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

Eastlake – growing pains

Larger than Chula Vista, Otay Water District, foreclosures, South Bay Expressway, Eastlake as prison

Peace east of Eastlake It was inevitable that there would be development. The Olympic Training Center sits on land donated by Eastlake, the sprawling development to its immediate west. Every time I pass through Eastlake, ...

Dorian Hargrove and the Reader

Bad skateboard accident, San Diego porn studios, curse of Carrizo Gorge, Jehovah's Witnesses trouble, Ben Kalasho trouble, man attacks bank with chalk, SDSU goes overboard on sex prosecution

How Hargrove came to write for the Reader: My first published article in the Reader was for a writing contest I entered in 2007. The contest: Write a story that best describes your neighborhood. I ...

Encanto – snubbed but proud

MLK Park, trolley in-filling, Salaam Fish House, North Encanto lunch group, Pepperview Canyon, Apostolic Prayer Temple

On top of this little corner of the world Here on Skyline Drive, great swaths of sward stretch out below, springy and green. Here, there are vacant lots littered with possibility, within sight of a ...

Santana High over-reacts to gun

CHP patrolman arrested for weapon in fanny pack

On January 15, 2015 retied California Highway Patrolman Robert Pitt dropped his girlfriend's daughter off at Santana High School in Santee. The gun he carried was in his fanny pack when he went into the ...

Questions raised over police response to Chicano Park protests

Group sends letter to chief

Some Barrio Logan and Logan Heights residents want answers from the San Diego Police Department for its handling of last month's Patriot Picnic protest at Chicano Park. Co-founder of Chicano Park Josephine Talamantez presented those ...

Southeastern Planning Group says no to homeless storage

Sends letter to mayor

The Southeastern San Diego Planning Group is the latest group to come out against a proposed 1,000-bin storage facility for the homeless in Sherman Heights. The storage facility at Commercial ad 20th Streets will be ...

Two more abuse victims in Carlsbad

District paid $1.8 million to two others

In 2010 third-grade teacher from Carlsbad, Raymond Firth, pleaded guilty to fondling two of his students. In exchange for the plea, the district attorney's office agreed to drop six counts of child molestation. In 2012 ...

How can you check for deodorant?

Tow company accuses Chula Vista mayor of discrimination

The owner of one of San Diego County's largest towing companies says Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas prohibited him from employing Middle Eastern workers in the city, calling them "terrorists" and demanding that his employees ...

A long-term wooing most rude

Chula Vista pays $400K in sexual harassment case

The City of Chula Vista has agreed to pay a former employee $400,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim against a current employee. According to court documents, Mariana Garcia filed to dismiss the case due ...

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