Barbara Zaragoza

Articles by Barbara Zaragoza

Imperial Beach is a food desert

Part-way to opening co-op — 220 signed up, need 1000

Back in 2013 Wally’s Marketplace, located in Imperial Beach, carried outdated and expired food on their shelves. Two years later, the nearby Save-A-Lot—run by the same owner—sold a customer 90 pounds of spoiled chicken, sparking ...

National City candidates full of surprises

Jerry Cano pulls papers for mayor, then decides not to run

In a political bait and switch, National City council member Jerry Cano pulled papers for mayor on Tuesday, August 7 – exactly three days before the deadline to file to run as a candidate in ...

San Diego's nine hot spots for illegal dumping

Point Loma, City Heights, Logan Heights, Paradise Hills, Ocean Beach, Mission and Pacific Beaches, Webster & Mt. Hope, San Ysidro

At about 1:30 am on Saturday, April 28th Lizzie Rodriguez heard noises coming from outside her casita in Memorial Park. The next morning, she found an old couch and a bike dumped along the sidewalk ...

Bad air by the border peaks at night

“We give pollution to Tijuana and they give it back to us"

Preliminary results of the year-long San Ysidro air pollution study came out on Thursday, March 29th. The monitoring program in this border community, which lasted from January 2017 to February 2018, showed an increase in ...

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 ...

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