Ex-principal calls allegations against him political, costly Sat, Aug 23 2014 12:00 PM

A former Sweetwater Union High School District principal said misconduct allegations brought against him by teachers were politically motivated.
The allegations spurred a $50,000 investigation that resulted in the district taking no action toward [..]

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Fire chief leaving Chula Vista command Sat, Aug 23 2014 12:00 PM

Chula Vista's fire chief is retiring Sept. 4 amid criticism from the firefighters union.
The Chula Vista firefighters union issued Fire Chief Dave Hanneman a vote of no confidence last December for what they said were “trust issues.” [..]

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Metro-Mesa League football preview: Who's your daddy? Fri, Aug 22 2014 04:21 PM

Despite returning only two starters on defense and buttressed by an entirely new offensive line, goals for the Eastlake High School football team remain the same, according to new Titan head coach Lee Price.

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Will there be room for two champions in realigned Metro-South Bay League? Fri, Aug 22 2014 03:52 PM

The Sweetwater Red Devils returned to the CIF champions circle last season after defeating the Monte Vista Monarchs, 7-0, to claim the San Diego Section’s Division IV title. But the Red Devils certainly didn’t reap many rewards.

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Paradise Valley Hospital celebrates 110 years of serving the community Sat, Aug 09 2014 12:00 PM

Paradise Valley Hospital turned 110 on Aug. 4, 2014—proudly celebrating its place in history as the first hospital established in San Diego’s South Bay.
“We are proud of our rich heritage of serving the San Diego community— [..]

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New patient unit looks like seaside town Sat, May 10 2014 12:00 PM

Nothing about the new patient unit at Paradise Valley Hospital resembles a hospital — more like a seaside get-away complete with rooms decorated to look like beach cottages, clear-blue skies overhead and a boardwalk for strolling during therapy [..]

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District Attorney delays charging Chula Vista teacher Tue, Oct 30 2012 12:00 AM

A Sweetwater Union High School District teacher arrested by Chula Vista police Monday on felony charges of sexual misconduct with a minor was released from jail Wednesday.
Terrance Smith, 32, was arrested at the district administration buildin [..]

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Sailor pleads not guilty for May Shooting in Chula Vista Tue, Jun 14 2011 04:00 PM

An active U.S. Navy sailor stationed aboard the San Diego-based USS Decatur was arrested in Homer, Alaska Friday morning.
Quartermaster 3rd class Michael T. Williams was arrested on suspicion of shooting a Marine during an altercation May 15 a [..]

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The art of creativity can yield breathtaking results Sat, Aug 23 2014 12:00 PM

The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Aug. 3, 2012.

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Understanding the frustration Sat, Aug 23 2014 12:00 PM

I'm too old for this. If I hit this guy they’re going to blame me.
Minus the expletives, those were the thoughts that snapped through my mind two — maybe  three — years ago.
The white guy, in his 50s or 60s, had grabbed [..]

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Burning Man, Mercury Enters Libra & Labor Day Thu, Aug 28 2014 01:00 AM

Esoteric Astrology as news for week
August 28-Sept. 3, 2014

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Chula Vista Altrusa Club sets date for 11th annual fundraiser/fashion show Fri, Aug 08 2014 03:44 PM

The Altrusa Club of Chula Vista will hold its 11th annual Imagine fundraiser and fashion show Sept. 6 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Guests will enjoy lunch, a wide variety of silent auction items, raffle drawings, a fashion show featuring clothes from Glamour Girlz Boutique.

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National Waffle Day is Aug. 24, so try something with a crisp Fri, Aug 22 2014 03:14 PM

In the United States, National Waffle Day is celebrated on Aug. 24, the date of a U.S. patent on a waffle iron in 1869.The original recipe for waffles is said to have originated 600 years ago in the Belgian city of Liege.

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The fire is still burning at landmark NC barbecue restaurant Fri, Aug 15 2014 01:36 PM

Mention the Barbecue Pit in National City and instant images of comfort food for several generations of South Bay families come to mind. The Texas-style barbecue restaurant opened in 1955. The food is just as tasty now as it was then.

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