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Trattoria Etrusco: like eating a cloud

“Never start a restaurant on the moon,” says my friend John. “Why’s that?” “It’ll have no atmosphere, dude.” Man. Should have seen that coming. He’s just declined to take the trolley with me south to ...

May 13, 2021
They wait outside Home Depot in Tijuana, too

Outside Home Depot on Via Rapida in Tijuana, there are construction workers offering their services to Home Depot customers. Most of the workers are older and not eligible for most jobs the city can offer. ...

May 10, 2021
Sharon Katz: on the train of peace

Sharon Katz has gone all over the world promoting peace, love, and unity. She performed for Nelson Mandela. She jumped out of airplanes in South Africa to rock the vote in that country’s first multi-racial ...

Tijuana's Fotocolor, digital and Covid victim

Francisco Garcia, 63 years, owns the last analogic photo lab in Tijuana. His business had been offering its services since 1989 on the same spot; La Plaza del Zapato in the Zona Rio Tijuana. But ...

Baja governor says Tijuana country club should become park

Baja California’s governor wants to nationalize the country club (Club Campestre) in Tijuana Two months ago the governor of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla Valdez, said Tijuana country club's 120 acres should be turned into a ...

April 26, 2021
Former Tijuana mayor charged with embezzlement

Last April 9 the Baja California’s general prosecutor's office began a legal process against the former mayor of Tijuana (2016-2019), Juan Manuel Gastelum Buenrostro, for embezzlement. According to the prosecutor's office, he and one of ...

April 20, 2021
Cobra Kai cassettes

Shoptalk buzzing throughout San Diego County record shops and swap meets is that vintage cassette tapes sell fast in 2021, particularly ’80s rock music cassettes by Mötley Crüe, Whitesnake, Poison, Ratt, REO Speedwagon, Journey, and ...

April 15, 2021
The fate of Tijuana's 300,000 stray dogs

According to Ivan Marquez from ProvidAnimal Tijuana, there are more than 300,000 stray dogs in Tijuana. “Right now it is difficult to know, but four years ago that was the estimated population. Due to cancellation ...

April 13, 2021
Used vinyl cheaper in Tijuana

On March 26-27, an estimated 20 San Diegans rendezvoused with about 3000 other record collectors and dealers at the Pasaje Rodríguez on Avenida Revolución in Tijuana for the Fifth Tijuana Vinyl Fair. “[I found] an ...

April 6, 2021
End of the line for TJ's Hotel Nelson?

"After my death, I don't know what will happen with the business," Roberto Nelson says about the future of the oldest bar in Tijuana, part of the first “skyscraper” in the city, the Hotel Nelson. ...

April 5, 2021
No more Tony the Tiger on Mexican cereal boxes

I asked Duane D what's the most expensive cereal box that he owns? "It's probably worth $20,000. I have the first Michael Jordan progressive proof Wheaties box set that's white in color." I met up ...

March 23, 2021
Mexican-American runs into TJ cops at border

On March 1 Mauricio Rodriguez, a Mexican-American life coach, was coming back from a special event in Playas de Tijuana at 1 am. Before crossing the border to the U.S., he bought a burrito and ...

March 15, 2021
Inside the Biden migrant camp in Tijuana

Since February 19 when 25 cases of asylum seekers were accepted for review, around five hundred migrants have established an improvised camp in the Mexican side of the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The Migrant ...

March 9, 2021
Mary Ann Humfreville missing from Bahia de los Angeles for two months

A 74-year-old American woman who lived full-time in her home in Bahia de los Angeles in Baja has been missing for two months. Mary Ann Humfreville was discovered missing after she failed to appear at ...

February 26, 2021
Baja governor prepares to rid Libertad neighborhood of TJ's oldest library

Through an executive order justified by a survey made on his Facebook's live-streamed daily conferences, Baja California's governor Jaime Bonilla gave away the Benito Juarez public library facilities, the Baja California's Cultural Institute building, and ...

February 26, 2021

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