Content for Tuesday, September 22, 2009

News & Stories

Sorry Scenario

Tijuana merchants and shopkeepers along the formerly well-trodden route between the San Ysidro border crossing and the main drag, Revolución, are calling on local authorities to rid the area of freelance purveyors of tacos, pancakes, ...

Independence Day

Last Tuesday was to be an excursion with a purpose, although I immediately began to question my own good judgement before I arrived at my first stop, and I considered the years and years of ...

Real Drip

Last week, the San Diego Police Department warned residents about a male burglar who gained entry into a home in the Rolando neighborhood to steal from an elderly female homeowner. On September 15, a victim ...

Japan's Bustling Tokyo

Literally translating to “Eastern Capital,” Tokyo, Japan, is one of the three world finance ”command centers” alongside New York and London. But unlike the others, Tokyo has a serene feeling of safety along with pristine ...

Forestiere Underground Gardens, Fresno

If I’d been living in Fresno in the early 1900s, I’d have visited Baldasare Forestiere often, especially in August. To beat the scorching heat, this Sicilan immigrant spent nearly forty years creating an underground dwelling. ...

Muir Woods National Monument, California

Less than 15 miles from San Francisco is the beautiful Muir Woods National Monument. Walking among giant coast redwoods, you get a taste of what it must be like to be an ant crawling among ...

Refined Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland, proves that there is much more to Scottish culture than kilts, clans and haggis. In fact, Edinburgh hosts a trendsetting modern culture while still embracing its Caledonian roots. From swanky ...

Joan Wilder’s Destination City: Cartagena, Colombia

You remember her: that romance novelist in the classic film Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas. Her sister had been kidnapped in Colombia and was awaiting rescue in Cartagena. Perhaps due to the real-life cocaine ...

September 17 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 36. Welcome back autumn. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 36. Blessings, James Scott. Gary Dismukes, Scripps Ranch, 36. Go Katrina! Star student of the week! Ron Meyer, Santee, 36. I sure hope Britney ...