La Jolla Caves. A set of stairs leads down into the “Sunny Jim” sea grotto east of La Jolla Cove.
You don’t have to go to Northern California in order to see redwoods. A substantial stand of trees estimated to be about seventy years old and ranging up to eighty feet tall can be found in Balboa Park north and slightly east of the bowling green off the Prado. No one knows who planted these, but a city parks crew established another grove on the south side of Morley Field Drive between Florida Street and Park Boulevard.
By Jeanette De Wyze, May 26, 1988 | Read full article
Crooks: “They commanded me to photograph them — ‘Hey, man, photograph us!’"
Many of Crooks’s images are of the South Bay — Imperial Beach, Coronado — and east to the “severe and arid” Otay Mesa. “I don’t want paintings that are too pretty. I like them to start out a little on the ugly side because if you start with beauty and then you add the passion and beauty of art, you get gunk. It’s just sickening, it’s so sweet. It’s good to start with something homely and simple and a little battered.”
By Thomas Larson, Aug. 26, 1999 | Read full article
Geology of La Jolla. The Ardath Shale found on both sides of Interstate 5 near La Jolla is another clay-rich formation that may not tolerate severe shaking well.
California Division of Mines and Geology
Abbott was forthright when I asked if he buys earthquake insurance for his home. “No, I do not! And not only do I not, but I think the vast majority of people would be far better served by spending a bit of money retrofitting things in their homes. I don’t mean hiring expensive consultants. I’m talking about the things you buy at Home Depot—little angle-iron braces, bags of cement, things like that.”
By Jeannette De Wyze, March 2, 2000 | Read full article
"They just opened an east-west loop road that connects Black Mountain Road to 56, and people snake across it."
“People say, ‘You got a real transportation problem on the 15.’ Well, it’s less a transportation problem than it is a land-use problem. A lot of the people, because they can’t afford to live here, move up to Riverside County, so 30 percent of that traffic we take on the 15 below Lake Hodges originates in Riverside County. How can we better use our land down here so people don’t take such long trips?
By Justin Wolff, April 5, 2001 | Read full article
The four-lane system "would have a movable barrier in the middle, like on the Coronado Bridge. The first section will be between 56 and Via Rancho Parkway."
All the Temecula people hit Escondido, and traffic comes to a screeching halt until you get to Rancho Bernardo. "Felicita is when it starts to move, and when you get to the North County Fair, it opens up. Then comes a bottleneck because of Lake Hodges. Everybody has to get on the highway at Lake Hodges, including bicycles, because there's no other way around it. It bottlenecks again when you get down to Carmel Mountain."
By Joe Deegan, Dec. 12, 2002 | Read full article
Dead Man's Rock, El Cajon
Photo by Robert Burroughs
“There really wasn’t any fishing in Rice Canyon, though, so if we wanted to go fishing we went over to Bonita Valley. There used to be some pretty big ponds there — like the one we called Miller’s Pond, which must have been a good eight or ten acres. Once a friend of mine who lived across the street from us brought a bunch of live crappie fish back from Otay Lake, and I put them in our bathtub.”
By Roger Anderson, Dec. 8, 1988 | Read full article