Content for Thursday, February 4, 1999

News & Stories

Out of the Woods: How to Build a Career with Your Own Two Hands

On the coffee table in front of the fireplace the maid set out Earl Grey tea and thick slices of Christmas cake. A German shepherd dozed on the Oriental rug near the crackling, popping fire. ...

Is it legal not to mention the "fine print?"

To: [email protected] Subject: gyms I recently terminated my membership at the [name omitted] gym and was outraged that they are charging me for two months of fees beyond my cancellation date. They say they are ...

Mine Wash of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Tranquil Mine Canyon and its several tributaries slash deep into the Pinyon Mountains of central Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Day after day, year after year, the parched ravines and boulder-splintered hillsides lie open to the ...

Killers in the Neighborhood

Tijuana winds up on an international Dangerous Cities list

Tijuana has joined a list of cities it doesn't want to join: it has been ranked one of the most dangerous business-travel destinations in the world. Houston-based Air Security International, which caters to private-jet-flying executives, ...

Banana Man

The long, strange journey of our little yellow friend to Ocean Beach

You're a banana. For months you and your siblings have grown up in a clump, hanging from a tree in Ecuador. Life is good, basking in the tropical sun and rain showers. But one day, ...

Political Tale of e-mail

E-mail may have arrived at the San Diego City Council, but that hasn't improved the clarity of the messages some councilmembers are sending with it. Example number one: the fuss over bumper stickers on city-owned ...

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