This is what they report, and when you meet them you see no reason to doubt their veracity. You wouldn’t hesitate to ...

Rednecksville

With red ink splashing all over state and local government budgets, and services being slashed deeply, any California city that would pour a subsidy into a professional sports facility is probably doomed to becoming the ...

Electric Water, Shocked Fish

The gate below the dam at San Vicente Reservoir in Lakeside is closed when I arrive just before 10:00 o'clock on a late-April morning. The lake is closed to recreational fishing today. But I'm here ...

Discover hidden beauty in Clairemont's oak-lined Tecolote Canyon.

Rustic signs along some of Clairemont's major streets call attention to one of the oldest designated open-space parks in San Diego: the 900-acre Tecolote Canyon Natural Park. Using the park's network of service roads and ...

Handbasket destinations

Mr. M.A.: Where the heck did the phrase "going to hell in a handbasket" come from? It's bad for business. -- Handbasket Makers of America The original place people were inclined to go in a ...

Smell sells

To Whom It May Concern: Why can the smell of popped popcorn be smelled farther away than any other food? Is there a fact behind this question, or is it just a phenomenon? -- JS, ...

The inquiring pooch

Dear Matthew: Why do dogs cock their heads to the side when they are confused or intrigued? This is a serious question. A puppy did this to my wife recently when she spoke to him ...