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  • Holiday Sales of Award Winning Book to Benefit Chula Vista Charitable Foundation

     

    Full-color coffee table style book chronicling Chula Vista’s 100-year history makes a great holiday gift and gives back to the local community

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    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (November 13, 2012) – Over the holiday shopping season, proceeds from purchases of the award winning coffee table style history book “Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People and Progress” will go to the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation to fund local philanthropic efforts in the city of Chula Vista.

    cent_bookcover_final_280x361The book is now available for $24.99 at Barnes & Noble in Otay Ranch Town Center and at both Chula Vista Costco locations at membership pricing through the New Year. The book can also be purchased (cash or check only) at Chula Vista City Hall at the front desk of the office of the Mayor and Council Mon. thru Thurs., 8a.m. – 5p.m. (276 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista 91910) through December 22, 2012.

    “Sales of this beautiful book can help increase funding for positive community efforts made possible through the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation,” said Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox. “You can give people in your life a lasting gift for the holidays, knowing your gift is also working to help others in our community.”

    In 2012, the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation awarded more than $47,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Chula Vista. These awards enabled South Bay Family YMCA and The Starlight Center to provide physical activity and healthy lifestyle education for 500 elementary school children and more than 150 adults with disabilities. The Chula Vista Community Collaborative also benefitted from a grant to help Chula Vista families in crisis access needed services.

    Written by acclaimed historian and University of San Diego professor emeritus Steven Schoenherr, the book illustrates the first one hundred years of Chula Vista’s history. Taking the reader on a chronological and visual journey decade by decade, “Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People and Progress” brings to life historic facts and personal recollections of residents, educators and leaders in business and local government. From the images of the town’s Great Flood to stories about the first dog catcher and historic home preservation, readers will experience the hardships and good times that made Chula Vista the community it is today.

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  • Chula Vista History Book Wins Three National Book Awards

     Award-winning Chula Vista Centennial book now available at a special anniversary price beginning October 17 marking city's 101st birthday.

    Chula Vista Centennial Book on Sale - order at www.chulavista100.comCHULA VISTA, Calif. (October 17, 2012) – Celebrating the city of Chula Vista's 101st birthday on October 17, Chula Vista 100, the Centennial volunteer organization, announces that "Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People and Progress" by Steven Schoenherr won three nationally recognized book awards and a local award from the San Diego Book Award Association. The colorful coffee table style book is now available at a special anniversary price online at ChulaVista100.com, at both Chula Vista Costco locations and Barnes & Noble in Otay Ranch.

    The book won the following awards:

    • San Diego Book Award Association – Winner, Local Interest and History. Founded in 1994, the SDBAA honors the best published books and unpublished manuscripts by San Diego County residents each year.

    • Eric Hoffer Book Award – Finalist, Art category. This award recognizes books that capture the experience, execution, or demonstration of the arts, including art, fine art, graphic art, architecture, design, photography, and coffee table books. Fewer than 10% of titles become category finalists.

    • Independent Book Publishers Association's "Ben Franklin" Award – Finalist, Regional category. Named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognizes excellence in independent publishing and judges books on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field.

    • Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) -- Finalist in the Regional Best Non-Fiction West-Pacific. IPBA recognizes excellence in publishing. Of 4,813 print book entries, 2,400 independent authors and publishers submitted books.

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  • Chula Vista Centennial Book Wins 2012 San Diego Book Award

    Eighteenth_Annual_San Diego Book_AwardsOur book Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People and Progress by Steven Schoenherr is the 2012 winner of the Local Interest and History category awarded by the San Diego Book Awards Association (SDBAA). Founded in 1994, the SDBAA honors the best published books and unpublished manuscripts by San Diego County residents each year. A volunteer organization, SDBBA is dedicated to enriching the large, diverse, and vibrant literary community of the nation’s third largest county. 

    Mayor Cheryl Cox accepted the award for author Steven Schoenherr at the evening ceremony held on June 9, 2012 at the AMN Healthcare auditorium in San Diego. The Eighteenth Annual Award Ceremony was hosted by author Bruno Leone and the guest speaker was Sylvia Mendoza, journalist and author of The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength and Success.

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  • Families and Music Enthusiasts Invited to Second Annual Parade Band Review and Festival at Chula Vista’s Otay Ranch Town Center on Saturday, Nov. 12

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    With twice the entertainment for 2011, the daylong musical festival is free and open to the public, featuring marching bands, a festival expo, food, performance stages, carnival booths, kids’ fun zone, a first annual dog competition and more.

    In its second year, the Parade Band Review and Festival returns to Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista for a day of live music and family fun on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Produced by the Parade Band Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization, the event is free and open to the public and offers something for everyone. More information is available on the official Parade Band Review and Festival website.

     

    As one of the key events celebrating the best of Chula Vista during the city’s Centennial year of 2011, the Parade Band Review doubled in size from 2010 and will feature 20 marching bands from the Southern California region. The marching bands will be complemented by the enthusiasm of cheerleading, dance groups, and many more parade participants as Otay Ranch Town Center comes alive with music and pageantry.

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  • Chula Vista Middle School Singers Get Unique Chance to Perform Live with Multi-platinum Rockers P.O.D. on Oct. 15 at Olympic Training Cente

    With strong roots in Chula Vista, P.O.D. will take the stage following a grand fireworks show

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2011) – Students from Chula Vista Middle School’s choir will perform live with multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artists P.O.D. at the City of Chula Vista’s 100th birthday celebration on the grounds of the scenic U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista this Saturday, October 15. The all-day festival is free and open to the public.

    Following a grand fireworks show that will light up the night sky, P.O.D. will take the stage at approximately 8:15 p.m. and plan to ignite the citywide celebration with explosive hits like Alive, Boom and the song that willshowcase Chula Vista’s choir, Youth of A Nation.

    “The kids are very excited to receive this opportunity to perform with such a successful band and one that means so much to this community,” said choir director Tony Atienza. “Imagine being part of a full-fledged rock concert by the age of 11 or 12 – what a thrill.”

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100 Centennial Seconds

  • This week’s 100 centennial seconds is about the 60s. The decade began with President Eisenhower visiting Chula Vista making his…
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  • The 1950’s were an exciting time of transition and development: Chula Vista had doubled in size following 63 annexations. New…
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  • The 1940’s is our focus today, excerpted from the upcoming book that celebrates our history, Chula Vista Centennial: A Century…
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  • Today we visit the 1930’s in an excerpt from our soon-to-be released book Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People…
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  • Today’s 100 Centennial seconds focuses on Third Avenue, and before I go any further, let’s take a quick look at…
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