Schools in the South Bay have become a hub for homeless students and their families to find everything from a place to shower to help with school enrollment to assistance applying for public benefits.
Tuesday night, Chula Vista City Council members will consider a budget that eliminates its cultural arts manager position. The proposed cuts come after the city just adopted a new cultural arts master plan late last year. Lynnette Tessitore is the city’s cultural arts manager, and her job accounts for the city’s entire cultural arts budget. Her role is to […]
Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas backed SANDAG’s Measure A, successfully lobbied for a tax increase in Chula Vista to fund infrastructure upgrades and boosts housing developments in the South Bay and beyond. But both she and Chula Vista still struggle to get a seat at the table when it comes to SANDAG and the projects it oversees.
The annual homeless census showed a drop in homelessness in Chula Vista – likely in large part because of a change in how the city polices RVs parked on the street. Advocates warn those policies simply move people elsewhere, instead of actually solving homelessness.
At the end of 2015, San Diego County had 114 breweries and brewpubs – only two of which were in the South Bay. Citing low incomes and its minority-majority population, some brewers, sales representatives and distributors have assumed residents there only have taste buds for Bud Light, Corona and Dos Equis. A recent boom in breweries and tasting rooms is proving them wrong.
Chula Vista voters will decide whether they want to raise their sales tax by half a cent for the next 10 years and trust that city officials will use it to fund infrastructure improvements just as they promised.
Hundreds of homeless San Diegans who live in their cars have found a safe place to park at a nonprofit’s Chula Vista lot. It’s closing soon.
A decade after it failed to pass a plan that would help fund public art projects in the city, Chula Vista is on the verge of making it happen.
CityBeat’s Ryan Bradford joins the podcast this week to get us in the Halloween spirit by talking about his book “Horror Business,” a sweaty pagan pride festival and the reason people are attracted to fear. Also on this week’s podcast, Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts dissect the latest stadium video that […]
Despite years of setbacks, Chula Vista still has hope it will someday be home to a four-year university. In taking a “land first, school second” approach to making it happen, the city is charting an unusual course.