Rick Larkin

Articles by Rick Larkin

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Spinners gather at Lake Murray

On Wednesdays during seasonal school breaks, a patch of grass near the baseball fields at Lake Murray hosts a gathering of spinners. Up to a dozen women meet at around 9 a.m. and set up ...

Bicyclist Steers Duck Family to Safety

On the morning of April 26, at the corner of Rancho Bernardo and Pomerado Roads, bicyclist Neil Schneider came upon a mother duck and her 11 babies, waddling along in the bike lane next to ...

East County Western

In a role not that far removed from its actual history, Descanso recently stood in for a Western frontier town. Chula Vista–based Southwest Pistolero Productions used the area to film scenes for a movie titled ...

Stage Dads and Dummies

How many people want to be unpaid movie extras, sit in the hot sun all day, and pretend to watch a fake tennis match? For the modestly budgeted Hollywood movie filming around San Diego this ...

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