Susan Luzzaro

Susan Luzzaro
Susan Luzzaro received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. Her poetry and creative nonfiction has been published in a number of prominent literary journals. West End Press published her second collection of poetry, Flesh Envelope. She is currently at work on a book about corruption in the South Bay and a novel based on the San Patricios brigade. Susan grew up in Chula Vista and comes from a long line of educators; she has developed an expertise on educational issues. She has family members employed in various capacities at San Diego Unified, National School District, Sweetwater Union High School and Chula Vista Elementary School District. She started writing for the Reader in 1999.

Latest Articles

Gambling good. Stripping bad.

Chula Vista fetes casino as FBI investigates it

Travel Interstate 5 through the South Bay and you will notice the flashy billboards beckoning you to Seven Mile Casino. Located on Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista, the casino is an extravagant piece of work ...

Chula Vista goes all 21st Century

Council votes to require electronic filing of disclosure statements

Chula Vista has tiptoed closer to transparency. On November 3, the city council approved an ordinance that compels elected officers and candidates to electronically file economic interest statements, also known as Form 700, and campaign ...

Chula Vista considers all-mail voting

City council seat appointment in January bites city in seat

Chula Vista opted for democracy-on-the-cheap last January when they filled a council vacancy through appointment rather than special election. Then, shortly after Steve Miesen was appointed to mayor Mary Casillas Salas's open seat, Chris Shilling, ...

Development-crazy on Chula Vista's west side

There's plenty wrong with plans for Third Avenue, say residents

A five-story building with 80 condominium units has been proposed for the northeast corner of Third Avenue and K Street in downtown Chula Vista. When the proposal was brought before the public in mid-October, it ...

Nonprofit bingo hall proposed for Chula Vista

South Bay PR wiz and La Jolla real-estater join forces

Many media outlets recently bid a sentimental farewell to Chula Vista’s Fun-4-All, a micro-sized amusement park that had offered kids batting cages and boat rides since the 1970s. But some unexpected entrepreneurs may fill the ...

Big trouble in Eastlake III

Homeowners association battles property-management company

If you live on the eastern side of Chula Vista, you likely belong to a homeowners association. The association governing Eastlake III and its 32 neighborhoods, located in the Otay Lakes area, has been a ...

Next up: Sweetwater's sodbuster supe

School district selects someone with no past ties to the district

On March 12, the Sweetwater Union High School District met in closed session to interview three candidates. They selected Phil Stover to serve as interim superintendent until the search for a new superintendent is completed. ...

Something is not right at Sweetwater

New head of SD chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People speaks

Dr. André José Branch became president of the San Diego chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in January. The professor at San Diego State University’s College of Education has a ...

There won't be a test and there will be a party

South Bay parents get together to opt their children out of standardized testing

Over 50 parents and teachers from throughout the county packed a Chula Vista home on a recent Saturday (February 21) for an “opt-out party.” Kristin Phatak and Heather Poland, educators and parents who believe that ...

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