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New San Diego Wiki is Ultimate Resource to San Diego Living

Friday, February 20, 2009 18:48

For over two years now, locals and visitors have trusted as the best online lifestyle guide to San Diego nightlife, dining, shopping, beauty, hospitality, entertainment, party and event photos, and more. From the makers of is  San Diego Wiki – the ultimate resource to San Diego living. San Diego ...

San Diego Architecture

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 22:54

I'm on vacation and I decided to be a tourist in my own city today. I started off in Balboa Park and actually discovered things I had never noticed before. Did you ever notice that the California Tower has a ship spire (?) at the top?...

Meaningful Memorial Day Celebrations in San Diego

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 13:49

Many San Diegans celebrate Memorial Day, aka the unofficial start of summer, with beach barbeques, day drinking, and camping trips. The sand in Pacific Beach and ...

Frankie Laine– Gone, but not forgotten

Wednesday, February 7, 2007 11:26

Local Legend Lost…

Thursday, November 30, 2006 14:59

Restless Spirits….

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:48

The El Cortez Battle

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 13:50

Some homeowners inside downtown's El Cortez created a web site to explain their battle to stop construction on a building 40 feet away. From Save the Historic El Cortez: There is no right to build anything on the El Cortez block because of a covenant that protects it until ...

Roadside America on San Diego

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 12:35

While planning another trip, I stumbled onto Roadside America. It's tagline reads Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions. Of course San Diego has a few entries. Some of the highlights include: World's Largest Lemon (Lemon Grove) Shoe Tree on Frisbee Course ...

Buck Knives Story in INC Magazine

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 17:57

INC Magazine wrote a great piece on Buck Knives, which is now available on their web site.  The Buck Stopped Here tells the story of a successful San Diego company that was driven from California due to the high cost of doing business here.  Buck Knives relocated ...

Living in the Past

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:53

Bigger isn’t always better…

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:38

sushi and stuff

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 10:33

Old Man River…

Thursday, May 18, 2006 13:57

Downtown Implosion

Saturday, April 15, 2006 9:05

Here is a link to a video I shot of the Hotel San Diego implosion this morning. I could say the video was shaky due to the explosions, but the truth is I had 4 shots of espresso prior to the event. ;)

Here Today, Gone Tommorow

Here Today, Gone Tommorow

Friday, April 14, 2006 9:35

The Hotel San Diego will be demolished on Saturday morning. Dynamite will reduce the 92-year-old Hotel San Diego to dust and rubble Saturday, making way for a new federal courthouse.

Petula Clark

Thursday, April 13, 2006 16:14

Stories of the Depression Era

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 11:10

San Diego Serenade: Tom Waits High School Yearbook Sells for $288.24

Sunday, February 19, 2006 20:40

San Diego Serenade: Tom Waits High School Yearbook Sells for $288.24 Tom Waits High School Yearbook Sells for $288.24 Got any of this Idyll High School Class of 1966 yearbooks lying around the house? Well now's the time to dust them off and turn them in to straight cash homie! One ...

Telegraph no more, Western Union arrived in 1870

Thursday, February 2, 2006 17:02

JeSais noted the end of the telegraph a few posts back, which made me interested in when San Diego got a line to be able to send those telegrams. According to the San Diego Historical Society website, it was 1870. The year 1870 opened with business brisk and real ...