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 husband's long-articulated worst nightmare became real last week when he bit down on a piece of smothered chicken he'd made the night before and thought he'd 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
Dec. 22 2014
San Diego City Councilmember Lorie Zapf has a problem called "Shirley Owen," which means-paging San Diego-we have a problem called "Lorie Zapf."
Dec. 8 2014
In the days between two grotesque and revealing grand-jury decisions not to indict the killers of two unarmed black men, a photo of a white policeman embracing a weeping black boy kept popping up in my...
Nov. 24 2014
Here's the stone-cold truth: I'm into some superficial entertainment right now. Various news items engulf me like an avalanche: President Obama finding his immigration balls a month too late; frat boys...
Nov. 10 2014
On this most recent Election Day, the one that saw the U.S. Senate floor-and those of some governor's mansions and local Podunk cubicles across the country-get scrubbed clean with the asses of Democrats,...
Oct. 27 2014
I don't live anywhere near Encinitas. But a lovely, graceful, terrific writer friend of mine does, and, last week, she-a cancer survivor and user of medicinal marijuana herself-drafted a lovely, graceful,...
Oct. 13 2014
Too many people have been turned off to not running a marathon simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel and they wind up in a mental funk, wondering why anyone would possibly want to...
Sept. 29 2014
Wow, was that a summer or what? I don't know about you, but in my 22 years of living in this casual little city that's trying on fancy britches, I cannot recall a hotter five months.
Sept. 15 2014
As the winner of an online sweepstakes (I stumbled onto it when I mistyped a url while shopping), I got to test drive the new iWatch for a week and am therefore in a unique position to weigh in on the...
Sept. 2 2014
When I was finally able to turn my focus to the fundraiser, I didn't have high hopes for it. Either dump water or write a check as a strategy seemed misguided. Why isn't it both? I...
Aug. 18 2014
White people like you and me, dear CityBeat reader, have the privilege not to deal with any of the race realities if we don't want to
Aug. 4 2014
Now for a whole bunch of words: Fever, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding from every orifice, death, no cure. Also: The World Health Organization has warned that the virus is spreading faster than efforts to...
July 21 2014
Research out of the NYU Child Study Center has shown that girls' self esteem peaks at age 9. It peaks, people!
June 30 2014
The 2014 World Cup hasn't received so much of Glenn Beck's ire that I'm aware of, but Ann Coulter filled the void last week with a screed of her own.
June 16 2014
As of this moment, most schools in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) have let out for the summer, and kids all around the city are settling into routines-camps for the haves, video games for...
June 2 2014
It's nothing short of infuriating that women and girls should have to fear abuse and violence for no reason other than being women
May 19 2014
Many of you are still designing the Spirograph Venn diagrams of summer, trying to maximize your dollars while splicing together travel and dentist appointments. For all you lollygaggers, here are a few...


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