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 ...
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Stories by Allan Peterson
Old Town's Pizza Bella man has WWII Italy atrocity story to tell
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