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Ricardo Breceda

Ricardo Breceda, Anza-Borrego’s most famous sculptor has moved his studio and found new homes for his whimsical metal sculptures. His work is iconic work is featured throughout Anza-Borrego State Park and surrounding areas, and now can be found in local cities from San Diego to Joshua Tree, California. Click here to read about his new locations! Breceda’s Art Finds New Home

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Books A Boon for Cyclists: Two Books by Author Nelson Copp Target Bicyclists in San Diego County

The fourth edition of Copp’s “Cycling San Diego” has been printed by Sunbelt Publications of El Cajon. The book’s cover shows two bicyclists pedaling past the landmark Hotel del Coronado.

Source: San Diego Uptown News, October 9, 2015

Nelson Copp has released two new books on cycling in San Diego County. (Photo by SDCNN)
Sunbelt Publications of El Cajon has printed two books dedicated to bicyclists in San Diego County. (Photo by Ken Williams)

The 326-page book (retail value of $21.95) is chockfull of cycling routes from Camp Pendleton to Coronado to Julian to Borrego Springs. Dozens of helpful maps provide a clear guide to getting around a chosen area.

Copp is the author of “Cycling the Trails of San Diego: A Mountain Biker’s Guide to the County.” The 270-page book is also published by Sunbelt.

For the past three decades, Copp has been keeping San Diegans informed about the ever-changing landscape for cycling routes and updating his books. He is a lifelong cyclist, on-road and off-road, and is hailed as a master of applying state-of-the-art cartography and software applications to field guides.

“Cycling San Diego” details 67 rides, each providing directions to the trails, a list of amenities, and route options. Detailed maps and color photographs illustrate the book vividly. He also shares stories about the history of the area and points to landmarks to check out.

Both books can be purchased online at major retailers or at bookstores throughout San Diego.

How Well Do You Know San Diego?

Source: La Jolla Light: Gems of the Week, June 18, 2018

San Diego: An Introduction to the Region, 5th editionThe revised and updated fifth edition of San Diego: An Introduction to the Region, by Philip Pryde is a must-read for insights on America’s Finest City. Pryde is a SDSU professor emeritus, who taught environmental policy for 32 years. First published in 1976, the 360-page book explains the geolgic processes that shaped the county; its Native American beginnings; climate, soils, vegetation, wildlife, mineral and agricultural resources transportation corridors and recreational facilities; the evolution of its cityscape and surrounding communities; transformation of the border; and future plans for the region. $27.95, Sunbelt Publications, sandiegoregionbook.com.

Our favorite excerpt: “La Jolla is often perceived as San Diego’s most distinctive community (in fact, many erroneously think it’s a separate city).”

 

 

California Shelf: “Field Guide to San Andreas Fault”

Source: Midwest Book Review, California Shelf, Volume 10, Number 9, September, 2015

Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault

Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault should see renewed interest given the popularity of the disaster film San Andreas, but is thoroughly packed with science, not speculation or science fiction, and thus makes a nice, realistic compliment to the movie. Here is everything you need to know about the famous fault line that took out San Francisco in 1906; from GPS coordinates for hundreds of locations to road logs for visitors and fault coordinates, geological history and scientific explanations, color, full-page trip maps and sidebars of travel notes, and more. Travel and science collections strong in California history and science will welcome a survey that avoids the usual general discussion of earthquakes and faults to hone in on a single huge fault line and how it can be observed and followed, making this a ‘must’ for any California or geology collection.