The recent arrest and prosecution of CHP officer Sean Harrington for illegally searching a woman’s phone and downloading nude pictures of her, sadly, didn’t shock me. Law enforcement officers are just as likely to be wrongly accused as th [..]
Editor’s note: The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Nov. 19 2004.
You may recall "Los Palillos" (The Toothpicks) case involving the lengthy trial of multiple defendants for Mexican Drug Cartel murders. A couple of those killings even happened in Bonita. Prosecutor Mark Amador put these killers on trial and obt [..]
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 [..]