Stories for October 1972

Thursday, October 26

Thursday, October 19

Rock in San Diego

Jim Pagni was once described to me as “some old guy who puts on all the rock concerts, cheats the people and grins all the way to the bank.” In my mind, I pictured him ...

Thursday, October 5

South of Broadway: The Pigeons in Horton Plaza

Now there's an Issue the City Council Could Agree on

The street-level scene is familiar to any visiting sailor. The sleazy, slow-motion excitement of the card rooms. Hole-in-the-wall cafes with Jose Alfredo Jimenez on the juke box. Fundamentalists giving away checks from “The Bank of Eternal Life."

The First Issue of the Reader

The first issue of the San Diego Reader came out on October 5, 1972. The 12-page black-and-white tabloid was laid out on the dining room table of a one-bedroom apartment on Mission Boulevard in Mission ...

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