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 [..]
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Oct. 25, 2013.
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 [..]
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 [..]
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 [..]