Leorah Gavidor

Articles by Leorah Gavidor

Watch and hear dolphins talk to each other

Speculative Dolphin Theater at UCSD

“The thrill of the chase.” That might be what a dolphin is expressing as she swims swiftly in the slipstream of her male companion, as imagined by Lisa Korpos, artist behind Speculative Dolphin Theater at ...

La Jolla earthquake on wheels

Big Shaker simulator lets people try out a magnitude 7.2

On September 27th, Marty Nelson, safety and environmental compliance officer at Southwest Fisheries in La Jolla, gathered his staff, along with faculty from adjacent Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to try out a magnitude 7.2 in ...

City grabs Park and Rec funds

“They basically just told us this is how it is now."

After more than 30 years of operating within the communities they serve, city recreation-center councils will no longer have the ability to decide how to spend the funds they collect. City attorney Mara Elliott’s office ...

Golden Hill Park & Rec facelift

Landscaping, mural, pergola, and first new signs anyone can recall

“It’s part of a transition to make the park more comfortable for families, and having shade will help,” says Park & Rec area manager Kathy Castello of the new pergola behind Golden Hill Recreation Center. ...

One less market for Golden Hill

“I started working there when I was 11.”

One of the two full-service grocery stores in Golden Hill, Miller’s Market, will soon close for redevelopment. Slated to be demolished, the store has been in business for over 50 years. The lot on the ...

A year in an immigrant’s shirt

Garment art.

While crossing the border at San Ysidro, Valentina Forte-Hernandez, an unassuming and petite artist, aroused the suspicion of border agents due to the tangle of wires and circuits in her trunk. She had to submit ...

Ben Lecomte prepping Discoverer at Pt. Loma for Tokyo-San Francisco voyage

The longest swim

Eight hours per day, 180 days, 5500 miles: that’s the length of the longest swim, to be attempted by Ben Lecomte across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to San Francisco. Alongside him will be his ...

USS Bennington oak grove now on Balboa Park map

And many other improvements

More than 110 years after they were planted in Golden Hill, the trees in Bennington Memorial Oak Grove are getting a dose of proper decorum. In July 1905, when the boiler on the USS Bennington ...

What’s in surfers’ guts?

Researching the specific funk of surfers

This October, UC San Diego School of Medicine doctoral student and native Hawaiian surfer Cliff Kapono sets out on a nine-month global journey to swab surfers in search of unique microorganisms. “If surfers have a ...

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