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News & Stories

Did San Diego City Attorney Casey Gwinn try to get Don Bauder fired from the Union-Tribune?

This hasn't been the best year for Casey Gwinn, San Diego's city attorney. The 41-year-old graduate of UCLA law school, who was elected in 1996 and reelected four years later with no opposition, began 2001 ...

November 29, 2001
Grisly Grinders in Wildcat Canyon

Highway Patrol officer Gwen Goodwin steers her black-and-white Ford squad car north on Ashwood Street past Lakeside's El Capitan High School until she comes to a four-way stop. Straight ahead, the road starts to climb. ...

November 29, 2001
Relating to the public Embattled

Relating to the public Embattled San Diego Unified School District superintendent Alan Bersin has tapped the ranks of local public relations professionals to come up with his new "Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations." ...

November 29, 2001
Can we nuke every computer in the country with one well-placed bomb?

Matt: Is it true that a well placed nuclear bomb detonated over the central United States would erase the hard drive of every computer in the country? I guess no one would really care whether ...

November 29, 2001
Where is Old Zealand?

Old Matt: I know where Old England is, I know where Old York is. I know where to find Old Hampshire, Old Mexico, Old Orleans. But where is Old Zealand? --Clueless, the Net New Zealand ...

November 29, 2001
Why does Mickey Mouse only have three fingers?

Hey: Why do Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Pluto, and Goofy have only three fingers instead of four? I know Donald Duck has a wing, so that can be drawn with as many fingers as ...

November 29, 2001
Why does a mint make a drink of water seem colder?

Matt: Why does water seem colder when you drink it after eating mints? -- Fern, somewhere unspecified So you've been spending a lot of time sitting around the family room, sucking Wint-O-Greens with a Sparkletts ...

November 29, 2001
Where exactly are the boonies?

Hey, Mr. Matt: Where are you from if you're from the boonies? -- My Hometown, the Boonies Nobody was from the boonies before the mid-1960s or so. That's when the word "boondocks" was shortened to ...

November 29, 2001
Ramble with map and compass amid the tortured landscape of Palm Wash in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Thousands of years of cutting and polishing by flash floods and winds have produced the intricate rock formations and slot-like ravines you'll discover at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains in far-eastern San Diego ...

November 29, 2001
Ridout Plastics — beyond Preisendorfer surfboards

Its influence was not as far-reaching as Oprah’s Book Club, but its consequences were likely far more devastating. Though we smirk at its mass appeal and its seeming insincerity, all Oprah’s list does is make ...

November 29, 2001
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