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Absurdist inquisition

sandiegoreader.com — Richard Bairde, Max Macke, Matthew Henerson in The Birthday Party at New Fortune Theatre Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite N, Rolando $21 - $26 When a young actor, Harold Pinter needed a place to stay at a rainy, seaside town. A man in a pub suggested a nearby boarding house, but couldn't vouch for its cleanliness.

Little man with a big gun

sandiegoreader.com — Wallace Leach barged into the Occidental Hotel bar with a broken nose and a powerful thirst. He was in San Francisco on business, he said, but was out for revenge. He came to hire a professional boxer to smash Till Burnes's snout the way Burnes flattened his back in San Diego.
Aug 07, 2015

"Little man with a big gun" - The Strange Case of Mr. Wallace Leach, Part Two: bit.ly/1UqyY01 @sdreader #sandiegohistory

Aug 08, 2015

Little man with a big gun bit.ly/1Dx0CEo - @sdreader Unforgettable - one of the best reads of the week

The Strange Case of Mr. Wallace Leach

sandiegoreader.com — "Hello, Judge," Leach called out. "Get on and ride." The sun over Coronado said 3 p.m. Wallace Leach bumbled out the side door of the Horton House bar and shielded his eyes from the glare.
Aug 02, 2015

The Strange Case of Mr. Wallace Leach bit.ly/1SRXfcF - @sdreader Unforgettable - one of my favorite treats...

Bust those eyeballs!

sandiegoreader.com — San Diego International Fringe Festival There's that eyeball-buster logo again! The third annual San Diego International Fringe Festival begins Thursday, July 23 and runs through August 2. That's eleven days. As fans of the first two found out, they go by fast.
Jul 21, 2015

Bust those eyeballs! bit.ly/1Lpgewi - @sdreader Events, with a brief rundown on this year's Fringe

Those damn beehives!

sandiegoreader.com — Back in 1888, Hattie "Ada" Dougherty had a ranch between Japatul and Sacatera, southeast of Alpine. She wanted to clear some land for ploughing but couldn't. Her neighbor, an old, unnamed man had some of his beehives on her property. She kindly asked the man to remove them. He said nothing.

San Diego Reader

sandiegoreader.com — Clara Foltz is credited with inventing the idea of a public defender. Clara Foltz must have lived at least nine lives. A descendant of Daniel Boone, she was a wife, until her husband abandoned her and their four children. She was the first woman to practice law in California, and in the 1920s, the first deputy district attorney in the U.S.

Point of no return

sandiegoreader.com — Erin McIntosh, Craig Jorczak, Melissa Fernandes, Judy Bauerlein, Andrew Oswald in The Whale at Cygnet. Lights come up, dimly, on a dingy brown old couch with a deep sag in the middle. Close by: a laptop, a TV-tray-like table with rollers, a low slung reading lamp, and a small bookcase behind.

Early San Diegans couldn’t celebrate without lots of noise

sandiegoreader.com — Kelly family at Rancho Agua Hedionda 1.) This photograph, taken in the late 1880s, was rare for its time. No male cradles a wide-brimmed hat in his arm. No one stares up, or dreamily off, as if posing as the person they wish to be.
May 17, 2015

Early San Diegans couldn’t celebrate without lots of noise bit.ly/1FlnuVU - @sdreader Unforgettable

An evening at Villa Montezuma; Coda

sandiegoreader.com — (The second in a two-part series. Part one was published March 18.) It's after midnight, February 15, 1888. The last of the guests are finally leaving Jesse Shepard's musicale at the Villa Montezuma. One- and two-horse carriages clop in the darkness.
Apr 17, 2015

An evening at Villa Montezuma; Coda bit.ly/1J9Wesp - @sdreader Unforgettable, a great series...

Leave Tiger alone!

sandiegoreader.com — The "story" at this week's Masters is Tiger Woods. Can he make the cut? Can he win? Vegas now says 40-1. In the age of "right this minute" media mania, golf pundits question his "chipping yips," his physical drainage, even if he can still "fire up his glutes."
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Sep 01, 2015

Head to the shore this afternoon if you want some relief. Sea breeze will keep it in the 80s there!… instagram.com/p/7GEbUMkFpg/

Sep 01, 2015

RT @NWS_MountHolly: 630 AM: Patchy fog will persist for the next few hours, reducing visibility to less than a mile at times. Exercise caution if driving!

Sep 01, 2015

RT @KalaRamaTV: Air quality alert! @JeffSmithABC7 has some good advice getting a work out in early because of poor air quality later today. Especially #NJ.

Sep 01, 2015

Heat wave will persist through Thursday. Low-mid 90s will feel like mid-upper 90s. #abc7ny instagram.com/p/7FQgIKkFh2/

Aug 31, 2015

May be a struggle to hit 90 today with the cloud cover, but it's a different story starting tomorrow.… instagram.com/p/7DfDMkkFsB/


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