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With strong roots in Chula Vista, the local icons will take the stage following a grand fireworks show marking a new century for city.
Gate admission to the daylong festival is free and open to residents and guests throughout the region.

The City of Chula Vista is throwing a party for its 100th birthday on October 15. The daylong event will rock with multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artists P.O.D. The band of local icons will headline the free music festival that is part of Chula Vista’s party of the century, held on the fields of the scenic U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista. With this announcement, event organizers have extended the headline concert time to run from 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to accommodate the band’s entire performance.

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

Each with strong roots in San Diego, CA, lead singer Sonny Sandoval, guitarist Marcos Curiel and drummer Wuv Bernardo, along with bassist and Cleveland native Traa Daniels are proud to bring the band home for a captivating performance in one of Chula Vista’s most scenic venues.

Known as a hard working band, P.O.D.’s performances are electrifying, blending reggae grooves, Latin beats, hip-hop and powerful rock chords that send a universal message through their music.

P.O.D. just finished the Rock Allegiance Tour this summer and is now back in the studio with Grammy nominated music producer Howard Benson (Credits include: 3 Doors Down, Creed, Daughtry & Kelly Clarkson).

POD Band

A Full Day of Non-stop Music and Entertainment With Something for Everyone!

Multi-platinum recording artists P.O.D. proud to be celebration's headlining rock act.

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Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

Sponsored by Viejas, SDG&E, SGI Construction and Chula Vista Clean Businesses

Hang out in the Beer & Margarita Garden near main stage, sponsored by Barona Band of Mission Indians 

Times are approximate and subject to change

12 Noon: Navy Band, 9 Piece Rock with horns

12:45 PM: Flash Mob / DJMove your Body 200 Member Cast -Surprise

1:00 PM: Pink Army - Girl Group: Electo Pop/R&B/Easy Dance

1:30 PM: Planned Military Flyover - TBD

1:50 PM: Big Time Operator - Big Time Swing with 10-Member Dance Band

2:50 PM Flash Mob / DJMove your Body 200 Member Cast

3:10 PM: The Earthmovers – Lady JBlues & Jazz5 Piece Group

4:10 PM: DJ, Popular and Dance Music

4:30 PM: Sirens Crush, Top 40 Dance Band

5:30 PM: DJ, Popular and Dance Music

5:50 PM: Barela, Big Brass – Funk and Soul 11 Piece Group with Horns

6:50 PM: DJ, Popular and Dance Music

7:10PM: Rockola, Classic Rock Favorites

8:00 PM: Fireworks, GrandCentennialShow set to dance music of the decades

8:15 PM: P.O.D. Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominatedrock recording artists

Community Stage

Sponsored by COX Communications:Celebrating Chula Vista's Outstanding Local Talent
Times are approximate and subject to change

12:45 Star News/Kiwanis Awards
1:00 Jimmy D & 4:13 Band
1:30 Andria Elam
1:45 Clean-Up Crew from Olympian HS
1:50 House of Guitars from Chula Vista HS
2:10 Clean-Up Crew from Olympian HS
2:15 Calvary Christian Academy of Performing Arts   
2:45 Otay Ranch High School's Baile Folklorico Teyacapan
3:15 In Motion Dancers
3:45 Katriz Trinidad
3:55 CVM SCPA Dancers
4:25 Car Show Awards
4:40 SDYS Community Opus Project, Fourth Grade String Orchestra
5:10 Danzart Academy
5:40 Jordan Aguilera
5:50 Tony & Angie Salamat Dance Arts Center
6:20 Singer/Songwriter Jessica Lerner
6:35 Club NDA
7:05 D-E-M Katz from SWC8:00 PM: Fireworks, Grand Centennial Show set to Popular Music of the Decades

8:15 PM: MAIN STAGE - P.O.D. Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated rock recording artists

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When my dad was Mayor of Chula Vista, the job was part-time so he worked as a pharmacist in his business, The Apothecary Shop. People felt comfortable walking in and discussing their questions and concerns of city business. There was always a fresh pot of coffee for customers and visitors. Most of the time the discussions were polite and respectful, but other times people could get nasty and rude. Dad seemed to take it all in stride.

The right people, at the right place, at the right time. That’s what it takes to do big projects -- to take big dreams and turn them into reality. Consider the redevelopment of the Chula Vista bayfront, a big project on the drawing boards for more than 40 years. One day in the not-so-distant future, the bayfront dream will come true.

A power plant that has outlived its useful purpose will finally blossom into a complex that helps turn Chula Vista into an economic powerhouse for the region, preserving the environment we love, the ecosystems we need and providing dramatic new public spaces for all to enjoy. Turning the dream into reality was the hard work of leaders who came together to develop a strategy and to make it happen – the right people at the right place at the right time.

During my tenure on the Chula Vista City Council, the City accomplished the Montgomery annexation, the largest inhabited annexation in California history. Many streets in the Montgomery area had no sidewalks. Parks were as rare as lease terns on San Diego Bay and police, fire and library services were not up to Chula Vista's standards. The City Council believed that by annexing Montgomery to Chula Vista, the quality of life for Montgomery area residents and for Chula Vistans who lived near the area could be improved.

Robert Robinson McAllister is the oldest living Chula Vista Mayor, having served two terms, 1960-61 and 1966-67. He was elected to three terms on the City Council, 1958-70. He was born in Monroe City, Missouri, in 1922, attended Notre Dame University and graduated from the New England Institute, a school for morticians. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist's mate and saw action in the Solomon Islands.

Bob married Dorothy Schofield in Newport, RI, in April 1945. They started their family while Bob worked as a funeral director. Sons Robert McAllister, II, was born in 1946 and Thomas was born in 1947. Dorothy suggested they visit her parents, Leonard and Nellie Schofield, who had moved to Chula Vista after the war. Leonard Schofield was a toolmaker with the Navy in Portsmouth, NH, shipyard and then took a job at North Island in San Diego in 1948.

By the time my father was involved in electoral politics in Chula Vista, I no longer lived at home. I was out of college, bearded, long-haired, and deeply involved with the anti-Viet Nam war movement. I remember my dad’s “family photo” for his initial City Council run. The photo included Peggy (our mom), Dad, my brothers Grant and Jeff, and our dogs Fella and Charlie. He was elected councilman twice and then went on to become Mayor. It was a natural extension of his life of service. He had served his country in the U. S. Navy and the future of the South Bay as a teacher at Sweetwater High. It made sense when he chose to serve the City of Chula Vista.

What do you get when you build a 37,000-square-foot building, color it mustard yellow and fill it with books? For one thing, if you’re not careful you can get a lot of controversy. But if you add internationally acclaimed architect Ricardo Legareta to the mix, you get a branch library that former California State Librarian and Historian Kevin Starr has described as his favorite branch library in all of California.

But that mustard yellow color that makes this library so distinctive almost didn’t happen.

It was exciting to have President Clinton come to Chula Vista to light the torch for the 1996 Olympic Games. Chula Vista loaned a million dollars to the Olympic Training Center to build the women’s softball field. The women went on to win the Gold medal. The City received lots of publicity and good marketing during the president’s visit. Working with the Olympic Training Center was fun and interesting.

I became a member of the Chula Vista City Council on May 5, 2002, following the resignation of Councilmember Robert Fox. Twenty-two applicants applied for the appointment to fill Mr. Fox’s term which expired in December 1996. I committed myself to the integrity and honesty that the citizens deserved. Because it was a time when the City Council was clearly split into two ideological factions, I was the “swing vote” on a number of controversial decisions we were to face. I never missed a City Council meeting or cast a vote I couldn’t feel good about explaining to my young children.

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