Monthly Archives: February 2010

Global Consciousness-Raising

No theater in the US has had a longer commitment to presenting Shakespeare than San Diego’s Old Globe.  That’s one of the factoids I learned on a recent behind-the-scenes tour of the landmark theatrical complex. I had wanted to see … Continue reading

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4 Tons of Magic

Sadly, the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace will only be with us for 2 more days.  But it’s pretty amazing he made it here as fast as he did. The 18-ton gem-quality boulder from which he sprang was only discovered (in … Continue reading

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Soaring Spot

Nice to see the good news in yesterday’s Union-Tribune: that some attention is finally being paid to sprucing up the Torrey Pines Gliderport. I think the site should rank among our more interesting tourist attractions, but the existing facilities are pretty … Continue reading

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Asian San Diego

Among San Diego’s many museums, the one devoted to San Diego Chinese history is easy to overlook. That’s a shame, I discovered, when I finally got around to a visit there. Opened in 1996, the museum sits at the heart of … Continue reading

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Beach boy

I never intended for Travels in San Diego to be a forum for San Diego dog news, let along bulldog news, but I can’t resist saluting the Beach & Bay Press’s article today about Floyd the skateboarding bulldog.  Is this … Continue reading

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Looks like the city’s horses are going to fetch much higher prices than expected. More than a month after word leaked out that the longstanding equestrian unit was being axed to save money, the horses finally have been put up … Continue reading

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I was startled the other day by the new look at the Sculpture Court Cafe adjoining the San Diego Museum of Art and its sculpture garden. It’s been my favorite place to eat in Balboa Park since it was the Waters Cafe, … Continue reading

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