Jackie McGrath

Articles by Jackie McGrath

Taggers spoil Buster’s work on California Street wall

Big brick canvas

From the start, Buster worked hard to prove that he's a graffiti artist, not some little hoodlum with a sneer on his face, paint stains on his fingers, and a can under his jean jacket. ...

Reader writers: the story I wanted to write... but didn't

“Maybe an animal story”

Sandy and a girlfriend had gone into a liquor store, robbed the clerk, They locked the clerk in a walk-in cooler. Sandy started feeling bad about the guy. She went back and let him out.

John Pugh busts out of El Cajon jail

Great escapes

Unless he absolutely cannot avoid them, John Pugh does not do windows. “Windows — they just ain’t cool,” he says. “You’re climbing through a window — I mean, how does that look? I don’t like ...

If you want to sue Warner Springs' Cal Rossi, you'll have to wait in line

The buyers list read like a Burl Stiff society column

In spite of the bad blood, even Phillips’s detractors give him credit for making progress in ranch construction, jarring the property from its ghostly standstill when he went to work there in 1985.

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