This isn't really goodbye Sat, Dec 13 2014 12:00 PM

Given Chula Vista's current electoral system, Tuesday night’s changing of the guard at City Hall was more “so long” rather than "goodbye."
While outgoing mayor Cheryl Cox and council member Rudy Ramirez delivered speeches mark [..]

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A downtown stroll brings back plenty of holiday memories

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 12, 2008.

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The bittersweet flavor of holidays

My reasons for not favoring "The Holidays" are as varied as they are, to some, kooky (manufactured cheer, the promotion of inaccurate history, glorified consumerism, etc.). But some of the traditions associated with this time of year are dear. A [..]

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The shocking, naked truth

The recent arrest and prosecution of CHP officer Sean Harrington for illegally searching a woman’s phone and downloading nude pictures of her, sadly, didn’t shock me. Law enforcement officers are just as likely to be wrongly accused as th [..]

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National City has aspirations

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Nov. 16, 1996.

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