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How San Diego’s Big Railroad Dreams Went Off Track

The effort to bring a defunct cross-border track back to life has taken some turns lately. Back when San Diego was a backwater burg in the 1880s, local bigwigs tried to turn the city into the western terminus of the cross-country railroad system and the top port south of San Francisco. It didn't happen.

What’s in Your Ocean Waters This Summer

This summer's shaping up to be another boon year for blue whales off the coast of San Diego, and local beach-goers have sharks on the brain in the wake of Saturday's attack on a swimmer along the coast of Los Angeles County.