Tecate news & stories

Still no light at the end of the tunnel

Pacific Imperial's binational railroad may involve some trucks

The plan for reconstructing the now-defunct binational railroad has been submitted and approved, revealed San Diego County transit authority officials during their September 18 board meeting. What officials didn't say, at least not until their ...

Mighty hospitable, CBP

Morning border expansion at Tecate to remain in place

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol will extend a program to expedite border crossings at the Tecate port of entry at least through the end of the year, officials announced October 3. "Our hope is to ...

FBI thinks they smell a rat

Border official charged with taking bribes, stealing government property

Timothy Francis Cashman, General Services Administration manager at Otay Mesa, San Ysidro, and Tecate ports of entry, was arrested July 1 and charged with taking bribes and stealing government property, according to the local office ...

Tecate vet takes care of pet

Unaffordable dog surgery estimate prompts owner to go south

Tansy, my miniature pinscher mix, needed surgery last month. My tawny seven-pound female puppy had started bleeding abnormally and showing signs of pain and discomfort. Seeking the opinions of vets in my area, I was ...

Electrical outage affects 150,000 Baja residents

Suspected equipment thief found dead

A bizarre crime that claimed the life of an unidentified man who was apparently trying to steal electrical equipment from transmission towers east of Tijuana left the 65,000 residents of Tecate without power for more ...

Borderphobia in Tecate

"I don’t know what you know about big cats,” Emilio says as he reclines in his chair and draws from a glass of whiskey, “but one thing you have to know is to always look ...

Showdown on the Rio Alamar

The government plans to develop the last remaining wild stretch of the Rio Alamar in an outdated fashion.

Montana to Tecate: Adventures by Motorcycle

This story is dedicated to the memory of K.P. Ward, who died unexpectedly and tragically on December 22, 2010. Finally, here it is: the start of my summer vacation of 1987, and I just finished ...

Scope out the twin Tecates (Mexico and California) from a vantage point high atop Tecate Peak.

Tecate Peak straddles the U.S./Mexico border, overlooking the twin towns of Tecate, California and Tecate, Baja California. Kumeyaay Indians called this peak "Kuchumaa," and believed that a holy power, for healing or harm, emanated from ...

Best of 2003: Best Mexican Beer Adventure

Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma Brewery Av. Hidalgo and Calle Carranza, Tecate www.baja-web.com 665-654-9478 Named for its place of origin, Cerveza Tecate was launched in 1944 when Alberto Aldrete transformed an old brick building from a vegetable-oil producing ...

Architectural Mystery

Restoring the Tecate train station is Maria Castillo Curry's obsession. As a member of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, a think tank located off the Ensenada toll road, Curry is devoted to saving historical ...

Best of 2000: Best Central Mexican Town Plaza On The Border

Parque Miguel Hidalgo Tecate Okay, we've all heard it. Tijuana isn't the real Mexico. For that, say the oh-so purists, you've got to go "deep down into the heartland..." Baloney! All you've got to do ...

Best of 2000: Best Border Hike (Mexico)

Chichi de la India Peak Between Tecate and Mexicali The south-of-the-border volcanic peak variously known as Chichi de la India and Cerro Teta de la India looks pleasingly just as it should from vantage points ...

A Toxic Tour of Baja

Last Thursday, January 6, Victor Ontiveros arrived on Kettner Boulevard and disappeared into a two-story '60s-era building. When he came out, a couple of Macintosh computers in his arms, he was $3000 richer, with a ...

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