Content for Thursday, January 21, 1999

News & Stories

Pt. Loma's Glen Fisher plays electric bass with everyone

Rock-and-roll classic turned into jazz with an overlay of Latin rhythms

The drummer wears a puffy red cap over his dreadlocks, and dangling behind his head from a nail in the wall of the garage is a squashed red, yellow, and blue Sesame Street ball, so ...

Susan Cheever's life of drinking

And her father John Cheever's alcoholism

“With men, from the beginning, I was messed up. Drinking exacerbated that. One of the things that alcohol really enabled me to do was to mess up my connection to men and to never have to really think about it."

San Diego's Webster Elementary was a seedbed

Everybody I need to know I met in kindergarten

There was a stabbing in the bathroom at Horace Mann in the late ’60s that was taken to be race-related. Tension built as kids from Lincoln and Crawford came down to 54th Street for a show of force.

Heavy breathing at Sandalwood Court, Encinitas cul-de-sac

Get your checkbook out!

“You get a lot for your money,” she says of Sandalwood. “Homes like those would be about $900,000 in La Jolla. There’s minimal new development in Encinitas, so there’ll be hardly any other new products with ocean views.”

Does the volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii have an effect on electronics?

Matthew: I was on vacation in Pahoa, on the island of Hawaii, recently, and I had trouble with my camera. Sometimes the autofocus wouldn't work, or the shutter. A resident of the town told me ...

When you sneeze, how long can germs live outside the body?

Dear Matthew: Of course, I don't have any germs (and if I did, they'd be good for people), but when one of those people sneezes, exactly how long do their germs live outside their bodies, ...

Latest in a string of pit bull attacks in San Diego

Animal Control overwhelmed

The elderly gent didn't stand a chance. Last Wednesday morning, 7:20 a.m., two pit bulls jumped him the moment he came out with his trash into the alley at 24th and J Streets in Sherman ...

Bank of Commerce president Peter Q. Davis mulling run for mayor

Governor Gray Davis names Lynn Schenk chief of staff

Mayoral politics in San Diego is making waves in the financial world, according to a report in last week's American Banker. Bank of Commerce president Peter Q. Davis, a member of the local good-old-boy network ...

Hike Anza-Borrego's Rockhouse Canyon to where rock-house ruins sit within a forgotten valley.

Straddling the San Diego: Riverside County line, Rockhouse Canyon and the broad, sloping alluvial basin drained by it -- informally known as Rockhouse Valley -- constitute one of Southern California's truly forgotten places. Not much ...

Barry Brightenburg knows how to fish San Diego Bay

“Number one is the length of Shelter Island.Ballast Point would be number two."

“While we drift Shelter Island for the next half hour, I catch another sand bass, and Brightenburg catches three. But as we reach the end of the island, a wind out of the west starts to pick up.”