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The sometimes unpredictable path to motherhood

Academy Award-nominated Andra Day began singing at Chula Vista’s First United Methodist Church, then studied music at the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Her 2012 cover of Jessie J’s “Mamma Knows Best” peaked at ...

Mike Schaefer uses Sarah Weddington death

Dia de los politicos Facing a big-money 2022 reelection challenge from termed-out state senator Ben Hueso, Board of Equalization member Mike Schaefer, a fellow Democrat, has taken to the Union-Tribune’s paid obituary section to tout ...

Tijuana women who smuggle marijuana from San Ysidro

For years, marijuana smuggling through the border flowed south to north, but since legalization in California things are changing. Some from Tijuana have found a market in the city that prefers to buy U.S.-grown marijuana. ...

January 10, 2022
Jimmy Carter: the residential president

I was reminded of my meeting with President Jimmy Carter the other day when news broke that the organization he’s intimately involved with, Habitat For Humanity, had come up with their first-ever 3-D printed house. ...

January 5, 2022
The first of Tijuana's rain tragedies this season

The storm that hit Tijuana and San Diego on Monday, December 13 caused the collapse of a section of the roof of Centro Comercial Otay in Tijuana. This plaza is one of the oldest in ...

December 24, 2021
New breweries make Tijuana unrecognizable from 10 years ago

Baja’s beer scene has grown exponentially since I first wrote about it for the Reader six years ago, and I’ve been obsessing over it ever since. Back in October of this year, at the most ...

December 22, 2021
Historic St. Francis Hotel burns down in Tijuana

On December 9 the oldest building in Tijuana burned down, after 117 years of history. The Hotel St. Francis witnessed the transformation of the Tia Juana rancheria into one of the cities in Mexico that ...

December 17, 2021
Truck drivers at U.S. border lose visas because of stowaways

Last January, 12 heavy cargo drivers have had their visas taken by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol; they were caught with undocumented migrants hidden on their trucks. The waiting lane for these trailers can ...

December 7, 2021
Wahoo send anglers to the ER

Dock Totals 11/28 – 12/4: 826 anglers aboard 49 half-day to three-day trips out of San Diego landings this past week caught 466 bluefin tuna (up to 70 pounds), 16 bonito, 1 cabezon, 829 calico ...

December 5, 2021
Reasons the line has slowed at San Ysidro gate

On November 22, Kathy Harren was stuck in traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry for 2.5 hours after returning from the Baja 1000 races. “We arrived at the border at 11 a.m.,” she ...

December 1, 2021
How Black Friday worked for Tijuana shoppers

The re-opening of the border brought back the binational economy, especially in the U.S. due to lifting restrictions for tourists with visas. Even though Covid hasn't let up yet, Tijuana citizens still chose to take ...

November 30, 2021
Stuck on Russian ship in Ensenada, in Baja for the eclipse

Ship of Fools “She poured wine for all of us. I picked up a glass and raised it in a toast and said, ‘Nostrovia ... Gorbachev... Nostro-via.’ The place erupted. The damn first engineer comes ...

November 28, 2021
Lawyer kidnapped at 12 noon in front of Tijuana court

On November 3 at 12 noon, two armed men in a SUV with California plates broke into Tijuana’s Civil Courts and kidnapped a lawyer in front of the building. The courts are guarded by armed ...

November 15, 2021
Tijuana installs fence around El Chaparral migrant camp

On Thursday, October 28 120 policemen and a contingent from the municipal welfare department showed up at El Chaparral migrant camp and put up a chain-link fence around the tents. This was part of an ...

November 1, 2021
Where the marigolds come from for Dia de los Muertos

Local farmers south of Tijuana used to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, and peppers, but starting eight years ago they have devoted one-quarter of their land to marigolds. This flower is considered as the flower of ...

October 29, 2021

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