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Jeannette DeWyze

Jeannette DeWyze has written for the Reader since 1975. She is the co-author with Allan Mallinger of Too Perfect When Being In Control Gets Out Of Control (1993).

Some of her notable feature stories from the archives include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Articles by Jeannette DeWyze

New York wave riders, surf-obsessed Crozier family, girls and their boards

Mushballs! Contrary to popular belief, there is surf to be had off New York City. Just as one can purchase a bagel (or passable facsimile) in San Diego, one can ride a wave off Queens. ...

November 15, 2020
Border Angels, being Muslim in San Diego, what's a green card worth?

Border Angels "We know the kind of people we catch here. They're horrible people." The Border Patrol agent's tone was no more than blandly informative. It was 7:00 p.m. July 16, and we were at ...

November 14, 2020
Cedar Fire survivors, La Jolla liberal settles for Clairemont, looking back at Mission Hills

Angel in the Rubble Four years after the Cedar Fire. On October 25, 2003, I go outside to touch base with the night sky and feel the air before retiring to bed. Tonight feels different. ...

November 8, 2020
Race in 19th century San Diego, Marilyn Monroe in Coronado, early drive-in theaters

None Darker Than Me Racial obsession in 19th-century San Diego People of color were beginning to move into Sherman Heights and Golden Hill. There were colored Civil War veterans who lived in Golden Hill — ...

October 31, 2020
How Otay changed, secret TJ gardens, Mission Valley's future

Otay Dreams Before 50,000 homes. In 1954 I sat on the school bus every day next to my best friend, Mark Robson. The ride home from Montgomery Elementary School in Otay was a straight shot ...

October 24, 2020
What restaurant staffs eat, Eleanor Widmer, how far San Diego's food comes

What Insiders Eat Restaurant staff gab and gobble. Travis Murphy, also a cook, planned the staff’s daily dinner. At Nine-Ten, he said, the hardest part of arranging the staff meal, also called the “family meal,” ...

October 18, 2020
San Diego fishing life, dirty work, tools of the trade

Tools of the Trade The implements for bringing home the bacon. Have your friends and neighbors looked weighed down, put upon, or bent low to the ground lately? Perhaps they are! After all, many of ...

October 17, 2020
In vitro baby trouble, Mark Twain's daughter, after foster care

Never Die Like many newly married couples, Cristen and Jeffry Hays wanted to get pregnant soon after their wedding in 1992 but felt it best to wait. They used birth control until Jeffry finished three ...

October 10, 2020
Religion in Christmas movies, Yellow Deli a cult?, San DIego Sikhs, Christmas without Jesus, Hare Krishnas

Church on Sunday? If not, did you ever wonder why people do? One man's search for Christianity's core. By Matthew Lickona, April 8, 2009 | Read the full article Joy to the Screen Isn’t the ...

September 26, 2020
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