Mexico

Tijuana’s most violent month in all its history

Zeta newspaper tells the details

“The violence and crime in Tijuana has exceeded its own records and has imbued terror in a society, in which authorities have been surpassed and lack any leadership.” That’s how an extensive report of the ...

VW Bus caravan makes it to Border Field

Met by VW fans across the fence

On July 29 at noon, about 75 vintage Volkswagen owners rendezvoused at International Friendship Park in Imperial Beach. This was the last stop for the Treffen: “A traveling [rear-engine] Volkswagen carnival, complete with cruises, camp ...

Afternoon at the Nelson Bar

Rantings of an ex-pat

I met a 62-year-old man at Nelson Bar in Tijuana today. He said, “I like talking to white people, you white?” Sort of, I responded. “You look white! I know everything. Ask me anything. No. ...

Mexico exits the World Cup

Americans come for the early beer, locals eat kimchi

“Estoy muy triste,” said my friend Joey in his poor Spanish after Mexico got eliminated from the World Cup. Joey (with his date) drove at dawn from Little Italy to downtown Tijuana to live the ...

MakoBob Halibut Tournament – no longer just kayaks

His home is open to those he barely knows

Robert Moore has been a fixture in the fishing community above and below the border. His spread on the Sea of Cortez just north of Punta Bufeo, Makoville, is an idyllic camp area complete with ...

Hurricane Bud affects Rosarito

Buried whale surfaces

"Merchants and visitors had to leave the Rosarito beach because of the high tide that went up suddenly — avoid coming for now," read the caption underneath a video posted June 10. This appeared on ...

Drone hits helicopter in Baja 500

Who had the right of way?

Casey Currie is a 34-year-old professional off-road racer from Norco. Last week he won the Hammer Truck Unlimited class with his #4422 Jeep in the Baja 500. A couple of days later he uploaded a ...

Two hours from downtown TJ to bullring

The free bus to Tijuana's craft beer fair

“It started to rain!” commented Andrés “el Andy” Rodríguez, beertender and brewer at Madueño Brewing Co. I was perplexed. It didn’t rain in Tijuana or Playas the night before. “Not real rain, it started to ...

One marlin equals five yellowtail

More on the Red Rooster bust

Head: Over limits in Mexico? The math ain’t that hard. Dock Totals May 20 – May 26: 2,227 anglers aboard 93 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 24 bluefin tuna, 645 ...

Boat busted

Red Rooster iII fined $40K for September haul

On May 22, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife posted on their Facebook page that read in part that in September of 2017, their officers made a “significant over-limit bust on the captain of ...

Video of Punta Bandera sewage explodes

Half million views

A video of slightly treated sewage flowing like a waterfall from a southwestern Tijuana treatment plant as it arrives at the beach at Punta Bandera has gone viral, with more than a half million views ...

Dead Baja whale headed for pit

“I felt like vomiting”

On May 20th at about noon, Adrian Urenda saw a dead whale on the beach by Las Olas Hotel in Calafia (about seven miles south of Rosarito). “There were about ten others around the carcass,” ...

Billie Joe Armstrong chose Tijuana

Biggest show yet for the Moustache Bar

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong launched his side project the Longshot on Thursday, May 3 at Moustache Bar. “We sold out all 300 tickets within three hours when they went on sale last Frday ...

Church smuggles toys and clothes across border

To Central American migrants and others

El Día Del Niño came 4 days early to some of the Central American kids that were part of the caravan into Tijuana last Wednesday and Thursday. Ricardo, from Chula Vista, was outside of the ...

Baja 250 races — two dead; racer scares Alpine kids and dad

Facebook message makes it worse

“I did not see him until the last second,” said Andy McMillin, “and it was the closest call I had. The fans down there in Baja California stand next to the race course and we ...

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