Joe Deegan

Joe Deegan
Joe Deegan started writing for the Reader in 1998 and enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Feel free to contact him directly.

Articles by Joe Deegan

What it takes to fill a pothole

Do Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch enjoy better roads than El Cajon Blvd.?

Although, in March, Mark Kersey ended his candidacy to become California’s 38th District senator, he may be forgiven for still bragging about all the recent street resurfacing in his San Diego city council District 5. ...

Power Surge San Diego's impressive girls

They don't play daddy ball

On an empty lot at Maine Avenue near the rodeo grounds in Lakeside, I find Power Surge Chavez, a fastpitch softball team of ten-year-old girls that practice twice a week, attend conditioning on another two ...

Airport noise — from La Mesa to La Jolla

How the FAA is treating your complaints

Ever since Lindbergh Field was dedicated in 1928, there have been outcries over noisy aircraft over San Diego neighborhoods. But a new rapprochement between recently tone deaf aviation officials and irritated residents in the flight ...

Lemon Grove Bakery needs customer chairs

But it can't have them

Lemon Grove Bakery looks the same - except for one thing. The open space in front of the display case is now missing the tables and chairs that customers used for chatting over coffee and ...

Cleveland Ave. and Ohio St. chimeras

The disappearing landlords on Craigslist

The birth rate of suckers “born every minute” seems at times to keep pace with their rising desperation to find reasonable rent. Recently, at Twiggs Coffee House on Park Boulevard in University Heights, conversations have ...

Rodeo clown builds Alpine water slide

And then the West Fire comes

Ever the entertainer, Danny “Buffalo Chip” Alvarez, bull rider and rodeo clown in the Lakeside Rodeo, recently took his enthusiasm for fun to Alpine. There he installed a water slide on a hillside adjacent to ...

Romance of the beach fire tainted

Mission Beach gets smoke from rubber and plastic

Fire pits at South Mission Beach are heating up again. Residents complain that smoke blown on the wind is polluting their homes. It comes not only from the permitted burning of wood and paper but ...

City Heights' freeway-friendly bus stop

They ripped up a neighborhood. Now they're building it back up.

Ramon Garcia used to board the bus right before El Cajon Boulevard as it came up the off-ramp from the 15 freeway. After picking up its passengers, Rapid 235 waited for a green light to ...

Scandal-plagued regional teams, crowds absent from local March Madness

Scalper: "How low do you need to go. Name your price."

San Diegans lost a last chance to see one of their former prep basketball stars play again locally. Give credit (blame?) to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s deployment of teams for the first two rounds ...

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