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Chula Vista Women's Club

Chula Vista Women’s Club

The Chula Vista Women’s Club is both an organization and a building. The organization is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and is one of many South Bay Women’s Clubs, including the Sweetwater (1911), San Ysidro (1915) and Imperial Beach (1933) Women’s Clubs. You might think that Women’s Clubs are a thing of the past — […]

Lemon City by Katarzyna Lappin

The Chula Vista Art Guild

The Chula Vista Art Guild, Inc. is pleased to announce their participation in The Studio Door Regional Invitational, an exhibit of Fine Art at the Studio Door Gallery located at 3750 30th Street, San Diego (North Park). Thirteen of the Guild’s artists will have works on display. The exhibit will run from July 8 to […]

North of the Fence

North of the Fence: Sea Level Rise, Sales Tax Measure and MTS

Border Fires A fire at the U.S.-Mexico border near Portero and Tecate has been raging all week. Although not near San Diego and Tijuana yet, the fire has South Bay locals worried. Some of the week’s updates included: Animal control officers work to rescue hundreds of animals, while residents remained under evacuation orders Monday and hikers were advised to […]

Swiss Club

Schwingfest at the Swiss Club, Chula Vista

Schwingers, beer, bratwurst and the Swiss National Anthem. For the last 67 years, the Swiss Club in Chula Vista has celebrated Schwingfest every June. A Brief History of the Swiss Club The Swiss Club dates back to 1939 when a group of Swiss German men built the space. They were farmers who had moved into Chula Vista […]

North of the Fence

North of the Fence: Your Weekly Summary Of The South Bay, San Diego

An undercover narcotics investigation took a bad turn on Tuesday, June 14th at about 2pm when a federal agent was threatened and fired on a suspect, who was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. After the shooting, two suspects sped away in a car, but crashed the vehicle a short distance away and […]

Chula Vista Bayfront

There’s Not One Perfect Day In Chula Vista —

Because you need at least five days… Chula Vista’s heyday is still to come. An undiscovered gem and off-the-beaten-track tourist destination, you come here to enjoy all the delights of San Diego County, but without the crowds. The city has a population of over 250,000 and covers and area so large, that you can’t visit for […]

North of the Fence

North of the Fence: Dairy Mart Pond Overlook Opens

 … National City’s Triple-Term Mayor Wants to Abolish Term Limits, and Eastlake Has 80 Percent Increase In Car Burglaries By Barbara Zaragoza Supervisor Greg Cox secured another term during the primary elections this week. He was unopposed. You may remember my interview with him when he explained, among other visions regarding Parks and Recreation, that he […]


South Bay Election Results

The results of the June 7, 2016 primaries are in. You can see the full list at KPBS, but here’s what you need to know for the South Bay: President — Hillary Clinton won San Diego County with 55 %. Donald Trump had 78 % locally. Senate — Attorney General Kamala Harris got 40 % of the votes statewide and Rep. Loretta […]

Third Avenue Chula Vista

One Perfect Day On Third Avenue, Chula Vista

Third Avenue, also known as old Chula Vista’s downtown, has a flavor all its own. With two beer breweries set to open by Fall and several upscale restaurants already here, this street will continue to bustle during the next few years, especially with the Bayfront becoming a tourist attraction. Visit now and you’ll be able to say: […]


Algonquin Squash and White Sonoran Wheat Empanada Recipe

This recipe is by Alexandra Emanuelli, alum of the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences / Ark of Taste Dough: 2 1⁄2 cups white Sonoran wheat flour (see cooking note) 1⁄2 cup of lard or unsalted butter, cut into 3⁄4 teaspoon of salt (if you are using salted butter—don’t add salt) 1⁄2-3/4 cup of ice water […]

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