Thursday, June 30, 2005 | My associate Mr. Dumpster’s recent story about Joan Kroc, the Zoo and apes, reminded me of a story from the 1980s about Ray Kroc, the Zoo and a gorilla.

That was the time a group of heroic San Diegans assisted Mr. Kroc in bringing a gorilla from Colorado Springs back to the Zoo here.

Journalist, author and educator Michael Grant has been putting his spin on San Diego, and the city putting its spin on him, since 1972. His Web site is at

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