San Diego
(named after Saint Didacus) is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California. The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round climate, its natural deep-water harbor, and its long association with the U.S. Navy.

San Diego in Days of InfamyEdit

San Diego had been the home of the US Pacific Fleet until it moved to Hawaii. After the islands surrendered to the Japanese in early 1942, the US Pacific Fleet re-based there. During both attempts to retake the islands, San Diego was the nerve center for US Naval activity.

San Diego in The Hot WarEdit

Early in World War III, San Diego became the only worthwhile port city on the West Coast of the U.S. after the Soviet Union destroyed several key cities on March 2, 1951.[1]

San Diego in "Lure"Edit

Harvey Cutter time traveled to the Miocene to obtain specimens to present to Lucy Durr, a San Diego Cenozoic Zoo assistant curator.

San Diego in Southern VictoryEdit

San Diego was the site of a substantial U.S. military base. Ships of the American Pacific Fleet set sail from San Diego, among other west ports, to take the Sandwich Islands from the British.[2]

The USS Townsend was drydocked in San Diego for a refit in 1943. George Enos, Jr. took shoreleave there. Subsequently, San Diego was the staging ground for the US invasion of Baja California during the Second Great War.

San Diego in The Valley-Westside WarEdit

Sandago was a nation with which the Valley had some contact.[3] Unlike in the Home timeline, where the drive from Los Angeles to San Diego would only take a couple of hours by car, the trip between the Valley and Sandago in the alternate was about a week by horse-drawn carriage.[4]


  1. Bombs Away, pg. 165, ebook.
  2. American Front, pg. 59, HC.
  3. The Valley-Westside War, pg. 14, pb.
  4. Ibid., pg. 16.