Did You Know – Why Was Our Fair City Named San Diego?

Do you know why our city is named San Diego? From Bob Munson, Cabrillo Historian Spanish tradition was to name someone, or some place, after the saint who is the patron of the day the name was given (the “Saint Day”). . Capitan Sebastian Vizcaino, who mapped San Diego Bay in November 1602, gave it the name of Saint Didacus de Alcala whose Saint Day … Continue reading Did You Know – Why Was Our Fair City Named San Diego?

Tidepool Tips – Watch for Falling Rocks

Most TPERPs, if not everyone, is aware of the hanging rock at the entrance to the tidepools. If you are not, take a look the next time you are down there. Unfortunately, lots of visitors take this route passing underneath this rock to get down to the water. Most visitors doesn’t even look up to notice the rock. No one knows when that rock will … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Watch for Falling Rocks

Did You Know – What Color Is the Lighthouse?

In honor of Open Tower Day next month, we wanted to start you off with some Old Point Loma Lighthouse information. Do you know what color the lighthouse is? Are you sure? Cabrillo Historian, Ranger Bob, says: The immediate answer to the title question seems quite obvious: white. But the complete answer is: yes and no. Read more… Continue reading Did You Know – What Color Is the Lighthouse?