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Baja 1000 mis-adventure for El Cajon father and son

"Rain and mud forced the transmission to work harder."

El Cajon residents Felipe Mojica and his 15-year-old son Gabriel agreed to speak with me before and throughout the six days (November 19-24) they worked on the annual Baja 1000 off-road race. “The race was ...

Jen Campbell constituents urged to email her

But don't expect a real response

There is talk among voters in San Diego’s council District 2 about starting a petition to recall Councilmember Jennifer Campbell who they feel is ghosting her constituents and their public safety concerns, most notably in ...

Bob Marley impersonator brings peace to San Diego

"Bob makes getting stoned seem more spiritual”

Since California voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, dozens of dispensaries have popped up, the biggest concentration being in Mission Valley. A budding cannabis connoisseur can tour the region’s top weed hot spots or choose ...

The ways they cheat crossing the border

$20 to cut into a different lane

Police at the border have been getting involved in line disputes as line-cutting tactics have grown more sophisticated, and extortion of Americans crossing north more prevalent. “On our way back from Ensenada we came back ...

$15,000 Halloween destruction in Rancho Santa Fe unpunished

But charges of rock-throwing on I-5 remain

The owner of the nice estate on Via de Santa Fe splurged on his Halloween decorations. Two years ago, in 2017, he bought $15,000 worth of animatronic creatures from a high-end “prop” store. He shared ...

How the San Diego Airport is going to sneak in more flights

11 more gates at Terminal 1 a Trojan horse?

Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport has been disparaged of late as not befitting the high-class city that San Diego aspires to be. The characterization is part of a Regional Airport Authority campaign ...

Bike stolen from Hotel Del Coronado recovered from Tijuana swap meet

BikeIndex.org finds the $6000 electric bicycle

‘I didn’t think I was ever going to see my $6000 bike again,” said Scott S. “But I did, thanks to the law enforcement agencies collaborating, and to ‘Bob’ for initially messaging me.” At 2 ...

American ex-pats scared of deportation from Baja

No travel permit? You're outta here.

After news broke recently that Americans could be deported back to the U.S. if they didn’t have the proper documentation to be in Mexico — some expats residing in Baja and incoming snowbirds, reportedly went ...

San Diego City College's spending scandal

Voters passed bonds S and N, chaos ensued

In a recent post, the San Diego Community College District News Center crowed that a “process called re-funding” of its Propositions S and N bonds will save taxpayers $150 million. The claim is ironic, say ...

Is California sex-ed anti-immigrant?

El Cajon's Chaldeans and Moslems not happy

On September 21, Arabic-speaking immigrants gathered at the Ninevah Club in El Cajon (at Main Street and Mollison Avenue) for a conference hosted by Protect our Kids, a group spreading awareness of California’s required instruction ...

Nick Cannon-Jason Crawford sex trafficking probe closed

A sham, says victims' attorney

The Reader’s August 28 story “Shark Bait” told of Sara, Monet, Julia, and other girls from Lincoln High School who say Nick Cannon, host of comedy show Wild 'N Out, served as the bait for ...