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Sophia Cucina: Colors. Aromas. Flavors

She looks down on you as you come in. Sophia. Sophia Loren, that is. Her portrait is on the wall here, lit up like a Mona Lisa. We’re in a very cool-looking building with a ...

February 25, 2021
Shaky Tijuana neighborhoods

According to data from Baja California's College of the Northern Border, 57 percent of Tijuana’s urban development is settled in dangerous areas. Olga Salas, a master's degree holder from the college, explained that the geography ...

February 19, 2021
Tijuana neighborhood 3 de Octubre cracks up

On January 30, a landslide took place in Tijuana. This time, the working-class neighborhood 3 de Octubre, 18 miles southeast of downtown TJ, was affected. Marta Cardenas and her family built up their home here ...

February 8, 2021
Tijuana benevolence in the age of Covid

On December 31, Jesus Equihua left home to find an oxygen cylinder for his mother, who was presenting Covid-19 symptoms. After a couple of hours, he came back with a 9,500-liter cylinder ready to be ...

February 1, 2021
Three checkpoints, seven hours south of Tecate

We arrived at Punta Final Saturday at dawn after an arduous seven-hour trip. We left Tecate before midnight after packing the green Durango with camping gear and a shit ton of beer. The driver, a ...

January 27, 2021
Dad takes girls to Oceanside's Pit Stop Diner, ends up at Tijuana hotel

Martin Ramirez was born on Thanksgiving Day, 1975 in Mexico, which he eventually left for the U.S. He married a sweet woman and in 2004, when he was 28, his wife Rosa gave him a ...

Artist Sand One gets copied in Tijuana, defaced in City Heights and North Park

On January 5, Sand One pulled into an undisclosed Tijuana strip mall where a questionable "doll" is depicted on an eyelash extension salon's signage. She activated her phone's camera, then zoomed into the doll's larger ...

Baja shies away from medical marijuana

“The neurologist told me there was nothing more to do, that my daughter would probably die in about eight months,” said Alejandra Arreola, mother of a minor with epilepsy that used to have 80 daily ...

January 18, 2021
A Mexicali Chinese New Year

Before washing up in San Diego, I lived as an expatriate “gweilo” (foreign devil) in Hong Kong for 20 years. In Hong Kong, I had cultivated a taste for exotic South China cuisine like blood ...

Tight border into Tijuana helps those with double citizenship

Since March of last year, travel restrictions for tourists have affected thousands of Mexicans who have visas and still can’t cross to the U.S. For many with double nationality, however, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought ...

January 8, 2021
Border crasher at San Ysidro de-capitated

“I was working as usual and then I heard screams. I looked around and saw the car running over people and those vendor's carts,” said Javier, a souvenir seller who witnessed the incident at the ...

Firemen work as volunteers at fire near Rosarito

Last Thursday, December 10, the extreme Santa Ana winds that reached up to 60 miles per hour in Tijuana, Tecate, and Rosarito fanned wildfires which consumed four large ranches, according to Civil Protection of Baja ...

December 15, 2020
Tijuana's wax museum, cheap Chinese motorcycles, Luis Urrea on both sides of border

Lifelike Tijuana "This is Tia Juana," Parra says, "the founder of the city. The historical society of Baja doesn't want to certify it. They say she was a legend." The other legendary figure is Juan ...

December 14, 2020
Tijuana not always an easy place for a migrant to wait

Olman Paz, a Honduran national that migrated to Tijuana two years ago with hopes to reach the American Dream, has been harassed, beaten, and threatened with deportation by the police, despite them having no jurisdiction ...

December 9, 2020
Imperial Beach helps those in Cumbres de Rubi who lost homes

On December 3, over 30 homes reportedly burned down in the Cumbres del Rubí neighborhood of Tijuana. M. García reportedly died attempting to rescue her cats. "She was a really nice lady," Ana Wooten said ...

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