Don Bauder 6:30 p.m., Jan. 20
Articles by Moss Gropen
Foolish things we do keep lifeguards employed.
Tanned bodies, shimmering sand, and a touch of glamour. That’s the life of the lifeguard, right? But as I stand in the lifeguard tower just south of Casa Beach in La Jolla, the images of ...
The slaying of Agua Hedionda’s green menace.
It’s a mild, breezy afternoon at Agua Hedionda Lagoon. From the vantage of the visitors center, I can see small boats and jet-skis carving whitewater trails off to the west. Right above me are massive ...
The case for car-centric planning
Did you ride your bike to work today? If so, you’re part of the vaunted 1 percent. If, instead, you took the trolley or the bus, you’re still among the elite — the small minority ...
Sometimes, mercy is better than justice
The bloodstains have long since faded, courtesy of Scram, sun, and time. More than a decade ago, in the parking lot of a Vons in Santee, Christopher St. Louis, 18, lost his life in the ...
Taking them all out would not be fine and dandy.
“Deport the eucalyptus back to Australia!” That’s Johnny Sevier, a certified arborist, on the tree he loves to hate but that many San Diegans revere, the ubiquitous eucalyptus. Long an arboreal staple in San Diego ...
Success is a long process for comics
Jocose journeymen offer counsel.
Showdown with the bull thistle
What exactly is an invasive plant, and why should we give a rotten rhizome if one crops up in our side yard? Dan Gluesenkamp answers: “One widely accepted definition includes two components: It’s not native ...
Bureaucracy run amok at Camp Run-A-Mutt
Wishful doggy daycare doyennes bedeviled by details.
Two views of a housing project
Will Mira Mesa mega-development become a slum?