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More from Balboa Park in San Diego

More from Balboa Park in San Diego

I briefly outlined the history of Balboa Park in yesterday’s post about the Desert Garden. There are nine named gardens in the 1,200 acre park and someday I’ll get to all of them. This year there was just too little time and the needs of my family to consider.

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Careless Camper Starts Fire in Desolation Wilderness

Careless Camper Starts Fire in Desolation Wilderness

Dry forest conditions already exists.A high fire danger already exists in the high country. The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit reported a wildfire that started Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from an illegal camp fire. This campfire was ...

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The Desert Garden in Balboa Park

The Desert Garden in Balboa Park

Spread out over 1,200 acres, San Diego’s Balboa Park is the largest urban park in the country—1½ times the size of New York’s Central Park. It’s also one of the oldest, created in 1868. The Spanish Baroque and Mission Revival Style buildings that are now the hallmark of Balboa Park were...

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Howdy, Old Town San Diego

Howdy, Old Town San Diego

I’ve lived in California almost three decades, and this was my first visit to San Diego. I still can’t believe it took me this long, especially since San Diego is reputed to have the best gardening climate in all of California. The winters are mild and so are the summers, especially along the...

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Year-Round Recreation Park at Heavenly Moves Forward

Year-Round Recreation Park at Heavenly Moves Forward

Ziplines and other features will be built at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

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