Sounty County San Diego

Pounds of beans at home

Sharing beans and trading notes with the San Diego Home Roasters Club.

Each month a small group of coffee roasters meets up at Café Virtuoso, the organic roasting shop in Barrio Logan, to share beans and trade notes. Most are not coffee professionals, though some have been ...

The most American drink on the menu

Making something from nothing with the Rum Runner.

"A disaster in a glass.” So says Kanai Williams, the Salty Dog’s front man behind the bar, about this Imperial Beach joint’s premiere chockablock chug-a-lug — the Rum Runner. “And that’s probably the only reason ...

Coronado Brewing's Pier-Side I.B. resto

Coronado business gives Imperial Beach first brewery-owned venue

While the craft brewing movement has saturated most segments of San Diego County, especially communities in the northern and central regions, its southernmost municipalities are mostly beer barren. The only city south of downtown San ...

Pay up, gringo!

New entry fee imposed to enter Mexico

Beginning on November 1, U.S. citizens planning to stay for more than seven days in Mexico must pay a $23.50 entry fee if crossing at the Otay Mesa port of entry, according to multiple accounts ...

I.B. mayorship still in limbo

But it's looking a bit better for Serge Dedina

It’s officially an undecided election for mayor of Imperial Beach, but the San Diego Registrar of Voters is starting to hint that challenger Serge Dedina’s slim lead of 42 votes over current mayor Jim Janney ...

Many people don’t understand the truth about God

God is close to the broken-hearted.

Membership: 1100 Pastor: Luis Mendez Age: 55 Born: Tijuana, Mexico Formation: San Diego State University; San Diego Church of Christ Missionary Years Ordained: 15 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to ...

Dollars and nonsense in Chula Vista

Planning commissioner objects to adding 1562 more residences

Chula Vista is changing the general plan (again) to increase housing density (again) in eastern Chula Vista. On November 4, the city council passed a resolution amending the general plan to increase the density for ...

Get down on the trolley

Stations undergoing citywide overhaul to accommodate low-floor cars

Renovation work began at the Palm Avenue and Iris Avenue trolley stations last month as part of the Metropolitan Transit System’s Trolley Renewal Project. According to the MTS website, the $660 million project — a ...

Serge needs a surge, Jim needs to keep jamming

Super caliente Imperial Beach mayoral race still undecided

The undecided congressional race between Carl DeMaio and Rep. Scott Peters, isn't the only contested race in the San Diego area: who the future mayor of Imperial Beach will be is still unknown. As of ...

The friend at the gate is gone

End of assignment for Border Patrol agent at Friendship Park

For two years, Border Patrol agent Kris Stricklin has spent his weekends opening the gate at Friendship Park — located at the southwestern corner of the United States — so people could go up to ...

Shorter waits at San Ysidro Port of Entry

And sometimes longer lines in the SENTRI lanes — say whaaa?!

With the reopening of seven northbound inspection lanes in September, commuters entering the U.S through the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry have experienced dramatically shorter wait times. According to a U.S. General Services Administration ...

It takes a Village card room…

Raided gambling house’s owner used to employ Chula Vista’s Mayor Cox

The Village Club Card Room, located in Chula Vista, was one of two establishments raided by the FBI on October 29. In addition to the card rooms, 10News reported that a federal search warrant was ...

South Bay residents get health report

Asthma higher, cancer lower than SD region as a whole

On October 23, SANDAG presented its “Border Health Equity Transportation Study” at the San Ysidro Civic Center. The study found that the South Bay has a 17.8% higher rate of asthma, a 25.1% higher rate ...

Good ol' boys' and girls' club

Who's running the Chula Vista elementary district board? Who's next?

The Chula Vista Elementary School District board has long been viewed as a closed system. Trustees have often been appointed first, elected later; other seats appear to be an inheritance. On October 23, San Diego ...

Enough nepotism and cronyism

Vocal Sweetwater board endorsements from the Coxes don't sit too well

As the Sweetwater Union High School District elections loom closer, Chula Vista mayor Cheryl Cox and county supervisor Greg Cox are flexing their political muscle in the campaign. On October 14, many residents who live ...

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