more about: San Diego

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]

Next up: movie time in San Diego

Looks like there’ll be at least a couple interesting indie films featuring our part of the country at the 14th annual San Diego Film Festival, which runs for five days, starting September 30. One of them, Diablo, is a thriller set in what would soon become Colorado soon after the Civil War. (Okay, it was filmed in Alberta, but that’s the West too.) This world […]

Vintage Beetles, now with electric motors!

Think of Zelectric Motors as a genius mash-up of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Love Bug. (“We can rebuild it. We can make it better than it was.”)

Toast to National Tequila Day, celebrate cycling in Oakland, and more great travel finds