Glenn Wallace

Wallace wrote feature stories for the Reader in the 1980s.

Articles by Glenn Wallace

Best Reader stories from 1985

Santa Ysabel Indians, life of a cabbie, UCSD Med School, Dogpatch U.S.A., Battle of San Pasqual,, Timken Gallery's Putnam Sisters

The spirit of Steve Ponchetti It has forever been the custom of the Diegueño Indians to bury their dead twice: once at death, and then once again a year later. And so it was that ...

Ray and I tried TGI Friday’s,Lehr’s, Diego’s in Pacific Beach, Monterey Whaling Company, or Andy’s Saloon

But he was mostly interested in Westpac widows

When people ask about my friend Ray, I tell them he is crazy. I tell them that with a bit of discomfort, even guilt. Ray is not really crazy, not in a certifiable sense. Psychiatrists ...

The soul of San Diego

Kensington, Clairemont, College Heights, Talmadge? Not Hillcrest or North Park.

Tom was looking for the soul of the city, though not in the same way as I. He chose to live in North Park because he believed that the transience of that neighborhood epitomized the transience of San Diego.

I was a PACE instructor on the Kitty Hawk

Pearl Harbor, Subic Bay, Japan, Korea

In the fall of 1982 I answered an ad for teachers that appeared in the San Diego Union classifieds. The job involved going to sea on deployed U.S. Navy ships and instructing in reading, basic ...

San Diego was to racquetball what Hawaii was to surfing

Bud Muehleisen of El Cajon, Charlie Brumfield of San Carlos plus Bud Held and Bud Leach

When companies like Ektelon and Leach looked at just who was coming to tournaments, they found that the audience consisted mostly of players, their friends, and families — a limited market.

The bloody battle of San Pasqual

The fierce, brief fight that left the American Army a shambles

A small chapter in American history was written in San Diego nearly 140 years ago. It involved General Stephen Kearny, Kit Carson, and a series of strategic blunders.

A seven-month Kitty Hawk cruise

Deep, blue, and dangerous

When the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk left San Diego Harbor on the morning of January 13, 1984, the people who were in the know realized that when she returned, it would be without some of the ...