Jeannette DeWyze

Jeannette DeWyze wrote feature stories for the Reader from 1975 through 2007 and continues to write travel stories.

Some of her feature stories from the print archives include:

Feb. 15, 1979, Page 3 I Cover the Watercress (Burl Stiff - San Diego Union society editor)

March 8, 1979 Don't Call Me at Home (Mayor Maureen O'Connor)

Dec. 3, 1981, page 3 What High School Did You Go To? (Cameron Crowe)

Aug. 20, 1987 An Encounter with Bill Coulson (Disciple of psychologist Carl Rogers apostasizes)

Jan. 30, 1997 When an Indian Language Is Gone (linguist tries to re-construct Kumeyaay)

Nov. 20, 1997 Childhood's End (94-year-old Dr. Spock living in La Jolla)

Nov. 5, 1998 Three Bullets and Nine Years Later (Betty Broderick in prison)

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She is the co-author with Allan Mallinger of Too Perfect When Being In Control Gets Out Of Control (1993).

Articles by Jeannette DeWyze

Coast to Cactus: The genesis of San Diego's definitive hiking guide

Not meant to compete with Trailmaster Schad’s

Since Afoot and Afield in San Diego County first appeared in 1986, Jerry Schad’s comprehensive guide to local hiking trails has been considered the definitive resource. But Schad’s death from liver cancer in 2011 sent ...

Campout in the Sahara

Morocco's dunes offer a travel experience like no other.

Hassi Labied (population: 2,000) is one of the places you go in Morocco if you want to sleep in the Sahara. It's about 30 miles from the Algerian border; and its dunes (Erg Cheggi) are ...

Wine and dine in Baja's Guadalupe Valley

The culinary scene in this close-to-home wine region is taking off.

Recently I went back to northern Baja's Guadalupe Valley. I hadn’t been there since the late 1980s. Back then, it was just emerging as a serious wine-growing region, with two giant producers (Cetto and Pedro ...

Kenya's elephant orphanage

Safe haven in Nairobi National Park from black-market ivory trade.

Greater Nairobi, home to more than six million people, has a reputation for mayhem. Its international airport just burned; the Kenyan capital’s nickname is Nairobbery. But visitors can still find some extraordinary pleasures. Ranking high ...

Uganda's Batwa Trail

Pygmy tourism in Lonely Planet's "top country to visit" for 2012.

In Uganda, gorilla tourism is an economic engine. It benefits not only the mountain gorillas that the tourists track, but also the human communities in and around the forests in which the animals live. It's ...

Ethiopian Time Travel

The Omo River empties into Lake Turkana, not far from where Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya come together. The river valley is difficult to reach; from Addis Ababa the road trip takes the better part ...

Ricardo Loves Dinosaurs...

The gigantic art project unfolding on the unlikely canvas that is Borrego Springs appears to have reached completion. Sculptor Ricardo Breceda says, “That’s it.” There will be no more additions. But Dennis Avery, the man ...

When the Horses Are Gone

I asked Sergeant Bret Righthouse about the bad old days, back in 1994, before a cadre of mounted San Diego Police Department officers began routinely patrolling Balboa Park. Transients and illegal aliens had set up ...

The Fall of King Eucalyptus

Balboa Park plantsmen's vision for a green future

On the morning after one of those record-breaking cold nights this past January, Mike Rasmusson checked on his charges. Rasmusson supervises the Kate O. Sessions Balboa Park Nursery -- the city facility where many of ...

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