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Centennial Celebration Kicks Off for City of Chula Vista California

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San Francisco Chronicle -- 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 a Founder's Day Festival. 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.

Written by acclaimed historian and retired University of San Diego history professor Steven Schoenherr, the coffee-table style photo and history book, titled Chula Vista Centennial: A Century of People and Progress, will illustrate the hundred-year history of Chula Vista from a small town that started as the "Lemon Capital of the World" and grew into the seventh fastest growing city in the United States. (Full Story)

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