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South Pacific's mythic Marquesas

Journeying aboard the cargo-cruiser Aranui to far-flung isles.

The South Pacific’s remote, pristine Marquesas Islands make Hawaii look like Harlem. I can honestly say these South Seas sojourns to French Polynesia’s untrammeled atolls and isles have been the greatest excursions of my life. ...

Mid-summer treasures: orioles and true jasmine

Jasmine wafts on the night breezes of old San Diego neighborhoods

Orioles, the bright-yellow or yellow-orange-and-black birds seen flitting among the palm trees, are summer residents of San Diego County’s coastal areas. A century ago the orioles preferred to nest in sycamore trees, which were then ...

San Diego's public servants

County coroner, cops on guns and behind-scenes talk, Imperial Avenue firemen, game wardens, weathermen, metermen, mailmen

Dead Reckoning The coroner’s longest day on the job was, of course. September 25. 1978, the day of PSA Flight 182. When the airliner crashed at 9:04 that morning. Stark was in his office, finishing ...

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