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Content for Thursday, October 6, 1977

News & Stories

Women's destruction derby at El Cajon Speedway

“They said don’t get killed, you gotta work tomorrow,” said Jeanette Solis Blakely, the waitress in car number nine. She looks at the smashed instrument panel of her Cadillac, the old jukebox kind of car ...

October 6, 1977
San Diego Reader's fifth annual guide to San Diego

Happy hours Aspen Mine Co., Coo-coo Club, Victoria Station, Bratskeller, Reuben's, Frenchy Marseilles', Sunshine Co. Best walks Coronado, University Heights, Hillcrest's footbridges, La Mesa's hidden steps, Del Mar, Bird Rock, downtown San Diego Free tours ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to happy hours

Happy hour. Nobody seems to know just exactly when the very first one happened. Some say the tradition has its roots in an afternoon wine-sipping ritual dubbed “La Hora Feliz” by the early Conquistadores. Others ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to best walks

If walking muscles ever become vestigial organs, one can imagine it happening first in Southern California. The car reigns here, and we subjects buck its rule only timorously. We jog, we bicycle, we swim, but ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to free tours

There are still “freebies” to be found in the sphere of San Diego sightseeing. If ever you have been called upon to host out-of-town relatives and guests, you probably are aware that escorting tourists about ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to best skateboarding

Skateboarding is establishing itself as not only a ubiquitous California pastime, but also as a great outlet for entrepreneurs who have their eyes on the promotion of skating. At last count there were three major ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to restaurants with a view

Physically, San Diego is one of the most glamorous cities in the country. Landscapes and seascapes abound, and thanks to the absence of traditional seasons, we rarely have to fear that the fickle elements will ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to record stores

With record prices climbing higher and higher each year (many new releases now bear a list price of $7.98), it’s hardly surprising that the market for selling and buying used albums has rapidly expanded into ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to overnight bike rides

So what if the corner store is the longest trip you’ve ever pedaled? At least one overnight excursion should be within the range of you and your bike. That trip is to San Clemente, 70 ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to miniature golf

The miniature golf courses in the greater San Diego area range from large and well-groomed facilities which look like Disneyland South to abandoned, weed-choked courses that should be the object of a bulldozer’s wrath. The ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide on where to eat at midnight

When you’re tired of making the rounds at the bars, when you find yourself starving for a sandwich after the final showing of Star Wars, when you want a good States-side breakfast after returning from ...

October 6, 1977
1977 guide on where to stay in L.A.

Los Angeles, our sprawling, smog-bound neighbor to the north, presents a troublesome dilemma to those of us tempted by her many attractions. The 120-mile jaunt there to see King Tut’s golden mask or the movie ...

October 6, 1977
1977-San Diego guide to local horses

San Diego County is unique in the world of horses. Though no accurate census has been possible, the San Diego Humane Society estimates that there are more horses in our county than in the rest ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to movers and shakers

Michael Newman A former Rhodesian consul and editorial writer for the Union, he now manages and sets the editorial tone of the Southern Cross, San Diego's Catholic weekly. Shirley Wood An elementary school teacher, she ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to local gyms

“Exercise and temperance can preserve something of our early strength even in old age.” —Cicero In a kind of scattered rhythm around San Diego, muscles are flexing and unflexing, weights are going up and down, ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to foul air

You’ve got a headache. Your eyes and throat are burning, your vision is blurred, you’re tired, dizzy, and have difficulty breathing. As if they weren’t enough, your nose is running. Now, where are you? Assuming ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to places likely to eject you

There are places in San Diego to which you should not go wearing a pinwheel hat. This is not an insightful or new piece of knowledge to some, but rather just a tire-somely simple old ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to where you could drown

The most lurid harangue on drowning in the ocean that I ever heard issued from a young couple who were marshalling their children one morning at La Jolla Shores. “You kids haven’t been in the ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to street entertainment

Live entertainment is like frosting on the cake at a private party. The addition of a performing artist makes any occasion a memorable experience. A clown for children’s birthday parties, a belly dancer for bachelor ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to health clinics

In the early 1970s, a handful of San Diego “free” clinics struggled along on private donations and limited county and city funding. Revenue sharing, introduced by the Nixon Administration, opened up a steady source of ...

October 6, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to hamburgers

Hamburger lovers are a narrow-minded lot. Saddled with an insatiable appetite for a daily ration of ground beef, they predictably turn to the nearest drive-thru to quiet their rumbling tummies. No matter what the time ...

October 6, 1977
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