Susan Luzzaro

Susan Luzzaro

Susan Luzzaro received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Diego State University. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have been published in a number of prominent literary journals. West End Press published her second collection of poetry, Flesh Envelope.

Susan grew up in Chula Vista and came from a long line of educators — she developed an expertise on educational issues. She had family members employed in various capacities at San Diego Unified, National School District, Sweetwater Union High School and Chula Vista Elementary School District.

Susan started writing for the Reader in 1999. She passed away on May 1, 2017.

Articles by Susan Luzzaro

Eastlake – growing pains

Larger than Chula Vista, Otay Water District, foreclosures, South Bay Expressway, Eastlake as prison

Peace east of Eastlake It was inevitable that there would be development. The Olympic Training Center sits on land donated by Eastlake, the sprawling development to its immediate west. Every time I pass through Eastlake, ...

Retirement suits Chula Vista Elementary administrator well

John Nelson III lands job with company he had dealings with while with district

Chula Vista Elementary School District’s former assistant superintendent for instructional services, John Nelson III, retired last summer. As many predicted, he’s already found a new career as a consultant for a large for-profit district client. ...

Did citizens lose when Councilman McCann won?

“There’s no legal precedent for the ruling."

Aurora Clark, a community advocate, has been ordered to pay Chula Vista councilman John McCann $99,918 to cover legal bills in connection with a 2014 election challenge. According to a recent U-T article, San Diego ...

Chula Vista’s city jail loses major green

Jailhouse blues

Why is Chula Vista's jail filled with young Hispanic women?

Chula Vista addresses homeless crisis

"He was afraid; he’d been out on the streets so long."

The agenda for the City of Chula Vista’s council meeting on March 8 was the homeless situation in the city. After innumerable multi-colored PowerPoints, a speaker from the audience said — “the city is in ...

Educational turf war down south

"Until the courts say we have to, we won’t leave.”

In the latest round of charter-school wrangles, the legality of Otay Ranch Academy for the Arts has been challenged by the Chula Vista Elementary School District. On February 25, the San Diego Union -Tribune reported ...

New plan for Chula Vista's west side

New home buyers won't have to groan for ten years

On February 9 the Chula Vista City Council declared their intent to form the first Community Facility District on the western side of the city. The city proposes to use this district and the deferment ...

Crisis at Bayfront Charter High

Lease with United States University presents problem

The troubled United States University is looking to break its lease on 830 Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista. In 2013, the Reader’s Don Bauder reported the school was fined for falsifying Pell grant loan applications ...

Sense of mistrust at Southwestern Community College

Accreditation warning issued to Chula Vista school

On February 5, The Sun, Southwestern College’s newspaper, reported that the school had been “slapped with a warning by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).” In 2010 Southwestern Community College was in ...