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Sept. 29 2015
I'm turning into a one-trick pony in this here precious space, but somebody's got to do it. And as soon as white people quit being dicks and we solve racism, then I promise, I'll shift gears forever
Sept. 15 2015
On the one-year anniversary since her department began using body cameras, and under the false pretense of public safety and maintaining the peace, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman doubled-down...
Aug. 31 2015
Roughly 25 miles north of the city of San Diego, nestled between Solana Beach and Carlsbad, is a fairytale town by the sea. Life is quite idyllic there, with the higher-than-state-median household inc
Aug. 17 2015
We side-eyed knowing we were in trouble before our chauffeur laughed and said, "I didn't expect you guys to be white!"
Aug. 3 2015
In nearly 10 years of writing this column I've never had a piece go viral. To say I'm stunned by the reach of this last one is an understatement in the same way that "all lives matter" is a myth, but more...
July 20 2015
Dead is final. And Sandra Bland is dead. The 28-year-old black activist was driving to her new job in Texas on July 10 when she was stopped by police for changing lanes without indicating
June 29 2015
Like so many other commuters last Friday morning, I navigated my way toward work barely able to see the road through the rush of my tears
June 15 2015
L ast week was the first of two at my daughters school during which the new Smarter Balanced Assessments would be administered each day from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. At the exact time most of
June 8 2015
Depending on which of the plentiful news articles you're currently reading about the California drought, San Diegans have either been really great at conserving water or not so great at conserving water.
May 26 2015
It was sometime during the early- to mid-'80s when my mother took our kitchen down to the studs. I was between the ages of 12 and door-slamming angst, which, come to think of it, may or may not be all...
May 11 2015
Allen Bullock had been sleeping in jail for more than a week, and not too many people seemed appropriately pissed off about it. In fact, most people I talk to about him just stand silently, blinking, blinking.
April 27 2015
I prepped my fourth-grader this past Sunday for her return to school following a month of unencumbered childhood, more widely known as spring break.
April 13 2015
Two days after the captured-on-video murder of unarmed black man Walter Scott by white South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, my friend's black teenaged son dared to walk through his Scripps Ranch...
March 30 2015
Being trapped in the land of So Many Topics to Choose From, I'm compelled to weigh in on as many as will fit on this page. Prepare for the smorgasbord I'm going to lay before you.
March 16 2015
The only thing obstructing my view of the end of my daughter's fourth-grade year is the ugly last third of it. I say "ugly" because what comes with the final excruciating months is the amplified prep for,...
March 2 2015
From the beginning, both D&K have been staunch and unapologetic supporters of my ideas and my writing, giving me full reign of the page.
Feb. 16 2015
In a burst of local activism at my daughter's school last week, I asked a district hoity-toity some questions about an ongoing leadership vortex on campus.
Feb. 2 2015
My husbands long-articulated worst nightmare became real last week when he bit down on a piece of smothered chicken hed made the night before and thought hed been stuck through the tongue with a bone....
Jan. 21 2015
This summer, my daughter will turn 10 and will officially be a double-digit midget, as my mother used to call me once I'd aged into the tween years. Offensive, I know, but it was 1980. And it was my
Jan. 5 2015
The Sunday before Christmas, while on my way to a holiday gathering with my husband and another couple, I received an email from my mother with an explosive subject line. "Emergency Room," it read


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