Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

San Diego institutions and their rocky histories

The Butcher Shop, Balboa Theater, SDSU, Convis, USIU, America's Cup, SD-IV Railroad, San Diego Mission

At midnight on Friday, April 25, 1986, DePhilippis and about thirty employees, family members, and patrons of the Butcher Shop annihilated the restaurant.
At midnight on Friday, April 25, 1986, DePhilippis and about thirty employees, family members, and patrons of the Butcher Shop annihilated the restaurant.
Roberto DePhilippis came to San Diego in the early 1950s with his family, which opened Filippi’s Pizza Grotto on India Street.

Big beef in Mission Valley

The judge warned Buckner and DePhilippis that if they had notions of assaulting and battering one another in the hallway, law enforcement officers were close at hand. Buckner has also accused DePhilippis of spitting at him — “He went Waugh’ and give it to me right in the face,” Buckner testified in court. DePhilippis admitted this latter indiscretion. “Yeah, I spit in his face,” DePhilippis said.

By Stephen Meyer, Nov. 13, 1986 Read full article

Entrance. “They were going to tear the Balboa down and put in a parking garage.”

Saving the Balboa Theater — an uphill battle

What the Russo family purchased for around $100,000 in the serendipitous 1959 real-estate deal was a structure once described as “San Diego’s most palatial theater.” The building had been designed by a San Diego architect, originally owned by a San Diego journalist, and constructed by San Diego contractors with materials provided by San Diego subcontractors.

By Bob McPhail, June 4, 1987 Read full article

Mary Alice Hill was the first woman who had ever been athletic director at a major college that plays football.

The fall of Mary Alice Hill

In 1979, President Thomas Day considered offering Hill the athletic directorship, but the job went to Gene Bourdet, former athletic director at Fresno State. Hill recalled that in a private conversation with Day at the time, he told her he wanted to appoint her, “but he didn’t think the community was ready for a woman athletic director.”

By Stephen Meyer, Sept. 25, 1986 Read full article

Susan Webb, Sandra Butler. "We would really key our pitch on our dependable, year-round wonderful climate."

How this town pays for visitors

ConVis hired the Zoo’s ‘‘goodwill ambassador,” Joan Embery, to transport a boa constrictor, a toucan, and an exotic Asian tree-dwelling mammal called a binturong to this space six stories above Times Square. As people paraded by, Embery answered questions about the animals; the crowd around her never thinned. ‘‘What a gimmick!” chortled one observer.

By Jeannette DeWyze, Aug. 7, 1986 Read full article

William Rust. As Rust’s international university took shape, he became all the more eager to gain complete control over it.

William Rust and the early troubles of USIU

Eleven years after a financial crisis forced Rust to sell all of USIU’s worldwide campuses except Scripps Ranch, the president insists that there was no mismanagement at the time and that USIU’s problems had nothing to do with his international vision. He says that USIU had to sell the Point Loma land because the city placed a restrictive 2000-student limit on the Cal Western campus.

By Stephen Meyer, Apr. 24, 1986 Read full story

Dennis Conner, Malin Burnham. “Conner sat there, thinking he knew everything."

Bring back the cup

Writing in Sports Illustrated after Conner’s defeat, Blackaller conceded that “the U.S. was out-designed by the Australians.” But Blackaller laid blame on other factors, including the New York Yacht Club’s America’s Cup Committee and on Conner for refusing to practice by sailing against the other two American teams vying for the chance to defend the cup.

By Jeannette DeWyze, Apr. 17, 1986 Read full article

Original SD&IV route. The line will be open on all forty-four miles inside Mexico.

Little train on a big track

If the SD&IV were unionized, tonight’s train would require four crewmen instead of two. But Scudella and Byle don’t seem to need assistance, Byle signaling with his lamp and red flares and talking through his walkie-talkie, and Scudella, with a cheap cigar clenched in his teeth, inching the behemoth locomotive forward and backward with confident delicacy.

By Neal Matthews, Apr. 3, 1986 Read full story

Mission church with reconstructed belfry, circa 1930

History paved over

"The church is in possession of what I would call the second most important archaeological site, after the presidio, on the West Coast of the United States. It’s a site important to United States history, Spanish history, Mexican history, Indian history. It’s the West Coast equivalent of Jamestown."

By Neal Matthews, Feb. 20, 1986 Read full article

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Poppin’ Padres petition for permanent props in stands

The Crowd Goes Mild!
Next Article

North River Farms foes face lawsuit heat

If activists take Measure L off ballot, they would no longer face mounting legal fees
At midnight on Friday, April 25, 1986, DePhilippis and about thirty employees, family members, and patrons of the Butcher Shop annihilated the restaurant.
At midnight on Friday, April 25, 1986, DePhilippis and about thirty employees, family members, and patrons of the Butcher Shop annihilated the restaurant.
Roberto DePhilippis came to San Diego in the early 1950s with his family, which opened Filippi’s Pizza Grotto on India Street.

Big beef in Mission Valley

The judge warned Buckner and DePhilippis that if they had notions of assaulting and battering one another in the hallway, law enforcement officers were close at hand. Buckner has also accused DePhilippis of spitting at him — “He went Waugh’ and give it to me right in the face,” Buckner testified in court. DePhilippis admitted this latter indiscretion. “Yeah, I spit in his face,” DePhilippis said.

By Stephen Meyer, Nov. 13, 1986 Read full article

Entrance. “They were going to tear the Balboa down and put in a parking garage.”

Saving the Balboa Theater — an uphill battle

What the Russo family purchased for around $100,000 in the serendipitous 1959 real-estate deal was a structure once described as “San Diego’s most palatial theater.” The building had been designed by a San Diego architect, originally owned by a San Diego journalist, and constructed by San Diego contractors with materials provided by San Diego subcontractors.

By Bob McPhail, June 4, 1987 Read full article

Mary Alice Hill was the first woman who had ever been athletic director at a major college that plays football.

The fall of Mary Alice Hill

In 1979, President Thomas Day considered offering Hill the athletic directorship, but the job went to Gene Bourdet, former athletic director at Fresno State. Hill recalled that in a private conversation with Day at the time, he told her he wanted to appoint her, “but he didn’t think the community was ready for a woman athletic director.”

By Stephen Meyer, Sept. 25, 1986 Read full article

Susan Webb, Sandra Butler. "We would really key our pitch on our dependable, year-round wonderful climate."

How this town pays for visitors

ConVis hired the Zoo’s ‘‘goodwill ambassador,” Joan Embery, to transport a boa constrictor, a toucan, and an exotic Asian tree-dwelling mammal called a binturong to this space six stories above Times Square. As people paraded by, Embery answered questions about the animals; the crowd around her never thinned. ‘‘What a gimmick!” chortled one observer.

By Jeannette DeWyze, Aug. 7, 1986 Read full article

William Rust. As Rust’s international university took shape, he became all the more eager to gain complete control over it.

William Rust and the early troubles of USIU

Eleven years after a financial crisis forced Rust to sell all of USIU’s worldwide campuses except Scripps Ranch, the president insists that there was no mismanagement at the time and that USIU’s problems had nothing to do with his international vision. He says that USIU had to sell the Point Loma land because the city placed a restrictive 2000-student limit on the Cal Western campus.

By Stephen Meyer, Apr. 24, 1986 Read full story

Dennis Conner, Malin Burnham. “Conner sat there, thinking he knew everything."

Bring back the cup

Writing in Sports Illustrated after Conner’s defeat, Blackaller conceded that “the U.S. was out-designed by the Australians.” But Blackaller laid blame on other factors, including the New York Yacht Club’s America’s Cup Committee and on Conner for refusing to practice by sailing against the other two American teams vying for the chance to defend the cup.

By Jeannette DeWyze, Apr. 17, 1986 Read full article

Original SD&IV route. The line will be open on all forty-four miles inside Mexico.

Little train on a big track

If the SD&IV were unionized, tonight’s train would require four crewmen instead of two. But Scudella and Byle don’t seem to need assistance, Byle signaling with his lamp and red flares and talking through his walkie-talkie, and Scudella, with a cheap cigar clenched in his teeth, inching the behemoth locomotive forward and backward with confident delicacy.

By Neal Matthews, Apr. 3, 1986 Read full story

Mission church with reconstructed belfry, circa 1930

History paved over

"The church is in possession of what I would call the second most important archaeological site, after the presidio, on the West Coast of the United States. It’s a site important to United States history, Spanish history, Mexican history, Indian history. It’s the West Coast equivalent of Jamestown."

By Neal Matthews, Feb. 20, 1986 Read full article

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Dex Romweber Livestream from the Cave, Author Livestream: Clare Mackintosh

Events August 16-August 18, 2020
Next Article

North River Farms foes face lawsuit heat

If activists take Measure L off ballot, they would no longer face mounting legal fees
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close