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Party Time?

On Friday, August 21, possession of small amounts of recreational drugs was decriminalized in Mexico. People found holding under a legally specified amount of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, crack, methamphetamines, and LSD will not be subject ...

August 22, 2009
Snuffed in a Jiff

An incredible example of the sheriffs’ firefighting capability took place Friday afternoon, August 21, when a lightning strike ignited a wildfire on the hill just north of Magnolia Avenue. Within minutes after the fire was ...

August 22, 2009
Mad Mom

As baseball fans headed toward Petco Park for the August 20th game, at about 6:30 p.m., a car abruptly stopped on the corner of Tenth Avenue and J Street to unload some passengers at the ...

Yardless Yard Sale

On one recent morning in “Baja Kensington” (the south part of Kensington), I came across the most unique “yard sale.” I say “yard sale” in quotations because there was no yard to speak of...not even ...

August 22, 2009
La Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta, Colombia

So you’ve tasted the magic of Machu Picchu. Now you look for another adventure — and you hear those fateful words, “La Ciudad Perdida” (The Lost City). Hidden (literally) in the crevices of northern Colombia’s ...

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

Even if you can’t surf, you can catch a wave at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, 701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, 467 miles north of San Diego. The museum overlooks famed surfing hotspot Steamer ...

17-Mile Drive: Carmel–Pacific Grove

This stretch of coastal highway – the 17-Mile Drive, as it’s called – is a beautiful, winding scenic route that traverses Pacific Grove and Carmel. Driving non-stop will take at least 25 minutes, but if ...

Koh Phangan, Thailand

Remember Leonardo DiCaprio in that late-'90s flick The Beach? You’re in luck, because The Beach is not only more realistic than you thought, but more accessible and more affordable than you’d imagine. Here’s where to ...

Gondola Servizio, Oakland

I’ve dreamed of cruising on a romantic Venetian gondola and being serenaded with Italian love songs. I didn’t have to travel any further than Lake Merritt in Oakland. The proprietors of Gondola Servizio, 568 Bellevue ...

Enter Scène Enterre

San Diego band Scène Enterre appeared out of nowhere, but in the past month, the duo of “jonny” and “n.r.” has made its presence known. Their first single, “Teenager,” a blown-out take on Beach Boys ...

August 22, 2009
San Diego Un-Unified

On Thursday, August 20, San Diego Unified’s school board president Shelia Jackson stood in front of a dozen reporters and read a statement concerning superintendent Terry Grier's likely departure to run a Texas school district. ...

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