Content for Tuesday, June 28, 2011

News & Stories

Royal Highland Island

Author: Caltona Neighborhood: Kearny Mesa If you were to have asked most San Diegans back then about Kearny Mesa, they generally would have answered with a question. “Isn’t that Clairemont?” Or, “You mean Linda Vista?” ...

Polar Bears in Svalbard, Norway

Halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole – high above the Arctic Circle – lies the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. A trip to Svalbard is not for the budget-conscious, so for many this might ...

Salem, Massachusetts

The woman bumped into me and the first thing I noticed was the five-pointed pentagram on her necklace. I was in Salem, Massachusetts, home of the famous witch trials, and now I was face to ...

Columbus, New Mexico, and Pancho Villa

The last time a foreign military force invaded the continental United States was on March 9, 1916, when Pancho Villa's raiders sneaked over the Mexican border and attacked the small town of Columbus, New Mexico. ...

Hopkins, Belize

I walked into Hopkins with a guitar in my hand, backpack hanging off my shoulders, and my mouth parched as sweat poured down my face. I felt lightheaded. I needed a drink. I walked two ...

Pandorica

There are few things about which I am ambivalent. I don’t merely “like” the stuff I’m into – I geek out. This probably has something to do with my obsessive nature, a prerequisite for all ...

Street-Corner Vendors in Imperial Beach

In Imperial Beach, residents who park their car on the lawn or have a yard sale without a permit say they can expect a visit from a code-compliance officer. Some of those same residents object ...