Colin Flaherty

Flaherty wrote news and features for the Reader in the early 1990s.

Articles by Colin Flaherty

Lawsuit Ends, Noise Continues

The coalition wanted money to soundproof about 35,000 homes beneath the flight path.

At that point some members of the coalition began to worry about what would happen if they lost the case and then had to pay the port hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.

Riptide Watch at O.B.

There’s a whole lot of floundering going on at Ocean Beach. Lifeguards there rescue more swimmers per mile than any beach in California — and maybe the world. Some say that makes the waters of ...

Moon for the Misbegotten

The beer barrel floating high above Scripps Lake Boulevard got his attention.

Pearce called police, but the party was over when they arrived. He refused medical attention after the incident but later saw a doctor for heart pains he said were caused by the scuffle.

Hillerman’s Climb

My buddy Fred has been reading A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez for more than a year. But every time he picks it up, he falls asleep. "That's a great book," he ...

Debby Really Was Pro-Choice

The death of Deborah Fleming, director of Womancare

“Yes. I remember the case,’’ the doctor said. “It was a home birth, with, I believe, a midwife. We could have saved the child, had it been born in the hospital or treated right away."

Profiles in Murder

Psychics say Clairemont killer comes from India

He's not black, this Clairemont killer. Contrary to police reports, he's from India and speaks with an accent. His skin is tan. the color of coffee with cream. He lives in Clairemont, near the killings. ...

Meredith of Mission Hills

Civil rights icon moves to San Diego

Many strange paths end in San Diego. But none, perhaps, as twisted as the path that brought James Meredith to the comfortable Mission Hills address he now calls home. You don't have to be a ...