Jeff Smith noon, March 8
No blood, no big deal. Right?
California Academy of Tauromaquia, a San Diego bullfight-training school owned by Coleman Cooney, is under fire by animal-rights groups. But there is no slaughter or blood spilled (in California). That won’t slow down the signature gathering for a petition to shut the school down.
When normally responsible persons report UFOs.
After an announcement by Roswell Army Air Field commander Col. William Blanchard that a “flying saucer” had been “captured,” there was immediate rebuke by his superiors. The press followed in discrediting the existence of UFOs. Quickly, reports of UFOs dropped off; those that were reported were ridiculed.
UFO vapor trails in San Marcos
A look back on the Fourth of July weekend of 1947, when reports of UFOs went viral!
On 1947’s Fourth of July weekend, 500 people per day reported seeing UFOs…and we’re talking all over the country, not just flaky-nutty Southern California.
Alleged co-conspirator Michael Robertson in the spotlight.
Arrest warrant issued (quietly) for Michael Robertson, the former boss/lover of Kristin Rossum, the former San Diego toxicologist convicted of poisoning her husband in 2000.
Newfangled aircraft or UFOs?
On June 23, 1947, pilot Richard Rankin saw a fleet of ten aircraft that became known as the first “flying saucers.”
Three single men — none of them good
Do San Diego men suffer from Peter Pan Syndrome? The San Diego women who have to date them sure do!
Beleaguered San Diego Unified music programs — jamming on tin whistles and plastic trombones — win a national Music Education Award. Teachers ask, "What the…?"
Emily Post would be delighted.
Mrs. Kymberli Parker, a teacher of etiquette for young children, has garnered a clientele of adults as well.
Getting over the nudity
Yoni Baker manages to make a living (thanks to other jobs) sitting as a nude model for artists in San Diego.
Slashing at your employees at Christmastime — tsk, tsk.
Escondido taco-shop owner Juan Rivas got into an altercation with his employees a week before Christmas. Though he claimed not to have been an instigator, he did go to jail for slashing at employees with a utility knife/tool.
Firefighting is no less than an American tradition in Julian.
County government is poised to take over the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District. Whether that’s good or bad is an open question, even to those residents who are emotionally involved.
Two more victims and another gangster in jail.
Lisa Badgett was shot in the face while behind the wheel of her truck. She’d gone to Oceanside to pick up her boyfriend. The perpetrator was a neighbor who suspected his gas was being stolen by Robbie Robbins, the boyfriend, who did not survive the assault.