Content for Thursday, June 24, 1999

News & Stories

San Diego's most endangered historical sites, 1999

Baseball versus history

When leaders of the National Trust for Historic Preservation met in San Diego in March, they were heartened by the city’s efforts to revitalize North Pork via the trust’s Main Street Center program. They also ...

Explore the riparian woodland of San Clemente Canyon (Marian Bear Park) in Clairemont.

Eastbound in the right lane of Highway 52, the San Clemente Canyon Freeway, you can look down upon a long, slender, almost unbroken swath of natural vegetation: massive sycamores, stately live oaks, climbing vines, and ...

Neil G. Lombardo, mafia hit man, found in Crown Point

La Cosa Nostra condo

It was March 10, 1998. A Tuesday. Early afternoon. Jim Schield and some colleagues pulled up quietly outside a block of condos in the tongue of land that hangs down into Mission Bay with Ingraham ...

Civitas International comes to fight corruption in Tijuana

Lessons to be learned from Sicily and Hong Kong

Can Palermo, Sicily, help save Tijuana from its crime wave? The surprising answer is maybe, even though Palermo is known as the headquarters of the Sicilian Mafia. Tijuana teachers are learning that, as in Sicily, ...

George Mitrovich and Malin Burnham push for strong mayor in San Diego

Union-Tribune calls in to Del Mar Fair to reserve 87 spots

With the downtown baseball stadium all tied up in knots, what's the next big municipal controversy to hit San Diego? Insiders say its charter reform. According to several reports, a group of self-appointed civic leaders, ...

What would happen if two Y chromosomes were fused?

Dear Matt: What would happen if two Y chromosomes were fused together? If XX is female, and XY is male, what would YY be? -- SB at college You'd think that a YY baby would ...

Why, when, and how did they use rabbits for pregnancy tests?

Mattaboy! My wife and I found out recently that she is pregnant, which brought to mind that old phrase, "The rabbit done died." This got me thinking about that wacky scientific/medical practice of using rabbits ...

One in seven people in the U.S. can't locate their own country on a map.

Color my world

"Most of the maps in America are not readable. The writing is so small. Thomas Brothers is on the better side, but Rand McNally, for example, the printing is just too small.”

Reader writer applies for job at Taco Bell

"Bye, Buddy.” "See ya, Hemingway.”

I am looking at a job application for Jack In The Box and trying to talk myself out of turning the thing in. I have enough Prozac to see me through this — it is ...