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San Diegan Sunniva Sorby treks to South Pole

On January 14, 1993, San Diego resident Sunniva Sorby and three women companions arrived at the South Pole after a 67-day journey. Starting at a point on the Hercules Inlet, they had trudged 700 miles, ...

July 27, 2000
Rancho Ghost Town

“Our newest song is ‘Rancho Ghost Town,’ named after Rancho San Diego, which is right near where I live. It’s about widespread implanting of strip malls throughout our eastern rural areas, making them like any ...

July 27, 2000
House of Blues Seeks Home

“House of Blues is not coming to the building bounded by Fifth and Sixth and Broadway,” says a well-connected source. “I understand they have walked away from the Woolworth’s building.” It was announced in the ...

The Belly Up Doesn't Like Punk Rockers

“The Belly Up gave me back my tape. They said we don’t like punk rockers. They didn’t even listen to it. They just gave it back to me.” Singer Brad Kavonius has mixed reactions as ...

July 27, 2000
So Many Drifters

“There are so many Drifters,” said one local promoter. “There’s the Original Drifters, the World Famous Drifters, and just the Drifters. Meanwhile, none of them have any original members.” On Saturday the Drifters, the Platters, ...

July 27, 2000
The Magnificent Meatsticks

CD review: The Magnificent Meatsticks, MP3.com You can download all of this from www.mp3.com/magmeat, including a little ditty called “Richard Meltzer Is My Fucking Hero” — I kid you not. But it couldn’t be me ...

July 27, 2000
Faster Than a Speeding Bike Thief

For the last five years, Kryptonite, a manufacturer of top-of-the-line bicycle locks, has released a ten-worst bike-theft cities list. This year, San Diego made the list for the first time, despite local authorities' claim that ...

July 27, 2000
Service with a Smile

The car wash at the Yellow Cab Company lot in East Village is like most others. Black Lincoln town cars run through, and the crew wipes them off. Only this crew is different. Expressions of ...

July 27, 2000
On the block

For years, rumors have swirled around the question of whether Copley Press, Inc., intends to sell off its newspaper empire, including San Diego's own Union-Tribune, to Chicago-based Tribune Company or another big media conglomerate. Elderly ...

July 27, 2000
Dr. Remondino

When he returned to Minnesota, the malaria returned. So he made a systematic study of America's climates, found the most temperate, and, in January 1874, booked passage on a steamer for San Diego.

Jews, Christians, and the pig

The last time I was in Jerusalem I went to Mahane Yehuda, the city’s central market, where I haggled with a spice merchant over the price of dried mint. The merchant refused to lower his ...

July 27, 2000
Cracking the Coconut

"Back in the late 1960s, there was only one Thai market I was aware of, Bangkok Market on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. It opened in 1968 and it carried mostly canned goods, no vegetables, no spices."

Why are prime-time network TV shows shown at different times, depending on the time zone?

Hey, Matt: Why are prime-time network TV shows shown at one time in the Eastern and Pacific time zones and another time in the Central and Mountain time zones? -- Phil Collins, Oceanside Heymatt: Why ...

July 27, 2000
Pass on by Mount Disappointment and climb farther to San Gabriel Peak, offering the better view of the LA Basin.

San Gabriel Peak (elevation 6161 feet), is but one of the many named summits crowning the soaring, so-called "front range" of the San Gabriel Mountains north of Pasadena and the Los Angeles Basin. Years ago ...

July 27, 2000
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