Louis Carufel

View Louis Carufel's site-user page to see Louis's photos, site comments, and more.

Latest Articles

Look! L.A.!

So, I took the little missus up to Los Angeles for the day. Left the sunshine and the safety of San Diego and ventured into that gloom and doom to the north. She’d never seen ...

A Grant Writer's Story

I live and work in San Diego, but sometimes I have to put myself in a fictitious world to do my job. I take on the persona of a character in the book I'm reading ...

River Rising in Mission Valley

Not unlike this time last year, the San Diego River rose today with the region's heavy rains and spilled over its banks. At dawn this morning river crossings in Mission Valley were knee-deep in flowing ...

My Farewell Speech

Author: Louis Carufel Neighborhood: University City Age: 60 Occupation: Salesman Work at the Census Bureau all but came to a halt on the last Friday of July, and most of us clerks were, in official ...

Grub on the Run

On a chilly morning last weekend, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System unveiled a new food kiosk on the platform of the Fashion Valley Transit Center. The retail kiosk — dubbed Station Shop — replaces ...

River Valley Mall

Monday's downpour and ensuing floods might have hindered holiday shopping when the San Diego River overflowed its banks and inundated acres of low-level parking garages at Fashion Valley Mall. The flooded parking spaces — numbering ...

The Scenes of the Crimes

Several immortal memories remain from my long residency in University City. They are crimes, and they stand out in my mind like landmarks, among them a double murder, a car bomb, an arson, and a ...

Neighborly Noises

Two weeks after I’d moved in, one of my new neighbors, Gris Glums, asked how I liked living here. “Noise bother you yet?” I said it hadn’t, probably because I was pounding nails for pictures, ...

Getting Wet: Cars, Critters, and a Con Man

Author: Louis Caru Neighborhood: University City Age: 58 Occupation: Wine salesman I popped the hood. “Not now, please,” I whispered to the ­engine. I had overdue DVDs and books to return, dry cleaning to pick ...

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close