ID required to merge via wifi

Call me Crazy. Nestled in a cubicle in the furthest reaches of the Chula Vista Civic Library I tapped keys on my laptop computer and refreshed a webpage. I did it again. And again. And again, and again, and again, and again. I must have done [..]

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Flip flopping or evolve it’s all change

Evolution isn't just about science. Flip flops are not only for the beach. Toward the close of Tuesday night’s Chula Vista City Council meeting Mayor Mary Salas made the surprising proposal to limit the number of years a person could serve [..]

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Walking a mile in his shoes could be a delicious endeavor

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 25, 2009.

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Women of Chula Vista prepare for a centennial milestone

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 14, 2012.

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In Murdertown, USA cops are few but politicians plentiful

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Tom Basinski. Today’s column first appeared June 17, 2011.

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The more things change . . .

The Star-News ispublishing archived columns of Tom Basinski. This column first appeared on June 5, 2009.

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June is ripe time for picking

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...

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Bright colors ahead

In April gardeners begin to see the fruits of their labors from the past months as their gardens come into full bloom and become ripe...

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Author's words of wisdom

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 [..]

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Surviving a flood and the city

Two old palm trees mark the driveway to an exquisite Victorian orchard house, located east of Albany on Main Street, north of the Otay River. The house belonged to Isaac Smith in 1891. It changed ownership several times up to the Depression, when [..]

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Parent-teacher pact

Parents, welcome back to another school year! On behalf of teachers everywhere, I would like to strike a bargain. You and I may not come to know each other well, but we will certainly know all about each other. I will learn how much you weigh and [..]

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Stormi weather calls for continued perseverance amidst adversity

The problem with being 42 inches tall is that’s what people notice first. You might miss Stormi’s long silky hair, flawless skin and perfect makeup if you’re only looking at her tiny stature and bent body. If you only see the thi [..]

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