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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Clairemont Hilltoppers Coach Mike Van Cleave Receives First National Chevy Cares Award

To quote the great Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella, "You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too." This is...

Gala Hollywood Premier of the Clairemont Theatre

It took a very long time for "moving picture shows" to find a niche in the Clairemont cultural scene. The community was "thrilled in anticipation of the grand opening of the Clairemont Theatre" scheduled...


The Mobile Homeless in Clairemont

They are known as "the mobile homeless" and are variously called campers, vehicular housed, vehicle residents and worse. Neil Donovan, former executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, noted, "They are still hanging on...

Is Morena Boulevard a “Stroad” or a “Reet”

Locals were surprised last year when “Historic 101 Route” signs appeared on Morena Boulevard. Few knew that from 1926 until 1933, Morena was a vital link in the north-south highway between San Diego and...


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...