Merton Gaudette

Articles by Merton Gaudette

Katherine Tingley’s utopian vision in Pt. Loma

The little world that almost was

Six young women, taking advantage of Katherine Tingley’s absence, staged a small revolt and left en masse. The rebellion was a response to the lifestyle, which many students – especially those in their late teens – thought was anachronistic.

Come Back Miss Muffet Spiders Aren't All That Bad

Though not a picky creature, the tarantula likes to eat crickets, especially Jerusalem crickets. Once it has captured its dinner, it will take a long time to feed. “What they do is excrete a digestive enzyme….”

That part of San Diego that rests its bleary head at Horton Plaza

A lullaby of Broadway

A commotion at the entrance of the Can-Can Club. Heads turn as the vibrations spread. Two men are ejected from said topless go-go bar. One of them is on crutches, his right leg in a full-length cast.

What to expect inside San Diego jail

New fish in the tank

The County Jail facility squats like a sad green hulk between “C" and "B" streets in San Diego. It is surrounded by the offices of the San Diego County Sheriffs Department: a parking lot full ...

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