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San Diego Aquarium Breeds Rare Weedy Sea Dragon in Captivity

SAN DIEGO — A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating. The babies with leafy appendages are less than an inch long, and have eaten their firs...
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Authorities Find Longest Southwest Border Smuggling Tunnel

SAN DIEGO — U.S. authorities on Wednesday announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border, stretching more than three-quarters of a mile from an industrial site in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Diego area. “This one ...
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California Gorilla Treated for Cataract

SAN DIEGO — A team of eye experts has operated on an unusual patient — a gorilla. “Fortunately, the similarities between the anatomy of human and gorilla eyes are great enough to allow us to safely navigate the procedure without complication. The remainder ...
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California Is a Wondrous Place. I’m Leaving.

To me, California has always been an amazing place with a wondrous geography far more diverse than the other two largest states. This helps explain why historically it has been such a beacon for so many Amer...
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Trader Joe’s Lets Us Be Snobs at Reasonable Prices

For years, I’ve told children, newspaper editors, and other credulous people that I’m the Joe of Trader Joe’s. That’s a lie. But it’s true that the store and I grew up in the very same neighborhood. As a Pasadena child, I would ride my bike two blocks from ...