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Content for Thursday, September 30, 1999

News & Stories

James Copley, C. Arnholt Smith, John Alessio were Mr. San Diego

San Diego has become an overbuilt theme park, a hollowed-out pleasure dome noisy with professional sports teams and the brouhaha of drug- and booze-fed street festivals generated for tourists, conventioneers, and high-tech moguls. Unemployment is ...

September 30, 1999
Ramble amid the fast-disappearing rural landscape of Twin Oaks Valley on a 12-mile bicycle ride.

North County's rural character hangs by a thread outside the rapidly urbanizing communities of Escondido and San Marcos. What better way is there to recapture the feel of that fast-disappearing atmosphere than on a bicycle? ...

September 30, 1999
Porn fan Jeff Clayton part of Christian band the Savior Machine

Buck Narrows is a musician with a cockeyed sense of calling. Armed with a guitar, a wah-wah pedal, and a brain a bit below his belt buckle, Narrows has set out to create a get-down ...

September 30, 1999
Black magic sold outside Tijuana's cathedral

The parrot cocked its head to the right and smiled like your favorite grandmother. Its eyes were black and deep and wide open with myopic kindliness. Cloaked in green, it perched in a cage on ...

September 30, 1999
Padres John Moores dickers with Anaheim and Las Vegas

The Union-Tribune has been scooped once again in its coverage of Padres owner John Moores's attempts to expand his sports empire away from San Diego. Last month, the U-T waited three weeks to report, without ...

September 30, 1999
Why do restaurants serve 5-7 rolls of bread when there are 2 of us?

Stardate 092199.1401 Oh Great All-knowing Guru: My significant other and I eat out twice a week. If we eat in a restaurant that serves bread or rolls, invariably they give us three or five or ...

September 30, 1999
Why aren't there any Vietnamese names in the Obituary column of the UT?

Matmail: Why is it there are never any Vietnamese names in the obituary column printed in the San Diego Union? -- Mort Schwartz, Clairemont According to the local Union of Pan Asian Communities, to find ...

September 30, 1999
San Diego House Rabbit Society takes its mission as seriously as many hospices

I have some rabbit stories. When I was little, nine or ten maybe, my grandfather was cutting a wild meadow with a Gravely walk-behind mower, a massive unit that cuts four-foot-wide paths through grass. My ...

September 30, 1999
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