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  1. Mistaken identity, homicide result in prison sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 24 | Star News

    A Chula Vista man was sentenced May 24 to 37 years in prison for killing a South Bay man in 2012 who was mistakenly thought to be a rival gang member. Salvador Cuellar, 30, was the last person sentenced for the slaying of Hector Arce, 36, of Imperial Beach, that occurred Jan. 28, 2012.

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  2. Still waiting for a different outcomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 24 | Star News

    After years of held breaths, dashed hopes and re-crossed fingers coupled with the belief that this time it was different, the announcement came that a letter of intent had been signed for magnificent redevelopment on Chula Vista's bayfront. A posh hotel and spacious convention center was finally slated to transform Chula Vista's unsullied diamond on the Pacific into a shining golden goose that would produce millions in tax revenue, much needed jobs for regional workers and cash for local businesses.

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  3. Lowrider historians will cruise into Third Avenue storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 24 | Star News

    Coauthors Alberto Lopez Pulido and Rigoberto "Rigo" Reyes will discuss their latest book, "San Diego Lowriders: A History of Cars and Cruising," from 6 to 8 p.m. at the sports novelty store Eazy Toyz at 293 Third Ave. The event will feature classic lowrider cars, various car clubs and a history lesson on lowriders and the car club culture in the South Bay. "The event is basically to learn about the history of the area," Reyes said.

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  4. Tracking the millions in Mello-RoosRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 24 | Star News

    If you own a house in a relatively new neighborhood, chances are good you pay Mello-Roos taxes. Those are additional property taxes intended to pay for specific capital projects, like schools and roads.

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  5. Rapist and kidnapper avoids juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 24 | Star News

    Just as jury selection was about to start, a Chula Vista man pleaded guilty Monday to rape and other charges that will expose him to a prison term of 55 years to life. Ismael Hernandez, 28, pleaded guilty to raping a woman in Balboa Park during a rainy night on May 5, 2016.

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  6. Scripps celebrates new diabetes centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 24 | Star News

    Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista is the new home of the Woltman Family Diabetes Care and Prevention Center, which will house education and research efforts focusing on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The 1,100-square-foot center, located at 450 Fourth Ave., comes with a large education classroom, two individual patient rooms where patients can be seen one-on-one, and office space spread across the first and fourth floors.

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  7. More than 4,000 potential homebuyers tour 21 models at grand opening of the Village of EscayaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Star News

    Home sales begin today at the Village of Escaya in Otay Ranch, following last weekend's grand opening festivities that attracted more than 4,000 people. The highlight was the unveiling of 21 beautifully decorated models of single-family detached homes by Brookfield Residential, CalAtlantic Homes and Shea Homes, ranging in price from the low $500,000s to the $700,000s.

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  8. Join Shea Homes for fun and lunch on June 24 for home buying tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Star News

    On Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m., housing experts from Shea Homes San Diego will offer advice and field questions from first-time and move-up buyers during a free Fun & Lunch event at Element and Z, two contemporary new neighborhoods at the Millenia master planned community in Chula Vista. Fun & Lunch is open to all San Diego County residents and features lunch, fun for the kids, and a drawing for a special prize.

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  9. Man faces manslaughter charges in bus stop deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Star News

    A drunk driver was ordered June 8 to stand trial for murder and gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of a man who was struck and killed while at a Chula Vista bus bench. Numerous witnesses testified in the preliminary hearing of Nicholas Ruben Ramirez, 28, who is accused of killing William Anthony Gerling, 65, whose leg was nearly severed on Dec. 4, 2016.

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  10. Time left to buy dinner, camp passageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Star News

    Nicholas, 12, is not letting his cerebral palsy stop him from having any fun, that's why he wants to participate in the 2017 Adaptive Sports recreation camp this summer. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination.

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  11. National City City Council must revisit immigration itemRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Star News

    City officials came out of closed session June 6 to announce the council will hold a special meeting June 19 to once again take up an item about possibly giving National City Welcoming City status, a gesture that would prevent city employees, including police, from inquiring about immigration status while at the same time guaranteeing city services to all residents. Chula Vista resident Chris Shilling and the open government advocacy group San Diegans for Open Government filed a lawsuit against the city on May 8, alleging that Mayor Ron Morrison and Council members Albert Mendivil and Jerry Cano, violated the state's open meetings law when they voted and supported the mayor's substitute resolution for a Welcoming City.

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  12. 30 years arrivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | Star News

    For a better part of three decades, Donna Norris has torn each page off her calendar waiting for the year 2017 to arrive. Norris said her mother never got to enjoy retirement, so Norris said she knew she had to do so herself.

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  13. Flag Day's history honored by VFWRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 10 | Star News

    Nearly everyone in the United States knows the dates for holidays like Independence Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving, but how many know when Flag Day Is? If you guessed June 14, you'd be correct. That's the day that marks the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

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  14. Cake, ice cream served at onceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 10 | Star News

    Chula Vista City Councilman Mike Diaz told a near capacity crowd at City Hall Tuesday night there would be no layoffs from the city payroll. "We're not going to be cutting any positions," he said while Mayor Mary Casillas Salas looked on during the council meeting.

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  15. Thieves' selfies land them in cellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 10 | Star News

    They were sentenced Friday to 16 and 12 years in state prison respectively for a series of residential burglaries in Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, and San Diego. Eduardo Gil, 21, received 16 years and Fernando Gil, 19, got 12 years from Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Dwayne Moring.

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  16. Fatal post-concert crash lands driver in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 10 | Star News

    A drunk driver who caused the death of her passenger after they left the Dixie Chicks concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre surrendered Tuesday to start her 1-year jail term. Gabrielle Powers Jones, 34, had been free on $50,000 bond and was sentenced June 2 for the death of her friend, Kendra June Rakdham, 39, who was also known as Kendra Carpenter.

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  17. Class of 2034 takes first step toward ultimate academic goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 10 | Star News

    This year nearly 40 Chula Vista Promise Neighborhood preschoolers are ready for kindergarten. Escuelita del Futuro preschool is located on the campus of Castle Park Elementary; provides specialized curriculum for English Language Learners ; and includes Farm to Preschool where children learn about fruits and vegetables first hand.

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  18. Spartans make history with San Diego Section Division IV baseball titleRead the original story

    Friday Jun 9 | Star News

    Chula Vista High School's baseball team finally has a CIF banner to hang in its gym after the top-seeded Spartans out-dueled second-seeded Classical Academy, 5-3, in last Saturday's San Diego Section Division IV championship game. The banner ushers in a new era in the school's baseball program.

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  19. Self improvement leads to Love for RescuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 3 | Star News

    In one of the seminars, Williamson was tasked with a community project, an assignment that showed she could make a difference in her community. She chose to help the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility by creating a nonprofit called Love for Rescues.

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  20. Two sentenced for one homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 3 | Star News

    Two Chula Vista men have been sentenced to 21 and six years respectively in state prison for their roles in killing a South Bay man in 2012. The longest term went to Reyes Michael Cruz, 28, and the six years went to Adrian Ernesto Lopez, 22, for the slaying of Hector Arce, 36, on Jan. 28, 2012.

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