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Best SoCal day trips to make up for summer

Smaller crowds, better weather in fall anyway

Summer 2017, did you even happen? One day the kids were out of school, the next they were back in. None of us is happy about it. “Absolutely no Kelly family vacations happened this summer,” ...

OMBAC's Classic Longboard contest at Crystal Pier

Ready for a nine-foot board?

The Classic Longboard Surfing Contest, held in the waves aside Crystal Pier this Saturday, is sponsored by the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. The club was formed and operated in the early 1950s, mostly as ...

Rodrick and Verhoye surprise concerts at Encinitas and Scripps Ranch

Local libraries unexpected showcases

The San Diego County Public Libraries have a vibrant concert schedule which gets lost unless you go to your local library on a regular basis to use the internet. The libraries have two concerts coming ...

Don’t give up on the beach

And check out the chaparral in Ramona

Warm Water Temperatures, into the ’70s Fahrenheit over the past several weeks, won’t last much longer. As fall approaches, shorter days and increasingly oblique solar radiation will mean that less and less energy will be ...

What to do on Labor Day

There’s the Mega-Yacht Party, the Festival of Sail, the Julian Grape Stomp...

Rich Uncle Max is coming for Labor Day. He’s always been one of those old dudes who can hang around young people and somehow not come off as creepy or embarrassing. So we’re a little ...

Cornhole finally on California beaches

Boys and Girls Club get Ballast Point and Latitude 33 to bring suds

During summer, especially in the Midwest, one can usually find a game of cornhole (tossing a corn-filled sack onto a tilted plank) in progress at the local park. During winter, it is played indoors where ...

Los Cruzadores invite all to ride and rock show

15-mile transnational bike ride ends at Moustache Bar

Subtropics bassist Dana Chavarria just got a master’s degree in Peace and Justice from USD after completing studies on both sides of the border. He knows what an American president who decries Mexican “rapists” and ...

T-storms green up the desert

Best places to see the southward-flying shorebirds

Thunderstorms have visited the Imperial Valley and parts of eastern San Diego County over the past several weeks. The seasonal arrival of moisture from the east and south, more or less typical for late summer, ...

Clydesdale and Athena categories in Chula Vista Challenge

Most inclusive triathlon — easy for spectators too

What is probably the most inclusive triathlon event on the West Coast will be held at South Bay’s Bayside Park this Sunday. The Chula Vista Challenge features race events for entrants in groups the ‘Itsy ...

Mid-summer treasures: orioles and true jasmine

Jasmine wafts on the night breezes of old San Diego neighborhoods

Orioles, the bright-yellow or yellow-orange-and-black birds seen flitting among the palm trees, are summer residents of San Diego County’s coastal areas. A century ago the orioles preferred to nest in sycamore trees, which were then ...

Game Masters

Dance Central and Ninja Fruit in action

Trolley Dances 2015

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