San Diego's rare fruit and vegetable growers
Padres bribe San Diego pols, Penasquito boys attack migrants, Lester Bangs up close, Olive Street neighbors
Facciola and Ali Fouladi. On a hillside in Bonsall Fouladi has an Iranian garden - eight varieties of fig and more than a dozen varieties of mulberry.
- He and Caplan started to swap names, to compare notes on big players in the exotic fruits and vegetables community. (“I’m sure you’re acquainted with Paul Thomas in Bonsall. Cofounder of California Rare Fruit Growers. You have a lot of rare fruit and vegetable people in San Diego.” “Dr. Condit lived in Vista. Do you remember Dr. Condit? Taught at UC Riverside? The world’s foremost expert on figs.”)
- By Abe Opincar, Nov. 22, 2000
"For so long as the Padres use and occupy Qualcomm Stadium," says the January 3, 2000, agreement, "advertising will be permitted on the back of Tri-Visions at Qualcomm Stadium."
- On Tuesday, June 29, 1999, the San Diego City Council went into secret session to consider a series of financial concessions demanded by San Diego Padres owner John Moores. Although the closed-door meeting had been billed on public notices as a discussion about "real property interests in the East Village area of downtown San Diego," the real topic was the granting to Moores of almost $5 million worth of "modifications" to the Padres lease at Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.
- By Matt Potter, Aug. 31, 2000
Alfredo Ayala Sanchez, Anastacio Ingoyen Najera, Atanacio Fierro Juarez at Evergreen Nursery
- The teenagers shot at Roman from the Subaru with the BB gun during three or four passes. They took turns shooting at him as they drove by, but they missed him. On a fourth or fifth pass, Roman was struck, and his back was punctured with BBs. The youths then stopped the car and three of them pursued Roman on foot.
- By Thomas Larson, Dec. 7, 2000
Lester Bangs and his mother, 1953. After Lester became acquainted with William Burroughs, there was never any communication between him and his mother.
- When Lester Bangs moved to Detroit to join the staff of Creem magazine, we kept in touch with letters and phone calls that came less and less often. The last times I saw him were during a boozy visit to El Cajon at Christmastime in 1973 and, briefly, in 1982 when he came to his mother’s funeral. After he moved to New York I lost contact with him, and whatever lifestyle he lived or adventures he got into I only heard about long after the fact.
- By Robert Houghton, July 13, 2000
Dedication of new bridge over Switzer Canyon, 1957
San Diego Historical Society photo
- Olive Street came into its name around 1906, when streets between A and Sacramento were named after trees. One portion of Olive, a quiet cul-de-sac in North Park, has just 15 homes — 22 counting those off the alley. Here neighbors jog together, go to the movies in a pack, and check with others on Friday night to see who wants to order take-out.
- By Jangchup Phelgyal, Nov. 9, 2000