Tamara Bradford-Kiskaddon

Articles by Tamara Bradford-Kiskaddon

Save San Diego's BBS scene

Metal Edge, Wild World, Bad Boy's Leisure

A few years ago, before that file resource known as the Information Superhighway or Internet was released to the public, local bulletin board systems (BBSes) ruled. The message bases were full of opinions and facts ...

San Diego teens asked why they steal

It's cheaper than going out and buying

According to the National Retail Federation, more the $25 million worth of goods is shoplifted each day. Teens between 13 and 17 account for 30 percent of shoplifters, even though they make up only 7 ...

San Diego minimum-wage teens

How I slaved away during my summer vacation

Nationwide last year, some 20.7 million youths - 64.1 percent of 14- to 18-year-olds - worked at paying jobs. Below, seven local teens talk about their summer jobs - how they got them, what they ...

Lemon Grove 7th grader homeschools to read A Clockwork Orange

I compared the Odyssey with Valmiki's Ramayana

Once upon a time, a "plain" girl lived a "regular" life in a "normal" town. She began listening to Danzig, dyed her hair black, and stopped wearing pink. That girl was - and still is ...

Dedicated to Alan, who has CF

Death – something to take advantage of

The last time I saw Allan, he was a broken man. Hooked up to machines that monitored his lifebeat; tubes pumping drugs in, needles taking blood out. His eyes were beyond bloodshot. Always slender, he ...