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Trader Joe’s Lets Us Be Snobs at Reasonable Prices

For years, I’ve told children, newspaper editors, and other credulous people that I’m the Joe of Trader Joe’s. That’s a lie. But it’s true that the store and I grew up in the very same neighborhood. As a Pasadena child, I would ride my bike two blocks from ...

Column: 3 Seasons in, Chargers Are a Flop in LA

The (sort of) Los Angeles Chargers are on the road again this week, which isn't such a bad thing for fans of the former San Diego franchise. Seems like the Chargers are always on the road. Even when they're ...

Bring Back Topgun!

By that, I do not mean Top Gun, the cliché-ridden, late-Cold War, Tom Cruise film about Naval aviators in San Diego. That Top Gun is already on its way back with a sequel next year. No, what California reall...
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The Deciders: Meet the Lawmaker Behind New Gig Economy Law

By Byrhonda Lyons and Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a Democrat from San Diego, is among California’s more powerful state lawmakers and an ally of labor unions. This year, she led the fight to win new protections for gig workers...
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4 Firefighters Hurt in Crash on Tulare County Road

PORTERVILLE — Authorities say four Cal Fire firefighters from San Diego were injured when a fire engine crashed and overturned on a rural road in central California. The California Highway Patrol says the dr...