Feature Stories

The visionary behind the Help Neil Catch Fish Foundation

Keith Berkley, fisherman, construction guy, and big brother.

“This is it. My bones are here. San Diego is the best place on Earth.”

I think Garrison Keillor is a genius

You could learn a lot from a small-town guy.

Well, a secret genius, anyway. That might seem a funny sort of title for someone who’s written for The New Yorker, penned the screenplay for a Robert Altman film, published a slew of novels and ...

Meet Kleptomom

She’s strapped for cash and misses Mr. Moneybags.

"They never look at the bottom of my cart. But if they do, I'll just say, 'Oh my gosh. Sorry. Totally forgot."

Printers that can make (almost) anything

Nutella chocolates, no problem; a functioning liver, not so easy.

I have always thought that among humankind’s most lofty inventions is the printer — the machine, not the person.

Top 10 Reader stories of 2014

A year of news and stories in order of popularity

1) SeaWorld announces shift from orcas to sharks — Shark Week, every week Polling conducted via YouTube showed that 90% of people would rather watch a shark jump out of the water to eat a ...

Hoof beats usually mean horses, not zebras

Call from the school nurse almost leads to disaster.

“There was no shower. Molly told me she’d made the whole thing up. None of it is true.”

iPads are great for porn and video games

Not so much for learning.

Some Sweetwater librarians, teachers, and parents continue to question whether the district’s iPad initiative is a boon or a costly boondoggle. Similar to Los Angeles Unified School District, which recently canceled a contract to buy ...

Not the Israel my parents fought for

The bombs are wrong, says Miko Peled.

What does Miko Peled think of what’s been happening in Gaza? “There’s only one way to describe what’s happening now. It’s a massacre. There is no way to justify it, to excuse it, to paint ...

You do realize that you’re Alan Arkin?

His career sparked amid the dying embers of the studio system.

Butterfly wings had been whacking away at my stomach wall for days before the scheduled interview.

The thought of marrying a Jew gave me the creeps

I needed my Huichol-Spanish-Portuguese-maybe-Arab man.

I think the term “interracial” is a misnomer. We are all members of the human race.

Map-makers did the best they could during WWII

Censorship can be a quirky business.

Unfold a 1944 map of San Diego County by the Automobile Club of Southern California and look for Lindbergh Field, the port, Point Loma’s Naval Training Center or Marine Corps Depot. You won’t find them. ...

From stupid girl to stalked

Revenge-porn laws in California are weak.

Within 30 minutes of meeting Nikki Rettelle I have seen her completely naked.

The Pickles Are on the Wall

No hamburgers in Azerbaijan.

Look up Azerbaijan on the map and one can see immediately how this Caucasus country is a confluence of cultures: Persian, Russian, Islamic, seafaring, to name a few. All of these influences contribute to modern-day ...

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