Content for Thursday, December 17, 1998

News & Stories

Mafia Hunter

Border dirt.

Loren McCannon stands, faces the frigid autumn wind blowing across the border at Otay Mesa, and sees the ghosts of crimes past. McCannon, now 75, suffering from diabetes, and survivor of a heart attack, can ...

Shirley Temple's pencil

I began letters to Grammy with, “How are you? I am well. I hope you are well too.”

I am not ready to starve my dislike so that an enemy, or someone whom I perceive as enemy, or someone who merely irritates me, can eat buttery joy. I am selfish.

Cross-country skiing in the Cuyamacas

Routes for cross-country skiing exist on rare occasions at higher elevations in the Cuyamaca Mountains.

The Lady Vanishes

The dark green Mustang ragtop looks blue under the hazy floodlights. Here behind the state judicial police station in Tijuana's Otay section, the smart new cars are recovered stolen vehicles, mostly with California plates. The ...

Under the Garbage Tree

George sleeps under an awning just past the corner of 12th and Market, "or if it's a nice day, in the parking lot across the street from the barber college." If he's up by 6:00 ...

Peso parley

Privatization of the Tijuana airport may come as soon as next year, and that's causing a big stir among insiders at San Diego's city hall. Last week, a consortium of French, Spanish, and Dutch airport ...

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