Content for Thursday, July 8, 1999

News & Stories

Father of Fitness

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Was the WPA a boondoggle or saving grace?

"The Works Progress Administration in San Diego County, 1935-1943"

State Senator Ed Fletcher voted down the first proposed site for county fairgrounds: Crown Point on Mission Bay. Fletcher recommended a 184-acre in the San Dieguito Valley of Del Mar. Fletcher and his family lived in Del Mar.

Ride virgin pavement on this bicycle loop incorporating Highway 52 and the new Scripps Poway Parkway.

During the past five years, two new east-west highways have opened up for traffic in the Poway and Santee areas: the Tierrasanta-to-Santee leg of Highway 52 and Scripps Poway Parkway. Both roadways were designed to ...

Concern for the lion

Daddy learns to trust himself

Sometime before I got married, I headed north to L.A. to pay a visit to Jason, a guy I was friends with in high school. He now works as a studio executive at a major ...

Shaking the Trees in Tijuana

There's a new paper coming to town. Not to San Diego, Tijuana. And Tijuana already has four regular dailies. Four times what its rich sister-city to the north can boast. As newspaper editors south of ...

This Is the Way It Happened

Reader writer's parents stabbed to death in South Bay.

We had planned a farewell picnic at the Chula Vista Bay. We had ten pounds of carne asada marinating in the refrigerator. The party was for my son, who was moving up north to go to college.

Who owns the mailbox, and is it illegal to put things in other people's mailboxes?

Matthew Alice: Pizza and beer riding on this one. Is a mailbox the property of Uncle Sam, or does it just have to conform to certain standards? Also, is it illegal to put notes, samples, ...

Why are there lights facing the wrong way on Ash Street?

Dear Matthew Alice: I walk to work via Ash Street, downtown and recently I noticed that there are single red lights pointing the opposite direction to the flow of traffic. They are mounted on the ...

Why do car alarms go off on Mt. Soledad?

To: Matmail: I enjoy cruising up to Mt. Soledad to watch the tourists freak out when their car alarms sound after they've enjoyed the view and come back to their vehicles. I know to disengage ...

Tony Hiss talks about his father, Alger Hiss

The View from Alger's Window

I didn’t become an historian and I didn’t become a Cold War researcher. With my father’s encouragement, I spent a long time trying to create a life that wasn’t just being the son of Alger Hiss.

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