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The Del Mar Mesa Duck Pond: a reservoir behind an earthen dam

Is it possible that the Duck Farm once used duckweed from this pond to feed their ducks?

The route described here is one of the official City of San Diego Parks & Recreation trails. In addition, there are many unofficial trails through this same area that have been created by mountain bikers ...

Why we adore Sherlock Holmes

What do we know of the man, besides his detective schtick?

Sherlock Holmes may be the most instantly recognizable character in all of fiction. But how well do we actually know him? A new play, Holmes & Watson, playing at North Coast Rep until November 18, ...

Bodie: Good Times and Bad, Escondido Tamale Festival, Dancing lessons, Fall Back Festival, The Menzingers

Events November 1-November 7, 2018

Thursday | 1 Bodie: Good Times and Bad Will Furman, the fine art photographer behind Bodie: Good Times and Bad, discusses history of Bodie State Historic Park and the “inside-out reflections” photography technique used in ...

San Diego's last ocean front lots

32 empty spaces left – from Oceanside to Imperial Beach

Thirty-six years ago, the Reader surveyed the San Diego County coastline in search of any remaining vacant, buildable land along the coast. In January of 1982, we found a scant 79 parcels of land remaining, ...

Former Union-Tribune cartoonist Steve Kelley goes to Pittsburgh

Paul McCartney venue in Rancho Santa Fe for sale

Kelley’s next stand Former Union-Tribune political cartoonist Steve Kelley, who departed the paper in the aftermath of a 2001 dispute over “butt cracks” he allegedly snuck into print, is back behind the inkwell, this time ...

Life-sustaining gorillas

“If I’m playing with them, I have to connect with the child in me”

Denny comes loping up to the window. He raises his hands against the glass until David Carr lifts his hands so they’re palm to palm, and would be touching were the glass not there. Then ...

Australians being hilariously Australian

The etymology of jive terms “hep,” “hepster,” and “hep cat”

Dear Hipster: I saw a video the other day on the Australian National Geographic website, of all places, about how the Oxford English Dictionary gives the etymology of hipsters as having something to do with ...

Water ahead of the caravan

“More than 11,000 migrants have died out there since they first built the wall in 1996.”

“Here,” says Hugo Castro. “Put it under the branches, in shade, but where they can see it.” A gecko darts out. I lean over. I’m expected to dash off a little note on the bottle ...

40+ jumpers at Sunset Cliffs

Overturned vessel in Leisure Lagoon area, hooked sea turtle, Marina Villa fuel spill

Sept 30 05:35 Boating: VHF 16 call of disabled sloop off tip of south channel jetty. Captain with shoulder injury (previous). Lifeguard rescue vessel responds and tows sloop back to reception dock. 14:50 Enforcement: Lifeguard ...

Duncan Hunter's smoke-filled spending

Firm tied to smoking, vaping, and misused Facebook data gets $50K

Republican congressman Duncan Hunter, fighting for his political life in the wake of a federal indictment for campaign finance violations, has called upon the services of a consulting firm linked to a controversial Wisconsin political ...

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