Nooner was standing in the stairwell. Nooner’s partner stood below him on the ladderlike stairs, ready to hand up any necessary tools. Unknown to the two men intent on the hatch hinges, the constant pounding of the nearby chipper was causing the two locking pins in the support stanchions to straighten out.
By Mark Orwoll, March 20, 1980 Read full article
The next two years will see major additions to San Diego’s transit system. Freeways will be expanded to include "High Occupancy Vehicle lanes” on Interstate 8 between Jackson and El Cajon Boulevard, and along Interstate 15. The Santa Fe train depot will be restored and will be a major center for buses.
By Gordon Smith, April 24, 1980 Read full article
Pardee Construction Company, the single largest developer of homes there — gained notoriety as early as 1970, one year after construction began. when Time magazine ran a photo of a typical Mira Mesa street of Pardee homes to illustrate a story entitled “Housing: The Swing Back to Ticky Tacky.”
By Larry Keller, June 12, 1980 Read full article
The natural broom sweeps the smog into the natural dustpan of Alpine. On days when the smog is particularly bad, you can drive east on Interstate 8 beyond Alpine and watch yourself climb right up out of the inversion layer. Suddenly, the air is clear; mountains on both sides of the highway now stand out.
By Gordon Smith, Aug. 28, 1980 Read full article
She told me that UCSD is a socially fragmented school, “without a tie to bring students together. It’s not a friendly university. Seventy-five percent of the students live off campus, and there’s no housing close in. There’s no commercial district nearby, either. You can’t walk to La Jolla!"
By Gordon Smith, Nov. 13, 1980 Read full article
Too often, says Chigos, students at traditional universities waste their time on frivolous pranks such as dropping watermelons from buildings or staging bicycle races in the mud — activities better suited to elementary school children, in his view. National University, he declares, offers a “no-nonsense” education “for big people who have been around in the world."
By Larry Keller and Linda Rocheleau, Jan. 15, 1981 Read full article