Content for Thursday, March 25, 2004

News & Stories

Taxpayers fund million-dollar home loans for UCSD profs

La Jolla's brains live in fine style

Giovanna Chesler, Assistant Professor, Purchase Price: $305,000 U.C. Mortgage: $276,450. Filmmaker, writer, and cinematographer.. Her most recent film, attempts to address issues of sexuality and beauty through a significant moment in a lesbian relationship.

Uberuaga Was Not the Problem

In late 1992, San Diego mayor Susan Golding proclaimed in her inaugural address that San Diego would be "the most business-friendly city in America," as well as "the first great city of the 21st Century." ...

Motorcycles For Everyone

Chinese motorcycles zip around Tijuana

On Boulevard Agua Caliente — "El Boulevard," as tijuanenses call it — a block west of the downtown bullring, stands the first and only Shineray motorcycle dealership in the Americas. Eight models of the Chinese-made ...

Kerry's crest

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, fresh from his snowboarding getaway in ritzy Ketchum, Idaho, is heading for the warmer clime of La Jolla Farms. This coming Tuesday he's set to have a fundraising luncheon ...

Boomers enter the weird-hair years

Matt: What is it with those bizarre hairs that sometimes seem to grow overnight on weird places of our body? They just appear as if they were fed Miracle-Gro. They're two or three times longer ...

Freeway flowers

Hey, Matt: What's the story on the bright yellow and orange flowers that always bloom along the freeways right about now? Someone told me that they are a result of truckers scattering flower seeds from ...

Descend from the high desert to low desert on Anza-Borrego's California Riding and Hiking Trail.

The old, never-completed California Riding and Hiking Trail, pieced out of dirt roadways and previously existing trails during the post-World War II years, has never quite disappeared from San Diego County. One branch of this ...

Jennifer loves nerds

Cucumbers and Fruity Drinks

When the band played a Beat Farmers song, Steve said, "Country Dick Montana [the Beat Farmer who died onstage] spilled beer on me once." I replied, "Who hasn't had beer spilled on them by Dick?"