Tijuana

Pope Francis in TJ?

Tijuana among top three candidate cities for a visit next year

According to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit Mexico during a meeting between the two at the Vatican last month. Since the June 7 meeting, Tijuana has turned up ...

Sunday in the park

Jardin de Arte celebrates Tijuana's 125th anniversary

Renovations are taking place at Parque Teniente Guererro, Tijuana's downtown park. The plaza with the gazebo in the middle and several grassy sections has been closed to public. A larger area on the corner of ...

Caesar Salad turns 90?

Legend says the famous salad was created July 4, 1924

July 4 not only marks America’s 238th birthday, but, if the legend is correct, it’s also the 90th anniversary of what is arguably the region’s greatest contribution to culinary culture: The Caesar Salad. “I think ...

Tijuana puppy rescue


Strays down south still have it rough

There are countless stray cats and dogs in Tijuana, and animal control is done mostly by accidental roadkill or by people who kill animals for pleasure. Pet-ownership culture is completely different in a country that ...

El sexo peligroso

Over two dozen Tijuana prostitutes busted without health cards

Tijuana authorities recently detained around 30 prostitutes for failure to have current health cards in an ongoing citywide crackdown on violators of a variety of municipal laws. “We’ve had an intense operation dealing with sex ...

We have no way to catch them

Tijuana merchants plead for return of policletos — bicycle cops

“We are desperate. The siege of these criminals is constant, and we have no way to catch them. We have to do something.” The voice is that of Guillermo Díaz Orozco, president of the Asociación ...

Ehhhhh…PUTO!

Tijuanense fútbol fans celebrate — one falls from Cuauhtémoc statue


“It's like something out of a TV commercial. Watching you guys celebrate the goals, hugging each other, jumping in front of the TV, and drinking Tecates. I don't really get you sports people, but I ...

Children witness shooting in Tijuana

Man gunned down outside elementary school

As hundreds of children looked on, a gunman opened fire on a father waiting for his sons to get out of classes at a Tijuana elementary school on June 19. According to press accounts, Margarita ...

Calle Segunda, I hardly know ya

Tijuana road replacement necessary…but no bike lanes?

At 5 p.m., a homeless man in a wheelchair tries to cross Second Street but has trouble with the rubble; a transsexual hooker walks by wearing a short dress, stumbling around on her high heels. ...

Intenso año para la feria del libro de Tijuana

El corazoncito rojo de la ciudad

El corazoncito rojo de la ciudad Puede llegar a sorprender si se recuerda que la actual Feria del Libro de Tijuana se debe indirectamente a la Guerra Civil Española. Como muchas cosas en Tijuana, todo ...

Xolos player seemed to seek a sporting lady

Young woman allegedly sexually harassed by soccer star

Richard Ruiz, a member of the Xolos, Tijuana’s championship soccer team, has been accused of sexual harassment by a young woman. Joshua Ábrego, a former Xolos team member who was present when the incident allegedly ...

Rotten bacon

Tales of Tijuana police harassment

Two months ago I was walking home in downtown TJ from a press conference at a new brewery. It was a tad before midnight and I was a block away from my apartment when two ...

Intense year for Tjuana's annual book fair

Nevertheless, it continues through the weekend

Little red heart of Tijuana It may surprise you to learn that we indirectly owe the current Feria del Libro de Tijuana to the Spanish Civil War. Like most things in Tijuana, it all started ...

Engage with Edgeland Futurism

Alterity, liminality explored by students at Space 4 Art

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” It was under this premise that Ash Eliza Smith has spent the last several months teaching an experimental course at ...

Morning crash mystery in Tijuana

Three vehicles involved, two people die

At about 6:30 a.m. on May 31, I heard six to eight loud bangs outside my apartment in Tijuana’s Zona Centro. I immediately got up and walked out to my balcony. A red taxi van ...

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