General assignment reporter for The Star-News in Chula Vista, CA since July 2010. Cover anything in Chula Vista, National City and Bonita.
Graduated with BA in news editorial, journalism in 2006 from Humboldt State University.
Writing feeds my soul.
The Chula Vista City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to call for the resignation of Hector Gastelum from the Otay Water District board. The vote, spearheaded by the mayor, was a symbolic one because the council has no legal authority to remove him from an elected position on an independent public agency.
Imperial Beach is a step closer to getting an affordable hotel added to a mixed-use project at Ninth Street and Palm Avenue. The city’s design review board approved the proposed Hampton Inn on April 20. The green light came with a couple of conditions: The developer must create a rendering of the entire site and provide a finalized landscaping plan identifying the location of trees and signage.
More than 100 families looking for affordable housing in National City have found a home at Paradise Creek, a 201-unit project on the city's west side. Tiyana Burke, 30, and her two children, Xavier, 13 and Jazmin, 9, are one of those families who moved into the first phase of the project earlier this year. Groundbreaking for phase II was celebrated earlier this month, and those 92 units are expected to be complete by fall of 2018.