Nose for contemplation Sat, Sep 13 2014 12:00 PM

Does the Sweetwater Union High School District have a drug problem? Should the South County’s high school district be renamed Bongwater HSD?
Those are a couple of questions that came to mind after reading a letter posted on various high scho [..]

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To be the best you have to be open

It was around March when two local councilman got into a gastronomical bragging contest. National City councilman Luis Natividad and Chula Vista Councilman Rudy Ramirez eachproclaimed their respective cities were home to the best menudo in Sou [..]

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Enjoy the break from daily drama

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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