Monthly Archives: January 2009

Another Way to Get Out of Town

Lindbergh Field may be bursting at the seams, but at least one airport in San Diego County looks like it’s ready and eager to accommodate more business — North County’s McClellan-Palomar Airport.  Located about 30 miles north of downtown San … Continue reading

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Conquering Heroes

Visitors to Balboa Park often comment on the striking statue of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa that stands roughly midway between the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and the San Diego Museum of Art. The only problem is — it’s not Balboa. It might make … Continue reading

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Signs of Peace

You might assume that the large stained glass peace symbol  just erected atop the OB International Hostel on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach simply reflects the spirit of the place. Hostelling, after all, attracts a sandal-clad, backpack-toting, internationally spirited crowd, … Continue reading

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Happy trails

Throughout my 35 years in San Diego, I’ve visited Balboa Park  hundreds of times. I’ve written articles about it and led tour groups through it. But the recently inaugurated Balboa Park Trails system is opening doors and pointing the way to new … Continue reading

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