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My cell phone makes a faint sound, and I fumble for it. Perplexed, I summon up a text message, momentarily tuning out the buzz of Spanish conversation around me. “Welcome to Mexico,” Verizon tells me. ...

Bloodmobile Gets Stuck in Ocean Beach

On the afternoon of Friday, April 29, the San Diego Blood Bank's Bloodmobile got stuck in the deep dip where Montalvo Street meets West Point Loma Boulevard in Ocean Beach. The Bloodmobile had just completed ...

Top View of Imperial Valley Geothermal Plant

I flew over the Hudson Ranch geothermal project (just southeast of the shore of the Salton Sea) on April 23. Richard Bailey, grandson of the founder of Julian, took this photo at 800 feet above ...

Sailing Newport to Ensenada

Every thirty seconds, a twenty-second countdown excites the crew, patiently waiting for our class’s race to start. We hear on the radio, “10-9-8…” At 1, “Time!” We synchronize our watches and the race has started. ...

Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana

The thing about bayous is that they are humid, wet places. Very wet places. The trees that grow there know it. The things that live there know it. I knew it, too. Know it still. ...

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