Content for Thursday, January 17, 2002

News & Stories

Trigger Happy or Just Plain Happy? Who is David Medina?

Dressed neatly in a white oxford cloth shirt with a blue pullover sweater, David Medina, a.k.a. “Happy,” pursed his lips and appeared to listen closely as Judge John Thompson handed down Medina’s sentence — nine ...

Model Smoker

Jean Lucas's Rancho Bernardo townhouse is full of boxes. Paintings of elephants and lions lean in a stack against the wall. She is clearing her place of old junk and painting the walls to get ...

Quick Crossers

For two years, I've crossed the border once a month to visit friends who live in Playas de Tijuana. I've learned to go after 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. But in the beginning I always went ...

Mister District Attorney

The name of the biggest campaign-money launderer in San Diego history has turned up on the list of contributors to District Attorney Paul Pfingst's reelection bid. Frank Gatlin, a shopping-center developer based in Del Mar ...