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San Ysidro Port of Entry

The San Diego-Tijuana Border Under Siege? Donald Trump’s Executive Order

I’m back with your weekly North of the Fence: a summary of news covering the South Bay, San Diego (which includes San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City). In sum: What isn’t happening at the border this week? President Donald Trump signed “orders Wednesday to start construction of a border wall, expand authority to […]

End Of Border Wall

End Of The Wall

The border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is not continuous. In some places there is a “triple fence,” in some places it’s a double fence and in some places it just stops. Border Patrol will tell you that the walls are not effective in stopping people from climbing over — the walls are only […]

Aeration Tanks

Tijuana Sewage Explained

Water, plants, birds, coyotes and sewage. All these things still get shared between the U.S. and Mexico regardless of whether you put up a fence or not. AND when it comes to sewage — It’s boring, it’s stinky and it’s technical, but what happens at the sanitation plant in our neighborhood is also vital for […]

South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant (SBIWTP)

The South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant (SBIWTP)

What’s the most well-known problem that effects the U.S.-Mexico border between Tijuana and San Diego? I can tell you in one word: SEWAGE In 1887 Hart & Stern created the city of Tia Juana, which existed on both sides of the border at approximately the location of the San Ysidro Port of Entry. In 1891, […]

Boundary Monument #251

Boundary Monument #251

The last boundary monument along the San Diego-Tijuana line sits atop a steep craggy mountain. No fence or wall exists. The monument, like most others, is made of iron. The Mexican IBWC is responsible for the upkeep of this monument, however, it looks as though workers are either unable or unwilling to make the trek. […]

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