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David Kohanyi

Articles by David Kohanyi

Martin Lindsay’s hunt for lost San Diego restaurants

If you happened to be on the internet looking for the “oldest restaurant in San Diego,” or wanted to find some information about, say, “Lubach’s Restaurant”, defunct since 1990, those queries would have led you ...

May 18, 2022
Karaoke love for Taylor Swift at Werewolf

The Lamplighter in Mission Hills is, in its own estimation, “San Diego’s Favorite Dive & Karaoke Bar.” This may be true, and I’ve had a good time there myself, but for the purposes of this ...

Grateful Shred keep the Grateful Dead alive

In 1988, my parents were on their way to become sworn American citizens in Hartford Connecticut when they were surprised by an unexpected throng. Long haired and tie-dye clad, they crowded around the Civic Center, ...

John Edward, peripatetic psychic

I just got off the phone with John Edward, the self-described psychic medium who came to prominence around 20 years ago on the television programs Crossing Over and Cross Country, through his appearances with Larry ...

Daydream MD: Ketamine crusader

I could have interviewed Dr. Arsalan Azam about lots of different things. I could have asked for stories from his nearly 10 years of working in emergency medicine: delivering babies, assessing the schizophrenic and the ...

April 6, 2022
San Diego Mycological Society’s 24th annual Fungus Fair: a mushroom meetup

The mushroom: a symbol of ecological renewal, of alternative medicine, of psychedelic exploration. I see them everywhere these days: on clothing and murals and stickers, in cultivation kits that I can buy at my kids’ ...

March 24, 2022
The Party for Socialism and Liberation stands with “revolutionary optimism”

In the middle of February, the Reader got word regarding an upcoming rally at Teralta Park in City Heights. Kwame from the San Diego branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) wanted to ...

March 24, 2022
The living art of bonsai is alive and well

It is nine in the morning on a Wednesday, and within the confines of Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden, a few bonsai enthusiasts are moving quietly among the birds and the dew, tending to their ...

February 23, 2022
Toasting Cap’n Keno’s

When I worked in North County some years ago, I would regularly drive by Cap’n Keno’s on the 101 and admire it, in the same way I would admire Leucadia’s Log Cabin Apartments or the ...

February 9, 2022
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