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Richard Louv

Louv wrote feature stories for the Reader in the 1970s before becoming a regular writer for the San Diego Union.

Articles by Richard Louv

Golden Hill – slowly gentrifying

19 townhomes at 32nd and C instead of park The largest undeveloped parcel in Golden Hill, once considered by the Greater Golden Hill Planning Committee as a top choice for a neighborhood park, is now ...

Best Reader stories from 1977

A separate peace What was I (a Jew — and a nonobservant one at that) doing with such a piece? I’d never spoken to a nun in my life. All I remembered of them from ...

November 9, 2019
Richard Louv and the Reader

Louv wrote feature stories for the Reader in the 1970s before becoming a regular writer for the San Diego Union. Editor's picks of stories Louv wrote for the Reader:. Where the bad boys are Just ...

October 12, 2019
Long-time Democrat takes on Pete Wilson

"One of the secrets of a successful campaign is to know where the hell you’re going,” says the candidate, fumbling with a folded piece of paper on which one of his workers has written cryptic ...

August 30, 1979
Babbitts flock to San Diego – Norman Vincent Peale, Robert Schuller, Paul Harvey, Dwight Chapin, W. Clement Stone

Overflowing with ten thousand Red Carpet real estate salesmen and women, Amway home-products distributors, lawyers, scores of would-be millionaires. Arena was a great caldron of brimming with clean-cut, close-shaved positive thinkers. On stage was W. ...

February 16, 1978
Psychics at the El Cortez – numerologists, clairvoyants, yogis, and Rosicrucians,

People are walking around with little pyramids on their heads. It is disconcerting. Reverend Douglas Sobel leans toward me and tries to figure out what I am thinking. I lean backward and try to keep ...

December 8, 1977
1977 San Diego guide to health clinics

In the early 1970s, a handful of San Diego “free” clinics struggled along on private donations and limited county and city funding. Revenue sharing, introduced by the Nixon Administration, opened up a steady source of ...

October 6, 1977
Shotgun Tom Kelly –last of the screamers

Disc jockeys don’t walk down hallways the same way television announcers do. TV announcers walk down halls like they’re off to an important meeting, staring at some memo in their hand; coiffured, rosy, manicured statesmen ...

September 29, 1977
The latest Christian worship fad – in National City

Rev. Paul Veenstra is wrestling with his umbrella. The wind has the umbrella and the umbrella has Veenstra and he is being pulled upward. Rain is whipping around him. He is standing on the back ...

July 28, 1977
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