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Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones front man, tweeted about his hike in the Black Mountain Open Space Park, at left. At right is my photo of the same general area in 2007.

Where Mick hiked: Black Mountain Open Space Park

Mick Jagger posted on his Twitter account that he had a “great day of hiking near San Diego” and it happens that I did a drive through that area in 2007.

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Here's a view of San Diego County from 1940.

It’s a 1940 view of San Diego

Here’s something I picked up on ebay the other day… a swell 1940 map of San Diego County with the main highways in and out of the county, back roads.

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20 years since death of Lawrence Welk; stop by his village

It’s been 20 years since the passing of legendary bandleader Lawrence Welk. Stop by one of his legacies, the Welk Village Resort north of Escondido.

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Snow at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Socal snow in May? Head to top of Palm Springs Tramway

The unusual winter-in-May storm that hit Southern California has only dusted San Diego County’s mountain tops with snow. To really have some fun, head to the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, just west of town and 8,516 feet in elevation.

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Your weekend trip… head out to Font’s Point in Anza Borrego

Before it gets too hot in the desert, head out to Font’s Point in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

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Mid-City Ramble: Euclid and Adams Avenues Drive Through City’s Spine

Drive through the heart of San Diego on some of its most famous avenues, from Imperial to Euclid to Adams.

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Weekend Driver’s in UTSanDiego Today … and online

The latest Weekend Driver column is in print today and online. Weekend Driver: Train stop to history is in your favorite formats. It’s a trip to the Dos Cabeza train station out in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Pick up a copy at a newsstand or enjoy online. The online version includes the directions and […]

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Companies Back at SD Car Show

It looks like this weekend’s San Diego International Auto Show is going to once again fill up the Convention Center. Several manufacturers had cut back on so-called “second tier” shows like San Diego in recent years, due to the lousy economy. Here’s the news release from the auto show… Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi will be on the […]

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Frank Sinatra’s 1967 Austin London Taxi at the SD Auto Museum

There it is, holding a special place near the middle of the San Diego Auto Museum, Frank Sinatra’s 1967 Austin London taxi.  The museum even has a copy of the car’s registration with Ol’ Blue Eyes’ name on it. The story goes that Frank used to dress up as a London cabdriver and pick up […]

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