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Tales of Real Men

Thirty-Five Years AgoIn reference to Matthew Alice’s history of Alonzo Horton: The mainstay of Horton Plaza, the pseudo-classic, algae covered, pigeon fertilized eyesore known as the Fountain, had nothing whatsoever to do with Alonzo Horton. ...

Flights of Frisbee

Thirty-Five Years AgoThe sixth annual Tecate-Ensenada Bike Ride will be held this Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Tecate square. What started as a joke five years ago with ten riders has hit the ...

Great Expectations

Thirty-Five Years AgoThese days, one can wander into the Santa Fe Depot, downtown San Diego, and feel like a ghost. The imagination of a train buff can easily supply the atmosphere of a busy center ...

Bring Back the Grizzlies

Thirty Years AgoTo the little Hmong girl, it was emblematic of her Southeast Asian culture’s remedy for chest colds; to the La Mesa elementary school nurse, who noticed the burn blisters along the girl’s spine, ...

Women and Technology

Thirty Years AgoA large library in our town has in its subject catalog one and three-quarters inches of entries under the heading “Men” and sixty-six inches — seven full drawers — under the heading “Women.” ...

B.B. King Loved My Hat

Thirty Years AgoWas the hunt for little Jimmy Beveridge botched? Since the conclusion two weeks ago of the biggest search in San Diego County history — an effort which failed to prevent the lost boy’s ...

Sauced

Thirty-Five Years AgoAmerica remains unique in turning popular culture into an industry. A book or movie with wide appeal will create the demand for subsidiary items that flourish momentarily in our national consciousness and then ...

Leave Me Alone

Thirty-Five Years Ago[Susan] is alone this sunny morning, as she usually is while working.... Something catches her attention and she angles to a quick stop along the curb. Stepping lightly to the pavement, she walks ...

Rendezvous with Marylin

Thirty-Five Years AgoMarilyn Chambers, star of Behind the Green Door and Resurrection of Eve, appeared naked at the Capri Theater, answering questions and promoting her most recent film, Inside Marilyn Chambers, advertised in the progressive ...

Shepherd a Capitalist Pig?

Thirty-Five Years AgoThat Mr. Shepherd gives four stars to the apocalyptic disaster film Earthquake and only two stars to Swept Away indicates that he might do well to rid himself of paranoia and study Marxism ...

The Making of Fowl Play

Thirty-Five Years AgoI find an annoying monotony in [Tennessee] Williams from play to play: always the lecherous, oppressive Southern summer, always the longing for emotional closeness that can only be expressed through a sexual desire ...

Forty Miles of Bad Road

Thirty-Five Years AgoYou’d be surprised at what people consider waste products. According to operators of the Point Loma plant, anything that fits through a manhole will do. Water heaters, bed springs, 2x4s, bus tires, and ...

1975 — Up for Grabs

Thirty-Five Years AgoThe five most uncomfortable places for a gay person in San Diego, 1975: To be stationed at MCRD. Anywhere in town holding hands with a person of the same sex. In the library, ...

A Christmas Story

Twenty Years AgoSo what’s the real story behind the statue of R.E. “Pappy Hazard” in the new Hazard Center in Mission Valley? The inscription on the statue, “Be just and fear not,” is the same ...

1980 Year in Review

Thirty Years AgoThe Fifth Annual Willa Cather Citation for the classiest title of the movie year goes to Hide in Plain Sight, not a very Catehrian title, certainly, but perfectly suitable for something on the ...

Return of the Scrooge

Thirty-Five Years AgoMirroring college campuses across the country, political activism at UCSD drew to a close with the winding down of the Vietnam War. But recent disclosures of CIA activities and the university’s agreement to ...

And the Lord Said Sell

Thirty-Five Years AgoNo matter what obstacles are thrust in front of San Diego massage parlors — police raids, housewife marches, TV documentaries on sin-for-sale — they’re still here with us, flourishing as never before.... “There ...

Pedways to Tomorrow

Thirty Years AgoToday, the casual visitor to the north part of University City remarks two major features: the University Towne Centre and the vast open spaces surrounding it. Tomorrow — or so it will seem ...

A Walker in Our Town

Thirty-Five Years AgoWhenever there’s a lull at a party I lean forward and say, “You know I don’t drive.” Of course, if I announced that I had given up sex, not a head would turn, ...

San Diego Lifeguard Tells the Full Story

Thirty-Five Years Ago“Al would come to work every day on time. From the moment he arrived at the beach he never took his eyes off the water until it was time to leave.... When the ...

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