Content for Thursday, October 15, 1998

News & Stories

San Diego Zoo animals get emotional support

Are you happy, Brother Beast?

I tighten my right arm around the cheetah’s neck. He has a deep purr, like a Harley-Davidson heard cruising along two blocks away. I try not to think of his teeth and claws, but his ...

Tijuana's manly footwear

“All the shoes are from Guanajuato”

WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE BLUES. THERE'S ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO DO. GO OUT AND BUY YOURSELF A NEW PAIR Of SHOES. — CHAMPION JOCH DUPREE I don’t have the blues — at least not ...

A Mystifying Murder And the Del Mar Doc

'I was hoping it would stay away from San Diego," she said, compressing her meaty lips and furrowing her broad fore-head. She had not expected Californian curiosity to find her here, crammed with other unhappy ...

Look for ice-crystal halos, pillars, and colored arcs in San Diego's fall and winter skies.

When zillions of photons dart among billions of spinning, microscopic ice crystals in cirrus clouds high above, order may gel amid apparent disorder, creating a bevy of optical effects in the atmosphere. These effects include ...

A maquiladora plant in Tijuana is churning out "Wild Bill Clinton" masks

Novartis opts for Berkeley instead of UCSD

The American Civil Liberties Union has just picked up some competition on the right. According to last week's Washington Times, San Diego management consultant Robert B. Carleson, one-time advisor to President Ronald Reagan, has set ...

How a primary care doc can keep staff from running off to Kaiser or the specialists

The bad ones get fired and the good ones race for the exit

"This policy makes it clear what we should do about Jessica and Christine." Two medical assistants who worked in our office until they decided they would try going to Kaiser to improve their incomes, Jessica ...

Killer Surf Websites

Surf websites are about the science, not the sport

The jagged blue line’s surges and plunges read like the electrocardiogram of a manic patient. But the line tells an innocuous story. It’s the wave report for San Diego County as described by the “swell ...