Content for Thursday, July 30, 1998

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Porn King of La Costa

Birds do it, bees do it, and Al Borda makes a mint from it.

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, ...

Unofficial mayor of Chinatown

Ah Quin 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.

New Kid on Vice

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 ...

Breaking Story

'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 ...

America's finest felons

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 ...

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