Category Archives: On the Waterfront

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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Highs and Lows

I’ve written before about the unique pleasures of San Diego’s winter low tides, but last Friday I discovered another facet to them : biking on the wide, hard-packed sand.  My friend Howard Zatkin has organized an informal low-tide beach ride for … 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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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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The Forests Below

If I had to come up with a short list of the coolest plants in and around San Diego, the giant kelp that grows just offshore would have to be on it. One of the fastest growing organisms on Earth, … 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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Survivor

A little piece of San Diego art history is escaping the wrecking ball, as I write. If you’ve ever driven south from downtown on Harbor Drive toward the Coronado Bridge, chances are good you’ve probably seen it. The Kelco Historical … Continue reading

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Tango al Fresco

San Diego has a lot to offer for anyone interested in tango.  You can take lessons from more than half a dozen experienced instructors. Dancers from farther afield regularly show up for special workshops. You can dance at milongas (organized tango … Continue reading

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Fish and Birds

The Port of San Diego is reporting two comforting bits of news about San Diego Bay. First, the San Diego Oceans Foundation at the end of May released another 30,000 young white sea bass into the netted pens provided by … Continue reading

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Horses and Helicopters

There’s a truism that San Diego has more horses per capita than any other county in the US. I don’t know if that’s true today — if it ever was — but certain parts of the county still have a strong equestrian … Continue reading

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