Sounty County San Diego

Seawall mural scotched in Imperial Beach

"I have always felt it had bad juju!"

"Wow, all that hard work for nothing," said San Diego artist Brian Hebets when he heard that his prominent public mural in Imperial Beach had been painted over into a blank wall. "I heard it ...

I.B. ready to sue

Decision tonight?

The clues are splattered over the documents for the meeting Wednesday night: IB's city council is positioning itself to sue over sewage. The Wednesday meeting agenda shows that, on June 7, in a part of ...

Door-to-door scarier now than ever

Latvian worker for Southwestern Advantage creeps out South Bay stay-at-homes

"European people on bikes" going door-to-door have raised concerns among locals in Chula Vista. "Anyone have two European people on bikes come to their house?" said Kim Castle-Silva this week on social media about the ...

South Bay as dumping ground

Busted homeless headed for east end of Palm Ave.

Angry citizens showed their resistance to the city's plan to house misdemeanor drug offenders in the old Super 8 Motel on Palm Avenue in Nestor. "We're the dumping ground. We have the prisons and the ...

National City students least fit out of 42 school systems in San Diego County

39 fast food joints nearby

The schoolchildren of more affluent parents not only do the best on standardized academic tests, they also do better on measures of physical fitness, a recent report on obese children in San Diego County suggests. ...

"No Haters," No B(order) S(ewage) campaign leader says

Catch and contain, but keep talking

A Saturday forum on environmental justice became another platform for Imperial Beach anger over the prolonged, extraordinary sewage dumps into the Tijuana River. By the end of the forum, state water quality officials had committed ...

Border Patrol on Tijuana River gains respect from enviros

Agents catch stench first

When newly assigned U.S. Border Patrol agents arrive at the Imperial Beach Station, one of the first things they are told: Don’t go in the Tijuana River. You don’t have to ever enter the water ...

Concert banned in the U.S.

Dresden musicians will play Tear Down This Wall — Pink Floyd, Santana — on T. J. side of fence

A German music project known for its quirky politically-themed concerts wanted to hold a free Tear Down This Wall performance simultaneously on both sides of the border fence between Imperial Beach and Tijuana this Saturday, ...

May 24 Tijuana sewage, on top of Feb. dump, spurs coalition

Border patrol agents join Wildcoast and Surfrider

Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina and Councilman Mark West are out to change how the federal government deals with sewage that comes into the the city from Mexico. They’ve gained an unexpected partner: the union ...

Water wars likely to add to rising customer costs

Otay Water District sues City of San Diego over reclaimed water

The Otay Water District, which provides water, sewage, and recycled water to communities in southeastern San Diego County including portions of Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Otay Mesa, Jamul, and others, is suing the city of ...

A drum-tight belly by way of Taqueria Revolución

“Bedford! Hungry! Food! Now!”

"The southland has much more interesting Mexican food,” says Juan Carlos. “I’m thinking Chula Vista, I.B., San Ysidro. But in North Park the other day, we had been drinking, we needed something to put in ...

San Diego graffiti meet at 50th and Market — a cease to all beefs

Techies spreading the mural and tags on social media

“I witnessed a few guys make amends with each other,” said Spek One, 44, “as well as myself with one of the guys that I actually got into a fist-fight [with] back in the day.” ...

Perkins school and neighborhood prepare to take K1 Speed land

Go-kart business applies for beer and wine but is in crosshairs for other reasons

K1 Speed, an indoor go kart racing operation with a zero tolerance policy when it comes to alcohol and racing go karts, has plans to get a liquor license. The city has already issued a ...

Chicano Park victims and surviving family members submit claims

In case of car that crashed down from Coronado bridge

Victims and family members of those who died as a result of being hit by a drunk driver who careened off the Coronado Bridge into a gathering at Chicano Park have filed claims against the ...

Surfhenge and the surfboard benches of Imperial Beach

How Malcolm Jones ended up using plexiglass in front of the pier

Surfhenge is the name of the art piece that sits in front of the Imperial Beach Pier. The project was commissioned by the Port of San Diego in 1997. The artist, Malcolm Jones, now from ...

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