The next time you park at a meter or in a metered lot in Chula Vista — Lot 3b on Landis Avenue between Davidson and F streets for example — consider bringing a copy of the city’s municipal codes with you. That’s one of the les [..]
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 [..]
Recent news events have reminded me how difficult it is to raise a daughter well. Our goals for them are sometimes contradictory. We want our girls to be polite and obedient. We scold them to lower their voices and not answer back, but expect them [..]
On Election Day 2012, I held a mock election in my classroom, using yellow Post-It notes as ballots. Students recorded their choices for president, folded their Post-Its, and dropped them into an empty pencil box. Obama beat Romney, 23-2, with two st [..]