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Salt Creek Golf Course

The Salt Creek Golf Course is one of several golf courses in the South Bay. Interestingly, Chula Vista has one of the most comprehensive recycled water programs in the County and the Otay Water District’s recycling plant services the golf courses in this region. I have already written about the two golf courses in Bonita. If you’re […]

TRV Community Garden

The Tijuana River Valley Community Garden

The Tijuana River Valley (TRV) was once filled with vegetable farms, dairies and ranches. As a matter of fact, the famous horses Trigger and Seabiscuit were boarded here. Today, many ranches still pepper the TRV. You can take horse rides out to the beach or buy vegetables at Suzie’s farm stand on weekends. Along the road in this […]

North of the Fence

North of the Fence: Leading Binational Lives

San Ysidro’s Alcohol Ban, Novo Brazil Takes Home Bronze and Amgen Tour Comes To IB Leading Binational Lives A KPBS reports that about one million U.S. citizens are attending schools in Mexico. About 50,000 of those are in Tijuana. The article features a UCSD study that surveyed 6,500 students in San Diego and Tijuana. Read more […]

Chula Vista Voter Guide

South Bay Progressive Voter Guide for June 2016 Primary

Progressive Liberal Recommendations Editor’s Note: The San Diego Free Press came out with their ever-popular “Voter Guide” this week. As a new editor for SDFP, I sat in on the board meeting where we carefully considered the candidates and propositions. Most important for the South Bay and especially as a Chula Vista Voter Guide: If you […]


Go On Wi’ Ya

by sloanranger Go on wi’ ya’ – wi’ yer fires and yer tar sands – wi’ yer crude and pipelines and yer oil spills. Wi’ My gas, My oil and My coal – and you, you with your fracking and all your other dirty deeds – did you think that I, the Earth, would never […]

Pork Adobada and Pork Tamales

Grill House, National City

The Grill House, National City is a part of the wickedly good Mexican market, Big Ben, next door. You can get their warm take-out in the market, or sit down in this newly opened, clean and swank restaurant. It’s casual dining, where you go up to the counter to order. Prices are extremely reasonable and […]

PedWest Virginia Avenue Next To Las Americas Mall, San Ysidro

North of the Fence: Tuna Crab Invasion in Imperial Beach

Plus: New Pedestrian Border Crossing Will Open In July and Chula Vista Mayor Proposes Sales Tax Increase The Imperial Beach City Hall Facebook page posted pictures of the Tuna Crab invasion on Wednesday, May 11th. They alerted beach goers: “Overnight thousands of reddish-orange tuna crabs are washing ashore in Imperial Beach. This also happened last […]

Binational University in Chula Vista

Chula Vista and Its Eastern Expansion

In the last two parts of my series, I reported that eastern Chula Vista will increase by 60,000 residents within the next 20 years. The area will include a new University, 3.5 million square feet of office space, a downtown area called “Millenia,” and at least three hotels. The hope is that eastern Chula Vista will provide […]

Novice Sister Allison Wonderland

Roller Skating Nuns At Skateworld

Editor’s Note: You may remember my articles about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Part 1 and Part 2. Well, Sister Donatella Soul has agreed to provide me updates about these great sisters throughout the year. Yes, they are located all throughout San Diego County, not exclusively in the South Bay. However, their work is so […]

North of the Fence

North of the Fence: First School In SD County To Be Named After A Japanese-American

 Door Between The U.S. And Mexico Opened Border Patrol allied with Border Angels–a non-profit organization that advocates for humane immigration reform–and opened the door at the U.S.-Mexican border in Friendship Park. This is the third time Border Patrol has allowed it. Gabi Esparza was able to reunite with her mother for three minutes by the door. Esparza lives in the United States […]

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