Content for Thursday, July 30, 1998

News & Stories

Al Borda – porn king of La Costa

A dropout from Torrey Pines High

The mob that built La Costa scattered long ago. Moe Dalitz, the fixer out of Cleveland via Las Vegas who tapped Jimmy Hoffa's Teamsters Central States Pension Fund for $57 million to build the place, ...

Ah Quin – unofficial mayor of San Diego's Chinatown

Recruited railroad workers and kept a diary

Quin, his wife Sue Leong, and their children lived in a two-story house on Third Street. Quin managed his store on Fifth and oversaw real estate holdings throughout Southern California.

Walk the curvy hillside streets of La Jolla and emerge atop Soledad Mountain.

For a unique look at La Jolla -- bottom to top -- climaxed by the conventionally famous yet still fabulous view of the city from Soledad Park, try this unconventional six-mile (round trip) walking or ...

Med Vehta's Remembering Mr. Shawn

Interview regarding life at the New Yorker

Mehta in Remembering Mr. Shawn’s New Yorker, merges the history of his own development as a writer with a biography of Shawn. Anyone interested in how a writer works will find Mehta’s book usefully instructive.

Vice cop Jim Duncan knows the El Cajon Blvd. prostitutes

San Diego Police have their ways

Take it from Jim Duncan: this is how it is between midnight and 3:00 a.m. around El Cajon Boulevard. "You pull up, roll your window down, 'You need a ride?' 'Going to a party?' She'll ...

Aryan Nation's man at the Escondido Denny's

Neuman Britton went to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho,

'I have known persecution and oppression all my life," Neuman Britton says and clasps his callused hands above his coffee cup in an Escondido Denny's. "Oppression and prejudice. We were more discriminated against than any ...

Price Club's Sol Price buys big ads in the Washington Post against Whitewater prosecutor Ken Starr

Orgy on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln

A twice-convicted Omaha drug dealer who bailed out of jail, moved to San Diego five years ago, and got a degree from California Western law school may soon be heading home to do some hard ...