Byron Shewman

Articles by Byron Shewman

Couldn't Be Better

The Ed Teagle Story

“We never had speed down here,” Verne Dodds remarked. I nodded, agreeing with my former JV basketball coach, going back 40 years and more to our shared town of Imperial Beach. Mostly sons of Navy ...

Otay before 50,000 homes

My dad was a laborer at Otay Ranch

Chula Vista cop cars roared in. The officers corralled the black youths: “Boys, you better listen to this. Get back to Otay, and never come up to this part of town again.”

Imperial Beach idol Brian French has done his time

The poor man's high

When Brian French jammed the seventh round into the shotgun, it was the last shell he had. The first five he’d shot in warning. The sixth he’d fired 40 seconds earlier, and it had torn ...

Let’s Be Friends

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