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Ruthless Rains

Residents of the Tijuana River Valley region experienced localized flooding, mudslides in outlying colonias, and the usual accumulation of trash that flows down spontaneous streams and clogs the storm drains. A 50-foot tall, 60-something-year-old tree ...

Dude...

On Tuesday, January 19, a tow-in surf duo (a jet-ski rider pulling a guy on a surfboard) was apprehended and ticketed after enjoying the large surf near the Tamarack jetties in Carlsbad. At 11:55 a.m., ...

Dog Sledding in Alaska

If the lure of adventure is calling you northward, you won’t find a more unique experience than dog sledding in our 49th state. Dog sledding (or mushing) affords you thrills, challenges and opportunities to view ...

Santa Barbara: The American Riviera

Santa Barbara has always been one of my favorite day trips in Southern California. The Spanish architecture and beautiful setting between the mountains and ocean creates an atmosphere that never fails to regenerate my spirit. ...

Two Sunsets

Two Sunsets brings together lo-fi kingpins the Pastels and Japanese ambient-folk duo the Tenniscoats in a mostly winning collaboration. Part of album's charm comes from its nonchalance, as if the melodies occurred to the musicians ...

Marketing Oceanside

Most Oceanside hoteliers and vacation property owners, 82 percent of them, agree that the city should start a tourism-marketing district. They submitted petitions to the city and appeared at the Wednesday, January 20, city council ...

This Is Thirteen

On their 18th release, Canadian metal veterans Anvil live up to their name. Title track “This Is Thirteen” is a chunky, iron block on which to lay your head for a steady, heavy-handed pummeling. The ...

Automotive Karma

Where will you be when your automotive Karma wears out? I know exactly where I was - on the 15 south going to work, January 8th, 2010. It happened in an instant. For only a ...

By Bus, For Free

Recently, after 30 illegal immigrants were deported by U.S. authorities and dropped off in Tijuana, the Mexicans were given the opportunity to be transported back to the interior from whence they came, via bus, for ...

Jellybean Pizza Butt

A rare Sparrow, one of 285 of the eye-popping electric cars ever made, was recently spotted in Encinitas. The owner wasn’t around to provide details, but an internet search revealed that the car was a ...

Abandon Whip!

On Tuesday afternoon, when heavy rains flooded a section of North Torrey Pines Road near Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, the driver of a silver compact was left stranded, according to San Diego police Capt. Chris ...

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