Logan Jenkins, the U-T's North County news columnist, a fourth-generation San Diegan, grew up in Coronado. He attended Francis Parker School in Mission Hills through eighth grade, graduating from Coronado High School in 1965. After earning a doctoral degree in English literature from the University of British Columbia, he taught for several years at San Diego State University, where he'd studied as an undergraduate. In the early '80s, Jenkins left the classroom for the newsroom, serving as editor of the La Jolla Light and a variety of editing positions at the Times Advocate in Escondido. In 1996, he joined the U-T as a columnist based in North County. Jenkins lives in Bird Rock with his wife, Renee, a retired Francis Parker teacher. His son, Lee, is a senior writer at Sports Illustrated.