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San Diego’s hotel era ended in flames

sandiegoreader.com — The South Pacific Hotel in Oceanside burned down on June 13, 1896. When the Hotel del Coronado opened in 1888, Oceanside already had two "grand" hotels, the St. Cloud and the South Pacific. They faced each other, just two city blocks apart, separated by the California Southern railroad tracks.

Where's the monster?

sandiegoreader.com — Red Planet Respite at Circle Circle dot dot. GlobalCom Venture Capital's "first interactive resort on Mars" is still a work in progress. So is the script for Circle Circle dot dot's slow, spotty tale of corruption and greed in far-away places. The premise has appeal. It's 2044.

Culture-war questions

sandiegoreader.com — They say "Have a blessed day" in Kingdom City, but you'll rankle at the close-minded culture. Now, this was more than 50 years ago, but maybe times haven't changed. The wife of one of Mississippi's largest landowners wanted more culture in education. So, she circulated a petition to have French taught in the high schools.

Why It's Physically Impossible to Look Like Barbie

magazine.good.is — Shocking... but how did this happen? In the 1960s, toymaker Mattel released "Slumber Party Barbie," along with combs, hair rollers, and a sleeping bag. This Barbie set included a bathroom scale permanently stuck at 110 pounds, and a small book titled "How To Lose Weight."

“Unforgettable” Outtakes

sandiegoreader.com — From the Carlsbad Plain Truth (editor William Webster Borden, whose slogan was "Independent but not neutral"): "Charles Kelly has a remarkable hen. She disappeared on Dec. 25, 1886, leaving a brood of young chickens behind her. It was supposed that none but some hungry coyote could tell of where she had gone.

The Old Globe ventures back Into the Woods

sandiegoreader.com — Emily Young as Little Red Ridinghood and Noah Brody as Wolf The Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods world-premiered at the Old Globe in 1986. The set had three structures, fixed, and a "woods" behind.

Washington Debrief: Lawmaker Disappointed in ONC’s Response on Health IT Safety Center

Oak Tree Falls on Roof of Assisted Living Center

nbcdfw.com — local A large oak tree crashed through the roof of an Oak Cliff assisted living home this morning. This happened around 7am at the Pythian Manor Senior Living Center on East Illinois Avenue. Several residents were sitting just a few feet away when the tree snapped in half.

Fort Worth Considers Zoning Changes in the Stockyards

nbcdfw.com — the scene Several important and difficult decisions lay ahead for the Fort Worth City Council on Tuesday. The council will consider rezoning for the Fort Worth Stockyards. The rezoning was something council members told stakeholders they would put in place to protect the historic nature of the Stockyards.

Hillsboro Hops to honor Clackamas graduate Aaron Ahlstrom during Make-A-Wish Oregon's milestone week

oregonlive.com — Aaron Ahlstrom, a 2014 Clackamas High School graduate who is courageously battling brain cancer, will kick off a memorable baseball-filled week Thursday at a Hillsboro Hops game. The former baseball standout at Clackamas will throw out the first pitch before the Hops' game against Tri-City on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
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Oct 29, 2014

Got to catch a great sunset before leaving Long Beach! @abc7ny instagram.com/p/uwNXvVEFq2/

Oct 29, 2014

Two years after Sandy, the boardwalk here in Long Beach is rebuilt, but some homeowners are still… instagram.com/p/uwHduRkFhK/

Oct 27, 2014

@b_auntie Too early to tell, but it's not out of the realm of possibility on Saturday.

Oct 27, 2014

Near 70 for a few days before coldest air of the season arrives for the weekend. First flakes for some? Watch @LeeGoldbergABC7 on @ABC7NY

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