Content for Thursday, June 12, 2003

News & Stories

Kafka's Last Love

“It’s been a long and difficult journey,” I said, “from Sun Up San Diego to Kafka’s Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant.” “I know,” said former KFMB-TV Sun Up cohost Kathi Diamant, the author ...

Can Ed Miller Sanitize San Diego?

Mollycoddle the malefactors and revile the reformers. It's the San Diego mentality of long standing. And it's painfully evident these days. David Malcolm, the Artful Dodger in the Padres' pocket, got off with barely a ...

They're Killing My Bird Right Now

Donna Heilman, manager of Birdland in North Park, takes no chances when it comes to protecting her store full of birds, from $5 finches to $10,000 macaws, which can live over 70 years. "We have ...

Cooking the Books

It's been highly amusing to watch the flow of charges and countercharges over cooking the intelligence books on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "The administration deliberately bent the data to make 'the Merkin people' ...

Stripped bare

A high-profile witness in the federal probe of strip-club influence over the San Diego City Council has been in plenty of financial hot water lately, according to federal records in Las Vegas. Tom Waddell, who ...

Blue Gum Boom

History of the Eucalyptus in San Diego

The trunk of the Acacia cyclops has a rubbery, spongelike quality. When Watson declared it a potential buffer for cars out of control, the state planted tens of thousands along its most dangerous hairpin turns.

We've got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.

Hey Matt What's the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof on a car? -- Jay, Bay Park Grandma Alice has a message for you. "Tell him the difference is like day and night!" She's ...

Find fulfillment in Young America.

Heymatt: I was just opening a Kit-Kat bar, and there's a contest under the wrapper. I got the usual, "Sorry. Try again." But in the list of rules it says, "For a free game piece, ...

The Door’s Open. Go In!

College-area observant Jews whip up Muddy Buddies.

They came from assimilated, non-practicing families. They met at UCSD, then transferred together to UCLA. They spent a year in Israel. There — or rather, here — they met a young rabbi.. “We started asking questions."

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