Randy Dotinga, Voice of San Diego

Randy Dotinga

Voice of San Diego

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • Voice of San Diego
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • leapsmag
  • Dermatology Times

Past articles by Randy:

Before Gay Meant Gay: Meet San Diego’s Early LGBTQ Pioneers

A century ago, same-sex couples and a female impersonator lived prominent and public lives here → Read More

Q&A with Andrew Pettegree, author of ‘The Library: A Fragile History’

Andrew Pettegree, co-author of “The Library: A Fragile History,” discusses the centuries-long development of libraries as a civic necessity. → Read More

Libraries Find New Roles as Pandemic Lingers —

San Diego’s head librarian Misty Jones explains how the library system is doing, and how its adjusted to pandemic-related changes. → Read More

2021’s Most Memorable Quotes: One Bear of a Year —

The good news: This year is over at last! The bad news: Just about everything else. But even as we worried our way through 2021, San Diegans had plenty to say. Here’s a sampling of a few memorable quotes: If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say… Come Sit By Me! • “Well, let’s not […] → Read More

Hard Truths Uncovered and a City Explained: Our Favorite Stories of 2021 —

Voice's journalists share the investigations, explainers, scoops and controversies that they most enjoyed reporting out in 2021. → Read More

The ‘Mother of Lesbian History’ Looks Back — and Forward

Lillian Faberman’s work has transformed our understanding of the LGBT community’s past. → Read More

I’m in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial, and Now I've Got a Big Decision to Make —

Here’s the big question: Should I stay in the trial for months more, not knowing if I got the real vaccine, or should I quit and get an authorized shot or two as soon as I can? → Read More

San Diego's Sky-High Dreams Keep Getting Quashed —

Here are four things to know about our eternal quest for iconic structures. → Read More

2020 in Quotes: Anger, Apologies and Real Talk —

Catch up on this terrible year's most memorable remarks. → Read More

Terrible Year, Great Discoveries: Our Favorite Stories of 2020 —

These were our favorite stories from this crazy, devastating, unprecedented and very newsy year. → Read More

How San Diego Got So Blue in a Relatively Short Amount of Time —

The local numbers reveal just how much our local politics have transformed within less than a generation: President-elect Joe Biden got a higher percentage of the vote here than any Democrat since FDR’s 1936 landslide victory smack in the middle of the Depression. → Read More

Q&A with Lesley-Ann Jones, author of ‘The Search for John Lennon’

The British rock historian answers questions about one of music’s brightest stars – and the shadows he left behind. → Read More

Mind the (Vote) Gap: Can We Get More STEM Students to the Polls?

This article is part of the magazine, "The Future of Science In America: The Election Issue," co-published by LeapsMag, the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program, and GOOD.By the numbers, American college students who major in STEM disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and math—aren't bi... → Read More

Cigarettes, Sewage and a Giant Perot: Inside San Diego’s Own Presidential Debate —

In 1996, San Diego played host to a Bob Dole/Bill Clinton faceoff at USD. Things got a bit weird. → Read More

Coronavirus Risk Calculators: What You Need to Know

But the results – based on my answers to questions — are bewildering. A British risk calculator developed by the Nexoid software company declared I have a 5 percent, or 1 in 20, chance of developing COVID-19 and less than 1 percent risk of dying if I get it. Um, great, I think? Meanwhile, 19 and Me, a risk calculator created by data scientists, says my risk of infection is 0.01 percent per week,… → Read More

Coronavirus Risk Calculators: What You Need to Know

But the results – based on my answers to questions — are bewildering. A British risk calculator developed by the Nexoid software company declared I have a 5 percent, or 1 in 20, chance of developing COVID-19 and less than 1 percent risk of dying if I get it. Um, great, I think? Meanwhile, 19 and Me, a risk calculator created by data scientists, says my risk of infection is 0.01 percent per week,… → Read More

The creator of ‘Duchess Goldblatt’ finds herself – and Twitter fans

In the memoir, “Becoming Duchess Goldblatt,” the anonymous author shares her struggles – and the online community that saved her. → Read More

Five Ways the November Election Could Be Odder Than Ever

It’s going to be a mighty strange election. → Read More

Q&A with Jennifer Steil, author of ‘Exile Music’

Author Jennifer Steil discusses Jewish history in Bolivia, creating imaginary worlds, and musical expression. → Read More

For Local Radio, Pandemic Woes Worsen a Terrible Year

Layoffs snuffed well-known voices before the shutdown, and now stations are grappling with a massive loss in listenership. → Read More