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Content for Thursday, August 27, 1998

News & Stories

San Marcos hides the ugly truth about its schools

San Marcos isn’t sure what its fate will be. Retired dairy land, bedroom community, college town, a place to raise a family, all these possibilities tend to war with each other.

August 27, 1998
San Diego's women during World War II

“WOMEN DURING WAR: RESPONSES TO SITUATIONS IN SAN DIEGO, 1941-1945” — KIMBERLY A. HALL, MASTER’S THESIS, SDSU, 1993 When historians write about war, says Kimberly Hall, they usually write about battles, politicians, diplomats, “even military ...

Saks or I. Magnin or Neiman's can get away with a headless mannequin

Window shopping at Fashion Valley clothing stores is like window shopping at La Jolla art galleries. Commerce has been raised to high culture by an infusion of atmosphere, and shopping has become an event, an ...

August 27, 1998
Coronado Goodwill: leaking ice chests, the shredded tent, the sofa with three legs

'Has anybody ever given you French doors before?" The afternoon's particle-beam-intense sunlight reflects off the hood of my truck, makes my eyes squint and forehead sweat. James Perez, a 57-year-old Native American, replies, "Oh, yeah." ...

August 27, 1998
No one compares me to other famous French horn rock and rollers

My husband and I are in a rock band. It keeps us married. Well, that and the psychiatrist we see monthly. We used to see her weekly, but after ten years, we’re on the maintenance ...

What is the "Slow Food Movement?"

Dear Matthew Alice: My friend told me about something called the Slow Food Movement. She says it's a bunch of people who think we all should slow down and enjoy our food more, but she ...

August 27, 1998
What happens to all the tire rubber from all the cars on the highway?

Hey, Matt: As I sat in my car, parked on the highway at the 5/805 merge the other afternoon, a curious thought came into my mind. There must be 10 million cars and trucks on ...

August 27, 1998
North County's San Elijo Lagoon offers some of the best birdwatching along the coast.

A great blue heron ambles on stilt-legs across the reed-fringed shallows, stabbing occasionally at subsurface morsels of food. Nearby, a willowy egret glides in for a perfect landing, scattering concentric ripples across the surface of ...

August 27, 1998
The way it Is with boys and guns

Just before I hit puberty, I think it was sixth grade, our gym teacher corralled us boys into the boys' locker room to see a movie describing the dramatic — not to say traumatic — ...

August 27, 1998
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