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Content for Thursday, June 8, 2000

News & Stories

32nd and Lincoln in North Park – San Diego's second busiest fire house

“When you go to a fire, the captain runs the show, the firefighters do all the hard work, and the engineer backs them up. On a medical-aid run, Larry’s still in charge, but there’s a subtle difference.”

June 8, 2000
Animal Magnate

The former director of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe has quit his job as head of the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk amid reports he executed a secret settlement agreement with the ...

June 8, 2000
Horse rustler escapes justice

Wartenberg testified that he saw Andronica Sepulveda riding toward San Diego from San Juan Capistrano earlier that week. Sepulveda asked the stage driver “if Estudillo was in San Diego. The driver told him ’No.’"

Trust Me, Cowboy, This Ain't It

Optimists and pessimists differ about the glass being half-full or half-empty. But a graven pessimist would ask, “What glass?” The same applies to the Old Globe’s world-premiere musical, The Full Monty, based on the popular ...

June 8, 2000
David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day

"In Texas, people will laugh at anything. So you can still learn things from reading out loud there, but you can’t think, ‘Oh well, this works great. They laughed in Texas.’ Maybe they’re just trying to be polite."

June 8, 2000
Poetic Injustices

You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince... Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly... If a relationship is to evolve, it must go ...

June 8, 2000
Forty-Four Dollars and Some Schools

Silvia Labastida is nervous. Two thousand of Tijuana's poorest children surround her, cheering the mayor of Tijuana. For three months she has helped organize this day. She holds on to a young girl in a ...

June 8, 2000
Are there any statistics indicating a relationship between crime and the weather?

Dear Matthew Alice: Lately I've gotten calls from around the country from people wanting to know if San Diego's good weather has something to do with our falling crime rate. I have to tell them ...

June 8, 2000
Bersin's Principals

One of last year's big controversies at the San Diego Unified School District was the demotion of 13 principals and two vice principals, who promptly turned around and sued the district, claiming their civil rights ...

June 8, 2000
Why is there a sign at the Grand/Garnet split in PB that says "La Jolla," with an arrow pointing south?

Dear Matthew Alice: There's a sign east of the intersection of Grand and Garnet in Pacific Beach that shows with an arrow that La Jolla is to the left (onto Grand) with another arrow to ...

Has anyone ever attempted to make honey artificially, rather than messing around with dangerous, ill-tempered bees?

Matt: It is my understanding that bees make honey by evaporating the liquid component of nectar that they have collected. This sounds so simple. I have been wondering if anyone has ever attempted to duplicate ...

June 8, 2000
Scout out the diminutive Los Jilgueros Preserve in Fallbrook.

Flanked by avocado orchards and brand-new suburban housing, the 43-acre Los Jilgueros Preserve (jilgueros means finches) stands as a quiet oasis of tranquillity in booming Fallbrook. Endowed with two good-sized ponds and patches of freshwater ...

June 8, 2000
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