Content for Thursday, October 5, 1972

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The First Issue of the Reader

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 ...

South of Broadway: The Pigeons in Horton Plaza

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."

The Blue Man: The Poor Man's Auberge

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 ...

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