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Rolando – narrow streets, gentle curves

Secret steps, elementary school cut, 54th Street shortcut, mini-dorms, catwalks, speeders

Discover the "secret" steps and stairways of La Mesa and Rolando Some local stairways climb the palisades on the bay side of Point Loma, and others spill down the canyon slopes of Hillcrest. Noteworthy steps ...

Popeyes vs. Chik-fil-A – San Diego version

The ‘sold out chicken sandwich’ as gimmick

On August 25 at 11 a.m., Cher M. went to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Mira Mesa Blvd. — only to find out that it was closed. “A sign said they were basically sold out of ...

Moshe Krafchow's plan to prevent San Diego wildfires

Get rid of the underbrush

When Moshe Krafchow talks about his novel approach to reducing the risk of fueling wildfires, he looks like a true believer. “The best thing we can do is work with the plants to get them ...

Best driving shortcuts for 2019

Kearny Villa to Ruffin as alternative to I-15

On Oct. 9, 1975, the Reader published a story on driving shortcuts. It was written by then cabbie Ray Lilly and contained 14 San Diego shortcuts when gas went for about $.57 per gallon. In ...

Give this pollo a good home

It must be what backyard barbecues in Acapulco taste like

In the parking lot in front of the Rainbow Farms Supermarket (4727 Federal Blvd., Chollas Creek) sit a grill and smoker, a back of mesquite charcoal, and flag sign reading: “Pollos Estilo Acapulco.” Chicken, Acapulco ...

College Area Photos

street capture on Baja Dr.,in College ...

Hummingbird in my mother's garden. College ...

San Diego Sunrise, as seen from ...

Abby Wilbur keeping cool in summer ...

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