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Content for Thursday, December 18, 2003

News & Stories

San Diego's Mexicans make nacimientos for Christmas

Ruth Zuñiga, 102, has been erecting a nacimiento in some form at every Christmas since she was a small child. With old age making it difficult for her to move, she has kept her nacimiento ...

December 18, 2003
Drunks and Geeks

“Once you’ve joined a club like this, you don’t want to play kitchen Scrabble with your family. I’m one of the weaker players here. At home, my daughter says she doesn’t like playing with me.”

December 18, 2003
Banned from Banking

San Diego entrepreneur Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente II has enjoyed amazing litigation success in local courts against local governments, but he is not doing so well with federal courts against the Federal Deposit Insurance ...

December 18, 2003
Grassy Heaven

Broad, open grasslands in the topography of San Diego County are the exception to the norm, which is chaparral-covered mesas and barrancas. And most of the natural grasslands, Mission Valley for example, have been developed. ...

December 18, 2003
Mind control

That strange deal locking the Union-Tribune and San Diego State University together in creating a "forum for civic engagement and journalism" is raising eyebrows among longtime observers of the city's political scene. As described by ...

December 18, 2003
Terra, Bread and Cie, Adams Avenue Grill, Wolfgang Puck, Hornblower Yachts

Also, The French Laundry Cookbook. What you learn about Tom Keller is that he does the best; it may not be something you’ll do, like make a consomme, but it does allow you to take from him the foundation.

December 18, 2003
Satan's sneakers

Mr. M. Alice: One of my co-workers insists the Nike "swoosh" is an ancient, maybe Mesopotamian sign of Satan. He also says the goddess Nike is the daughter of the titan warrior-god Pallas and the ...

December 18, 2003
A set of waves

Dear Matt: What is it that makes waves travel in sets? -- Forever in your debt, Hillcrest Imagine Grandma Alice trying to get the elves ready for a walk. Grandma's barking orders, terrified elves in ...

December 18, 2003
Scan the Pacific Ocean from Seaview Park in Orange County's Laguna Niguel.

Southern Orange County is richly endowed with regional and open-space parks, which helps to atone for the immense area of valley and hillside now brutally overrun with suburban development. These open spaces allow residents and ...

December 18, 2003
Strep strikes hard

Tis the season…for strep and high fevers and mopping vomit off the bathroom floor. I’m feeling a little melancholy this year. Like the song at the beginning of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Sad and slow. ...

December 18, 2003
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