Torrey Pine

I’m having one of those expat moments today, and find myself feeling a little homesick for my own native habitat of the California coast, so I thought I’d write about one of my favorite trees that grows only there. The rarest known wild pine tree in the North America is the Torrey Pine (Pinus torreyana),…

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Cool View Regained

Chula Vista means something like ‘cool view’ and that’s what San Diego Port authorities and environmentalists had in mind when they fought for the demolition of the 1950s power plant relic located on the shores of Chula Vista, California. The eyesore was taking up prime bayside real estate, and was blocking the cool view, both…

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