Content for Thursday, March 22, 1990

News & Stories

The Copley Press used to be considered a friendly employer

Not anymore.

Marty Walsh settles into a metal chair inside the Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge in North Park and allows himself to savor some memories of the American newspaper business. Marty, now 62. toiled in the ...

The secret lives of plants and Channel 8's weather map

No subliminal messages

Dear Matthew Alice: Plants are supposedly able to feel the vibes of the people who take care of them and those of other plants in their proximity. Do plants in the kitchen feel any remorse ...

San Diego WWII-era process server: "much tougher town then"

Shot in the collarbone on Imperial Avenue

“Everybody I know is dead. All the big shots that hung around the Grant Grill; they’re all dead now.” The liver-spotted hands of Kent Parker clench, relax. “San Diego was a much tougher town then ...

Cleaned houses for five weeks in San Diego

Cringe-worthy stories

I got a phone call from Bruce, a housepainter in Fallbrook. Bruce owned a two-story rental unit in East San Diego, and his tenant had moved out. He needed help getting it ready for the next lucky person.

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