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Bill Manson

Bill Manson writes cover stories and features for the San Diego Reader.

Some samples of his early writing:

July 25, 1996:Song for the Uprooted (mariachi music in TJ's Zona Norte)

March 19, 1998: Larry's Best Gal (interview with Larry Lawrence aide Norma Nicolls)

March 16, 1995: Coyote, Tarantula, Silence, Sea (the four corners of San Diego County)

Sept. 24, 1998: Cunanan's Last Laugh (computer game based on gay serial killer)

March 25, 1999: Kidnapped! (Georgina Crespo's abduction from Coronado Cays)

Articles by Bill Manson

Igloo dining: don’t speak loudly

They look so glamorous: transparent geodesic domes with tables for six inside, ruby-winking wine glasses, plates of food, beautiful people laughing and dining. And these “igloos” have been billed as safe, but also warm, outside ...

December 2, 2020
The USS Midway’s stalwarts

The USS Midway is open for business again. And down below in her bowels, lives are being lived and relived. “The only comparison with the Battle of Midway in 1942,” says this elderly gent sitting ...

December 2, 2020
Shark Bait Mamas: synch or swim

Just up from the shipwreck, the Shark Bait Mamas are counting down to the music they use to, uh, swim to. Dani Grady leans over and switches on a recorder. “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...

November 18, 2020
The Age of Russia is over

“Property of the United States of America. Seized from the USSR Red Star Syndicate.” The solid wooden info plaque is screwed into the deck near the bow of the shipwreck. Thanks to last week’s storm, ...

November 18, 2020
Border Angels, being Muslim in San Diego, what's a green card worth?

Border Angels "We know the kind of people we catch here. They're horrible people." The Border Patrol agent's tone was no more than blandly informative. It was 7:00 p.m. July 16, and we were at ...

November 14, 2020
Casi Cielo Winery owner is all wined out

Greg Maness is throwing down his grape shears and selling his vineyard, just at a time when some are saying San Diego’s wine industry is taking off. “It’s a wonderful place,” says this owner of ...

November 11, 2020
What's an anti-Trump sign when you've been shot on Orange Avenue?

"Racism Lives Here,” said the sign someone planted in Jacob’s Coronado garden (He asks for first name only). It was likely picked out because he was flying a Trump flag, a yellow “Don’t Tread On ...

November 9, 2020
Fausto Celis’ hundred-dollar documentary

“At 6pm, the police came. They started to kick everyone off the beach. Do it every day. But one man got up and ran. He leaps around the police vehicle, then dives into the water ...

October 21, 2020
Making exercise accessible with Get Up Tritons!

“No-one should have to feel sore at the end of the day working at a computer,” says Tiffany Caddell. She is the power behind what may be the first-ever sit-down fitness program for computer nerds ...

October 7, 2020
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