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Friday, September 21, 2018

Mysterious 8888 Balboa Avenue

It is known as "The Washington pizza index." The bigger the government crisis, the more after-hours Domino's pizza deliveries that are made to top-level government offices. I was invited on a tour at 8888 Balboa...

American Legion Baseball Returns to San Diego

American Legion Baseball has a rich tradition in San Diego. Local teams won the National American Legion Baseball Championship in 1938, 1941 and 1954 and were runners-up in 1940 and 1952. Now, after more...


High School Reunions

This e-mail from my nephew who lives in the Bay Area is about his son's recent high school prom. "In fact, the king and queen at his prom were both girls. There was controversy because...

Rays Nip Red Sox, 5-4, In Last Inning of Thrilling Clairemont Hilltoppers Championship Game

In 1939, the stated purpose of Little League Baseball was to teach “the ideals of sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork” to the boys of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Little League is supposed to be fun, but...


“This is Your Life, Beth Navarro”

When former Clairemont Sentinel reporter Chuck Buck read the "Squaremont" story about himself in last month's Clairemont Times, he asked if a visit could be arranged with the Navarro family. Chuck was only 23 when he wrote for The...

Chuck Buck, Cub Reporter

Today, Charles Buck is a successful and busy businessman. 53 years ago, Chuck Buck was a newly graduated San Diego State College broadcast major with a 1A draft board classification in serious need of a job. Millennials don't...


The Clairemont Bowl: Where the Action Is

It is estimated that 25% of Americans bowl, so why did they tear down the Clairemont Bowl in 2005? When it opened in 1957, the Bowl was the most popular social and entertainment destination in Clairemont....

San Diego’s Deadball Nine

It's a new baseball season. One hundred and fifty years ago, pitchers were required to throw the ball over the center of the base so the striker could hit it. The game we know...


Adult Coloring Book Club

I never really liked coloring books when I was a kid. Although I didn't understand the concept at the time, I found coloring between the lines too confining, too unimaginative. It didn't help that teachers...

Peik’s Airport

Dolores Kott was born with aviation fuel in her veins. Her father, Arnold Peik (pronounced as Pike), a barnstorming pilot and flight instructor from Wisconsin, opened Peik Airport on the southeast corner of the...