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

Ex-U.S. energy secretary is working with Spanish company proposing a solar project in Baja California — Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar offer new possibilities for Baja California, former U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson said Thursday. "You have the opportunity to become a net energy exporter to California, one of the largest energy markets in the world," Richardson told an audience at Tijuana Innovadora, a 10-day conference that seeks to highlight the region's potential.

Tijuana Innovadora event include the largest hackathon that the city has seen — As a new generation prepares to enter Tijuana's evolving labor market, growing numbers are aiming for professions that require knowledge of technology. The ten-day Tijuana Innovadora conference on Wednesday incorporated both the hackathon and a series of programs aimed at the tech-minded university crowd, touching on subjects such as educational game platforms, augmented reality, mobile phone apps, female leadership in technology, and startups.

Banker: Mexico's informal sector impedes progress — Mexico's has undergone vast transformations in recent decades, and the country "is experiencing a historic opportunity that has not been seen for many years," a leading Mexican banker said on Monday. But the country's large informal sector is holding back progress, said Luis Robles Miaja, head of BBVA Bancomer, one of the country's largest financial institutions.

United States and Mexico collaborate on trusted trader programs to speed flow of goods across border. — Backed by trucking groups, customs brokers and others involved in cross-border trade, the United States and Mexico announced an agreement Friday aimed at streamlining the passage of goods across the border in both directions. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R.

Former State Sen. Denise Moreno Ducheny expects to receive presidential appointment to bi-national environmental board.

Tijuana painters collaborate on mural in Pasaje Rodriguez. — Artists are continuing to transform Pasaje Rodriguez, an enclosed alleyway off of Avenida Revolucion between Third and Fourth Streets. On Sunday, a dozen Tijuana artists spent 12 hours painting a collective mural inside the passage as part of an event called Epicentro de Tijuana, part of the October Festival organized by the Baja California Cultural Institute.

The ten-day Tijuana Innovadora highlights tech scene, culinary offerings, fashion world — Amid a global flourishing of tech companies and other startups, the 10-day Tijuana Innovadora conference intends to showcase these and other ventures that expand the city's horizons. Starting Thursday and running through Oct. 26, there will be numerous panels, conferences, workshops, exhibits, seminars - all with the aim of creating a buzz about Tijuana, one that organizers hope will find an audience in San Diego.

U.S. EPA administrator announces funds for infrastructure projects on the U.S.-Mexico border — New projects involving wastewater treatment, electronic waste management and environmental health on the California-Mexico border are receiving funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Gina McCarthy, the agency's administrator, announced the projects Tuesday during a visit to Border Field State Park.

The annual Entijuanarte Festival in Tijuana reaches across the border to California artists. — Tijuana's largest independent art festival takes place this weekend, with 80,000 people expected through Sunday. Entijuanarte features pieces and performances by more than 400 painters, musicians, dancers, filmmakers and other artists from both sides of the border at the cultural center, or CECUT, in Tijuana's Río Zone.

Congressional supporters hopeful that Andrew Tahmooressi could be released on humanitarian grounds so can receive treatment in the U.S. for PTSD — Congressional supporters of Andrew Tahmooressi, a U.S. Marine veteran on trial in Tijuana on firearms charges, said Wednesday they are hopeful Mexican prosecutors soon will move to dismiss the case on humanitarian grounds.
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Oct 29, 2014

@ejival wandered around looking for it but it was too early

Oct 26, 2014

RT @mundocitizen: Save the Date: On No.v 7th, @otrosdreamers will be in #Tijuana at the 5th Binational Conference on Border Issues...

Oct 24, 2014

Ex U.S. energy chief Billl Richardson working with Spanish company to propose solar plant in Baja California:…

Oct 24, 2014

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson working with Spanish company Abengoa that's proposing a solar plant outside Mexicali.

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