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Allan Peterson

Articles by Allan Peterson

San Marcos – still growing

Night people of San Marcos Miss Rincon said it was her habit to spend the night in the public bathrooms at Richmar Park, at the corner of Firebird Lane and Richmar Avenue, around the corner ...

Allan Peterson and the Reader

Allan Peterson wrote feature stories for the Reader from 1994 through 1999, and again in 2013. Editor's picks of stories Peterson wrote for the Reader: Scavengers find their niches on I-15 I-15 is the highway ...

June 15, 2019
Prog-rockers relive heydays at Humphreys

If the line to the men's room was any indicator, there were a lot of old guys at Humphreys reliving their prog-rock heydays. And that goes as well for the old guys onstage, a 60 ...

July 26, 2013
College-educated Goaltimate players are serious

Conner added nuances in preparation for an imagined television audience. After each game, a one-minute break was established. Teams were allotted three time-outs of two minutes each. A one-and-a-half-hour time cap was placed on each match.

July 15, 1999
San Marcos hides the ugly truth about its schools

San Marcos isn’t sure what its fate will be. Retired dairy land, bedroom community, college town, a place to raise a family, all these possibilities tend to war with each other.

August 27, 1998
Old Town's Pizza Bella man has WWII Italy atrocity story to tell

John Abatecola, owner of Pizza Bella in Old Town, is proud of his pizza and quick to tell you about the time he won a three-way bake-off on a morning TV show for the "best ...

February 19, 1998
San Diego landscape: brutal eucalyptus and ridiculous palms

Walter Anderson, Jr., who runs the landmark Anderson Nursery on Pacific Coast Highway, said he remembers a photograph in the San Diego Union, circa 1970, of Teresa standing on Harbor Drive between a bulldozer and a palm.

August 10, 1995
DNA: San Diego's tiniest snitch

“People don’t realize that when they’re hitting somebody, blood transfers onto whatever they’re using — not the first time, but by the time you come back like this” — he mimes a baseball bat coming down on a skull.

July 20, 1995
Scavengers find their niches on I-15

Where onramp and asphalt, Passing lane and hawk, Converge in quick collusion Against those who race and never walk. Southern California has it all. We’ve pot ground that shakes, hillsides that burn, a dazzling assortment ...

June 9, 1994
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