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The race to replace termed-out county Supervisor Ron Roberts could be the political boxing match of 2018. more

Jul 25, 2017 5:03 PM Spin Cycle

Dear Minda Honey, I am a 65-year-old white guy born in San Diego and raised in East County, and I would just love to give you a hug. You wrote a wonderfully perceptive article that truly did evoke some sadness over what has happened politic... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has his town rolling in new revenue. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, not so much. Photo by John R. Lamb Envy is as persistent as memory, as intractable as a head more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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Photo by Linda Caballero Sotelo

The next few years are going to be hard on everyone, but readers can depend on us to be true to our roots. To be real. To be alternative. To be newsy. It's who we are. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

First of all, let's get something straight. Complaining that Hillary Clinton should be president because she won the popular vote is like saying George Foreman won the Rumble in the Jungle because he connected more blows before Ali knocked ... more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

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Photo illustration John R. Lamb

At City Hall, December is inauguration month, when all the bright newly elected faces converge with the grizzled re-electeds to make bold, inspiring oratory with a stocking full of promises that very few believe will be fulfilled. (Side not... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

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As he prepares for his 11th Father Joe’s 5K, it’s genuinely shocking to learn that August Castille is 90 years old. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

So. My last column was right-ish: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the most qualified person—woman or man—to ever run for the most important office in the world, won in a landslide. more

Nov 21, 2016 12:00 AM Backwards & in High Heels

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More than twice as many homeless people died alone on San Diego streets this year as compared to two years ago. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

OK, OK, so the orange-tinted name salesman with straw mane bagged the most-challenging, bigliest job on the planet last week. Big deal. What about Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s “dimming star,” according to the typically cordial San Diego Union-Tr... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

An all-American child of a mixed marriage that ended in divorce, I grew up one of six children in a single-mother household. My mother happened to be a baseball fanatic—a lifelong, diehard Mets fan. Every October we watched the World Series... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Letters to the Editor

I am so mad at my ex-wife. It has been about two years since we split and for all my efforts she refuses to have post-breakup sex with me. more

Nov 14, 2016 12:00 AM Sordid Tales

This past spring-like Sunday a friend dropped a free ticket to the Chargers-Titans game in my lap. So I attended an NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium for the first time in about three years. more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

It is, as I type this column, days before what has turned out to be the most traumatizing election campaign I've ever experienced. more

Nov 7, 2016 12:00 AM Backwards & in High Heels

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Certainly in Spin Cycle’s lifetime, you would be hard pressed to find an election season as angstridden, sound-bit and crap-filled as the current model. If our elected leaders of tomorrow are truly a reflection of society, then society is h... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

With less than a week mercifully left until the general election, two recent stories in T he San Diego Union-Tribune— about financial contributions to political campaigns by journalists—induced some media navel gazing. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

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Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

Late afternoon Monday, as the skies darkened and threatened rain, every revved engine from above, every tire squeal, every clank from rush-hour traffic drew the same reaction from parkgoers: craned necks leading skyward and wincing expressi... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Spin Cycle

The California National Guard has unconscionably been asking troops to repay enlistment bonuses they received for re-upping in 2006 to 2008 to serve and fight in Iraq or Afghanistan. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 AM From the Editor

As Daddy drove us home from dinner the other night, when I sat next to you in the back seat, a miracle occurred. You scooted close to me, laid your head in my lap and wrapped your arms tight around my legs. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Backwards & in High Heels

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