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In Our Own Backyard

San Dieguito River Park
7 years ago

San Dieguito River Park

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Some parks in San Diego have familiar names like Balboa and Mission Bay, but one that is bigger and more accessible is the San Dieguito River Park.

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Old Poway Park – An Adventure is Waiting for You
7 years ago

Old Poway Park – An Adventure is Waiting for You

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With its picturesque setting, it is no wonder that people flock to Old Poway Park for a picnic or to ride on the train that loops around the park. However, …
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How the Middle Class Lived?
7 years ago

How the Middle Class Lived?

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Can you imagine living in an 1880-era farmstead in Southern California?

The Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead provides visitors the opportunity to peek into the world of Inland North County’s earliest …
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Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
7 years ago

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

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The first thing many visitors notice is just how quiet it is.

Located just off busy, traffic-laden Espola Road in Poway, the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve – a 700-acre oak-lined …
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Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center Rich in Local History
7 years ago

Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center Rich in Local History

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At least 1,000 years ago, a people called the Kumeyaay lived throughout what is now San Diego County and Baja California. During that time, the Pauwai Valley was occupied by …
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PQ’s Parks the place for Play
7 years ago

PQ’s Parks the place for Play

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On any given day, you can see kids practicing their monkey bar skills, building skyscrapers with sand, and learning to pump their legs on the swings.  Teenagers will be caught …
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Westview’s Reich to Play Football at SMU; Other Local Athletes Receive College Offers
8 years ago

Westview’s Reich to Play Football at SMU; Other Local Athletes Receive College Offers

Taylor Reich became Westview High School’s first Division I college football recruit this week.

Reich – 6’7”, 290 lb. offensive tackle – signed a letter of intent with Southern Methodist …
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Bloody Battle, Famous Names
8 years ago

Bloody Battle, Famous Names

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Nearby Mexican-American War Battlefield Park A Significant Part of California History

Not many actual battlefields exist in Southern California, but one of the few is within easy driving distance of …
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Lake Hodges is a Close, Diverse Getaway

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Located just north of residents living in Rancho Penasquitos, Lake Hodges is considered by many to be a premier fishing lake – and it’s remarkably close.

For those local residents …
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Watching with Wonder as Winged Adventurers Soar

It’s a rare sight in most areas, but Rancho Penasquitos and nearby neighborhoods see it often: A hang glider or paraglider riding the wind near Black Mountain.

What many local …
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