Wow, I just learned via a friend that I received another honor of sorts — San Diego Magazine, in its October 2013 edition, named a story of mine from 2005 — “Pop Goes the Bubble” — as one of its Top 5 stories from the 2000s decade.
The magazine says: “Then-business editor Larry M. Edwards saw it coming in 2005, when he called the housing bubble a ticking time bomb in disguise.”
Ironically, I won five awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and San Diego Press Club for 2005, but this story was not among them.
My top story that year (IMHO), “A City in Crisis” (co-authored by Rachel Laing), essentially predicted that then-Mayor Dick Murphy, embroiled in controversy (though nothing akin Bob Filner), would resign. Murphy did, in fact, resign three days after the story hit the street.
Hey, maybe I should go into the prognostication biz and become a talking head on cable news.