Bruce Kauffman

Articles by Bruce Kauffman

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 ...

San Ysidro School District teachers ripped off?

County education board superintendent suspected of malfeasance

In 2014, the board of the San Ysidro School District told the teachers it was nearly broke and asked them to swallow a pay cut of 8 percent. The teachers went on strike, then settled ...

Teen's October 11 murder remains unsolved

Justice demanded for Junior — Juan Carlos Muñoz Jr.

On Sunday, May 29, at least 50 friends and family members of 18-year-old Juan Carlos Muñoz Jr. gathered at Highland Avenue and 30th Street in National City to press for justice for the teen, who ...

Math is done on Pier South hotel

City's return on investment is looking rosy

In January, 2013, the Pier South Resort hotel opened on the sand in Imperial Beach after more than a decade of delays. The project got a $7 million push from the city, enough to cover ...

Hey, not everyone is good with numbers

Following resignation, seat opens up on San Ysidro School District board

It’s open season for a seat on the San Ysidro School District board for the post recently vacated by Jose Barajas, a trustee who decided to resign instead of face a recall election. The governing ...

In raunchy-funky's absence...

Is Pier South hotel a boon or boondoggle for Imperial Beach?

Fifteen years ago, officials in Imperial Beach proposed transforming the raunchy, funky Seacoast Inn — its redeeming feature being the location on the sand — into a resort and luring upscale tourists to the most ...

Padres bean brawl with Atlanta in 1984

“It's bad to have kids watch something like this."

In 1984, the feisty San Diego Padres made it all the way to the World Series, with a bump or two in Atlanta en route. Deep into the pennant-winning '84 season, on August 12 at ...

Community garden springs up in Chula Vista

“It's about people…. The kids don’t even know where their food comes from.”

Scrawny saplings are in the ground in rows — apple, peach, avocado, tangerine — and a gardener says you may be able to pick fruit from these trees two years from now. Landscaping tools are ...

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