Monthly Archives: January 2011

The 90-Minute Zoo

I recently had some clients for a private tour who were arriving in the morning on a cruise ship and departing on an afternoon flight. Because they had never been here before, they wanted to cram as much as possible … Continue reading

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Hardly What It Once Was

It took me four and half years, but I finally made it to the “new’ home of San Diego Hardware (the oldest family owned business in the city, according to the store’s website.) What a disappointment.  Founded in 1892, and moved … Continue reading

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Vegas South

The first and last time I went searching for traces of Tijuana’s glorious gambling past was in 1978, just a few years after I moved to San Diego.  I was writing a TJ tourist guide for the Reader‘s annual guide issue. What I … Continue reading

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