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Otay Mesa is a community in the southern section of the city of San Diego, just north of the U.S.–Mexico border. Otay is derived from the Kumeyaay language. Although its meaning is disputed, possible derivations include “otai”, meaning “brushy”; “Tou-ti” meaning “big mountain”; or “etaay” meaning “big”. Mesa is the Spanish word for plateau, table or tableland.

Otay Mesa Smuggling

Hundreds Arrested on Otay Mountain During Border Patrol Enforcement Operation

[Editor’s Note: Remember my tour of Boundary Monument #251? Border Patrol allowed me to go up there for historical purposes. This press release just came out by Mary Beth Caston, Writer Editor for the U.S. Border Patrol Information & Communication Division, San Diego Sector HQ] Building off of its current momentum, the U.S. Border Patrol […]

SDPD Southern Division

Safety Tips from SDPD Southern Division

[Editor’s Note: The Southern Division of the SDPD sent out safety tips. Because residents on the South Bay are often concerned about safety, I’ve decided to print it up in full. The document is comprehensive and informative. Click on the images to enlarge in your browser.]

Otay River Valley Ponds

Otay Valley Regional Park

Hiking or biking in Otay Valley Regional Park is not only exercise, but an activist statement. We want parks for our communities. We want to repair our environment. We want a healthy place for our kids to live and play. Open spaces haven’t always been a priority in the South Bay. Freeway Construction vs. The […]

Otay Mesa POE Sculpture

Border Freeway in Otay Mesa

Editor’s Note: This is an important Press Release from the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce concerning highways in Otay Mesa and how they will affect the port of entry and U.S.-Mexico trade. I am posting it in full: SAN DIEGO REGION TO BE AWARDED $49 MILLION TO COMPLETE BORDER FREEWAY AND CONNECTORS Project will Facilitate […]

South Bay Issei Pioneers

South Bay Issei Pioneers

(Updated 04/07/2016, Originally published 10/12/2015) Currently, the Chula Vista Elementary School District is in the process of naming their 46th school in the South Bay. Community members are gathering support to have the school named after a prominent Japanese-American of the South Bay, Saburo Muraoka. He is one of the 5 people featured on “The Made Chula Vista […]

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