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Content for Thursday, October 19, 2000

News & Stories

San Diego's Koreatown on Convoy Street

“What you have are all the Asians hanging out with each other in the cafeteria and with each other after school. We are thought of as the Asian clique, not Koreans or Filipinos or Vietnamese or Chinese.”

Cherry by Mary Karr

“It’s funny, too. The people I really wanted to meet were writers. I had some notion of meeting Flannery O’Connor, you know, or even now, I imagine meeting Cormac McCarthy. Writers were my heroes.”

October 19, 2000
What is in the building at the corner of Ash Street and Fourth Avenue?

Hey, Matt: At the corner of Ash Street and Fourth Avenue there is a strange-looking, Gothic-style building. I've never seen anyone go in or out. Over the front door it states "SDG&E." What goes on ...

October 19, 2000
What's the deal with the house on the corner of Chateau and Verley in Clairemont?

Mr. Alice: In beautiful Clairemont, behind the DMV on Chateau Drive, there's a strange-looking triangular building at the corner of Verley Court. It's encircled by a fence and has security screen doors at either end. ...

How does a house in Mission Valley still stand in office-building land?

Dear Matthew Alice: On my drive home, I pass by a house that's in a weird spot. It's a yellow house that sits between Camino del Rio South and Interstate 8, just east of where ...

What is the deal with the name "Oliver" spelled out with white rocks off I-8, above Adobe Falls in Del Cerro?

Dear Matthew Alice: Off I-8, above Adobe Falls in Del Cerro, there is a house with an assortment of white rocks that spell out the name "Oliver." This landmark has been visible from the freeway ...

October 19, 2000
Who owns the gigantic yellow biplane at Montgomery Field, and why is it there?

Hey, Matt: At Sandrock Road and Aero Drive, on the Montgomery Field light aircraft parking lot there stands a gigantic yellow biplane with a four-blade prop. It's big enough to carry maybe 15 passengers and ...

October 19, 2000
Be Happy You Have a Kidney

Perky, energetic, and alert, Julie Hotz-Siville doesn't look as if her health is in danger. Her cheerful demeanor betrays no sign of worry or fatigue. It's hard to believe that at 45 she has already ...

October 19, 2000
Odd Bedfellows

When word broke two weeks ago that a group of local fat cats was paying for more than half a million dollars' worth of TV ads against San Diego Unified School District boardmember Frances O'Neill ...

October 19, 2000
Tax and spend

Dick Rider, the taxpayer-activist who went to court back in 1997 in a failed bid to throw out the now-controversial Chargers stadium deal, is out with a cutting critique of the San Diego Taxpayers Association's ...

October 19, 2000
Hike, run, or bike to the summit of Sierra Peak high above Corona in the Santa Ana Mountains.

Wait for a late fall or winter storm to clear the air, then try this viewful trek to Sierra Peak, a rounded promontory anchoring the north end of the Santa Ana Mountains in Orange and ...

October 19, 2000
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