Stories for August 1985

Thursday, August 29

The Road to Nowhere

This cover story has not yet been posted. However, you can download the digital edition to view any story from this issue.

Thursday, August 22

Return of the Mountain Lion

Their roar was once rare, but the big cats are back.

"There’s a whole den of lions down on Prisoner Ridge [west of Lake Henshaw] somewhere,” he says. “It’s so brushy you won’t see ’em every day, but they’re there. I seen tracks, lotsa tracks!"

Thursday, August 15

The Ultimate Fun Hog Has Bailed

On the passing of Seth Johnson

This year there have been half a dozen wakes at Windansea, locals say, for guys who bailed before the big four-oh. More than a hundred mourners gathered at the one for Seth Johnson, on a ...

Communal to the Core

Imperial Beach has been a long-time media favorite for contaminated water coverage, but now, ironically, the city has become headquarters for an environmentalist commune that calls itself Ecolibrium. Twenty-five of the group’s forty members (two ...

Thursday, August 8

Jack orr Takes the Floor

This cover story has not yet been posted. However, you can download the digital edition to view any story from this issue.

Thursday, August 1

The Neptune Lesson

I answered an ad in the Union to teach on a Navy ship

In the fall of 1982 I answered an ad for teachers that appeared in the San Diego Union classifieds. The job involved going to sea on deployed U.S. Navy ships and instructing in reading, basic ...

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