Growing up in the 1970s in a multi-racial family, I have first-hand experience with police racism. The increase in police shootings recently has done nothing to quell my struggle with an anti-cop bias. Still, I know and like San Diego Police [..]
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 [..]
My phone died this week. No miracles, no resets, and no taking out the battery and blowing the dust out of the nooks and crannies could revive it. People’s Merry Christmas and Happy New Year texts have gone unseen and thus ignored. [..]