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Bayfront under water?

San Diego Port Commissioners to address rising sea level issues in Chula Vista

A KPBS story on November 15 focused on San Diego Port Authority draft maps which indicated the rising sea level ...

Willie Gandara, Jr. sentenced to 6 1/2 years

Willie Gandara, Jr is nephew to former Sweetwater superintendent Jesus Gandara scheduled to go to trial in January

Former El Paso County Commissioner, Willie Gandara Jr., was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in a federal prison for drug ...

Good news for California State University system

Incoming chancellor requests pay cut

In October the California State University board of trustees appointed Timothy P. White chancellor to the 23 campus CSU system. ...

Winners, losers and post-election reflection

Bob Filner, Shirley Weber, Dave Roberts, Proposition 30 and 32 — these winners have Democrats in San Diego celebrating and ...

Chula Vista's board of ethics to get independent counsel

Chula Vista changed in a significant way November 6--not at the ballot box but at the city council meeting. The ...

Who do developers back in Chula Vista elections?

Even though Chula Vista is still reeling from the default/closure crisis, residential development continues to be the city's economic engine. ...

Chula Vista chamber of commerce PAC gets money from supervisor Cox

The Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee has entered the local election with big league support. According to ...

Chula Vista council votes with hoteliers to scrap Tourism Marketing District

Chula Vista city council voted October 23 to disband the Tourism Marketing District. A grand jury report released on the subject in June suggests funds were mismanaged.

The Chula Vista city council voted October 24 to disestablish the Tourism Marketing District. The action was prompted by a ...

Controversy continues over Chula Vista's EyeCandy

Pictured: Linda Wagner speaking to the media about EyeCandy Residents have been in an uproar since the nude dancing club, ...

Chula Vista City Council To Consider Meeting Time Change

On September 25 the Chula Vista city council will consider changing their 4:00 PM meetings to 10:00 AM. The staff ...

Calexico Superintendent Resigns When Raise Denied

Calexico Unified School District and Sweetwater High School District have run on parallel paths for the last few years. Like ...

Nephew To Former Sweetwater Superintendent Pleads Guilty

Willie Gandara Junior, pleaded guilty August 17 in a federal court in El Paso, Texas to drug trafficking conspiracy charges. ...

Chula Vista Celebrates Coastal Commission Approval of Bayfront Plan

The California Coastal Commission approved Chula Vista's Bayfront Master Plan at a Santa Cruz meeting on August 9. Collaboration between ...

Sweetwater's Bond Oversight Committee Calls Special Meeting

On August 8 the bond oversight committee for Sweetwater Union High School District's Proposition O convened a special meeting. The ...

Synthetic Drug Sweep in San Diego

The San Diego Field Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, announced in a July 26 press ...

Public Input Stifled at Sweetwater's Board Meeting

According to many people who attended the July 23 Sweetwater Union High School District meeting, the majority of the trustees ...

Chula Vista Goes for District Elections--Almost

Chula Vista's city council moved a step closer toward district elections in their July 17 meeting. The Charter Review Commission ...

Chula Vista Gets Billed for $5.5 million

The city of Chula Vista received a disturbing notice at the July 10 council meeting. City Manager Jim Sandoval told ...

Court Dates Approach for Gandara Family Members

Another Gandara made Texas news yesterday. This time it was Guillermo "Willie" Gandara, Jr. According to the El Paso Times, ...

It's a Small World After All...Another Gandara, the Same GCR

In the early months of 2012 Jesus Gandara, former superintendent of Sweetwater Union High School was charged with perjury, bribery, ...

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