Content for Thursday, October 9, 2003

News & Stories

Tiffany and the Optionals

At 5:25 on an early summer afternoon, the sun still blazed outside the big metal roll-up doors at Stars and Stripes Gymnastics. Inside the San Marcos gym, coaches’ commands and the squeak of the parallel ...

Web of mystery...

Hey Matt: This morning I walked out my front door to go to work and I nearly walked into a three-foot-diameter web with a big ugly spider in the middle of it. Somehow this spider ...

The outhouse moon

Mattie: Why in cartoons do you always see an outhouse with a crescent moon cut in the door? -- Gotta Go, San Diego Well, maybe because there were actual outhouses with crescent moons cut in ...

Red tide as a beverage

Matt: I recently (like two weeks ago) stated surfing and ended up swallowing a lot of "red tide" water... not that it will keep me from the surf, is it very harmful? I'm fine today ...

Catch the best autumn scenery on the one-way Kelly Ditch Trail across the Cuyamaca Mountains.

The 5.5-mile Kelly Ditch Trail, completed in 1985, is perhaps the most beautiful pathway yet built in the Cuyamaca-Julian area. This hiking/horse trail is routed partly along a century-old diversion ditch. You'll also tread over ...

Burger Rebirth

San Diego's fabled Jack in the Box is a curious company. When it dreams big, it flops. When it dreams small, it succeeds -- often brilliantly. Fortunately, it appears that recent bad corporate news will ...

Mystery Bug Hits Bay Jocks

Having a dip in Mission Bay is less difficult than wrestling ocean swells with the mighty Pacific: the pacified Mission Bay waters boast warmer temperatures, smaller waves, shallower beaches, and fewer rocks; and there are ...

Chapter 11

Is there a cover-up in the works over the strange doings of the city of San Diego's well-connected retirement board? That's the word among some skeptics in the wake of the appointment by Mayor Dick ...

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