Grant offers ‘Strength’ to SWC’s Latino students Sat, Sep 13 2014 12:00 PM

Latino students at Southwestern College will have more opportunity to succeed, thanks to a $2.397 million U.S. Department of Education Grant awarded to the college.
“The overall purpose of this grant is to strengthen Hispanic-Serving Institu [..]

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Adjusting to Alliant life

When the Sweetwater Union High School District and Alliant International Univesity forged a partnership last July, the idea  was to bring the first four-year university  to the South Bay. But several community members, including a few el [..]

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L.A. writer returns to the city that shaped his ‘Journey’

Luis Ruan grew up in a National City neighborhood where gangs, violence and police activity were prevalent. “When I grew up it was kind of rough,” Ruan said about 16th street and Coolidge Avenue, the neighborhood he grew up on. “ [..]

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Bonitafest parade’s glowing replacement

The show goes on.  Bonita’s long-standing tradition is alive this weekend. Today at about 5:30, is the Bonita Twilight Trail at the Bonita Golf Course where attendees are expected to light up the night sky with glow sticks and flashligh [..]

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Labor Day marks the end of summer but the beginning of fun

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Sept. 6, 2013.

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