A squirrel controversy is brewing here. Due to infestation and aggressive squirrel reports in Balboa Park, the city used a pest control method where chemicals are put in the squirrel burrows to kill off the squirrels. Instead of dying in their homes, several of the squirrels came to the surface to die and caught the attention of passersby as well as animal activists. Read more here. On a happier note, Happy Birthday to my friend June, uncle Tom, and cousin Nathan!