| Jul 3, 2008
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA has the perfect climate for growing unusual citrus. Some of the more interesting include fruited blood oranges, fragrant-leaved kaffir limes and the surprisingly enormous pummelo.
Pummelo (Citrus maxima): It looks like an elephant...
| Oct 21, 2007
New Zealand was too far, the south of France too cold and Colombia too unsafe for Casey and Susan Koehler. So the former Floridians settled quite happily on this mild and isolated coffee-growing town in western Panama for their retirement home.
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:16 AM
To many, algae is little more than pond scum, a nuisance to swimmers and a frustration to boaters.
But to a growing community of scientists and investors in Southern California, there is oil locked in all that slimy stuff, and several dozen companies are...
| Sep 16, 2009
A month ago, 18 dog owners in Encinitas were cited with hefty fines for not having their dogs on a leash. Now they're not only trying to get their citations reversed, but the hours their pets are allowed to run free extended.
Chuck Anderson was playing...
| Oct 21, 2009
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will launch a year-long anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways, officials said Wednesday.
New enforcement measures to combat drunken driving are coming as a result of a recent...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 3:32 PM
Border Patrol agents arrested 21 suspected illegal immigrants Tuesday when the open boat they were aboard came ashore at Beacon's Beach in Leucadia.
Around 4:45 a.m., U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents spotted the outboard motor-powered panga...
| Nov 27, 2009
| 9:30 AM
Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts has dropped out of the race for the 50th Congressional District, leaving the competition between the remaining candidates a little tighter today.
On his Web site, Roberts said he was withdrawing so he and his partner,...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 9:48 AM
Storm-drenched San Diego County will get a brief chance to dry out before another storm brings more rain towards the end of the week, Fox 5 weathercaster Chrissy Russo said Tuesday.
The powerful autumn storm that dropped much-needed rain on the region...
| Jun 14, 2009
Lux Resident artist Derrick Guild
Where: Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas
When: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m to 5 p.m Saturdays
Contact: (760) 436-6611; www.luxartinstitute.org
| Jun 14, 2009
The thread that runs through Derrick Guild's work is a knotted one. Any possibility of continuity gets purposely, repeatedly, mischievously disrupted.
In one series, the Scottish artist sets single vegetables against dark grounds, painting with all the...
| Jul 13, 2009
Two San Diego County cities were recognized in a national survey for efforts to increase youth recreational opportunities, it was announced Monday.
Along with seven other California cities, Encinitas and La Mesa made the "2009 Playful City USA'' list...