Kathryn Phillips

Articles by Kathryn Phillips

Best Reader stories from 1982

Unwanted pregnancy, bad accident in Baja, alcohol and Indians, Sol Price, Fred Schnaubelt, Florence Chadwick, San Diego's version of Tarahumara runner

What on earth am I settling for “Goddamnit,” said Jane one evening about six months ago when I answered the door of our apartment in Golden Hill and found her on the stoop, Jeanne sliding ...

Stories hidden inside the San Diego Reader

Ventura Place, rock art, Brenda Starr, Vietnamese poets

Editor: The following feature stories appeared in the interior pages of the Reader in the 1970s and 1980s and have just been converted to digital form. Meditations while riding San Diego Transit “Yes, these people ...

Minori Tanaka needs two million scallops and about $200,000

The only person in California trying to grow them

California’s history has proven, among other things, that it takes more than a slab of land and a network of irrigation pipes to succeed at the tenuous business of farming. It takes, above all, a ...

Against the Current: Florence Chadwick in and out of the water

She won her first race when 11 years old swimming from Ballast Point to the foot of Broadway.

On a recent afternoon, after the museums had closed and the daytime tourists had deserted Balboa Park, about a hundred people gathered in front of the newly rebuilt Electric Building. Among the crowd were business ...

Downtown San Diego oldsters trapped in Cathedral Plaza, Luther Tower, Westminster Manor

Prisoners of nightfall

Six years ago I could visit Pat at Cathedral Plaza simply by walking into the building, taking the elevator to her floor. Now I call ahead and arrange for Pat to meet me at the lobby entrance.

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