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Ernie Grimm

Ernie Grimm and writer Matthew Lickona were recruited by editor Judith Moore as recent graduates from Thomas Aquinas College in 1995. Moore felt that they "would have learned humility" from reading the great books.

After Moore died in 2006, Grimm took over the job of editing news and feature stories.

Read Grimm's stories on his father and on his mentor Judith Moore.

Articles by Ernie Grimm

San Diego's gay bathhouses, wild life of our foreign cabbies, best light in the city

Bathhouse Quagmire "I was in those San Francisco bathhouses in the late 1970s," says James Hartline, an HIV-positive Hillcrest man who is campaigning to get San Diego's three bathhouses shut down. "Those bathhouses were a ...

November 23, 2020
Tijuana's respect for the body, goodbye Revolucion flower sellers. Frank Lloyd Wright and Tecate

Grateful to the Dead Earlier in the day I attended a one-hour lecture given by Dr. Luis Antonio Martínez, a dental surgeon who teaches anatomy to students at the university’s dentistry school. His lecture was ...

November 22, 2020
UCSD entertains species bending, the automated house, an app to find gun bearers

My Gender Is Bunny Cárdenas is spending more than 15 consecutive days living in Second Life. “My contract with myself was to be in Second Life for 365 hours [wearing the headset], except when I ...

November 16, 2020
Hunt for petroglyphs in San Diego's desert, dope growers in Cuyamaca

Mommy, why are they shooting at us again? The Tijuana state of mind known as “the psychosis.” “I don’t take my kids to the park anymore on Sundays,” says Luís, a young Tijuana father of ...

October 4, 2020
San Diego's squirrels, ostriches, cactuses, chickens, mosquitos, apples

Contagious Buzz As the hysteria over the West Nile virus moves westward, California appears to be the inevitable destination of the mosquitoes that carry the deadly virus. David Faulkner, 51, is a forensic entomologist and ...

September 6, 2020
San Vincente Reservoir, Descanso, Cameron Corners, Boulder Creek, Julian, Lakeside

Electric Water, Shocked Fish The gate below the dam at San Vicente Reservoir in Lakeside is closed when I arrive just before 10:00 o'clock on a late-April morning. The lake is closed to recreational fishing ...

August 29, 2020
Of special concern to North San Diego County

Grassy Heaven Broad, open grasslands in the topography of San Diego County are the exception to the norm, which is chaparral-covered mesas and barrancas. And most of the natural grasslands, Mission Valley for example, have ...

August 24, 2020
Most notable San Diego Reader stories of the early 21st Century

Bathhouse Quagmire "I was in those San Francisco bathhouses in the late 1970s," says James Hartline, an HIV-positive Hillcrest man who is campaigning to get San Diego's three bathhouses shut down. "Those bathhouses were a ...

August 23, 2020
What you'll never read in Baja tourist press

Grateful to the Dead Earlier in the day I attended a one-hour lecture given by Dr. Luis Antonio Martínez, a dental surgeon who teaches anatomy to students at the university’s dentistry school. His lecture was ...

August 22, 2020
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