Body Piercing  ·  Jan 11, 2010

Apatani: History, Culture and Traditions

There are no known written records of the history of the Apatani tribe, but throughout their history the Apatani have had a democratic system of running the society. The village council is known as the Bulyang. One of their oral accounts speaks of their migration from the extreme north of Subansiri and Siang areas following the rivers of Kurung and Kiimey. These oral accounts are usually presented in the form of folk tales such as the miji and migung. These accounts on many occasions are supported by landmarks which still exist on the migratory paths of the Apatanis. At the small village of Yangte in Kurung Kumey district, for example, is a stone beside which the Apatanis held a high-jump competition on their way to the present habitat. Therefore, these oral accounts have substance but need corroboration by anthropological and scientific evidence.

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San Diego  ·  Aug 31, 2011

Tattoo Boo!

Say the name Lisa Fasulo in a San Diego tattoo shop and you may get blank stares from shop owners, employees, and hangers-around. Mention the Learning Channel’s one-hour reality-style television program about Fasulo’s tattoo school, however, and yo…

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San Diego  ·  Aug 28, 2011

Skateboarder Hit-and-Run in Ocean Beach

In the late afternoon of Friday, August 26, a San Diego police helicopter circled above the crowded beaches and busy Newport Avenue, apparently in search of a hit-and-run driver who struck a skateboarder. As firefighters, paramedics, and police cruiser…

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San Diego  ·  Aug 26, 2011

Mission Beach Closed After Sharks Spotted

At around 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, lifeguards near tower 15 in Mission Beach spotted the dorsal fin of a shark just off the coastline. First estimates were that the shark was approximately 12 feet in length and either a mako or great white, a…

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San Diego  ·  Aug 25, 2011

Sailing on the Bay

“Take it off!” shouted the salty ex-marine at the bow of the boat. “Take it off!” “What the hell is he talking about? Are we all supposed to strip?” I asked Lou, who was manning the tiller. Unlike everyone else in the 20-something footer, I…

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San Diego  ·  Aug 17, 2011

Aftermath of an Accident

A Caltrans worker surveyed the broken fence area where a car reportedly traveling west at 100 MPH went off the Ocean Beach freeway in the early morning hours of Monday, August 15. A woman identified by Channel 10 News as Jennifer Varley was listed in s…

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San Diego  ·  Aug 14, 2011

Smokers Targeted in Anti-Litter Campaign

The corner of Mission Boulevard and Mission Bay Drive in Mission Beach came alive on the morning of Saturday, August 13 with a dozen or so Surfrider volunteers who urged everyone to “Hold On To Your Butt!” The group took to all four corners of the busy…

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