Monthly Archives: April 2010

Here’s One Way to Make the Time Waiting for Your Next Flight Pass Quickly

Check out the new art pieces in Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport. They went up at the end of February and are intended to be permanent installations. Created by Chicano artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre, … Continue reading

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Beauty Contest Winner

Ask me what’s the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all year (so far), and I have a ready answer: the 11 enormous glass sculptures currently occupying the grounds of the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, in honor of the research institute’s … Continue reading

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The Uprising of a Park

Chicano Park stands out in more ways than one.  Its location (under the Coronado Bridge) and its murals are the most obvious distinctions. But the way the park got started may be the most dramatic thing about it. Whereas most city … Continue reading

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Tiptoe through the Ranunculus

  When the Carlsbad flower fields are at the height of their bloom, as they are now, walking through them always reminds me of that scene in the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy and her companions come upon the poppies. But … Continue reading

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Here’s a list to love: local breweries that took medals at the World Beer Cup contest held last weekend in Chicago.  Alesmith Brewing Co. Alpine Beer Co. Ballast Point Brewing Co. Breakwater Brewing Co. Green Flash Brewing Co. Karl Strauss … Continue reading

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Local Hoppiness

Here’s a toast to local farmers like Ken Childs and Eric March and their Star B Ranch, reported on today by the Voice of San Diego. According to the website, the Ramona operation was getting out of large-scale raising of … Continue reading

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Peace, love, and poochies

Cat lovers may yawn, but one of San Diego’s more irresistible doggy events takes place this Saturday, April 13, at the corner of Park Boulevard and President’s Way in Balboa Park. Woofstock 2010 starts with a fun walk from 9 to 10 … Continue reading

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Disappearing Act

As if Sunday’s quake weren’t enough to remind us of the instability of our world, the San Diego Union’s article yesterday about the ongoing shrinkage of Bird Rock in southern La Jolla provided another jolt. I drove to the end of Bird … Continue reading

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