Siobhan Braun

Articles by Siobhan Braun

College is over

Are they ready for life in overpriced San Diego?

When my husband and I moved to San Diego from Lawrence, Kansas, upon him receiving his first “real job” out of college, we assumed what normal Midwesterners would — that we would live in an ...

Quirky artsy spots sprinkled all over the county

Favorite Color and One Pointed Attention murals, Pigment, Harper's Topiary, S.D. Botanical Gardens, Heritage Park, Spanish Village

Thanks to our constant sunshine, San Diego is one the most photogenic cities in the country. And then there are the views from of our coastlines, inland valley, desert, and mountains. We don’t lack for ...

The casino's been built — Jamul is still fighting it

Seriously down on the res.

The Jamul Indians’ next 12,000 years will be air conditioned.

We were ruthless Christmas-letter mockers

But my husband's family wasn't

When I married my husband Aaron I was well aware of his political leanings, his thoughts on religion, and that he was a saver not a spender. What I did not know was that he ...

A holiday tourist in my own city

Tree farms, Nativity scene, gondola and trolley rides, Christmas movies by the pool

When Christmas season rolls around I like to become a tourist in my own city. My kids are out of school, my husband takes a week or two off of work, and the family and ...

You left water in the desert for illegals?

Most of plastic bottles left by volunteers are slashed

A Border Angels water drop near Jacumba in 109 degrees.

College is kind of scary to think about

Middle school is not too early to think about it.

Last year, when my 16-year-old was a freshman in high school, we attended his school’s open house. I was interested in meeting his teachers and getting an idea of what his school day was like. ...

Stung on her first day

"I have been surfing the reefs trying to get used to having stuff underneath me besides the sand."

Name: Darian Alexandra Age: 23 Location: Pacific Beach Occupation: Server at Kono’s Cafe Darian Alexandra moved to Pacific Beach from northern Indiana on Christmas day 2014 with the sole purpose of learning to surf. She ...

Musicians, hippies, and travelers in Ocean Beach

Waves crash behind them

For some travelers, hope is the worst drug out there.