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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Kitty’s Zoo

In March 2016, while my wife and I were dining at Troy’s Family Restaurant in the Clairemont Square, an attractive and charismatic African-American woman was enthusiastically telling owner Pete Likomitros that she had just...

What happened to Good Citizenship?

With the start of a new school year, I reflect on my own early education. My first day as a first grader at William Tecumseh Sherman Primary School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin remains an indelible memory. It...


“The House the Whole Town’s Talking About”

Longtime Clairemont resident Jack Carpenter is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. This honor was bestowed for "outstanding contributions to the profession.” Jack contacted me in June 2018 about Mid-Century Modern architecture and...

@sportsfansewing

People have joked that my office is the food court at the Morena Boulevard Costco. I have certainly enjoyed meeting many interesting people under the red and white Kirkland umbrellas. Last month, I was approached...


The Butcher N Cheese: Home on the Range

It took 22 years for McDonald’s to turn a profit with vegan burgers in India. Judging from initial reaction to the June 17th opening of The Butcher N Cheese, customers immediately fell in love with...

Making a Father Proud

Longtime Bay Ho resident Chuck Abdelnour served 28-1/2 years as San Diego City Clerk under a multifarious variety of mayors: Pete Wilson, Roger Hedgecock, Maureen O'Connor, Susan Golding, Dick Murphy and Jerry Sanders. Perhaps his...


Where is Bay Park?

Where is Bay Park? Waldo won’t be much help for you on this one. An 1887 map filed with the San Diego County Recorder by the Morena Company shows numerous blocks, lots and streets east...

Have you ever thought a government agency blew you off?

On September 21, 2018, the left-turn arrow traffic signal malfunction on north and southbound Morena Boulevard at Avati Drive was reported to the City of San Diego's Transportation Engineering Operations Division. (Report Number 02406253) At that time,...


Farewell to “Bobo” Henderson

My friend, Neale "Bobo" Henderson, was San Diego's last former Negro League baseball player. He passed on December 27, 2018 at age 88. Neale was preceded in death by former local Negro Leaguers: Johnny Ritchey, Walter...

Floyd Smith shares P.B. Point Surfing History

When Christopher Columbus invaded the Western Hemisphere, the natives were not pleased to greet him as previously reported. Was it Machiavelli or Winston Churchill... or Nazi war criminal Hermann Göring who said, "History is...


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