Content for Thursday, October 14, 2010

News & Stories

The Land Where Giants Dwell: Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is home to the largest living thing on the planet. The tree, General Sherman, is tucked away along Generals Highway, about five hour’s drive from San Diego. Although not the tallest tree ...

Downtime in Montezuma, Costa Rica

I relax in the hammock, the sound of gently crashing waves reverberating in the near distance. I muster up the energy to raise my head and see a girl in her twenties relaxing on a ...

Escondido’s California Center for the Arts to Employ Roman de Salvo for “Grape Maze”

On October 13, the Escondido City Council authorized a payment from the City’s public art fund to allow an art project to be constructed in the California Center for the Arts Escondido Museum courtyard. According ...

Handicapped Sidewalk Ramps Revamped in Pacific Beach

From late 2006 through mid 2007, most of the curbs at Pacific Beach intersections were jackhammered in order for concrete handicapped ramps to be poured. Now, in the southwest quadrant of P.B., one cannot help ...

Councilmember Marti Emerald Douses Political Firestorm over San Diego's Public Safety Budget Cuts

"I am keenly aware that I have been accused by some people in the community of sensationalizing this, as has Chief [William] Lansdowne," said San Diego Fire Chief Javier Mainar during a presentation before the ...

More Decapitated Corpses Found Hung from Bridges Near Tijuana

After a decline in grisly displays of drug-related violence, the decapitated corpses of two men were found hanging from a bridge over the Tijuana-Rosarito highway early on October 11. Bound hand and foot, the bodies ...