Larry Keller

Articles by Larry Keller

San Diego's old trolleys, off season Mission Beach, lost colony of Mission hills, an abused dog, Surfer Motel attacked, Baseball card obsession

Stories hidden in the back pages of the Reader

The glories of San Diego's trolley system Buses are rough; the passengers fall down easier. With the streetcars, you knew where they were—smooth starts and stops. They weren’t swaying back and forth—therefore, less accidents. And ...

The obsession and business of baseball cards

The monthly meetings in El Cajon, Escondido, and at the Clairemont Bowl.

About five months ago I heeded years of pleadings from my mother and removed from her garage the baseball cards I had collected as a child. The cards, about 2000 of them, dated back to ...

San Diego machinists union — chicanery, deceit, violence

Workingman's war

Last month, at a dinner held at Vacation Village, Ray Bryant was honored as Labor Man of the Year. The prestigious award was bestowed on him by officers of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council ...

San Diego's most wretched neighborhood

North to Mira Mesa

It is a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon in April and a small crowd has gathered in the Mira Mesa shopping center mall, the hub of a community that is as far from the consciousness of ...

Mission Bay's enclave of movers and shakers

On Sail Bay: Bob Martinet, PSA's J. Floyd Andrews; Sea World'sGeorge Millay, former congressman Clinton McKinnon

Former San Diego City Councilman Bob Martinet owns a home that would fulfill the fantasies of many urban dweller. Nestled at the end of a cul de sac in Pacific Beach, the two-story house features ...

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