Bruce Kauffman

Articles by Bruce Kauffman

Imperial Beach closings sink beach attendance

Stress on those Pier South tax payments

Imperial Beach by the numbers: Beach closings 2016: 30 Beach closings 2017: 70 Beach attendance 2016: 3.1 million Beach attendance 2017: 2.3 million The number of beach closings in Imperial Beach more than doubled in ...

Wrecked it Ralph Inzunza

Ex-councilman's novel on prison life can't be called a success

Former city councilman Ralph Inzunza's debut novel, The Camp, a semi-autobiographical account of his 21-month stretch in a federal prison camp for his efforts as a city councilor to change the law so patrons could ...

Hard-caught MTS bus out of East Village

New schedule implemented January 28th catches riders unaware

A host of new changes took effect on the bus lines of the Metropolitan Transit System on January 28th. Several routes were eliminated, with MTS noting in a monthly bulletin that you could still get ...

Reefer mathematics in San Ysidro

Recreational users’ 15% excise tax impacts medicinal users

Marco hovered in front of the display cases at a San Ysidro dispensary on January 24th waiting for those in line ahead of him to make their selections. He said he'd had a doctor's recommendation ...

Chula Vista's Victory Christian Church sold

Not to a developer but a charter school with no stated demo plans

For more than a year, congregants of the Victory Christian Church and Academy in Chula Vista have endured a cloud overhead because the possibility loomed that they might have to sell some three acres at ...

Bernie Sanders pays National City campaign bill

Secret Service declines to spring for candidate's security costs

More than a year after Bernie Sanders led a high-spirited rally in a public park in National City during his run for the presidency, he's finally paid his bill of more than $28,000 in municipal ...

Solution for 12th & Imperial clock problem

Transit center in Old Town also needed time management

When folks heading for the 12th & Imperial Transit Center would look up at the southeasterly face of the four-sided clock tower, the face visible from 13th Street and National Avenue, it would read 8:45. ...

National City students least fit out of 42 school systems in San Diego County

39 fast food joints nearby

The schoolchildren of more affluent parents not only do the best on standardized academic tests, they also do better on measures of physical fitness, a recent report on obese children in San Diego County suggests. ...

Time standing still in the East Village

MTS continues to troubleshoot clock at key transfer point

What time is it anyway? For commuters whose travels include a stop or a transfer at 12th Street and Imperial Avenue, time either stood still or twelve hours went by awfully fast. The clock tower ...

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