Content for Thursday, April 11, 1985

News & Stories

Dogpatch, U.S.A. – only about an hour's drive from downtown San Diego

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.”

Gouging gas customers on North County I-5

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 ...