Sheila Pell 8 a.m., June 24
Stories for October 1972
Thursday, October 26
And you begin to think you could be Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald at the Plaze Hotel in New York in the '20s
The Reader dines out at the Westgate
"One warning. Make sure you wear shoes."
Thursday, October 19
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 ...
Faucets and locks and things that go bump in the night
Chances are, 9 out of 10 people who read this sentence do so despite a feeling of guilt. The tenth person lives at home with his parents. The sense of guilt is induced by that ...
I got these orders to Vietnam, you see. They said to report to "Coronado, San Diego" for training. I was afraid, and full of doubts (am I really going to kill innocent peasants?) But I ...
Thursday, October 5
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 ...
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."
A pocket of French resistance in Lemon Grove
My friends constantly complain that in San Diego there are no good, inexpensive, hole-in-the-wall restaurants like those of New York or San Francisco. True, they are difficult to ferret from the morass of eating places ...