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Out About Town: March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016

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SD City Attorney Race Several high ranking political operatives and lobbyists are working to get Republican Robert Hickey elected as City Attorney. An invitation sent out two weeks ago invited movers and shakers to the home of Ben Haddad, a registered lobbyist and longtime Republican operative. Haddad once served on staff for Pete Wilson and […]

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March 18, 2016

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NO CHULA VISTA PRIMARY City Council candidates running for Chula Vista’s District 3 won’t have to run in a primary election because only two people qualified to run. Republican Jason Paguio and Steve Padilla, a Democrat, will only face each other in November for a winner-take-all election. No other candidates turned in the required nominating […]

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March 11, 2016

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ANTI AFFORABLE HOMES The City of Encinitas has been fighting housing projects with affordable units, even though that’s against state law. Locals have packed the Council meetings to protest new developments that sought to included lower priced housing for working families. The protesters claim such housing would ruin their city. The state law has existed […]

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February 26, 2016

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Anderson Quits State Senator Joel Anderson ended his campaign to unseat County Supervisor Dianne Jacob but not before receiving a $200,000 contribution from the county GOP that is now no longer legal to do. A new law limits contributions from groups like the party to $25,000. But now Anderson can keep the money for his […]

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February 12, 2016

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One Rocky’s Out Oceanside’s Rocky Chavez dropped out of the race to replace US Senator Barbara Boxer after he failed to raise the level of fundraising to stay competitive. His departure still leaves 2 Republicans in the race against heavy favorites CA Attorney General Kamala Harris and LA Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Another Rocky Still In […]

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November 14, 2015

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Angels Celebrate Last Saturday night, Border Angels held its annual Awards Dinner at the Wyndham Bayfront Hotel to honor Julie Chavez and Peter Schey.  Julie, a granddaughter of Cesar Chavez, is a Latino Liasion at the White House. Schey is the director of the Human Rights Center in LA that has fought legal battles for […]

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November 6, 2015

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MAAC Celebrates 50 One of San Diego’s leading community service organizations had a 50th Anniversary Celebration Thursday. MAAC Project San Diego offers low-income housing to needy families, child development services, community charter school, and economic development programs. MAAC has served more than 1 million San Diegans. Here’s to another 50 years of service! Atkins Fights […]

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October 30, 2015

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Cross Border Terminal UCSD’s Center for US –Mexican Studies held a dinner event Thursday night at the new Cross Border Xpress near the Otay Mesa border crossing. The event gave VIP tours to the new terminal that will allow travelers to park on the US side and walk across a skybridge to TJ airport. Local […]

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October 23, 2015

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Dems Pass on Padilla  South Bay Democrats voted not to endorse Steve Padilla for his upcoming run for Chula Vista City Council. The former mayor who lost his re-election in 2006 and lost his campaign for City Council in November by only 2 votes is running again next year.   But They Go For Ramirez  Those […]

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October 16, 2015

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A Bush in SD George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush, was in San Diego Thursday to speak at an energy conference. Bush was recently elected as Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office in charge of all public land and mineral rights in Texas. A lawyer and Navy Officer now in the Reserves, George […]

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October 9, 2015

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Rocky MMXVI The campaign trail for POTUS has gotten a little more crowded. Local developer & businessman “Rocky” de la Fuente II has launched his presidential campaign as a conservative Democrat. Rocky wants to be the anti-Trump candidate and coalesce Latinos and other minorities into a voting block against more traditional candidates like Hillary and […]

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October 2, 2015

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Southwestern College Trustee Humberto Peraza announced he won’t seek reelection next year. After years as a local political staffer and school board member, Peraza says he’s refocusing his time on his family and business. Smart man. Too many get hooked on the juice and lose all perspective. Surely it’s not the end of his community […]

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August 14, 2015

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This column will be dedicated each week to covering the happenings out around town, from behind-the-scenes deals and political campaigns, to the movements of our movers and shakers. Everyday, members of our community launch exciting new companies, take great new jobs, or tackle the tough issues we face.  Too often we don’t provide enough support […]

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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

August 7, 2015

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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

By Gustavo Arellano Dear Mexican: Some time back you discussed the Chivas soccer team. This reminded me of my time in San Francisco’s Mission District, when the traficantes would whisper, “Chiva…chiva,” (pronounced “chee-ba”), as I walked down 16th Street. At least, that’s what it sounded like. When I asked someone what it meant, they said, […]

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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

July 31, 2015

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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

By Gustavo Arellano SPECIAL ONE-LINER ANSWERS EDITION Dear Mexican: I wasn’t born in this country but I got here as quickly as I could at the age of ten. I was born in Mexico and live in Houston, a city that is bursting at the seams with Mexicans and Latinos from every country south of […]

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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

July 24, 2015

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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

By Gustavo Arellano SPECIAL MEXICANS-ARE-RAPISTS EDITION Dear Mexican: Why is it so easy to escape from Mexican prisons, and why is it always accomplished the day before execution? And why have not the proper authorities figured it out yet? See Madero, Pancho Villa, Luis Terrazas, Jr., etc. Fuga Frank Dear Jailbreak Fred: Don’t forget El […]

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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

July 17, 2015

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¡ASK A MEXICAN!

By Gustavo Arellano SPECIAL MEXICANS-ARE-RAPISTS EDITION Dear Mexican: I’ve been on sex-offender registry websites a couple of times, and it seems there are a lot of names ending with -ez. Is there an elevated rate of sexual deviancy amongst Mexicans? If so, why? El Güero Guapisimo Dear Readers: This is the first time in ¡Ask […]

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