Cris Mazza

Articles by Cris Mazza

How San Diego Symphony musicians and their spouses scrape by

Musicians-as-servants

At this moment, with my title written and nothing else, the former San Diego Symphony is preparing to announce the end of its silence. A month after disclosing a final plan to bankruptcy court, the ...

Fiction writer Cris Mazza suffers death of a shelti

Run Tara run

When I was a freshman in college, our family pet, a Shetland sheepdog named Shep, was killed by a car as he roamed the neighborhood in search of a bitch in season. A student in ...

Canine talent agency uses Morley Field – at its peril

Dog treated in hyperbaric chambers

His name is "Scat." Sounds like the name for an annoying cat, but Scat is a dual champion Shetland sheepdog. Not only was he deemed worthy of the title as a representation of his breed, ...

How we lived off the land – in La Costa, Vista, Dairy Mart Rd., and Spring Valley

Homeland: when San Diego was young and raw

What might’ve seemed like an indigent family scavenging — a family going on weekend outings to gather abandoned or discarded, still living, freshly killed, or already dead food from the countryside — was actually just a way of life.

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