Monthly Archives: November 2010

Black gold

Although this is the traditional shopping season, there are perennial joys in getting something for nothing. In that category, everyone should know about the free compost available at the Miramar Landfill’s “Greenery.”  All compost offers something of the same pleasure.  It’s garbage, broken … Continue reading

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The latest crop

I had a chance to stroll by the newest crop (the seventh) of Urban Trees installed by the Port District on the half-mile-long stretch of Harbor Drive (between Hawthorn St. and the cruise terminal). This group of 30 was chosen from … Continue reading

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Play Gambling

Eighteen Indian tribes have reservations in San Diego County –the largest concentration in the United States. At least half of them run gaming operations that contribute a big wad of cash to the local economy. But those casinos are so far-flung it’s easy … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ocean Beach

Sounds good to me: a newly announced series of articles that will spotlight “interesting and little known quirks of OB….a view of Ocean Beach that can’t be found in the usual tourist guide books.”  This was just announced in the OB Rag blog, … Continue reading

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The 489 Secret Steps of La Mesa

I was charmed the first time I heard that a hill in La Mesa contains several sets of “secret” stairways.  That was back in 1988.  I drove out, found them, climbed them, and wrote about the experience as part of … Continue reading

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