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The jazz link to God

Pastor J. Lee Hill takes our questions

Christian Fellowship Congregational Church UCC Membership: 140 Pastor: J. Lee Hill Age: 37 Born: Chesterfield, VA Formation: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Emory University-Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA Years ...

Old Barrio Logan library not up for grabs

"That whole block is public land, a community center."

The nearly historic former Logan Heights Library building, a Spanish stucco charmer on 28th Street, nearly went up for sale last week but was pulled from the list of surplus land the city's selling. "It's ...

MishMash and Iron Fist bring burger-beer bars to the barrio

“What I like with the restaurant scene is that small is beautiful again."

There’s a lot of change in Barrio Logan. The building boom on César Chávez has brought several new places. For starters there’s Mariscos El Pulpo, a Mexican-style sports bar-eatery. Then there’s Malane’s place, MishMash, this ...

Horse, meet Bike. Bike, Horse

"She used to get spooky when she'd hear a bike coming."

Horses met the bikes — and the riders — at the Wigginton Ranch in the Tijuana River Valley on March 19. Equestrians in jeans and boots ate pizza with mountain bikers in jerseys and helmets ...

Cuckoo for cucarachas at Mariscos El Pulpo

“You’ve got to eat the whole thing: head, legs, shell, and all, except the tail.”

Cucarachas? Never thought I’d be eating them tonight. But, Barrio Logan is full of surprises. This new Baja bar-eatery, El Pulpo, has sprouted up in what’s becoming “downtown” Barrio Logan. Tonight, Friday, sunset’s glowering over ...

Did citizens lose when Councilman McCann won?

“There’s no legal precedent for the ruling."

Aurora Clark, a community advocate, has been ordered to pay Chula Vista councilman John McCann $99,918 to cover legal bills in connection with a 2014 election challenge. According to a recent U-T article, San Diego ...

Chula Vista’s city jail loses major green

Jailhouse blues

Why is Chula Vista's jail filled with young Hispanic women?

Shot borer beetle gets hot in Tijuana River Valley

"The trees are completely naive to this kind of attack."

The devastation — 140,000 trees destroyed by a beetle infestation — that has beset the Tijuana River Valley is becoming the statewide symbol of what could happen if there isn't a rush to find ways ...

99 bottles of coffee on the wall

Ryan Bros. debuts bottled espresso blends, tea lattés, and a straight-up cold brew

Now in its 22nd year in business, Barrio Logan-based Ryan Bros. Coffee has added packaged beverages to its product line. Bottles of its cold brew and flavored coffee drinks began appearing last spring at its ...

A new newspaper for I.B.

"We're not going to be doing investigative articles on the city council…."

A new community newspaper, the IB Connection, will be published in Imperial Beach, filling a void left when the IB Local News stopped publishing late last year. The IB Connection, which plans for its first ...

Real estate moguls stand their ground

Raided, picketed, and accused, the Schaumburgs' court date is set

The real estate moguls of Imperial Beach who were accused of involvement with financial irregularities in 2014 have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of grand theft and embezzlement in San Diego criminal court. Cheryl ...

Chula Vista addresses homeless crisis

"He was afraid; he’d been out on the streets so long."

The agenda for the City of Chula Vista’s council meeting on March 8 was the homeless situation in the city. After innumerable multi-colored PowerPoints, a speaker from the audience said — “the city is in ...

One night, one bag, one bike: Gaslamp to Sweetwater camping

Embracing the idea of "microadventure."

At the turn of the New Year, I declared 2016 the year of "doing." Of approaching life with a no-holds-barred attitude. Instead of just talking about great adventures, I’d be the one out there breathing ...

Order up: the most expensive thing at El Carrito Nuevo

Sabroso!

“No!” says Carmen. “Finish first. You will eat my camarones hot.”

Watch birds eat flies and shrimp at Saltworks

Birding by Kayak event this Saturday

If you head out of Chula Vista Marina into the open bay and make a left turn to the south, you’ll see a spit of land jutting westward out into the east side of the ...

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