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Longtime Chula Vista resident Arnulfo Manriquez had never heard of non-profit work before someone from Community Housing Works spoke at his college campus about how to earn a living building housing...
Rich in spirit&friendship
“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” (Author unknown.) Carlos Jaime is a “rich” man living in Otay Ranch with his wife Ambar and two sons Sebastian, 6...
The Mother Sisterhood
When most people think of the month of May, the rising thought is Mother’s Day. Being a mom is one of the toughest yet most rewarding jobs in the world. I’m biased, being a mom, but I believe even...
Cycle Eastlake & RUN Builds Community, Helps Schools
Good community events bring people together for a common cause. Great events not only offer entertaining and fun activities, but create an engaging environment focused on building community. Now in...
The EXCELent Life of Chris Zures
Behind the row of shops across from Heritage Park, Chris Zures works above the leasing office at Sunrose Apartments to change lives. Zures is a program coordinator for South Bay Community Services’s...
Dedicated to Decathlon
Sweetwater Union High School District has dominated San Diego County’s Academic Decathlon championships so often in recent years that many districts in the county have lost interest in competing,...
More reasons to love chocolate
It seems like the winter holidays have barely passed, and yet everyone is already frantically planning for Valentine’s Day. If you’re feeling so stressed you can’t take it any more, don’t just buy...
Voice of discovery
An Otay Ranch High School sophomore who’s an aspiring vocalist let her vocal chords do the talking as she performed live recently on NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” Katriz Trinidad sang her heart out recently...
Have you been naughty with your library books?
Don’t sweat it. The Chula Vista public library system is offering to wipe away overdue fines for patrons who want to donate food to a good cause and save money. The Food for Fines program will waive...
Giving is good
According to the National Philanthropic Trust, 95% of households give to charity and the top four charitable dollars went to religion (31%), education (16%), human services (12%) and grant-making...
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