Category Archives: Museum offerings

Program this one into your GPS

Maps help me get to where I want to go and see where I’ve been. But they can do much more. The extraordinary new Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla serves as a reminder that they can also conjure … Continue reading

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Valley of the Bears (and Other Amazing History)

Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act on May 20, 1862, and at least one San Diego County community is playing up the local impact of that action. The Act allowed for any adult who filed a $10 fee to get … Continue reading

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My Kind of Instrument (Town)

Of course the center of the musical universe in California is LA — so much so it’s easy to assume San Diego has no status within that industry. But that’s mistaken. I and others have written about Taylor Guitars (and … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Comic Days

Among my few regrets in life is that I never went to any of the early Comic-Cons.  I couldn’t have attended the very first one — held in March of 1970 in the basement of the El Cortez Hotel — because it … Continue reading

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A Grand Canal

Speaking (as I was in my last post) of things in San Diego that function like sci-fi Transporters — zapping one to a distant land without burning fossil fuels — I can highly recommend the current photo exhibition at the … Continue reading

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Ship Ahoy!

I paid a visit to San Salvador Village Sunday morning. This one was not located in Central America but rather at the west end of Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay. The San Salvador was the vessel that carried Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and … Continue reading

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Sparkly Stuff

I’d been looking forward to the San Diego Natural History Museum’s new exhibition, “All That Glitters,” because I know that San Diego is a special place when it comes to jewels. I’ve read authorities who say more gems (and more … Continue reading

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