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ACTION ALERT: Rise Up For The Arts!

We need your help in getting the word out about this Call to Action for the Arts.  We need as many people as possible to Rise Up for San Diego’s Penny for the Arts.  The proposed arts funding cuts in the City of San Diego will have detrimental impact throughout the region, including the South […]


What Are Those Arches You See From The Border? Reloj Monumental

At the end of Avenida Revolución in Tijuana an impressive “Reloj Monumental” stands prominently overlooking the border between the U.S. and Mexico. This millennium project was built for the year 2000. No matter when you go to visit (weekend or weekday, day or night) the arch creates a festive feel. The arch, with its clock, was supposed to be […]


Journey from Guadalajara

  By Susan D. Walter Prologue In 1981 I had a Mexican American boyfriend named Martin. He wanted to be a pediatrician and specialize in the care of children of migrant workers, but couldn’t gain entrance into US medical schools. He applied for and was accepted to La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara’s. I accompanied him […]

Rita Hayworth House

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Rita the Saint

[Editor’s Note: Charlie Berigan is a writer and member of the South Bay Scribes. He wrote this piece, included in their Chapbook #6, about Rita Hayworth who lived in Chula Vista. As a teenager, she performed in Tijuana and got her “first break” there.] By Charlie Berigan Non descript corner modest appointments, bungalow dwelling no temple, no […]


Mexico’s Non-Nuclear Pact

Did you know that Mexico has a non-nuclear pact with Latin American countries that has been in effect since 1967? Last November, Las Playas in Tijuana received a new commemoration that notes this fact. The plaque reads: “Here in Tijuana, the most northwestern municipality of all Latin America, begins the Nuclear Free Zone of Latin […]

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