Content for Thursday, October 21, 2004

News & Stories

The Curse of the Ranch

Divorce between millionaires seems uglier.

Ever since its founding as a railroad resort for millionaires back in 1915, Rancho Santa Fe, primarily known these days as America's wealthiest zip code, has had plenty of misery to go along with its ...

Wild Nights

Karl, of course, was into blood sports. I learned a lot from him about that world of anonymous sex and violence.” “Karl” is Karl Keller, for 20 years a professor in San Diego State’s English ...

October 27th's total lunar eclipse is perfectly timed for San Diego observers.

Lunar eclipses, often overlooked in favor of the more spectacular solar eclipses, deserve more respect than they get. Unlike the rare total solar type of eclipse, which is visible only along a narrow track sweeping ...

Equal opportunity reporting

A bit of California history is being made in this year's Solana Beach city-council elections. It involves the status of Dave Roberts, 43, a former congressional staffer who is one of four residents running for ...

The Nuttiest Thing I Have Heard

The so-called outside board members of Peregrine Systems insist they didn't know of the corruption inside the company, but they have a credibility problem: beginning in 1999, former chief executive Stephen Gardner warned the board ...

Mayor's Favor Miffs TJ Playwright

Tijuana mayor Jesús González Reyes faces the prospect of finding a new job come December 1 when mayor-elect Jorge Hank takes office. González also faces the possibility, albeit remote, of going to jail. The twofold ...

What's in Bush's wallet?

Heymatt: Do you think the president carries a wallet? I can't imagine he ever has to pull out a credit card or cash or flash his drivers license. -- Wondering, the net Not even Grandma ...

Why is farting rude?

Matt or Grandma Alice: Can you pinpoint when it was exactly that farting became a social faux pas? Flatulence is totally natural. My twin sons fart all the time. Why when someone farts in, say, ...

What's "good money"?

Hey Matt: Where did the saying "good money" come from, as in, "I paid good money for that car"? -- Dawn, the net People might just mean "a lot of money" when they say good ...