Barbara Zaragoza

Articles by Barbara Zaragoza

Anti-immigrant tweeter won’t change

Hector Gastelum to run for Chula Vista mayor

Running on a platform of repealing the Welcoming City Proclamation, on Friday, March 8th Hector Gastelum filed papers with the city clerk to run for mayor of Chula Vista. His candidate’s statement read, “Hector Gastelum ...

Some in National City want Morrison again

Dueling term-limit initiatives raise specter of 4th term for Mayor Ron

Two National City initiatives will face off in the June elections. Both received the necessary signatures to be placed on the ballot. Both are so similar, they may confuse voters. The National City Citizens for ...

National City teachers protest the lack of supplies

Meanwhile, administrators spend on meals and conferences

“Your educators are falling apart,” Christina Benson, president of the National City Education Teachers Association, told district boardmembers this week. The union continues to protest an impasse in negotiations between the district and teachers. On ...

National City teachers turn up heat

But district staff diss teacher numbers

The National City Education Teachers Association has not yet declared a strike, but negotiations with their district have hit an impasse. The union cites lack of materials and heavy workloads as the prime issues. Christina ...

Reddish-brown water not so sweet

Sweetwater Authority says supply discoloration from sediment and/or algae

“The people in Western Chula Vista and National City are getting ice age, prehistoric water that is incredibly good,” said Michael Garrod, the engineering manager at the Sweetwater Authority during a tour of the Richard ...

National City power grab suspected

Allies of Mayor Morrison maneuvering to get him back into office?

“It’s a political power grab,” says Andrew McKercher, chairman of Citizens for Real Term Limits in National City. His grassroots group formed in October as a response to a proposed ballot initiative that would allow ...

Thanks for the food desert, Albertsons

Chula Vistans clamor for action on shuttered grocery store

Julie Lee, the owner of Beasley Cleaners, said when Albertsons shuttered its doors her revenue went down, even though her rent continued to increase each year. “I’m trying my best, whatever I can do to ...

San Ysidro's Gateway Inn demolished

Built in '56, hotel became residence for low-income people — now what?

A demolition crew razed the historic Gateway Inn last week. The property, located at 701 East San Ysidro Boulevard, one block from the U.S.-Mexico border, had been a single-room occupancy motel that provided shelter for ...

San Ysidro Port of Entry after Carmageddon

What about that promised 30-minute wait time?

In December 2014, the federal General Services Administration completed Phase 1B of a three-phase San Ysidro Port of Entry makeover. The construction project opened 25 new northbound lanes and 46 new primary inspection booths at ...

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