Content for Thursday, September 29, 1994

News & Stories

Camp Reach for the Sky reaches to young cancer sufferers

Chemo and campfires

Six-year-old Michael Nava is as bald and brown as an almond. He is covered from head to foot in sunscreen lotion. A towel is draped around his shoulders, his swim trunks are comically baggy and ...

San Diego was a smaller town then, and the Road Ramblers used it as a racecourse


"A lot of us guys had an interest in hopping up cars, and I finally said, 'Let’s get a little organization together.’ So we met in one of the guys’ garage. Armistice Day, the 11th ...

The real Saint Diego

And the miracles he worked for the kings of Spain

Dear Matthew Alice: I've read in James Michener’s book Iberia that the real source of our fine city’s name comes from a dead friar who wouldn’t decompose and who was granted sainthood. I’ve been to ...

The Elsinore Fault, Mercifully Quiet

Like a subterranean knife-wound, the Elsinore Fault slices across the heart of San Diego County’s backcountry, promising an earth-shaking jolt or two during the next few millennia. Sputtering movements over geologic time along its opposing ...

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