Diane Bell

Writer

Columnist Diane Bell has been chronicling life in and around the city of San Diego for the U-T since 1995. In bite-sized news items, she tells about the people, places, history and highlights of this dynamic region, capturing the off-beat, the upbeat and the heartbeat of San Diego. In prior years, Diane was opinion pages editor and an editorial writer, and served as president of the National Association of Opinion Page Editors. She received her masters in journalism from the University of Missouri, followed by stints as an editor and a reporter covering various news beats, including education, features, general news and consumer issues. She won the national Penney-Missouri award for consumer reporting. Before becoming opinion pages editor at the U-T, Diane was senior deputy editor of U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C.

Recent Articles

  • Tom Petty-signed guitar could be source of lasting San Diego legacy

    Tom Petty-signed guitar could be source of lasting San Diego legacy

    The Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park is about to get a helping hand from a very unlikely source - musician  Tom Petty . When he played at the KAABOO Del Mar festival only 15 days before he unexpectedly died at age 66, he and his band members signed a Fender Stratocaster guitar on behalf of a  campaign...

  • Pass the cream and the cannabis coffee, please ...

    Pass the cream and the cannabis coffee, please ...

    Hitting the market soon is a new type of coffee pot ... or, more to the point, pot coffee. In the wake of California's legalization of medical marijuana and its green light for recreational marijuana use, San Diego tech-oriented entrepreneurs have come up with a new wake-up call: cannabis coffee...

  • Brad Paisley launches album from Midway carrier deck

    Brad Paisley launches album from Midway carrier deck

    "Mum" was the word when Brad Paisley and John Fogerty shot a music video for the hard-hitting lead song of Paisley's new album, "Love and War," aboard the Midway aircraft carrier two weeks ago. The museum gag order was lifted when the album was released last Friday. Two days later, it had attracted...

  • Science Channel spotlights marvel in San Diego's back yard

    Science Channel spotlights marvel in San Diego's back yard

    What San Diego County landmark is 200 feet high, 600 feet long, an architectural marvel - and abandoned? What is the largest curved all-wooden trestle on Earth? If you guessed the Goat Canyon Trestle in southeast San Diego County near the Mexican border, you get a double gold star. This railway...

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