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Stories by Cruz Medina

Apple Knows Who Stole Your iPod

But why should they care? The more iPods that are stolen, the more iTunes users buy songs.

One Monday morning last month, I found that my car, parked on Third Avenue in Hillcrest, had been broken into and my $400 video iPod was gone. After filing a police incident report, I called ...

Food Servers Ride the Bull

Around ten o'clock every morning, a prep cook strolls through the kitchen of a Mission Valley restaurant crying, "Red Bull. Red Bull. Red Bull." He collects $2 each from waiters, busboys, and cooks to buy ...

When Shirts Talk

Tee wearers from Mission Beach to La Mesa explain themselves.

Guenevere Miramontes 12 Student Sherman Heights I like this shirt because it says, "I love nerds." I like nerds, so what better shirt could I have? My last boyfriend wasn't a nerd; I had to ...

Sweat Tax

Immigrants deal with taxes

Piling a full tub of dishes on top of another full tub, Willy lumbers across the wet tile floor calling "corner" as he rounds blind walls. He's hoping to dump the dirty dishes he carries ...


Fashionable young paws.

David Whittimore20College Area/SDSUDVS, $70 DVS. They’re a kind of skateboarding shoe. It’s been over a year since I bought them in some random surf-and-skate shop in North County. They’re all black, really comfortable, and they ...

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