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NEIGHBORHOODS: Downtown district hosts this season’s holiday spirit

by Staff

December 5, 2010

From ice-skating to Christmas tree lighting, find out where to get jolly By Miranda Adler, Staff Writer With finals looming and the rush to find the perfect gifts for family and friends, it's easy to forget about the h...

Downtown’s theaters are a holiday hot spot

by Staff

December 1, 2010

By Emma Secker, Staff Writer San Diego isn’t typically associated with the stage, but some may be surprised to learn downtown San Diego has a thriving theater scene. As the weather cools and outdoor activities wane, San Diegan...

Exposing San Diego’s red-lit past

by Staff

December 1, 2010

By Kelly Callas, Staff Writer “America’s Finest City” was not always so fine. Take a look into the history of San Diego; the dirty deeds of downtown’s former red-light district reveal this neighborhood as a place with a less than spar...

Local national park features adventure

by Staff

November 18, 2010

By Michael Misselwitz, Contributor There is a place, not even an hour’s drive from campus, where hunters are firing their rifles, rock climbers are ascending granite boulders, off-road vehicles are bouncing down unmarked trails, hikers are cliff-jumpin...

Bored of the waves? Board on the snow

by Staff

November 18, 2010

The Daily Aztec’s list of the best places to board within a 10-hour drive By Sydnee Brooker, Staff Writer Three hours away from 70-degree autumn weather, people can ride their boards on a surface other than pavement and water. After a...

iPhone rumored to come to Verizon soon

by Staff

November 4, 2010

The popular smartphone might switch cellular networks in a few months By Sarah Grieco, Managing Editor For months, people have been speculating: When is it going to happen? Who is this going to affect? Can I make the switch? They are talking,...

NEIGHBORHOODS: 710 is a local and musical secret

by Staff

November 3, 2010

By Michael Misselwistz, Contributor There is by no means a shortage of bars in Pacific Beach. There are so many after a while they all begin to look the same. but for a fresh vibe with live tunes, good grub and unbeat...

NEIGHBORHOODS: One man’s life on the streets of Pacific Beach

by Staff

November 3, 2010

By Kelly Callas, Contributor For tourists and locals alike, the streets of Pacific Beach are the paths of a playground that run along cool beaches and lively bars. For Bryan Joseph Brzezowski, they're a good place to sleep. Having recently relocated from the blistering heat of East County for the fresh breeze of PB, Brzezowski recollec...

NEIGHBORHOODS: Local surfing spots, from the point to the pier

by Staff

October 31, 2010

By Sydnee Brooker, Staff Writer The various waves of Pacific Beach tumble with an interesting assortment of characters. Locals, tourists, beginners, experts, party animals and real animals can be seen riding atop the San Diego surf. What makes these waves different is not their quality, but who...

NEIGHBORHOODS: Shopping deals and steals at coastal shop

by Staff

October 31, 2010

Seaside shopping that won’t empty students’ wallets By Rachel Verbits, Staff Writer Shopaholics often face the tough decision of paying their bills or buying the newest items to hit the rack at the mall — ...

NEIGHBORHOODS: Writer cruises the Pacific Beach bik

by Staff

October 31, 2010

By Miranda Adler, Staff Writer It seems like everybody is doing it. Moms with their babies do it in the morning. Kids do it all day long. I’ve even seen homeless men do it outside 7-11. Students live by it. So wh...

Dive in and learn how to scuba San Diego style

by Staff

October 26, 2010

Sarah Grieco, Managing Editor San Diego is arguably one of the greatest cities in America for people with a sense of adventure. There are plenty of trails to hike, waves to ride and rocks to climb. But quite possibly the most daring sport to attem...