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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

Letters to the Editor

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

From the Editor

I’ll have to admit when I was a teenager, like most teenage boys, I was a titty aficionado in the ’50s and early ’60s [“Thinking outside the boobs,” Sept. 28]. more

Letters to the Editor

San Diego live music picks for the week of September 7. more

If I Were U

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Photo by Darren Bradley

Frank Green, multi-instrumentalist, describes the album as being more aggressive than its predecessor, though he notes that the basic elements of their sound are still there. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

It’s been a while since I’ve written but that doesn’t mean I’m not reading Ed Decker. His column [“Not singing along to that old time religion,” June 29] caught my attention because I’ve been studying this belief system for some years now a... more

Letters to the Editor

Most people who know me don’t question whether this story is true. “Nice!” they say, not at all surprised. Most people who don’t know me also don’t question whether this story is true. “Were you at a Trump rally?” they ask, not at all surpr... more

Backwards & in High Heels

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Photo courtesy of The Great American Foodie Fest

A lot is made of getting our respective bodies toned, tight and selfie-worthy for the summer. Still, there’s something to be said for just letting go and shamelessly indulging. Sure, we’re the 10th fittest city in the U.S. according to Amer... more

Short List Event Picks

Just wanted to send you a note to let you know that your article “Trump has finally jumped the shark” [June 8] resonated with me. more

Letters to the Editor

Mr. Decker has written retrograde nonsense before (“The vindication of a lesbian porn connoisseur” comes to mind) but this really takes the cake. more

Letters to the Editor

Regarding “Nuñez release points to need for clemency reform” [April 13]: The coverage of Ethan Couch in Texas put a spotlight on “affluenza,” but affluenza is not unusual or new; and Esteban Nuñez is just another instance. more

Letters to the Editor

Everybody’s angry. I’m angry, you’re angry, your dog’s angry—angry, angry, angry. The media pundits cite this rage for the popularity of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two politicians who appeal to emotions with lofty, idealistic pro... more

Features

There are clues to where on the divorce spectrum someone falls, like whether she makes offhand remarks along the lines of “I wish him well, but we weren’t a good match” or “I wish I could leave him tied up in a clearing so something would e... more

Culture

There will be blowouts galore on Dec. 31 as San Diego bids farewell to the year that was 2015. No two people want to spend New Year’s Eve the same way, so we’ve panned for gold and mined a dozen ways you can celebrate. more

Culture

Thank you for your article on our homeless vets [“Political will and homeless veterans,” Nov. 11]. I do think the problems run much deeper and are more systemic. more

Letters to the Editor

Filled with audio tapes, exploitative books and movies, survivors’ personal reflections, artwork and photos, the exhibit at SDSU is an attempt to explain the Peoples Temple to the world, and also to the survivors themselves. more

Features

Regarding San Diego Ethics Commission appointments [“Reform the Ethics Commission,” Sept. 2], I would not trust San Diego retired judges. more

Letters to the Editor

There are two problems with Edwin Decker's take on Arizona SB 1070, the controversial illegal alien law ["Sordid Tales," May 12]. One is that Mr. Decker misconstrues the legal standard of "reasonable suspicion," which has a defined legal me... more

Letters to the Editor