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Patrick Daugherty

Patrick Daugherty was the author of the weekly Sporting Box column since 1995. He died April 20, 2016.

He wrote for the Berkeley Monthly before the Reader. Some of his notable Reader stories include:

Bum, Bummer, Bumming (how people act when you ask for spare change)

Farewell, Nazi Harlot (a cursed second-hand Benz)

“What If We’d Been Named Edward?” (author calls other Patrick Daughertys in the phone book)

Friends Called Him Bill (author’s father)

Work 10 weeks, take 10 months off (love affair with Alaska, pre-pipeline — a 3-part series)

Articles by Patrick Daugherty

San Diego's tugboat and truck drivers, El Cajon shopping cart retrievers, gutsy stuntmen

Push Comes to Shove: Life on San Diego's Few and Mighty Tugboats “We’d come out here at low tide, bring the working hands out to the job, they’d work off the boat. We moved the ...

February 21, 2021
Angel dust on its way to San Diego, meth heads talk, Tijuana glue sniffers

Embalmed Angel Teer says that he started smoking sherm when he was 16. "I used it a lot. I used a lot of drugs, but the older you get, the less fun it gets. Smoking ...

February 1, 2021
Not everyone likes Lance Armstrong, San Diego's version of Murderball, Barry Bonds

Tour De France, We Hardly Knew Ye Lance Armstrong has carried the Tour de France on his shoulders and brought it into the living rooms of meat-eating, red-blooded American sports consumers. Sadly, this is Armstrong's ...

January 17, 2021
What chefs themselves eat, San Diego homeless remember their moms, roadside graves, will we be together forever?

Sweat Cuisine "Let's say you have a banquet. Chicken Kiev and vegetables and potatoes, 600 people. An hour before the banquet starts, you find out it's down to 500. You've got 100 leftover half-cooked chickens, ...

January 10, 2021
Raise your own eggs, a prince of a cat, intimate life with a duck

The chicken or the ego? Are chickens the proper enterprise for the modern family? Let’s get real about this right now. Chickens teach us about husbandry, domesticity, and death. The sole caveat to raising your ...

December 19, 2020
Lakeside's 7-foot man, 1969's first MLB Padres, San Diego State football scandal

Lakeside's Big Man There are roughly six million boys between the ages of 16 and 18 living in the United States. There are approximately 26,400 high schools and close to that number of starting centers ...

November 7, 2020
Hunt for petroglyphs in San Diego's desert, dope growers in Cuyamaca

Mommy, why are they shooting at us again? The Tijuana state of mind known as “the psychosis.” “I don’t take my kids to the park anymore on Sundays,” says Luís, a young Tijuana father of ...

October 4, 2020
San Diego inside sports

Lakeside's Big Man There are roughly six million boys between the ages of 16 and 18 living in the United States. There are approximately 26,400 high schools and close to that number of starting centers ...

August 1, 2020
Imperial Beach, town without pretense

Complete public sleeping ban Imperial Beach has banned camping or sleeping in public with an ordinance that reaches into every last corner, from pavement to median, "including but not limited to dirt or landscaped areas." ...

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