Enjoy the break from daily drama Sat, Aug 30 2014 12:00 PM

The kid asked if journalism was easy to get into. My first impulse was to ask him, “Why would you want to? The pay is wanting, the prestige minimal and the long hours are often accompanied by low to high levels of stress.” Instead — [..]

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Understanding the frustration

I'm too old for this. If I hit this guy they’re going to blame me. Minus the expletives, those were the thoughts that snapped through my mind two — maybe  three — years ago. The white guy, in his 50s or 60s, had grabbed [..]

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Dogs are perfect, even pit bulls

Things I’ve learned from owning a pit bull: • Pit bull is not a breed. It’s a descriptor. It’s a lazy, all encompassing way of describing a dog that is a descendant of an English bull dog. There are more authoritative, exper [..]

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Boundaries will soon be established

Congratulations and condolences to the seven souls selected to be on Chula Vista’s districting commission. Rita Buenocamino-Andrews, John Korey, Rey Monzon, William Richter, Patty Chavez, Cheryl Goddart and Jerome Torres were among more than a [..]

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In defense of marriage

One the fantastic delights of chatting with foreigners is explaining the way we do things in the United States. It’s like my algebra teacher used to say: If you can explain something to someone so they understand completely, that means you have [..]

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