Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove

Dorian Hargrove writes feature stories, City Lights, and Neighborhood News columns for the Reader. He covers the neighborhood beat on a grassroots level. Share your neighborhood news with him!

Articles by Dorian Hargrove

Coronado High water-polo coach to stay dry

Reinstatement to be decided after sex-abuse investigation

San Diego Superior Court judge Eddie Sturgeon on October 20 denied a legal request from former Coronado High School water-polo coach Randy Burgess to return to his job as a teacher. Sturgeon ruled that the ...

A few steps from being mobsters

Bullied tenants, former employees rise up against Willmark

In May 2015, Bernard Vinluan’s job at Willmark Communities became more secret agent than apartment leasing agent. Vinluan waited for the employees to clock out of the office before he made his move. He snuck ...

Army and Navy Academy sex-abuse case cavalcade

Two new lawsuits against departed and incarcerated former staff

Two former cadets at the Army and Navy Academy have filed lawsuits against the Carlsbad military academy over sexual assaults they suffered by former administrators. According to its website, the academy has operated for 100 ...

Jehovah's Witnesses look in other direction

Lawyers for religious group argue against daily fines in sex-abuse case

Attorneys for the Jehovah's Witness church appeared before a state appellate court yesterday (October 11) in hopes of overturning the $4000 daily sanctions that a trial court ordered them to pay for refusing to turn ...

Nationals coach suspended for "revenge porn"

San Diego woman sues, investigation underway

A San Diego woman is suing the former professional baseball player and current hitting coach for the Washington Nationals baseball team, Jacque Jones, for posting nude photos of her on social media; she had sent ...

Lemon Grove councilman sued for free-speech stifling

Jerry Jones accused of "thinly-veiled racist tendencies"

A government subcontractor says Lemon Grove city councilmember Jerry Jones retaliated against him for posting negative comments about Jones's politics on his Facebook page. Marcus Bush, a former consultant for Rick Engineering, has filed a ...

Ladies Get Drinks — not you, man

Marine's lawsuit says exclusion from women's-only event "repugnant"

A retired United States Marine captain is suing a restaurant in Mission Hills for hosting a ladies and non-binary-only party and for refusing to allow him access or give him drink specials that the attendees ...

San Diego police to deliver ShotSpotter report

Gunfire detection system works 16 percent of the time

The audio sensors that the San Diego Police Department installed to alert them to gunfire in four southeastern San Diego neighborhoods works 16 percent of the time, according to data collected since the ShotSpotter system ...

Run over while sunbathing in Ocean Beach

City reaches settlement with victim who suffered traumatic brain injury

A woman who was run over by a police department all-terrain vehicle while sunbathing in Ocean Beach has agreed to settle her lawsuit against the City of San Diego. Court documents show that Christine Frear ...

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