Trail Mix Is Personal, so Concoct Your Own Batch of Nuts, Fruits

By Caroline Dipping San Diego County is home to 18 state parks and beaches, not to mention dozens of city- and county-run outdoor venues. If the call of the wild (or suburban trail) beckons you this summer, you’re going to need a supply of quick fuel. Trail mix has long fit the nutritional bill for… Continue Reading Trail Mix Is Personal, so Concoct Your Own Batch of Nuts, Fruits

Diesel-Powered Jetta SportWagen is Simple and Functional on the Highway

BY MARK MAYNARD Volkswagen’s diesel-powered Jetta SportWagen is simple, functional and honest. But with a little more back seat space, it could be so much more to so many more users. Clean-diesel technology has evolved from what was once a fringe passenger-car fuel to what is now a mainstream choice in the United States. And… Continue Reading Diesel-Powered Jetta SportWagen is Simple and Functional on the Highway

‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ is Surprisingly Good

By Jef Haught DEVELOPER: High Moon Studios PUBLISHER: Activision SYSTEM: Microsoft Xbox 360 (PC, PS3) PRICE: $59.99 ESRB RATING: Teen REVIEW RATING: 4.5 stars (out of 5) When Michael Bay punished mech fans with the moronic sequel to his enjoyable “Transformers” movie, I was done with the series. So, imagine my surprise when I discovered… Continue Reading ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron’ is Surprisingly Good

Into the Woods: Shadow Lake Lodge Offers Perfect Canadian Getaway

By Jim Farber In the pantheon of thrilling stories about the Wild West, surprisingly little ink has been allotted to the enterprising men and women who built the hotels and served the meals that turned the frontier into a more user-friendly place to visit. In the American West the names of Fred Harvey and the… Continue Reading Into the Woods: Shadow Lake Lodge Offers Perfect Canadian Getaway

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