Tag Archives: Chula Vista

Olympic Training Center torch flickers in the political wind

September 11, 2015

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Olympic Center

By Susan Luzzaro The Olympic Training Center had potential, it almost was a destination place, and it almost put Chula Vista on the map. But after twenty years the question is—can the city afford to take over a facility that has had potential, had consultants, had change of leadership, had events and still ended up […]

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One restaurant’s recipe for survival in downtown Chula Vista

August 7, 2015

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Sushi chef

By Susan Luzzaro Restaurants and businesses fail all too frequently on Third Avenue in downtown Chula Vista, but California Sushi has maintained its popularity through the great recession and now hopes to survive streetscape. California Sushi, which is located at 337 Third, has a modest mustard-colored facade and is sandwiched between a hookah lounge and […]

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For Sale Signs Up for Third Avenue Parking Lots

June 19, 2015

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By Susan Luzzaro On June 17 representatives of the city of Chula Vista held a walking tour for potential developers of six city-owned parking lots that are going on the market. The tour started at city hall on F Street and progressed down Church Street to Madrona Street. Mayor Mary Salas, Kelly Broughton, Director of […]

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Chula Vista proclaims Sergeant Rafael Peralta Day

June 19, 2015

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Rafael Peralta

By Pablo J. Sáinz This week the City of Chula Vista proclaimed June 16th as Sergeant Rafael Peralta Day. The proclamation was made in honor of Sergeant Rafael Peralta, who “sacrificed his life by absorbing the blast of an enemy grenade and shielding fellow Marines only feet away while serving with Regimental Combat Team Seven, […]

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Mobile Home Park threatens sick woman with eviction!

June 19, 2015

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Granada mobile estates

By Susan Luzzaro An 83 year-old mother and her 60 year-old disabled son, who live in a mobile home park in south Chula Vista, have filed a civil lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against Granada Mobile Estates, LLC and Dolly Newstrom the agent/park manager. The complaint alleges breach of contract, housing discrimination, and civil […]

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Small urban park called water hog

May 22, 2015

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Plaza Nacion

Council not worried about increased residential development? By Susan Luzarro A patch of grass in front of city hall troubles some Chula Vista council members calling it a “water hog.” Who knew that the lawn that abuts the council chambers is actually an urban park called Plaza de Nación where any one could picnic, turn […]

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Chula Vista’s Adventures in Universitylandia, or Chula Vista’s University Dreamin’

May 8, 2015

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By Susan Luzzaro A four-year university has shimmered for many years like a mirage on the road ahead of South County residents, and like a mirage, the definition of the university is constantly shape shifting. Back in l986, the vision was a four-year university. A Los Angeles Times article titled “South Bay plans to lure […]

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The Public Forum … El Foro Público…

March 13, 2015

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Republic Public-Private

City Attorney Responds to Miesen Appointment Conflict Editorial While I appreciate your, and some others’, uneasiness with the City Council’s recent appointment of Steve Miesen to its ranks, I disagree with your “legal analysis” that Mr. Miesen’s position with Republic Waste legally disqualifies him from serving on the Council. (Editorial: “It is not a question […]

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Chula Vista student focused on changing the world through education

February 6, 2015

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Dante Alvarado-Leon

By Pablo J. Sáinz One of most inspiring experiences Dante Alvarado-Leon had growing up in Chula Vista was constantly visiting orphanages in Tijuana with his family. “On the weekends, usually on Saturday mornings, my mother would take my siblings and I to give donations to an orphanage in Tijuana,” Alvarado-Leon remembers. “Every time we arrived […]

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Eduardo Reyes, candidate for Chula Vista schools board: “Education is my passion”

October 31, 2014

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Reyes

By Pablo J. Sáinz Think about any educational level and Dr. Eduardo Reyes has worked there in one way or another. In his more than 22 years in education, he has worked in kinder through sixth grade, middle and high schools, adult education, Regional Occupational Program/Career Technical Education program, and at several colleges and universities. […]

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Prop. B circumvents Democracy

October 31, 2014

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Editorial: City of Chula Vista, Proposition B: City Council Vacancies Shall the City Charter be amended so that, if a City Council seat becomes vacant with more than 12 months and less than 25 months remaining in the term, the Council may fill the vacancy by appointment or call a special election; and so that […]

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The Next Mayor of Chula Vista needs to be a leader!

October 24, 2014

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Editorial: When we take a look at the candidates who are running for mayor of Chula Vista, the first thing we are given is a vision by the candidates that outline their plans for the city. We take a quick look, ask a few questions and file that information away. That is the thing about […]

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Padilla or McCann for CV City Council???

October 24, 2014

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Editorial: The recommendation for the Chula Vista City Council, District 1, is a tough one for us in that we really don’t like either candidate for the City Council. Both are career politicians. Both have already served as councilmembers, Padilla going one better and has served as mayor of Chula Vista and McCann has served […]

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St. Paul’s Plaza: A home for strong, independent seniors in Chula Vista

January 10, 2014

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St Paul Plaza

By Pablo J. Sáinz Latino families in east Chula Vista will soon have an option for assisted living facilities where abuelitos and abuelitas can live independently in a warm and welcoming community. The fourstory St. Paul’s Plaza, to be constructed on East Palomar St., will house 156 rooms in Phase I and is scheduled to […]

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Playmate of the Year proud of her border roots

May 24, 2013

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Raquel

By Pablo J. Sáinz One of the things that caused her the most cultural shock when Raquel Pomplun moved from Tijuana to Chula Vista, when she was in middle school, was having to change clothes in front of her female classmates for gym class. “It’s not that I was ashamed to undress in front of […]

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San Diego Raider Nation Chapter “Salute to the Veterans”

February 22, 2013

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The Original Raiders Fan Club San Diego (ORFCSD), an official Raider booster club, is a group of dedicated Raider Fans that are involved in community service, fund raising, and charity work. In appreciation of all Veterans, Raider Nation and seven California booster clubs and nine other states participated in Operation Roundtree. This was Raider Nation […]

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Linda Wagner: “Seré justa en todas las decisiones” en el cabildo de CV

October 26, 2012

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Por Pablo Jaime Sáinz Linda Wagner ha trabajado como asistente en el cabildo de la Ciudad de Chula Vista por ocho años, y durante ese tiempo, dijo que ha visto algunas cosas que no le gustan en el ayuntamiento de la ciudad. Esa es una de las razones principales por las que está corriendo por […]

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