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Leorah Gavidor

Articles by Leorah Gavidor

San Diego State’s WWII letters

When the United States entered World War II, numerous San Diego State College (now University) students joined up and shipped out. Doctor Lauren Post, a professor of geography, recalled the loneliness he had felt while ...

July 21, 2021
Anza-Borrego gets a lot bigger

At over 640,000 acres, Anza Borrego Desert State Park in eastern San Diego County is the largest state park in the contiguous 48 states. As of July 29 it will grow by 17,597 acres, adding ...

San Diego Reader Fun issue

Breakdance with Olympic prospects Kearny Mesa/Old Town Breakdancing will be an official sport at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, and local b-girls and b-boys have been practicing breakdance maneuvers in hopes of repping Team USA. ...

June 9, 2021
Can Edco get San Diego to cut food waste in half?

It used to be the Titleist golf ball factory. Now, instead of churning out thousands of non-recyclable plastic golf balls every year, the Escondido site is home to a recycling solution: the first anaerobic digester ...

March 24, 2021
Spiny lobster comes back to San Diego

"It started with rumors, said Pete Halmay, seasoned urchin diver and president of San Diego Fishermen’s Working Group. At seventy-something, he’s still out getting salty almost every day. Two or three months before spiny lobster ...

February 10, 2021
Jacumba hotel sold for $3.9 million

Humble Jacumba Hot Springs Hotel and Spa is one of the few places booming during Covid-19. It makes a big impact for the tiny, high desert town, population 561, where the hotel, pools, and restaurant ...

August 31, 2020
National City – still up and coming

National City – a Mayor Daley-type political machine To the south of San Diego, within range of the shadows cast by the Coronado Bridge, lies National City. Frequently described as the “backlot" of San Diego, ...

La Jolla – a shoreline and a mountain

What Windansea surfers said about Tom Wolfe Eight summers have drifted by since Tom Wolfe (author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) traveled to California to write a series on “The New Life Out There” ...

National City's give-away produce stand booms

“My husband is a meat guy, and this month we went for nine days without eating meat.” Melissa and her two boys, who look about seven and nine, are waiting at the Olivewood Gardens produce ...

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