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May 3, 2017

Tonight, Brooke and I had the opportunity to attend the State of the City Address given my Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas-Salas. Mayor Salas did an incredible job outlining the highlights of the past 12 months in the city of Chula Vista - streets and neighborhoods bei...

April 26, 2017

Tonight, the Chula Vista City Council unanimously voted to formally recognize Chula Vista - large, progressive border town - as a Welcoming City. While, legally nothing changes for our city, our city leaders - all of them - showed bravery in taking this monumental step...

April 14, 2017

Today, I had the privilege of joining Luis Osuna, San Diego Democrat Party's South County Vice Chair, for lunch to discuss democratic and progressive ideals and strategies to help push the Democratic party forward. Great time with one of the rising stars of California...

March 29, 2017

Coffee this morning with Patrick MacFarland, President of the Eastlake-Bonita Democratic Club, one of the most progressive and service-oriented Democratic clubs in San Diego. 

Patrick has big dreams for the city of Chula Vista. I came away excited for the future of our...

March 10, 2017

Rarely in one's life does one encounter true greatness. Today, I had the privilege of spending a few moments with one of the great ones... Dr. Shirley Weber. Three degrees from UCLA, built the Africana Studies Department at San Diego State University and now representi...

March 8, 2017

Lunch today with Kathie Lembo, CEO of South Bay Community Services, one of the largest and most effective social service agencies in San Diego County. During our lunch, we were joined briefly by Chula Vista Mayor, Mayor Salas. 

What an great way to spend International W...

February 13, 2017

After an incredible evening of bringing together artists from across Chula Vista and the South Bay, posing with fellow members of the Chula Vista Cultural Arts Commission (Al Gore, Ginny Swyhyh, Karen Daniels, Lynnette Tessitore-Lopez, Leticia Cazares, Jennifer Rodrigu...

February 2, 2017

Great lunch today with local labor leader, Bernadette Butkiewicz. It is clear there is hope for San Diego's struggling middle class with leaders like Bernadette working for them. No matter who runs our nation, we must continue the fight to build and grow our middle cla...

January 31, 2017

Great meeting today with Gary Halbert and Maria Kachadoorian, City Manager and Deputy City Manager of the city of Chula Vista. We discussed the 375 acres in Chula Vista slated for a university and research park. While I am still forming my formal opinions on this issue...