Content for Thursday, February 11, 1999

News & Stories

Shot in the Dark

How Frank Bompensiero met his fate.

Some evening soon, drive out to Pacific Beach. Be there about 8:15. The sun will have been down several hours. Across the sky every last orange and violet streak will be gone. Take a jacket. ...

Hike into the Pine Creek Wilderness east of Alpine for a look at Secret Canyon

The ambitiously constructed Secret Canyon Trail, circuitously nosing its way down the canyon walls of Pine Valley Creek for 14 miles, traverses nearly the entire length of the Pine Creek Wilderness in Cleveland National Forest. ...

Science in a Fog

Get this: Johnny Cloud is into fog. Joel Blanket is into fog. Jerry Estberg (read "East Mountain") is into fog. Fog Cloud, Fog Blanket, Fog Mountain... Is this destiny or what? The three scientists are ...

Life on the Line

Writer works for free at Gulf Coast Grill

“We’re going to start with the Cajun Trinity, that’s onions, celery, and bell pepper. So grab a colander and get enough for two cups each. Onions are on the floor to your right, celery and peppers in the walk-in.”

The Truth About Mexican Media

The press conference is crowded into the front room of the old blue wooden house at 11th and G. That's where Rosario Ibarra de Piedra sits, at the end of an oblong table. Hers is ...

Peaceful Corruption

California senator Steve Peace, who says he's thinking of running for mayor of San Diego, has just introduced a bill to allow what many think is a questionable way for cities to run up more ...

Possessed by the Blue Glow

Daddy loves TV

"You really watch television?" The question hung in the air, unencumbered by any trace of snobbery or pretension, buoyed up by a genuine sense of wonder. That simple, sincere wonder made the question all the ...

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