A look back

Chula Vista resident Randy Seaver, a retired aerospace engineer and genealogist who has been sifting through what he calls an ‘endless collection’ of family photos and papers, came upon this photo of his grandfather Lyle Lawrence Carringer, second from left, taken in 1915. He knew only that it was taken in La Jolla and likely was a group of employees from Marston’s Department Store where his grandfather worked. With the help of La Jolla Historical Society archivist Mike Mishler and historian Carol Olten, he learned it was taken at Devil’s Slide, by Goldfish Point, along what is the Coast Walk trail. Seaver, a native San Diegan, writes a blog at