- June 19
Marine veteran Alex Minsky went through boot camp at MCRD San Diego and received further training at Camp Pendleton, before being deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. He lost a leg and suffered major brain injuries in an IED blast. But now, Minsky is making headlines as a top underwear model.
- June 11
Comic-Con badges sold out in less than two hours on February 16 but anyone who registered for passes but failed to get any will have one more chance to get into the largest pop culture convention in America.
- March 7
Guest blogger Nathan John says, welcome to the re-imagined, re-colorized, yet not totally legally, Land of Oz! Follow the grey cement road to Disney's prequel in San Diego theaters March 8. (Warning: I will be spoiling things.)
Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.
Matchmaking has reentered popular culture. Can someone else know your heart better than you do yourself?
- Dec. 20
Trusted news source "The Onion" reported today that when Navy SEAL Team 6 hosted Saturday Night Live, it prompted some of the highest ratings in the show's history.
- Dec. 10
The South Korean rapper Psy, he of "Gangnam Style" fame, has apologized for a far-less popular song he sang back in 2004. Called "Dear America," the song supported the killing of U.S. troops in Iraq.
- Oct. 5
Baseball phenom Bryce Harper - he of "That's a clown question, bro" fame - has another pending question on his plate. A Camp Pendleton Marine named Stephanie Butler has asked Harper to be her date to her Marine Corps Ball.
- Aug. 23
- Midday Edition
Luchadores, A Metal Swap Meet, And Games People Play
- Aug. 17
If you see a spike in Hawaiian shirts and pineapple-garnished drinks in San Diego this weekend, it's because of Tiki Oasis. The annual festival is the biggest tikiphile gathering in the world and represents the continuing resurgence of a growing subculture.
- Aug. 13
A new YouTube series called "Lauren" is a fictionalized account of a female soldier who has been sexually assaulted by three fellow soldiers, only to find reporting the crime prompts abuse of a different kind by her superior. The first episode of the series airs today.
- July 19
They're men. They're in the U.S. military. And they love "My Little Pony." They are Military Bronies, and darn proud of who they are and what they love.
- July 13
Comic-Con is in full swing at the San Diego Convention Center and the event is delivering a $180 million economic punch to the region. There's a lot of currency changing hands this week.
- July 12
- Evening Edition
The wildly popular pop culture extravaganza known as Comic-Con International kicked off in downtown San Diego today, luring celebrities to town to promote their projects to diehard fans, many of whom showed up in outlandish costumes.
- July 12
A veterans' group is delivering 5,000 petitions to MCRD San Diego and other Marine Corps recruiting stations around the country, calling on the Corps to stop sponsoring the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). They say the UFC is sexist, racist, and homophobic.