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Candice Reed

Candice Reed
Candice Reed, a San Diego native, has been earning a paycheck as a writer for 20 years. Before realizing she was supposed to be a journalist, she was an insurance salesperson, a funeral director, a singing/dancing waitress and an ice-cream binging weight-loss counselor. Currently, she is a freelance journalist writing financial news for credit unions, dabbles in copywriting and speechwriting, and is a PR wonk for nonprofits. Reed was once a ghostwriter for a former president, which she really can't talk about. Besides contributing to the San Diego Reader, Reed has published more than 5000 business features, personal essays and travel articles in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 she cowrote a nonfiction book: Thank You for Firing Me, which was published by Sterling, earning her a seat on the couch at Fox & Friends.

Articles by Candice Reed

Vista has always had my heart

When I decided we needed to move my growing family from La Mesa to the beach, I quickly realized I couldn’t afford coastal property and somehow ended up in Vista. My late husband Ralph commented ...

May 13, 2020
Mac & cheese with black truffles stirs up memories

Bertrand at Mister A's isn’t exactly a place for children, and their macaroni and cheese is probably too fancy schmancy for a child, but for me, it brought back fond memories of my childhood. My ...

When it rains, Pacifica Breeze still pours coffee

“The weather app said it was supposed to be sunny until later this afternoon,” my friend Valerie said as we watched large raindrops fall on our outdoor table at Pacifica Breeze Café in Del Mar. ...

Santee – where everyone wants to live

Most people who drive past the old green and white Dutch-style barn on North Magnolia Avenue in Santee, on their way to one of the freeways or to the nearby strip malls, don’t know what ...

January 30, 2019
San Diego Reader 2018 winter fun issue

Drums, giants, and Mother Goose Stargazing in Anza-Borrego 652 Palm Canyon Drive Borrego Springs This year, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park was officially designated an International Dark Sky Community, thanks to years of concerted effort to ...

November 7, 2018
Cohn restaurant manager saves the evening

“Where’s the best steak in San Diego with a view?” My friend Vicki from Las Vegas asked me. “I’m in the mood for meat.” My husband and I tossed out some ideas of some of ...

My holiday wish for you

For so many of us, favorite holiday memories take root with family and friends, and that certainly holds true for San Diegans. Whether it’s cutting down a tree in the local mountains, dancing the night ...

December 6, 2017
Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck hang on the walls

My husband Ralph and I were on our way to the airport and had time to kill so we headed to the Gaslamp. We found a parking spot but didn’t know where we wanted to ...

First smile in a month

At the end of my summer vacation I fell and broke my dominant wrist in 12 places, so finding food to eat gracefully with my left hand hasn’t been easy. One afternoon on the way ...

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