More room for driving exercises
Undoubtedly there are those who are giddy with the knowledge that carpool lanes will soon be open in South County.
Anyone regularly caught in the armagaddonesque traffic jam on north- or south-bound Interstate 805 will welcome the additional lanes [..]
Taste for a worthy cause
Among the problems with handing out your phone number as though it was chewing gum at a halitosis care center is that it sometimes falls into the hands of wise guys and characters. Next thing you know people call and you find yourself in the middle o [..]
Competition in family DNA
Last year in early summer I reported on Julie Phair, a native and long time resident in the South Bay. The subject, in the beginning was of the interesting person mode but it quickly changed to many other things because, as we found out, Ms Phair is [..]
Neighbors make a community home
Two long time residents of the South Bay, Ada Osborn and Don Hinkle—which we might add are a couple of our favorite people— were singled out in separate ceremonies the other day, one at a local restaurant and the other at a military base. [..]
Five years ago on March 6, 2009, Dr. Steven Brozinsky, a fine fellow, informed me after my colonoscopy that I had a tumor on my colon that he knew was cancer. There’s a gut shot for you on an otherwise nice day.
Brozinsky didn’t waste [..]
Attitudes are behind changing times
Last year, Jason Collins, an active National Basketball Association player came out of the closet proclaiming his homosexuality. A few male professional athletes have come out after their careers were over, but none during, except a boxer, also last [..]
June is ripe time for picking
June means fruit tree overload for many yards and gardens as favorable spring conditions cause trees to produce more than they can handle June drop...
Bright colors ahead
In April gardeners begin to see the fruits of their labors from the past months as their gardens come into full bloom and become ripe...
Author's words of wisdom
This column's subject is a result of my flat out hero worship for the legendary Ray Bradbury, who died last year.
I began reading him at age 12, and was captivated by his skills as a wordsmith. His remarkable authorship of more than 80 books, sto [..]
Surviving a flood and the city
Two old palm trees mark the driveway to an exquisite Victorian orchard house, located east of Albany on Main Street, north of the Otay River.
The house belonged to Isaac Smith in 1891. It changed ownership several times up to the Depression, when [..]
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