Same topic but a different discussion

It's not surprising the Chula Vista City Council voted unanimously to oppose. Prop. 47, the statewide measure that would reclassify some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, release eligible non-violent prisoners to local jail or supervision and di [..]

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One more reason to stay home

The Great Scare of 2014 has given those who are bashful, introverted, misanthropic or just plain lazy an opportunity to be heralded as the smart ones with foresight. It will also be a boon for the drone and rubber industry. The Scare, of course, i [..]

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A special little cog in the rotary machine

Editor’s note: The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Nov.7, 2003.

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Lookin’ for what’s cookin’? Just ask Bonita’s Glenalie Coleman

Editor’s note: The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Oct. 6, 2006.

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They are among us

On many days we cross paths with close to 1,000 people if you count our comings and goings at Costco, Walmart, Vons, Albertsons, Home Depot and other places. Most of the people we see barely register in our memories. Some people do stick out thoug [..]

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Spending time with a gentlemanly legend was healing

Several months ago I wrote about my continuing five-year-plus annoyance with colorectal cancer that migrated to my lungs. Back then I had just been dropped from an experimental program called a “clinical trial.”  Trials consist of in [..]

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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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