Eye-to-eye on eyewear Sat, Apr 19 2014 12:00 PM

National City Police Chief Manuel Rodriguez and my father must have both attended the same school of common sense.
Years ago my old man told me — warned me, perhaps — that I would never win a disagreement with a cop. It was almost 100 [..]

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How did we get here?

If this thing goes to trial this month — this maroon contusion on the psyche of the South County education system otherwise known as the Sweetwater/Southwestern corruption case —then the Xolos have an excellent chance of winning Super Bow [..]

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Ringing a bell

Now that the foolishness of April 1 has come and gone maybe we can settle down and focus. Return to the austere state of mind that is adulthood and go back to walking around with a furrowed brow and pensive demeanor. But not without one final thought [..]

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Auf Wiedersehen, viva Deutschland

My German neighbor is leaving. (Why her ancestry matters in a moment.) After 37 years with this newspaper — and almost 10 years as my colleague in the next office over — Jutta Vanderheyden is retiring. I would be devastated if I was [..]

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Sine die it will all work out

When a reader contacted me Sunday night informing me that the Sweetwater Union High School District had cancelled its Monday board meeting I thought it odd. Typically government agencies must publicly announce the cancellation of a meeting 24 hours i [..]

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