Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
On Tuesday, July 2, a fire that started at about 1:30 p.m. on El Cajon Mountain burned up steep, rugged terrain. Helicopters, including a Sikorsky skycrane equipped with a water tank, battled the blaze as ground crews work the perimeter. The cause of the fire was unknown.
A young pair of bald eagles are nesting and raising a single offspring.
Mexico's El Chaparral border crossing station opened its 22 gates to the full flow of Mexico-bound traffic on Friday, November 1. Traffic jams lasted for hours. These videos, shot from different vantage points on the pedestrian crossing walkways, give a sense of what commuters will be up against until the kinks are worked out.
The newly designed and touring Boeing 787 Dreamliner paid a visit to Lindbergh Field on Monday, March 12. As an air-traffic control student, I was fortunate to be approved for tarmac access so I could ogle the graceful plane as it approached for a landing around 11:00 a.m. A crowd of VIPs and media people also watched. Later on, local politicians, airport employees, and business executives climbed aboard to take a tour. The Dreamliner was parked in San Diego for one day, near the Landmark Aviation tarmac on Pacific Highway. The plane left this morning, March 13, and will make another promotional stop in Long Beach tomorrow.
rom February 27 debate at Randy Jones All American Sports Grill in Mission Valley. Poor lighting, interesting sound from the mouths of Republican San Diego mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Nathan Fletcher. — Editor
Music lovers, surfers, "eco-freaks" and mythical masked robbers: Beth VanBoxtel gives the scoop on her home town. Interviewed at Lou's Records on Highway 101.
Gary Hoag discusses life as an Ocean Beach business owner and resident. Interviewed at Ace Tattoo on Newport Avenue.