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Desert season is not just for off-roaders

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. It is approximately 660,000 acres and provides 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and many miles of hiking and riding trails.

It also provides visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California desert.

TimeOut with Tambo: Super Bowl Sunday

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I had reservations about mentioning the Super Bowl in this column.

TimeOut is usually dedicated to topics that are sports-related. One of the major themes of TimeOut is that sports are a microcosm of society. However, in the case of the Super Bowl, society tries to be a microcosm of the Super Bowl and every element of society gets involved.

Ramona’s Trainer: Blessed are those who share the Gospel of Fitness

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This is a two-way street. If you are a fitness believer, share it with those around you, and if you’re not and know someone who is, get in there are be a part of what they are doing.

Fitness and healthy living are a choice. We are not genetically inclined toward living healthy. In fact, I would say it is the complete opposite. We are inclined to always take the path of least resistance. Just as water flowing down hill naturally chooses the path and terrain that is easiest to traverse, so do we. For these aforementioned reasons, we MUST team up with others to succeed.

What’s new at the movies?

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Ride Along PG13 A security guard tries to impress his future brother-in-law with his law enforcement skills which endanger both of them.

Lone Survivor R Four members of Seal Team 10 get trapped behind enemy lines on a mission to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit PG13 Ryan, prior to the CIA, is a stockbroker working for a billionaire who frames him for a terrorist plot.

TimeOut with Tambo: Strategizing basketball games

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The basketball tournament season is over. The only tournament that really matters will commence at the end of the regular season.

Cross-league games, which are arranged to make money and keep the money in the North County, are done. Having the girls varsity and boys varsity play opposite sites on the same night actually hurts the gate in most cases. However, when the boys freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams all traveled in the same bus to a game, Ramona had a built-in crowd and, according to boys’ varsity coach David Reichner, that was a big factor in his victory over Mt. Carmel.

‘Lone Survivor’ among box office leaders

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Lone Survivor R Four members of Seal Team 10 get trapped behind enemy lines on a mission to take out Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.

Frozen PG The kingdom is trapped in eternal winter unless Anna can find her sister Elsa and unleash her icy powers. – Disney animation

TimeOut with Tambo: Would Boltman have made a difference in Sunday’s game?

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I am often amazed by the plethora of facts and anecdotes that football announcers, game commentators, football experts and former players come up with. They throw more useless information than all of the NFL quarterbacks combined throw passes.

“Ohio State wins 100 percent of the games it plays when they outscore their opponents.”

TimeOut with Tambo: Calling for changes

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Some changes need to be made in high school sports. There are 10 CIF sections and all of those sections have to follow the same rules during the season and during the off season, especially when it comes to divisions in state and CIF playoffs.

In San Diego an attempt has been made in several sports to make the playoffs more equitable (or profitable). That is a great idea! But why just in the playoffs? Last season an Open

Ramona’s Trainer: Re-SOLUTION for the New Year

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The new year is here and what are you going to do about your fitness? We all need to resolve to make a Re-SOLUTION. I’m not going to give you some ideas as to what might help you, I’m going to give the SOLUTION.

“Wait a minute, I thought we were all unique individuals with unique macro nutrient needs, workout regimens and baggage.” Yes and no. We continue to make the issue more complex than it needs to be.

Manes & Trails: The California Mission Ride

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It took more than two years to complete. The logistics and planning took quite a bit of time. The northern leg covered about 450 miles. The southern leg covered another 450 miles, give or take.

The reality of riders on horseback making an estimated 900-mile journey through California was a huge undertaking and may even sound like something done in the distant past, but they finished here in San Diego just weeks ago.

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