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Americans rush to Tijuana's 1000+ farmacias

Time was when a tourist driving through Tijuana might have thought this a metropolis of auto-upholstery shops. To a visitor on foot, the ubiquity of curio stores suggested the city was about purses and blankets. ...

August 24, 2000
Just Say Nay

Two of Mandella’s horses tested positive for scopolamine, Mandella successfully appealed to an administrative judge and claimed the drug was in the animals' systems because they had eaten jimson weed with their feed.

August 24, 2000
Chinaberry Farm: Finding Home

Hemet remains stuck in the ’50s where I grew up, Pleasantville ferried to the new millennium. Driving home from teaching at San Diego State, I am charmed into a nostalgic trance by the Everly Brothers.

August 24, 2000
What is that UFO-looking thing behind the Design Center building at Fifth and Brookes in Hillcrest?

Matmail: What is that UFO-looking thing behind the Design Center building at Fifth and Brookes in Hillcrest? -- Rachel, UCSD The green spaceship in the canyon was one man's dream of the mobile home of ...

Is there really a governing body in charge of highlighter safety?

Heymatt: I can't help noticing, as I sit here in my cubicle, endlessly shuffling papers and marking up documents with my yellow, pink, and blue highlighters, that the new marks are much brighter than the ...

August 24, 2000
What would you see if you were inside a giant mirrored sphere?

Mattster: What would you see if you were inside a giant mirrored sphere? -- Dizzy, the net It depends on where you're standing, but if your eyes are dead center in the sphere, you'd see ...

August 24, 2000
High above the L.A. fog and smog, ascend Mount Islip in the San Gabriel Mountains for a view of the Mojave Desert.

Eight thousand feet above the monotonous, flat grid of San Gabriel Valley streets, Mount Islip pokes its head above the sticky, warm marine layer and basks in cooler, drier, pine-scented air. The view from the ...

August 24, 2000
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