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Abe Opincar

Abe Opincar wrote for the Reader for nearly 25 years, and is the author of Fried Butter: A Food Memoir.

Articles by Abe Opincar

They serve San Diegans with legal demands

Leave! Banse turns off onto the University Avenue exit. “There’s nothing people out here have done that I didn’t do when I was young. I’m streetwise. I apply that knowledge. At 32nd and National I ...

July 23, 2022
Promising USD grad kills mom in Pacific Beach

The blood upon his hands “It was a dull, outdated play, but when Mark walked on stage, it came alive. He filled the theater with his presence.” Ehrenfreund congratulated Mark on his performance and continued ...

July 3, 2022
Cyclist killed by North County bus at Pendleton

Udo was gone Along Stuart Mesa Road near Cook Crossing and Vandergrift, he joined two other riders, Steven Scharf and John Edwards, both riding at the same pace. They chatted a bit, and as the ...

April 25, 2022
TJ's child sales force

Life of a Tijuana street urchin Isabel sells her bouquets for two dollars each, and she gives half of what she makes to her mother. With the rest, “I buy myself something to eat, ” ...

April 10, 2022
San Diego's silverware nuts

Look! you've got a naked man on your fork! The drug and antique worlds share a vocabulary. Both worlds thrive on human “have to have it” weakness. Certainly, as it is with junkies, I always ...

April 9, 2022
Windansea fun hog bails, Broderick marriage tragedy

The ultimate fun hog has bailed Windansea people say Seth became a local legend not due to his surfing skills, not like Van Artsdalen, but from the NOT WHEN THE SURF'S UP sign painted on ...

March 26, 2022
USD students look back at high school, the campus's Catholicism

Class Struggle “We had a lot of cliques at my school. There were the drama kids, and we had a group we actually called the Clique. It was just the people that seemed to party ...

February 7, 2022
Judith Moore feels her daughters' pain, Reader writer marries Cynthis Heimel

Lines of Love, Lines of Pain We lived by the hospital. I heard sirens every day. When both girls were with me in the house, I felt a smug assurance when I heard the sirens ...

January 30, 2022
Doubleday follows Luis Urrea to Tijuana, priggish Richard Henry Dana visits the presidio

A Living Cloud The next morning, I am greeted by my media escort, Penny. This is a fascinating new feature of my life — escorts. They pick you up, drive you around, provide snacks, meals, ...

January 10, 2022
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