Scott Marks noon, Aug. 25
The following are some of his stories from the print archives:
Dec. 9, 1976 A Kingdom Bought and Sold (life at triplexes in Encinitas near Moonlight Beach)
April 13, 1978 Don't Fence Me In (off-road vehicles at the Salton Sea)
Oct. 26, 1978 River run (hiking the San Diego River)
May 3, 1979 Pilgrims by the Shore (Easter vacation at the Colorado River)
March 15, 1984 Making Waves (Mike Doyle- one of world's most talented surfers)
Aug. 2, 1984 The Devil's Peak (hiking 10,000-ft. Baja peak)
Nov. 7, 1985 The Spirit of Steve Ponchetti (Santa Ysabel Indians)
Feb. 13, 1986 Great Top Spin Never Stops (Bobby Riggs)
Oct. 23, 1986 Ten-Speed Terror (danger on two wheels)
Feb. 11, 1988 Fifty Miles of River (San Dieguito River - from Volcan Mountain to Del Mar)
Oct. 20, 1988 The Sport of Surfing Is: 1) Epic 2) Formerly Bitchin' 3) A Business Opportunity (Mike Doyle and commercialization of surfing)
Nov. 23, 1994, page 42 A Shirt for a Surf Hero (mega success of surf god Rusty Preisendorfer)
Be sure to save the story file to your desktop and zoom in to read the text.
A wonderful world well south of the border.
Not long after the New Year, my friend and neighbor here in Zacatitos, Marilyn Z, sent me an email saying that, at 81 years of age, she had lost her battle with cancer and had ...
Chris Ahrens lives in the kind of house any surfer would love. It’s on the hill above Cardiff, with a view of one of the best reef breaks in San Diego county. Wet suits are ...
It's the Navy's Paradise, Not Yours
“We went over to Santa Catalina Island and trapped eight goats, fit them with radio telemetry collars. Because goats are gregarious and tend to congregate together whenever possible, the Judas goats led us to the remnant herds.”
“There are four or five dealers in Imperial County who buy scrap off the range, and none of us has been harassed by the law. But the range runners have really been harassed.”
“What’s the right time to plant celery?” “What’s the best thing to control whiteflies?" "Which beet is the best for making borscht’” "How do you get rid of gophers too smart to trap?"
He finds them, he feeds them
Foster, a Shawnee Indian originally from Oklahoma, has been delivering about 100 hot meals a day to homebound elderly people on the Pala, Pauma, La Jolla, Rincon, and San Pasqual Indian reservations.
If you have to thumb a ride, you have to tell a story
The smartest hitchhiker I heard about was a guy who hitched carrying his belongings in a gas can with the bottom cut out. Drivers who will never pick up a hitchhiker will stop for a motorist out of gas.
Those who work the land don't own the land.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Japanese-Americans were put in relocation camps, and their farms fell to pieces. "Local people went out to their farms, tore down their homes, hauled the materials back, and built homes for themselves,
San Diego County has more rare and endangered species than any other place in America.
Today, the largest populations of San Diego mesa mint are found on Miramar Naval Air Station. “Driving by there on 1-15 on a warm day in April, you can smell a pleasant, minty aroma,”