November — aka The Holidays, aka the end of another year — is just a smidge over three months away. To adults over 35 years age, that’s just around the corner: a mere few minutes’ walk until arrival.It can’t arrive so [..]
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 [..]
A dirt road peels off the Ensenada highway, winding past shacks before ending at a tiny plot of land belonging to Eduardo and Megan. Megan is American, living in this isolated rural Mexican community by choice, though she speaks no Spanish.&nbs [..]
In 2012, the suicide of former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau rocked the San Diego sports world. Immensely charismatic, he’d had a great football career, and opened a popular restaurant after retiring. On the surface, he seemed to have e [..]