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Crazy for Ron Jeremy

I saw a heavyset woman charge the stage, waving her arms overhead. She stuffed a dollar bill in the dancer’s ...

How to Pick a Pit Bull

A few years ago, a counselor told me that I have a low tolerance for stupidity. Add ignorance to that, ...

I've always Wanted to be a Video Game Artist

My Journalism 101 teacher at Palomar College thought the following story was "excellent," however, she failed to submit it to ...

Nancy's Second Chance for Happiness

Her body curved into a "C" whenever I looked at her. She avoided making eye contact with me. Nancy was ...

Underachievers and Free Lunch

Tom Tancredo said "Colorado doesn't need 5,000 more illiterate peasants." Well, neither does Escondido! Yesterday, I drove by Lincoln Elementary ...

A Pit Bull's Point of View

Now that the testicles have been ripped off a 6-month-old-baby in Murietta, I suppose it will be even harder to ...

New Law Bans Trans Fat

On January 1, a new state law banned retail food facilities from using oils, margarines and shortenings containing trans fat, ...

Alone for the Holidays

My daughter, Melody, is spending the holidays on the island of Oahu. This may seem like a dream to some ...

Kids Should Serve Adult Time For Adult Crimes

"The sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders should be eliminated. ...even those teens ...

Oxy on the Rise

"As a parent, I was very surprised at the information that we got," said Councilwoman Marie Waldron at the Escondido ...

What Did I Ever Do to Deserve This?

Yesterday, my suffering began when I asked my husband to move my cedar chest from the living room to the ...

Dogs Behaving Badly

There is strength in numbers. Whoever coined that phrase must have owned a pack of strong dogs. Dogs are amazing ...

I've Turned The Other Cheek

I wish Fish no ill will.

A Killing At All Costs

"She was helping the police," a neighbor said, sadly. He was referring to Jennifer Favreau, the 31-year-old informant who was ...

Is This Crazy or What?

I've lived in Mountain Shadows Mobile Park since 1994, with few problems. At one time, I became a friend of ...

Blessings--Coming to a Heart Near You

Katie was a senior dog that I adopted at the county animal shelter in Carlsbad in 2005. Police officers found ...

No Bailout For Animals

"If you're walking down the street and you see a piece of paper on the sidewalk, bend over and pick ...

Pit Bull Justice

When I open a kennel door at the County animal shelter in Carlsbad, the dog inside usually can't get out ...

Waiting For "The Call"

I was averaging two hang-up calls a day. After hopping out of the shower to answer the last one, I ...

Unhappy Mother's Day

May 10 must be the year's hardest day for Maryanne. In 1997, her son, Andrew Cunanan, went on a killing ...

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