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John Wilkens

John Wilkens joined the Union-Tribune as a staff writer in February 1988. He writes profiles and general-interest features and does author interviews for the Books page. He's won numerous local, state and regional awards for news reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara, he worked for the Santa Barbara News-Press for almost nine years before coming to San Diego.
San Diego bishop opens listening tour to hear local Catholics' views on sex abuse scandal

Monday night, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy held the first of eight sessions to hear what local Catholics think should be done about sex abuse cases involving priests.

Fire crews make progress in Goleta as some residents return to find charred ruins

The 400-acre Holiday fire was 80% contained as firefighters Saturday continued to battle the destructive blaze that has snaked through a hillside area of Goleta, one of several fires that destroyed homes amid a record-setting heat wave in Southern California.

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