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Stories by Joe Applegate

Got to know Dad in La Paz and Cabo San Lucas

I might have forced the money on him, but the day was too young to be ruined, and we had a four-hour bus ride ahead of us. Dad always wins because it’s not only easier to give in, it’s cheaper.

May 24, 1979
KGB Radio's Jim Morris filed every story but his own

When he died four months ago. James Edward Morris. Jr., had his fingers on top of the wall that successful people stand on. He was climbing, then he fell. Thirty-one years old, he had just ...

February 1, 1979
San Diego marriage licenses between 1973 and 1977 dropped 12 percent

“We’re both in the Navy, and our pay is supposed to go up when we’re married. The housing allowance is higher for married couples. Then there’s insurance, which is bound to go down. "

November 30, 1978
A bump on the head could kill Chris O'Rourke

Here at Windansea Beach in La Jolla, surfers prefer the Vespa motor scooter for solo transportation. This is a low, fat motorcycle that you'd be crazy to take for a long fast ride. Your Vespa ...

Jails: TJ vs. San Diego

Neddy Massaro’s jail is the best in San Diego. She lives on the tenth floor of the sleek Metropolitan Correctional Center, the federal highrise at F and Union streets in downtown San Diego. There are ...

July 13, 1978
Now that Yellow Cab no longer dominates

The city requires its 71 cab companies to provide fair and speedy service, but the cabbies in this divided industry do not — or cannot — make a living by following the city's rules.

May 18, 1978
Dungeons and Dragons: the weirdest and most popular game in years

“You have dyed-in-the-wool historical wargamers; you have fantasy freaks who have read all the Tolkien books; you have people we’ve never seen in here and will never see again."

February 2, 1978
Hillcrest – writing contest winner

The Chicken Pie Shop and the Mayfair are big hits, even with jaded L.A. people, who think they’ve seen all the world's freaks. Other high spots are the side-by-side bookstores down the street.

December 2, 1976

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