Mike Madriaga 12:40 p.m., May 25
Stories for April 1985
Thursday, April 25
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Thursday, April 11
It's only about an hour's drive from downtown San Diego to Dogpatch, U.S.A. But once there, you're about a hundred years from anywhere.
“It became Dogpatch in 1956 or 1957. The owner at that time had about 400 poodles out in the back. It looked like a patch of dogs, so she changed the name from Canyon City Cafe to Dogpatch.”
North County car repair horror stories - from a mechanic himself
Smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee, auto mechanic Alec Smith sits at a booth inside a surfers' dive on First Street, Encinitas. Five months earlier, he had quit a North County service station, where he’d worked ...
Thursday, April 4
Talapia and catfish boom in the Imperial Valley
Shortly after dawn on a chilly desert morning, Bill Engler, 44-old fish farmer-entrepreneur, and Victor Wade, his 45-year-old French-Canadian partner, are standing in their pole-barn fish hatchery trying to figure out how to measure a ...