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Hawkins Mitchell

Articles by Hawkins Mitchell

San Diego's love of country music

Out there on the dance floor is a bit of paradise Almost everybody in East County knows about the place, but not nearly so many visit This is because the Renegade has a reputation. Rumors ...

August 8, 2022
Castrated San Diegans

Life as a castrated man There was one psychological change that can be attributed solely to his new shortage of testosterone. He lost his interest in sex. It wasn’t dramatic, says Tom. Rather, he simply ...

August 6, 2022
Bataan Death March victim lives to tell story

Die free One of our corporals had fallen during the night crossing Samat and injured his hip some way, so we were helping him all the way back for six days. We had to put ...

July 18, 2022
Navy corpsman on the Mekong, black unrest on the Kitty Hawk, best Vietnam books

Escape! Then he emptied out the bag before us. Two small cans and some plastic sacks with lump sugar, salt, and sesame seeds fell to the ground. Glancing around, I could see that all my ...

December 11, 2021
Mike Doyle, Rusty Preisendorfer, Skip Frye, Chris O'Rourke

Wave Gangsters Socially, Van Artsdalen became a marked man. His reputation as a brawler traveled beyond the predominantly white population of La Jolla to tougher neighborhoods. Butch had already proved himself among the few black ...

November 14, 2021
Country fans at the Renegade, fireworks fanatics, the troubles of apartment ownership

San Diegans at the Renegade explain country music The Renegade does not hide behind that generic tyranny of the latest urban middle-class version of good taste. The tavern is in-your-face like Willie Nelson with his ...

September 5, 2021
Early blacks in San Diego, African-Americans on whites, 60s black power activists

None Darker Than Me “Another fact concerning the woman that occasioned surprise yesterday was the appearance at the undertaking parlors where her dead body lies of H. Milne, a colored blacksmith who lives on K ...

January 18, 2021
San Diegans at the Renegade explain country music

4:00 p.m. Saturday evening: “Honky Tonk Heroes” Where did it go? Good Lord only knows. Seems like it was just the other day. (Waylon Jennings, 1973) The Renegade Inn is many things, but you don’t ...

July 10, 1997
The tough nun from San Diego's Our Lady of the Angels

A nun helped to change my life. She was cool and aloof. Like the Catholic Church of the time, she was tough and she brooked no question to her authority. Times have changed. The Catholic ...

June 12, 1997
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