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Apartment #235

Seventy-eight months and change. That's how long I've lived here, in this apartment. Apartment #235. There won't be a seventy-ninth ...

The Five Great Pillars of Siri

Aria looked up. "They're gone," she said. "All of them." Then she cried, "We can't pass." * There are five ...

New Year's Resolutions for IB

Where to begin? There's so much apathy, right-wing nutjobbery, and outright corruption here that a list of a hundred resolutions ...

"Open, Open, Open ..."

Do you remember those inane Mervyn's ads from a decade ago? (Note: I don't watch TV, and haven't in about ...

Meijo Sushi--and No Surfer Chic

Worthy businesses are few and far between. Which is why, when I come across one, I toot its horn at ...

It's Not 2004 Anymore, Dorothy; and Your Little IB Shack Ain't Worth a Plug Nickel

Reading James Boyce this morning on the Huffington Post got me to thinking about an exchange I had with a ...

Is Your Computer Giving You Hassles? I've Got Your Go-To Guy Right Here

Five or so years ago, my computer died. I mean, it just blinked once, then was gone. I was crushed ...

Two Tales of Customer Service

Customer service. In today's age, with today's economic climate (thanks, Bush!), it isn't an option--it's essential. Two local stories for ...

The Case of the Missing Water and the Unadvertised Christmas Event

Thursday the water went off for no apparent reason whatsoever. It happens a lot at this particular apartment building, where ...

Palm Street Improvements Coming Along Nicely

The new, wider sidewalks from Third Street along Palm to the beach are looking pretty good. So too the new ...

A Quiet Walk; A Quiet Beach

A very pleasant 2-mile walk from my apartment to the Pier today. Lots of mist. Later, at the Pier itself, ...

Comical

Every time I open the Imperial Beach Eagle and Times, I have to remind myself that there is in fact ...

A Facelift for the Imperial Beach Pier: Would That Facelift Include Better Law Enforcement On It?

According to SignOnSanDiego, the U-T's addy little site, the Imperial Beach Pier this next August will be getting a $1.2 ...

Dessert Before Dinner

The best pretzel in San Diego County is made in Imperial Beach, at Pretzels & More, right next to the ...

Palm Trolley Follies

The Palm Avenue trolley stop is a nightmare, and has been for at least a year now. On three consecutive ...

Peaceful

No helicopters buzzing about today. Joy! Lots of sea sparrows twittering, though. And breezes buffeting my living room window. And ...

Dinner ... and Dinner!

Thai food last night on Seacoast. Excellent. I can't remember the name of the small eatery that serves it, but ...

Santa Ana Blustery

Santa Ana winds: hot, dry, gusting. From my apartment window the white haze over the ocean and the swaying pine ...

Silver Strand Half Marathon and 5K

The Silver Strand Half Marathon and 5K is on for tomorrow. Seacoast Drive will be closed during the morning hours. ...

Pelicans Over Pier Park Plaza

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