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North of the Fence: Gateway Inn Faces Criminal Misdemeanor Charges

Last week, after interviewing occupants of the Gateway Inn at San Ysidro who received 60-day eviction notices that may leave them homeless, I made calls to several city officials this week. Public records show the owner of the dilapidated single room occupancy (SRO) building submitted a request to demolish the hotel — located near the U.S.-Mexico border — although the permit has […]

Attendance Boundaries

Attendance Boundaries In Eastlake

The Corruption is Gone, but Public Trust Remains Shaky As many residents may remember, the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) faced many scandals in the past. Notably, the SD court charged former Superintendent and four trustees in ‘pay-to-play’ scandals that rocked the district and shook our confidence. In addition, the district implemented an Open […]

Gateway Inn

Gateway Inn To Evict Elderly, Twenty San Ysidro Children

All occupants residing at the 40-room Gateway Inn received a 60-day termination notice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The hotel, located one block from the U.S.-Mexico border, is a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel known to provide units to those who might otherwise be homeless. The owner of the property, listed in public documents as […]


BMX in Chula Vista

Eye On The Locals: Tyler Brown at the BMX Track inside the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista “When was the last time you played basketball with Kobe Bryant?” says Tyler Brown. “You can have the equivalent at this track.” Tyler is the manager of the Olympic Training Center’s BMX track and he’s also been […]

National City Waterfront

Improving Land Use in National City

By Adriana Covarrubias / San Diego Free Press National City is a rich, family-oriented community that is home to predominantly Chicano and Latino families, some recent immigrants and some who have been living in the neighborhood for generations. We have a strong sense of connection and a collective responsibility to improve the quality of life […]

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