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Lose weight. Exercise more. Stop smoking. Stress less. Many of us are in the process of creating our list of 2015 New Year’s resolutions. Author Vern McLellan suggests, “What the new year brings to...
Manny & Sasha
Some call this season the Season of Giving, but it is also the Season of Tradition. Each of us has grown up with some holiday tradition. As adults we cling to some long-standing traditions and form...
The Special Act of Giving
Fresa and Bonita are names of specialty margaritas at the new La Tequila Cocina restaurant in Chula Vista. But they can also be words to describe Maria Ines Curiel. She has a beauty that radiates and...
Mr. CHULA VIsta in the making
Many in our community may recognize Rick Moorten’s voice. Many may wake up to his voice every morning. Moorten is the morning show host on San Diego’s Jammin Z90. Working on radio has been his...
Laurel in the Lead
After a two-year hiatus the Chula Vista holiday parade named Starlight will return this year on a starry December night.Saturday, Dec. 6 to be exact.The 50-year holiday parade tradition since 1963 —...
Paying it forward
Many of us have been the recipients of helping hands throughout our lives. Holocaust survivor and philanthropist Gert Koppel played that role in the lives of Eastlake resident LaVonne Cashman and her...
With blonde hair below her shoulder and a beaming smile, local artist and children’s book author Marie Zhivago was easy to spot despite her small stature. Even from across the food pavilion at Otay...
Young & Giving
In my role as director of the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation, I meet some amazing Chula Vista residents. I’ve written about several of them in this monthly spotlight article. They have been a...
CVFD Who You Gonna Call?
Riding along in Deputy Fire Chief Jim Garcia’s official Chevy SUV, the dispatch chatter from the radio is constant because Chula Vista Fire Department responds to just about any emergency call. Yes,...
A Jewyl of Inspiration
Walking into Jewyl Clarke’s classroom at Eastlake High School, you might hear laughing, singing, guitar-playing, gardening and cooking. This is not your typical chemistry class! Clarke has taught at...
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