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
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.
The 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.
Award-winning Chula Vista Centennial book now available at a special anniversary price beginning October 17 marking city's 101st birthday.
CHULA 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.
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.
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.”
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).
Chula Vista’s party of the century to feature live music, 2012 Olympic preview, culinary tasting area, craft beer garden, food and craft vendors and fireworks finale at scenic Olympic Training Center
The stage is set for the city of Chula Vista’s 100th birthday. The public is invited to the official Chula Vista Centennial Celebration at the scenic U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC) on Saturday, October 15 from noon to 9 p.m. Gate admission is free. Friends and family are encouraged to save the date, visit ChulaVista100.com and “Like” the Chula Vista 100 Facebook page to receive the latest updates.
For Chula Vista, this is the party of the century. Guests can dine all day with a variety of food vendors and also in a special culinary tasting area. In addition, the celebration will feature a family-friendly carnival, London Olympics preview, live music and entertainment on two stages, craft beer and margarita garden, shopping opportunities and a fireworks finale.
The entire Chula Vista Bayfront hosts a Community Celebration — Exploring the History of Transportation: Past, Present & Future.
Visit website at cvharbordays.com
On Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, Chula Vistans will pull together as a community to commemorate its 100 year history through a volunteer-powered event open to the public showcasing the Chula Vista Bayfront. This free event is part of the year-long Centennial Celebrations.
In collaboration with the San Diego Unified Port District, the Big Bay, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Chefs de Cuisine Association, and Arts Month Chula Vista, this free event will span from the southern “J” Street Bayfront Park, along Marina Parkway waterfront to the northern Bayview park bringing a fun-filled weekend to the community.
This historic party will be set on the scenic campus of the United States Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista (OTC). Organizers encourage the public to visit www.ChulaVista100.com and “Like” the Centennial Facebook page to receive the latest updates.
Coffee table-style book on sale at www.ChulaVista100.com
Centennial Celebration set for Saturday, October 15, 2011 at U.S. Olympic Training Center
Commemorating the City of Chula Vista’s 100th birthday in October 2011, the coffee-table style history book titled Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People and Progress is now available for purchase through the official Chula Vista Centennial website www.ChulaVista100.com, or can be picked up at the Centennial Office located inside City Hall at 276 Fourth Ave, 91910 Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm.
Written by acclaimed historian, retired University of San Diego history professor and Chula Vista resident Steven Schoenherr, the book illustrates the first one hundred years of Chula Vista’s history, which began as a small agricultural town known as the “Lemon Capital of the World” and grew into the seventh fastest growing city in the United States.
“It was an honor to write and give this work as a gift to my community,” said Professor Schoenherr who volunteered his time to research and write the book. “Chula Vista is a wonderful place to live. I hope residents enjoy reading and sharing this keepsake of stories from Chula Vista’s first 100 years.”
The City of Chula Vista, in partnership with the United States Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista (OTC), announces the city’s Centennial Celebration will be hosted on the scenic OTC campus on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Admission to the event, commemorating Chula Vista’s 100th anniversary, is free and open to the public. Residents and visitors are encouraged to check out ChulaVista100.com and “friend” the Centennial Facebook page to receive the latest updates.
Celebrating the city of Chula Vista’s Centennial year of 2011, the Chula Vista Heritage Museum will open at new photography exhibit documenting the southern California city’s 100-year history on Thursday, June 16 from 5p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Titled Glimpses of History: Celebrating 100 years of Chula Vista, historic photos will illustrate the city’s growth from its agricultural start as the Lemon Capital of the World to San Diego County’s second largest municipality.
In addition to vintage and memorable photography, opening night will feature five decades of music from the early 1900s, as well as hors d’evours and refreshments in the museums garden.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (April 25, 2011) - The United States Olympic Training Center – Chula Vista (CVOTC) opens its gates to the public for the third annual Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 21. Set in one of the most inspirational locations in San Diego County, this family-friendly 3.1-mile course offers participants the opportunity to run along-side Olympians through the exclusive Olympic Village.
Online registration is now open at www.chulavistaca.gov/goto/funrun. Register before May 7 to receive a free T-Shirt. Individual, Family, Team and Corporate entries are available to runners and walkers of all levels.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (April 15, 2011) -- Celebrating one hundred years of architectural elegance, Chula Vista Centennial Historic Home Tour takes place on April 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour begins at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, 360 3rd Ave., leading a walk through five homes built around the turn of the century. This year’s event is sponsored by McMillin Realty, which is providing trolley-style bus rides to carry participants from house to house.
A kick-off party is planned for Friday, April 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Spanish-style Maldonado Villa. This fundraising event will feature an art show and sale by Rosarito artist, David Silvah. A Flamenco dance show presented by Cuatro Caminos Arts & Flamenco will entertain guests in the Spanish villa’s courtyard. Romesco's Bistro will cater a specially prepared menu of Paella and Tapas, and a 100th birthday cake will be served in honor of Chula Vista’s Centennial.
To purchase tickets and for more information about both the party and tour, visit www.cvhistorichomes.net.
Proceeds from the Centennial Historic Home Tour benefit the Chula Vista Heritage Museum and preservation projects undertaken by The Chula Vista Historic Homeowners group.
“My family and our business have long been champions of Chula Vista’s future,” said Scott McMillin, president of McMillin Realty. “Our business has grown along with the city’s storied 100-year history and we are proud to support the Historic Home Tour and the City’s Centennial.”
On March 12th, Chula Vista will celebrate California Arbor Day with a Centennial event led by the Environmental Sub-Committee and the Chula Vista Garden Club. One hundred lemon trees will be planted throughout the city. Each tree will be certified and stories about the trees and owners will become part of our history and heritage.
Earlier this month, the City of Chula Vista's City Council declared the "Lemon Tree" as the City's official tree. Lemons were the first major agricultural crop and in the early part of the 20th Century, Chula Vista was known as the "Lemon Capitol of the World". The city was filled with lemon orchards and the packing houses brimming with a unique, thin skinned, sweet lemon valued by many. Today, the commercial lemon groves have moved out of the city, but private gardens and farmers markets keep the lemon on our tables.
On Saturday the 12th, Chula Vistans will pick up their tree at the Hilltop Tabernacle Church. The City's arborist, Paul Sirois will give a demonstration on the planting and caring for the trees. Volunteers are available to help the new tree owners with their treasure. The Arbor Day Lemon Tree event has been supported by the Hilltop Tabernacle Church which staged the pick-up event, Durling Nursery who gave us the trees at their cost, the Chula Vista Garden Club for their support, and many local businesses who donated supplies and support.
Chance to win an autographed baseball from Trevor Hoffman when tickets are pre-ordered at chulavista100.com for Padres vs. L.A. Dodgers game on April 10.
Chula Vista Centennial Day with the Padres is designed to be a special day for Chula Vistans to enjoy America’s pastime together at PETCO Park during the city’s Centennial year of 2011. Discounted tickets are now on sale, at chulavista100.com for the day game on Sunday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m., when the Padres take on their division rival L.A. Dodgers.
You have a chance to win an autographed baseball from Trevor Hoffman when discounted tickets are pre-ordered on the centennial website. You’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of five Padres prize packages, including a Padres T-shirt, floppy hat and Everth Cabrera bobblehead.
To kick off the excitement for the upcoming Padres season and to celebrate Chula Vista's Centennial, the Padres will host the "Swing into the Centennial Rally" at Otay Ranch Town Center on Sat., March 19 from noon to 4 p.m.
Meet and get autographs from Padres greats Randy Jones, Jesse Orosco, Kurt Bevacqua and Gary Templeton. Hang out with the Friar and Pad Squad while the Padres’ flagship radio station, XX 1090 AM, broadcasts live.
Family and friends will enjoy games, a baseball clinic, face painters, balloon artists, music and food.
PLUS! You have a chance to win an autographed baseball from Trevor Hoffman when discounted tickets are pre-ordered at chulavista100.com for Centennial Day with the Padres on April 10 when the Friars take on the L.A. Dodgers at 1:05 p.m. You’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of five Padres prize packages, including a Padres T-shirt, floppy hat and Everth Cabrera bobblehead.
One lucky winner will receive an autographed baseball from Padres great, Trevor Hoffman.
You must come to the Rally to reap the rewards, so mark your calendar and stop by the Centennial Will Call booth.
The Rally will provide the first opportunity for fans to pick up discounted tickets purchased online at chulavista.100.com and the last opportunity to buy tickets for game day at special centennial pricing, while supplies last. Click here for ticket information.
Tickets are expected to sell out at the discounted price, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online now.
Otay Ranch Town Center is located at: 2015 Birch Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91915
Padres rally planned at Otay Ranch Town Center in advance of game day vs. the L.A. Dodgers. Discounted game tickets available at http://www.chulavista100.com
Chula Vista Centennial Day with the Padres is designed to be a special day for Chula Vistans to enjoy America’s pastime together at PETCO Park during the city’s Centennial year of 2011. Discounted tickets are now on sale, at http://www.chulavista100.com for the day game on Sunday, April 10 at 1:05 p.m., when the Padres take on their division rival L.A. Dodgers.
"The San Diego Padres join all Chula Vistans in celebrating their centennial year," said Padres President and COO Tom Garfinkel. "We are proud to be part of this historic celebration by hosting our loyal Chula Vista fans at PETCO Park during one of the most exciting times of the year: Opening Week. I invite all of you to come out to the ballpark and help us get the 2011 season off to a great start."
New LEED Gold-Certified performing arts center comes alive with the sights and sounds of local talent as part of a year-long celebration of Chula Vista Centennial events.
Chula Vista High School's new performing arts center comes alive on March 7 and 8 with the sights and sounds of local musicians and performers as the City of Chula Vista kicks off its year-long centennial celebration with the Chula Vista Centennial Concert: 10 Decades of Memories, Moments and Milestones.
Planned and performed entirely by local talent, audiences will enjoy an event packed with memorable songs from the first 10 decades of the city's history, beginning in 1911. The backdrop for the once-in-a-lifetime show is Chula Vista High School, the city's oldest high school, and its new LEED-Gold certified performing arts center, a symbol of the future of green development in the century to come.
City of Chula Vista residents asked to serve their community throughout 2011.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2011) – To honor the spirit of the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, Mayor Cheryl Cox today issued a proclamation at the city council meeting to establish the city’s centennial year of 2011 as the Chula Vista Centennial Year of Service. Residents are asked to find ways to serve their neighbors and community throughout 2011.
The City of Chula Vista today announced plans for the Chula Vista Centennial, a yearlong celebration of events and community projects aimed at commemorating the city's history and people throughout 2011.
Planned events include a kick-off concert featuring local performances, Chula Vista Day at the Padres and celebration of Founder's Day. Other important events include a Historic Homes Tour, and the Centennial Year of Service, calling on all residents to give of their time and talent to enhance their community.
As we work towards Chula Vista’s 100th birthday in the fall 2011, please visit ChulaVista100.com frequently for updates and stories of our city’s past and present.
The centennial website is also a great way to connect with others. If you wish to volunteer or are looking for a family event, ChulaVista100.com is the first place to look.
Chula Vista Centennial Favorites
Chula Vista 100 Fans
Official Centennial Flyer
Chula Vista Centennial Office
The Chula Vista Centennial Office is now closed.
For more information contact:
Chula Vista Centennial
% Mayor's Office
276 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910