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You are shedding lights for San Diego

Most of us drive like crazy

Homelessly mental Hey John Kitchin (“Not laziness, not mental illness, not alcoholism, and not mental illness,” Letters, December 12), I have been living in San Diego, CA at least 10 yrs now. I have to ...

Young chessmen

“You only get mismatches like that in this tournament”

It’s a little after 7 pm on January 2nd, and the San Diego Chess Club is holding the club champtionship qualifying round in its mid-century Balboa Park digs along Sixth Avenue just north of Ivy. ...

Sally Mann wanted imagery that looked bruised by history

Her vintage lenses make Antietam look still punished by the violence

The history of photography tracks the cultural history of childhood and the innocence we like to think abides there. When the inventor of photography, Henry Fox Talbot, made images of his family in the 1840s, ...

Pamo Valley: isolated from the sounds of the city

Explore this newly completed link on the Coast to Crest Trail

Pamo Valley is a beautiful, peaceful little valley that seems very isolated in spite of its closeness to nearby Ramona. Though you are within a few miles of town, you can no longer hear the ...

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If you think San Diego is nirvana...

You haven't been to Bahia Asuncion

When the timing is right— when the sun and moon affect light and tide; when the wind and swell affect clarity — the ocean tilts herself to me, and from my perch just 20 feet ...

Lincoln High School was designed to fail

A father of two former Lincoln High School students says San Diego Unified School District filed false criminal charges against him after he started speaking out against the district for their failures to protect children ...

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Scooters on the Coronado bridge

On November 12, Steve Paen saw a photo of two people riding Lime scooters on the Coronado Bridge; he wasn’t impressed; he’s seen this before. “These riders were heading into Coronado,” he said. Last month, ...

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Vigilantes root out rooftop camps on Garnet

Residents and business owners in Pacific Beach have taken it upon themselves to help tackle the problem of rooftop encampments. “We get lots of backlash,” one member who wished to remain anonymous told me. “We ...

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Liberty Station quietly sold for $71 million

Control of Liberty Station, obtained from the city of San Diego by the Republican mega-donor McMillin family during the controversial reign of GOP mayor Susan Golding in 1999, has quietly changed hands for more than ...

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