Susan Luzzaro passed away peacefully in her home in Chula Vista on May 1 at the age of 68 following a year-long struggle with brain cancer.
Luzzaro wrote for the Reader since 1999; her coverage emphasized South Bay education and politics.
Her feature stories included:
I think I’m Losing (dialogues with death) March 23, 2011
Valley Love Sweetwater turns mean June 6, 2002
A Self-made Man (Luzzaro's father) June 15, 2000
Ode to Highway 54 Nov. 24, 1999
This is the way it happened (author's parents stabbed to death) July 8, 1999