As exciting as autonomous cars may be — vehicles that don’t require a human driver — there will be unintended consequences that should dampen even the most ardent fan’s feverish excitement. What will happen to the expert na [..]
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 [..]
Parenting is definitely a competitive sport. When my daughter was just over a year old, I made a list of all the words she could say. I compared notes with a coworker whose daughter was six months older. My daughter could say many more [..]
When Rachel Gonzalez Quintana came to San Ysidro five years ago, she stayed at Motel 6. Her husband was deported, but she had faith he’d soon make his way back across the border. Meanwhile, she and her seven children could live on savings. She [..]