Live in U.S., work in Mexico Border reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune.Live in U.S., work in Mexico Border reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Developers have new vision for Tijuana — Modern loft apartments overlooking Tijuana's oldest tourist district. Boutique hotel rooms amid curio stores and taco shops. A breezy red brick office building in the place of a dilapidated drug house. A new wave of developers is bringing a fresh eye to old Tijuana, breathing life into decaying and abandoned buildings, and creating new ones.

SD-Tijuana delegation heads for Mexico City — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazarán are expected to join a binational delegation starting Sunday in Mexico City aimed at raising awareness of key issues in the cross-border region. Led by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the 11th annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative takes place through Wednesday.

Five dead outside Ensenada — Mexican authorities reported five dead and one injured on Sunday in San Antonio de las Minas, a community outside Ensenada at the entrance to the Baja California wine-growing region. The bodies of the deceased were discovered about noon on a vacant property off the road that links Ensenada to Tecate, according to the Baja California Attorney General's Office.

Leyzaola subject of film ‘Mexico’s Bravest Man’ — As its name suggests, the documentary "Mexico's Bravest Man" comes down on the side of Julian Leyzaola, the controversial former police chief of both Tijuana and Juárez. Still, director Charlie Minn wisely offers opinions and testimony from several naysayers to provide some balance. But is it enough?

Opening of San Ysidro’s PedWest pedestrian lanes uncertain — The opening date for PedWest, a long-awaited new pedestrian entrance at the San Ysidro border crossing, remains uncertain. While U.S. officials say they are ready to begin operations in June, Mexican authorities have not confirmed that they will be prepared. The issue has come up in recent weeks after Mexican officials told their U.S.

Mexico launches new strategy in face of rising U.S. political rhetoric on immigration and Mexico — Mexico's naming of a new ambassador to Washington this week comes as President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration prepares to launch a more assertive strategy aimed at countering some of the rising U.S. political rhetoric on Mexico and immigration.

Major Baja California infrastructure projects touted at World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment — A planned desalination plant in Rosarito Beach, a cargo airport outside Ensenada and the expansion of Ensenada's seaport are key to Baja California's economic growth, a state official said Tuesday in San Diego. "We strongly believe in developing infrastructure as strategic to becoming more competitive," Carlo Bonfante Olache, Baja California's secretary of economic development, told participants at the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment, which ends Wednesday.

Children honored in citizenship ceremony at San Diego’s New Americans Museum — Their voices soft and shy, their right hands raised, four dozen newly minted U.S. citizens promised allegiance to their new country on Friday in a special children's citizenship ceremony at the New Americans Museum. Sebastian Mateo, 14, of Fallbrook, was born in Guatemala. Nishant Singh, 12, of Oceanside, arrived from India.

Cesar Chavez Day celebrated in San Diego — Speeches about social justice, calls to get out the vote, and joyous Mexican folkloric music rang through a downtown hotel ballroom early Thursday as some 600 San Diegans celebrated the legacy of the late labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.

Independent candidate Gaston Luken qualifies for Tijuana mayoral ballot — At least one independent mayoral candidate in Tijuana will be on the ballot in Baja California's June 5 election - the first in the city's history open to candidates with no party affiliation. Gastón Luken Garza, a former federal legislator, was one of six independent mayoral contenders statewide given the green light this week by the Baja California Electoral Institute.
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Apr 11, 2016

RT @LucidJonFranks: Statement on behalf of #Tahmooressi family re: Andrew’s arrest in Indiana. Family asks for prayers and privacy. https:/

Apr 09, 2016

He does, @AbcarianLAT. You said so way back then. I hope he gets it this time.

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