Content for Thursday, January 28, 2016

News & Stories

Road-trip Washington State's national parks

Must-sees in Olympic, Mount Rainier and North Cascades.

I paused on the winding Hall of Mosses Trail in Olympic National Park's verdant Hoh Rainforest. Gazing at the oddly shaped trees that seemed concocted out of an imagination meshing Tolkien and Tim Burton, I ...

Classical music and mind tricks

How we fool ourselves into thinking we're supporting when we're not

I’ve often heard people say how important it is to support the arts. If you’re reading this then you’ve probably said something along those lines yourself. Often this sentiment is then followed up by a ...

Oh, Mother's, what have you done?

San Diegan sues cookie manufacturer — Kellogg — over trans fat use

San Diegan Shavonda Hawkins on January 21 filed a putative class action suit in federal court against Michigan-based Kellogg Co., the big cereal-maker. Hawkins, represented by the Weston Firm, says she bought Mother's Cookies, a ...

Now gobble this...

Wage bill for Thanksgiving workers may yield double pay

After more than a year of campaigning, a measure backed by former labor leader and current California assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez that would require large retailers to pay at least double time to employees called in ...

The high cost and value of sewage

I.B. has a problem while Coronado claims Navy's dirty water

The Imperial Beach City Council set aside up to $350,000 last week (January 20) for an emergency repair to a sinkhole discovered under a sewer-system pump station; the city's Public Works Department then went to ...

Zapped in Imperial Beach

Crosswalk electrical shorts all fixed now, says city manager

Imperial Beach resident Sarah Teck said she got shocked in the early evening on Saturday, January 23rd, when she stepped on a metal plate imprinted with the words "TRAFFIC SIGNAL" on Seacoast Drive near Encanto ...

Bland food, fantastic view

Tijuana’s Cafe Aquamarino

Waves crashing, rooftop dogs barking, seagulls squawking, the banter between people (mostly in English), music playing in the background, improvised couches, random pillows and cushions, a long wooden table, a bookshelf with a sign that ...

Marriott to take place of Surf Motel and Armenian Café in Carlsbad

Chain chain chain

Last week, chain-link construction fencing covered with green shade cloth was placed around the Armenian Café and the two-story Surf Motel on Carlsbad Village Drive. Both are scheduled to be demolished. When he signed his ...

There's land in them hills

Legal battle over parcels approved for development in La Jolla

Neighbors resisting the development of two houses on a 25-acre piece of land — formerly owned by the Copleys and next door to David Copley's Fox Hill Estate — lost their appeal of the development ...