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The Best and Worst of San Diego


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Best Train Ride


Each weekend, the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association offers 90-minute, 16-mile round-trip excursions on portions of the old San Diego & Arizona Railway, aboard vintage train cars (including a World War II hospital car that carried wounded arriving by boat from the Pacific theater). For departure times and ticket info: 619-465-7776.

Worst Street Corner for Loitering


It used to be 25th and Imperial, but now that corner is home to a police substation and there are few stragglers outside the liquor store across the street that was once a magnet for hangers-out. Now, police sources say, idlers are routinely rousted around the trolley station at 12th and Market, all the way up 12th to City College.

Best Used-Car Dealer


At Dealers Direct, it’s strictly “gently owned” vehicles and a low-pressure pitch. Tell owner Bob Cook or brother Rick what you want, and they find it—it’s that simple. With 25 percent of sales from referrals, they seem to go that extra mile for customers. Find the Cook boys just off the Mile of Cars in National City, 45 East 26th Avenue, 619-474-6220.

Best Late-Night Marketing


While the nearby W San Diego is attracting evening lines that wrap around the block, Karl Strauss offers drink specials starting at 10 p.m. on Saturdays. It’s $2 for pints of beer and some shots. “Who’s up for a couple of amber ales? Dave, you wait in the W line! Call us on the cell when you get near the door!” Karl Strauss is downtown at 1157 Columbia Street.

Worst Thing Padres Could Do at New Petco Park #4


Instead of playing “Hell’s Bells” when relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman strides to the mound, use Celine Dion’s version of “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?”

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