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Monday, December 11, 2017

Clairemont Family Day

By Bill Swank In August 1956, Carole Gribbons McDowell was runner-up in the first Miss Clairemont contest held during the Flowers 'N Fun Fair at the Clairemont Community Center. When interviewed at the time for...

The Worst Player on the Worst Basketball Team in Indiana

By Bill Swank In 1949, the Kewpies were the worst basketball team in the entire state of Indiana. I was an eight-year-old third grader when my family moved to Columbia City, Indiana. I'd never played basketball...


CLAIREMONT MOTHER CONFESSES, “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN UNMARRIED BEAUTY.”

CLAIREMONT MOTHER CONFESSES, "THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN UNMARRIED BEAUTY."   When 23-year-old Frances Cloyd was crowned Mrs. America in 1949, she confessed, "There is no such thing as an unmarried beauty. It's probably...

To all the fools in Clairemont, Happy April!

Did you know the east side of Morena Boulevard has been rezoned for a trailer park from Balboa to Milton? DeFalco’s will build a new grocery store at the bottom of Clairemont Drive. The...


How Does Clairemont Celebrate Christmas?

In the 1950s, P.B. was cool. Clairemont was searching for an identity. Shopping centers in residential communities were cutting-edge in the Fabulous Fifties. South Clairemont had the Quad at Burgener and Clairemont Drive. North Clairemont...

Clairemont’s First Baseball Team

By Bill Swank 60 years ago, San Diego Park & Recreation leader Chuck Hile organized and outfitted Clairemont’s first baseball team: The Clairemont Colonials. Mel Rizzo, 75, who still resides in Clairemont, was a hard-hitting catcher...