Monthly Archives: August 2010

Biking the Bay

Why would people NOT want to bicycle all the way around San Diego Bay? Here’s my guess.     Because they don’t like biking anywhere. Because they don’t realize how awesome the sights are. Because they think it would be too hard. Because they … Continue reading

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Old School

   Here’s what I learned by having breakfast yesterday at Rudford’s (the 24-hour diner that has served “famous home-style cooking” at 2900 El Cajon Boulevard since 1949) :   That I had never been there before!  This shocked me. Rudford’s seems such a … Continue reading

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Algae City

I love the idea of growing algae that could be converted into biofuel, and I love even more the vision of San Diego becoming the next energy capital of the Western world. Yeah, I know it’s a long shot. But a … Continue reading

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Idols Come to San Diego

  I don’t normally cover the San Diego music scene; I’m ill-equipped to do so. But last night was an exception. Along with assorted family members and friends, I headed for the Viejas Arena on the campus of San Diego State university. The attraction … Continue reading

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San Diego Union-Tribune Sabotages LA Times Home Delivery

Usually I write about San Diego County amusements in this blog, and it just occurred to me that I’ve long put my home subscription to the Los Angeles Times in that category. The pleasure of opening my front door before dawn … Continue reading

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Taylor-Made Tour

San Diego may be having the coolest, grayest summer in memory, but that hasn’t slowed my influx of houseguests. I’ve only gotten one pair of these visitors to take the Taylor Guitar factory tour, but as far as I’m concerned, that’s a … Continue reading

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Cosmopolitan Cocktails

We stopped in at the Cosmopolitan Hotel this past weekend and noted that the saloon is now open for business, with an intriguing assortment of allegedly historic cocktails.  You can get a Ricky (made with pressed lime juice, sugar water, … Continue reading

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