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Amy Chu

Amy Chu served as calendar editor and wrote feature stories for the Reader in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Articles by Amy Chu

Best Reader stories from 1982

What on earth am I settling for “Goddamnit,” said Jane one evening about six months ago when I answered the door of our apartment in Golden Hill and found her on the stoop, Jeanne sliding ...

November 24, 2019
Amy Chu and the Reader

Amy Chu served as calendar editor and wrote feature stories for the Reader in the late 1970s and early 1980s. How they restore great paintings in Balboa Park A recent Tuesday morning in Balboa Park ...

September 15, 2019
A.W. Coggeshall, downtown San Diego's blue-collar landlord

Suppose, for a moment, that you had a lot of money — oh, not exactly cash, but valuable property. More money, that is, than you would ever need. Suppose, too, that for most of your ...

A complete survey of San Diego shopping malls

Today there isn’t much about South Bay Plaza to distinguish it from the commercial buildings around it: just two parallel lines of stores separated by an unpretentious pedestrian mall. It was the biggest shopping center ...

December 16, 1982
Green Tiger Press – a true tale of the publishing business

The traveler waits on the dock surrounded by his baggage: steamer trunks, wooden crates of books, parcels of drawings and rolled-up paintings. He is dressed in a purple jacket with a daffodil in the lapel, ...

October 28, 1982
In conversation with a Rudford's girl

Tomorrow is Saturday, that’s the busiest day. They’re either having a garage sale or going to one; and some of them come in to read the Racing Form. I leave home before four, especially if ...

July 29, 1982
What San Diego County reservations are doing about Indian alcohol

There was no liquor on the old reservation,but as soon as the tribe was moved to Viejas, in 1931, “there was plenty of it.” She started drinking when her First husband came back from the service.

The Climb to Gold Mountain: San Diego's Chinatown

A Chinaman was fishing for abalone off Pt. Loma and it clamped on his hand and he didn’t have sense enough to take a rock and break it and he drowned. They found him clamped to a rock there.

April 8, 1982
My 75-year-old mother lives, works in streets of New York

I ask when she will retire. She asks when I will have a baby. She used to say she would retire soon. Now she says, so she won’t retire for at least another year.

December 10, 1981
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