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Stories by Gian Ghio

Fire near Eastlake’s Olympian High School

On April 28 at approximately 5:45 p.m., a large cloud of gray smoke could be seen rising above southeastern Chula Vista. The smoke appeared to be very close to homes in the area, so I ...

Looking for Bears in Juneau, Alaska

It had been a long, rainy week aboard our Celebrity cruise ship when we pulled into the port of Juneau on the morning of September 24, 2011. The weather was a brisk 48 degrees and ...

November 25, 2011
Goo Goos by the Bay

It was a trip back to ’90s adult-contemporary radio when Michelle Branch and the Goo Goo Dolls took the stage at Humphreys by the Bay on this beautiful summer night. Branch played all of her ...

August 31, 2011
Lima, Peru

With 9.2 million people, Lima is the fifth-largest city in Latin America behind Mexico City, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires. The municipality of Lima, Peru, has 43 separate districts, each with its ...

October 23, 2010
OMG

Usher may have been the headliner at this eight-artist concert, but Justin Bieber was the reason Cricket Wireless was sold out. Everywhere I looked, pre-pubescent girls were giggling and hopping around in nervous excitement as ...

May 16, 2010
Carpenters Union at 6th and B

On May 7th, several members of the Carpenters Local 1506 Union set up banners in front of 600 B St. in downtown San Diego. They were set up in front of the building next to ...

Boom Boom Pow

The Black Eyed Peas opened their 17-song set with, appropriately enough, "Let's Get It Started," and the song got the job done, as it just got better from there. Fergie was given the stage to ...

April 6, 2010
New! Rapid! Costly?

On Thursday, November 19, residents on the eastern side of Chula Vista received a letter in the mail from the San Diego Association of Governments concerning a new rapid transit project. The South Bay Bus ...

November 21, 2009
Funny the Way It Is

I had lawn seats for the Dave Matthews show at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 12, and got there just after opening act Switchfoot ended, about 15 minutes before DMB took the stage. ...

September 19, 2009
Hope You Like Jammin'

On September 2 — one week after Caltrans activated the meters on the Telegraph Canyon Road onramp to the 805 — they activated the meters on the Olympic Parkway onramp. Traffic congestion in and around ...

September 5, 2009
Street Smart

On Wednesday, August 26, Caltrans activated the meters that allow traffic onto to I-805 north from Telegraph Canyon Road. The stoplights have been in place for some time now, but it was not until this ...

August 28, 2009
Restaurants at Rest

On Saturday, July 18, I went to the Submarina sandwich shop on Otay Lakes Road, near the intersection of East H Street, and discovered that the shop had been closed permanently. A handwritten sign posted ...

Washington Waterworks

The whole crazy experience began one summer day in 2003 when my wife and I were returning to San Diego from Vancouver, British Columbia. We had driven all the way to Vancouver from San Diego, ...

Lotsa Lots

The demolition of the old building on Broadway between Eighth and Ninth avenues was completed over a month ago. On the 23rd of February, a work crew was on the site to break up remaining ...

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