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Manny Ramos

Articles by Manny Ramos

Devil's Peak – a mysterious Baja mountain

The Devil's Peak Other climbers, some of them my mentors, told me about a mysterious mountain in Baja California that had acquired a reputation much larger than its actual size. The mountain was barely over ...

July 4, 2022
San Diego's bees and ostriches

The cumulative hiss of thousands of wings Mikolich moves bees to the Imperial Valley, for melon pollination, onion seed pollination, and alfalfa seed pollination. Hives there are usually set under “shades,” shelters that protect them ...

April 2, 2022
USD students look back at high school, the campus's Catholicism

Class Struggle “We had a lot of cliques at my school. There were the drama kids, and we had a group we actually called the Clique. It was just the people that seemed to party ...

February 7, 2022
San Diego's highway landscaping, how to beat avocado thieves

Ground Cover One of the Brazilian peppers, a 20-foot umbrella of lacy foliage, blocks an exit sign for Genesee Avenue. “Look at that sign. Kind of hard to see what it says, isn’t it? You’ve ...

July 18, 2021
To Arizona on bike, the San Diego River on foot, to OB hitching on semis, the Sea of Cortez with Dad

Say Ahoy, Somebody Their inability to tack against the wind cost the novices three agonizing hours from the time they reached Mission Bay until they landed. Somewhere in the bay there was a slip Rusty ...

February 13, 2021
Kelco – San Diego's seaweed farmers

“Kelp is a very limited resource. A farmer can go purchase and plow up another forty acres. We can maybe increase a forty-acre kelp bed to forty-two, but there are simply only certain places it can grow.”

November 9, 1978
They prepare for the bar exam with mordant humor

The mood is generally optimistic, but there are also some pessimists who are already saying, “See you at the bar review course,” “I didn’t want to be a lawyer anyway,” and “Now I know how Jerry Brown felt.”

August 17, 1978
Hitching to OB by CB

“What did you say about a front door?” Once again, in a thick, southern Tennessee drawl, the middle-aged, balding salesman in coat and tie repeated, “He’s got ’er front door. Ya dunno CB talk?”

June 9, 1977
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