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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

1939 Australian Sixteen pops up in San Diego, falconry on Fiesta Island

The Simple Magic of Being Pushed Forward By Wind Norm was still alive. From photographs Annie had sent, he identified the skiff as his own creation by the unique placement of ribs just aft of ...

February 13, 2022
Personal history of La Mesa, the charm of Encanto

Where Sweet Peace and Love Abidith During school vacations, Carl and I hopped the freight train that chugged through twice a week. It stopped in La Mesa to unload flatbeds of planks to the lumberyard. ...

February 5, 2022
Spreckels and the train over Carrizo Gorge, Ike and S.D. Country Club

140-Mile Mistake Ritz calls the Chinese the railroad’s “unsung heroes,” but new evidence suggests that labor problems were perhaps the major reason why the railroad took so long to be built. The route of the ...

January 17, 2022
Santa Ysabel dairy land ebbs away, Jamul casino dreams

Moo Twilight Feed he buys directly from farmers in the Imperial Valley. Because he trucks it himself, it costs around $80 per ton for sudan grass, $100 for alfalfa. But with a herd of 200 ...

January 16, 2022
Jamul townies vs. Indians, Santa Ysabel honors Steve Ponchetti

Jamul Residents Wage Indian Blood Battle over Gaming Site Back in 1963, Shipek says, the Jamul band asked her to assist them in establishing their California Indian ancestry. “I took oral histories from some of ...

January 8, 2022
Fallbrook school bus driver, firemen at 32nd and Lincoln

Stop Food Fights, Clean up after Motion Sickness When Renee drives the pink route, she wears a white visor and shorts that make her seem calmly athletic, like the directress of a tennis camp. Twenty-four ...

January 3, 2022
Bombs emerge in Carrizo Impact Area, the happy little town of Bombay Beach

Risky Wasteland Because the ordnance littering the Carrizo Impact Area was dropped from planes, a lot of it imbedded itself in the sand as far as 30 feet down. Over the years, the earth has ...

December 25, 2021
SDSU frats scrub their image, UCSD profs get home loan perks

Escape from the Chicks and Beer Image “Monday night the actual rush starts, but we can’t give out bids on Monday. That gives everyone a chance to get around and see where they want to ...

December 13, 2021
San Diego – city of shame, University Avenue, roommates from hell, writers write about moms

Roommates from Hell I walked outside to the storage door. I pushed on the door and opened it. I saw the rope around John’s neck and John’s face looking at me. I screamed and ran ...

December 5, 2021
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