As happy as I am for Harriet Tubman and her descendants, I’d be happier for Kat Mama had she been deemed worthy of having her face printed on a currency note — preferably the two-dollar bill. Kat Mama is no one of national significance [..]
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 [..]
The large intestine of an adult is approximately 22 feet long. The average fifth grader would weigh 300 pounds on Jupiter. Flowers have both male and female parts. The Earth is full of cyclical motion: the water cycle, the life cycle of a bu [..]
"One of the proudest days of my life was when the social worker from Section 8 called to tell me I didn’t qualify anymore.” Irma says with a smile. Growing up in Tijuana, she never imagined needing Section 8 housing assistance. She li [..]