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The Crow Conspiracy

Halloween is as good a day as any to reveal this: A dark and sinister conspiracy is gathering over San ...

Wheeeeeee.......

Over the bridges and through the hoods—as the song goes in my head—a scoo-ter-ing we will go! With the wind ...

You can’t choose your neighbors

Karl “Mind-Your-Own-Business” Smarks lives on the floor below mine, and when he moved in last year we “had words.” He ...

Tough Times (or) The Rise and Fall of a San Diego Enterprise

So I'm standing there watching this transaction take place. A group of smokers across the street from the Fashion Valley ...

Heat Wave, Weather or Not

Here we go! Summer's first heat wave, and San Diego changes clothes like one big happy family arriving at the ...

Where will all the flowers go?

A strange, frightening uproar, like screeching and screaming, came through my window last week, and at first I thought it ...

Coulda. Shoulda. Woulda.

I had a dream last night. It was a revision of history. The Chargers had beat Cincinnati (28 – 14) ...

TRYING TO MAKE A DOVETAIL JOINT

Fixing a hole in the ocean, trying to make a dovetail joint, lookin’ through a glass onion" - John Lennon ...

Hell-For-Sure Pass

HELL-FOR-SURE PASS People who leave San Diego to backpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains should know what could happen. At ...

Stoking the Campfire of Love

Ours was an on-again, off-again affair that had been discussed for months. It finally took place on Christmas, the only ...

CREDIT CARD BOB

I got another call from Bob this morning. Bob wanted money, money I owe and money I will repay. But ...

Getting to the Post Office

Being the gung-ho type—early-rising and full-steam ahead—I sprang out of bed one morning last week knowing exactly what I had ...

Stage III, so back off!

Right now I’m in the third stage of quitting, the one where I’m grouchy. Did I type grouchy? Stupid me. ...

A Better Way?

When my friend Mariko told me that she had never been to the desert, I suggested a camping trip. (Mariko ...

MISSION VALLEY FOR DUMMIES

INTRODUCTION Let’s say you end up in Mission Valley. Job relocation, love interest, finances—or maybe you just like what you ...

Round Trip

I wake up in my Mission Valley apartment and something seems wrong. The marine layer is inches above my head. ...

CAR CHASE TO CHRISTMAS CIRCLE

I will tell you what happened at Anza Borrego Desert State Park last month, but please don’t repeat it. I, ...

A FANTASTIC HISTORY OF MISSION VALLEY

A FANTASTIC HISTORY OF MISSION VALLEY, From 99,000,000 B.C. to AUGUST 24,1965 A.D. With guest appearances by James A. Michener ...

Mission Valley After the Floods

MISSION VALLEY AFTER THE FLOODS By Louis Carufel, 4/30/2009 “MRS. COOPER? HI. THIS IS NATALIE. I would like to rent ...

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