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

San Diego City College's spending scandal

Voters passed bonds S and N, chaos ensued

In a recent post, the San Diego Community College District News Center crowed that a “process called re-funding” of its Propositions S and N bonds will save taxpayers $150 million. The claim is ironic, say ...

Can Susan Davis adjust to funding her own travel?

Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Rico, Poland, China, Israel, Turkey, India, Africa – no freebies left unused

Congresswoman Susan Davis’s September 4, 2019, announcement that she will not seek reelection next year makes one wonder how she will adjust to paying her own travel bills. In an April 10 “News Under the ...

Serra Mesa – outsiders easily get lost

Mobley Street, Jewish deli, sushi restaurant, Ruffin Canyon, aviation gas, the bus that goes through

New generations in Serra Mesa That first southbound walk home from Wegeforth Elementary, back in '68, was long and hot, each shadow on Mobley Street a refuge. For a transplanted fourth-grader, it was an arduous ...

Software headaches at San Diego city colleges

City, Mesa, Miramar will reduce classes

During the 2019 - 20 academic year that started this week, the San Diego Community College District will have to trim its spending by $30 million in order to achieve a balanced budget. So stated ...

Joe Deegan and the Reader

SDSU hates students, Tim Le Haye, Donna Frye, airport noise, Ron Paul geeks, smokers' shame, Linda Vista's Skateworld

Deegan has written for the Reader since 1998. Deegan's favorite stories he has written for the Reader: San Diego State's growing contempt for undergrads “The joke is we would like to swap students with Arizona,” ...

University City – UCSD's bedrooms

Trolley, Regents Road Bridge, San Clemente Canyon, Miramar jets, traffic

No trolley in my backyard A group of neighborhood conservationists in University City are hoping to put the brakes on a plan to extend trolley service from downtown San Diego's Santa Fe Depot to a ...

San Diego's Presidio is crumbling

250th anniversary this week, July 16

Almost five years ago, Bill Lawrence, president of the San Diego History Center, went to Los Angeles to accept an award from the California Preservation Foundation. The purpose of the award was to honor the ...

Now in Balboa Park: Secrets that take your breath away

One can never feel certain these are from San Diegans

“Having feelings for my best friend isn't (sic) romantic - it’s terrifying.” So reads a recent postcard sent to the Museum of Man in Balboa Park. It is posted on the San Diego wall of ...

Scripps Ranch – starter homes

Scripps Trail, bus service, nay-sayers, fight against WalMart, secret missile testing, view from Mira Mesa, USIU, a mooning incident

Good intentions behind paving of Scripps Trail Claudia Walker's family bought a home on the 10400 block of the street, a quiet, neatly manicured tract in Scripps Ranch near where the northeastern edge of the ...