San Ysidro

The sewage that Imperial Beach wants to put near San Ysidro

Surfrider site shows meeting with stakeholders only

San Ysidro residents were stunned and angry when they learned that neighboring Imperial Beach and the Surfrider Foundation are pushing a plan for an 80-acre capture basin for sewage, sediment and trash within a mile ...

Moshe Krafchow's plan to prevent San Diego wildfires

Get rid of the underbrush

When Moshe Krafchow talks about his novel approach to reducing the risk of fueling wildfires, he looks like a true believer. “The best thing we can do is work with the plants to get them ...

San Diego pot producers challenged by rivals

Urbn Leaf goes after Golden State Greens

As cannabis facilities grow, so does the traffic around them. Emissions increase, air quality degrades. Yet the San Diego City Council is ignoring those environmental impacts. That’s what several appeals of permits for three new ...

Marrow on the side in Ysidro

A birria to stop you short of the border

Usually San Ysidro means a trip through the world’s busiest border crossing and, ipso facto, tacos for lunch. But this time I’m taking the second to LAST USA EXIT in search of bone marrow. And ...

What makes the border fence work

No escape field, see-through, razor wire

“Assault a U.S. law enforcement officer – expect to be held accountable,” said chief border patrol agent Rodney Scott in a press release November 3. On October 31 a federal jury in San Diego found ...

Free Ride Day – a few left behind

How many trolley riders will end up buying fares?

On Oct. 2, a Tuesday, everyone could board public transit and go all over the region – how about El Cajon to San Marcos and back? – for nothing; yes, no fare, no tickets, no ...

A west coast Statue of Liberty

40-foot monument to Virgin Mary in San Ysidro

A cross-denominational faith group on Friday (October 5) announced their plans to construct what they're describing as a West Coast Statue of Liberty on a San Ysidro hilltop overlooking Tijuana. Modeled after the Virgin Mary ...

Transit center enables wildcatters at border

Unlicensed shuttles hang east of plaza

Shifty shacks have been popping up around the Intermodal Transportation Center as the federal government opened the updated Ped East border crossing at the San Ysidro port of entry, and San Ysidrans aren’t happy about ...

The old rusty metal gate is gone

PedEast open at San Ysidro border crossing

I remember the first time I crossed the border as a pedestrian from San Ysidro to Tijuana. It was early 2010, the pedestrian entry lay on the west side of the 5. It was a ...

East San Ysidro loses the foot traffic

Mexican shoppers shuttled to Ralph Lauren, Coach at Las Americas, the Vitamin Shoppe, T.J.Maxx

More than 20,000 pedestrians come across the border into the neighborhood each day; San Ysidro should be booming with commercial redevelopment. But it’s not. “SANDAG and SDMTS are spending millions to improve transportation for people ...

Opening Day at El Chaparral Border Crossing

Mexico's El Chaparral border crossing station opened its 22 gates to the full flow of Mexico-bound traffic on Friday, November 1. Traffic jams lasted for hours. These videos, shot from different vantage points on the pedestrian crossing walkways, give a sense of what commuters will be up against until the kinks are worked out.

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