Ron Hamilton

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Fun and Games in Coba, Mexico

The site of pre-Colombian ruins on the Yucatan peninsula, Coba, reachable on a day trip from Cancun, was at one point inhabited by over 50,000. Coba’s Nohoch Mul is the highest pyramid in the Yucatan ...

The Pressure

The Canyonview East pool on the UCSD campus is back in operation eight weeks after a steam explosion in the main filter control room. In late August, a heat exchanger failed, allowing pressurized steam to ...


Todd Robinson of the La Jolla Swim Club set the men’s Catalina-to-California-mainland swim record on August 25, with a time of 8 hours, 5 minutes, and 44 seconds. Beginning from Catalina Twin Harbors at around ...

Oleanders are Dying in San Diego

A bacterium commonly identified with grape vines (Xylella fastidiosa) is the suspected cause of “oleander leaf scorch,” which is resulting in the slow deaths of thousands of oleanders in San Diego County. Likely vectored by ...

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