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Upper Otay Dam

Hiking at the Upper Otay Reservoir and Dam in Chula Vista

The South Bay is up-and-coming when it comes to hiking. The trails are less traveled, so you’ll often have the scenery all to yourself. A favorite new walk exists in eastern Chula Vista that passes the Otay Upper Dam. You may remember my posts about the Lower Otay Dam, which broke in 1916 and caused massive flooding […]

Community Garden

Community Garden in the Tijuana River Valley Breaks Ground on Expansion

[Editor’s Note: You may remember my article about our South Bay Community Garden. Good news! They just broke ground to expand. I’m posting the full press release here to inform the public.] Ann Baldridge / Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County The Tijuana River Valley Community Garden – the county’s largest community garden […]

Otay Reservoir

Otay Ranch: An Interview with San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, Part 2

The largest reserve for open space in the South Bay will certainly become a vast area located in Otay Ranch. In Part 2 of my interview with San Diego County Board Supervisor, Greg Cox, he explains that the County hopes over 9,000 acres will be dedicated to open spaces in Chula Vista. In particular, the […]

Greg Cox

South Bay Rising: An Interview with San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, Part 1

Media outlets are still buzzing with the news that GDP growth in the South Bay jumped by 37.6 % between 2010 to 2013. (That’s compared to 12.9 % for the entire County.) Community members within the region, however, might start to feel uneasy. Nobody wants to see unchecked growth, skyrocketing housing prices, increased traffic congestion and […]

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