Category Archives: Beach Culture

No More Sneaking In

For years, the only entrance to the section of the Scripps Coastal Reserve that overlooks Black’s Beach was to duck under or climb over a temporary looking wooden gate. The area was open to the public (at least during daylight … Continue reading

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Pier One

The cafe that’s out on the Ocean Beach Pier is one of those places I love intensely every time I’m there, but most of the time I forget about. When I do decide to go, I worry that it will have closed, but … Continue reading

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Mr. Burkle’s Garden

Far be it from me to say what’s the most eye-popping mansion in San Diego County, but  Ron Burkle’s clifftop La Jolla Farms villa certainly would be on any short list of candidates. It also stands out for its relative … Continue reading

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Winter Lows

I’ve added something to my Must-See list for visitors to San Diego in the winter: one of our super-low tides. Although the local shoreline has low tides (usually two) every day, the lows only get remarkably low when the moon lines … Continue reading

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More Furry Interlopers?

Here’s a disturbing question: has a permanent breeding colony of California sea lions moved into La Jolla Cove? That’s what my buddy writer/photographer/diver Neal Matthews fears. When the number of seals at the nearby Children’s Pool began to burgeon in the early 1990s, … Continue reading

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The local sharkscape

  There’s talk that never before have so many leopard sharks congregated off the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. That would be strange if true.  (And it probably isn’t, according to local marine biologists.) This species (Triakis semifasciata) is known … Continue reading

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Mr. Lerach’s Garden

If Bill Lerach’s estate had not been included in this past Saturday’s Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla, I’m not sure I would have gone.  The tour is one of the most expensive of the almost two dozen spring … 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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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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Surfing Sanctuary

The new home of the California Surf Museum opened February 16, and it took me way too long to check it out. Having finally rectified that, I can report that it’s worth the trip. I plan to stop in again any time … Continue reading

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