As the 2016 Summer Olympic Games wind down (just in time to turn your attention to the Little League World Series) I’m realizing my own summer games have been long gone. In my late teens and 20s, as is the case with most of those professiona [..]
It is to the point where it is as expected as a Memorial Day sunburn. It occurs with more regularity than campaign half-truths, double speak and blather. If it were a heavenly body it would be the sun given that you can count on it day after day, yea [..]
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 25, 2009.
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 14, 2012.
Since his death earlier this year The Star-News has published archived columns of Tom Basinski’s Behind Police Lines. This final installation first appeared Aug. 16, 2013.
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Tom Basinski. Today’s column first appeared June 17, 2011.
June means fruit tree overload for many yards and gardens as favorable spring conditions cause trees to produce more than they can handle June drop...
This column's subject is a result of my flat out hero worship for the legendary Ray Bradbury, who died last year. I began reading him at age 12, and was captivated by his skills as a wordsmith. His remarkable authorship of more than 80 books, sto [..]
The California state legislature took a step toward reinstating reason and common sense this week when both houses passed Senate Bill SB-443. Now Gov. Jerry Brown has to follow the lead of state senators Ben Hueso and Marty Block as well as assembly [..]
When my husband was seven years old, he got his first job. The owner of the corner store in his neighborhood in Mexico City offered him a position stocking shelves and running errands. As the oldest child, he was proud to help the family. Hi [..]