The shocking, naked truth Sat, Nov 22 2014 12:00 PM

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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Right to vote, lip service or belief?

Chula Vista's new City Council members — whomever they may be — have been given the gift of giving just in time for the holiday season. With three of the seats set — Mary Salas is the city’s new mayor, Pat Aguilar won her [..]

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Intriguing future not a problem

The hot blasts of air ruffling hair and parching skin earlier this week were not Santa Ana winds. They were the collective sighs of John McCann, parents and former teachers in the Sweetwater Union High School District. As of Tuesday night McCann w [..]

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Horror movies for adults

Over the years it has become increasingly difficult to find movies that scare me. Chainsaw massacres and cabin slasher films don't give me the goosebumps and willies anymore. So I’m working on a few scary movie scripts of my own: “Buz [..]

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