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Stories by Roger Anderson

When early filmmakers zoomed in on San Diego

Disappointingly, the movie shows no scenes of recognizable Lakeside streets or structures that I can compare with the town as I’ve known it during my lifetime. But it does show something more evocative: vistas of wild grass and brush…

September 7, 1989
The Zipper – near death at the Del Mar Fair

Through the hard frozen streets we go at a regular canter; often I am upraised as high as the first story of a house; n*ver do I sink as low as the house doors. — ...

July 13, 1989
My grandfather in Point Loma killed himself

My father’s death from cancer last June, at age 71, was a mercy not just because it freed him from the pain of his illness but because he was — always had been — a ...

May 25, 1989
Birth of the Beat Farmers

“Country Dick was a Glory fan during the old days, back when he was in high school. As a matter fact, he was student-body vice president at Grossmont High and hired us to play a dance there.”

March 16, 1989
Development more rapacious in San Diego's South Bay

The City of El Cajon bought from us (at an enforced discount) about two-thirds of our front yard and sent in heavy machinery to chop down the olive trees and grade away the lawn and the fence.

December 8, 1988
Was Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona real?

“I there was such a woman as Ramona, the odds are that she was married not here but in a little chapel on Conde Street. Father Yubach said he seemed to remember marrying a woman by that name.”

September 29, 1988
The Hardback Lester Bangs

I moved to the Bay Area from El Cajon and the fifteen- or twenty-page letters we used to exchange dwindled down to a precious few and the next thing I know you had quit Creem.

November 26, 1987
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