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Michael James Rocha

Michael James Rocha is the arts and entertainment editor. He oversees coverage of pop music, classical music, visual art, theater, dance, things to do and dining both for online and print. Rocha started his career at The San Diego Union-Tribune in December 1997 as a features page designer. He eventually became the features design editor, managing a staff of 15 designers and 17 features sections. Through the years, he has done stints as the front page designer, audience development editor and home decor editor. He previously wrote a monthly column on outdoor living, which focused on outdoor decor. Rocha graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) from California State University-Fullerton in 1994. He has worked as a reporter, copy editor, city editor and designer for numerous Southern California newspapers, including The Orange County Register, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the Ontario Daily Bulletin. He is one of the founding members of the Asian American Journalists Association's San Diego chapter and served on the national AAJA board for many years. Until 2017, he taught an upper-level magazine journalism course at Point Loma Nazarene University, where he was an adjunct professor. He also loves dogs.
After 58 years, it's last call for the Caliph, one of San Diego's longest-running gay bars

After 58 years, it's last call for The Caliph, one of San Diego's longest-running gay bars

Morrissey jostled as fans rush the stage in San Diego

The English singer, in town for a solo concert at Jacob’s Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall downtown, just finished his set and was getting ready for an encore when fans rushed the stage.

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