Live in U.S., work in Mexico Border reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. — Baja California's ambitious plan to build the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere took an important step forward this week with the signing of a public-private partnership for a project in northern Rosarito Beach. At full build-out, the reverse osmosis facility would produce 100 million gallons of water per day, a volume twice the capacity of the Poseidon desalination plant in Carlsbad. — With walnuts and pomegranates in season in Mexico, August is a good time to sample the dish known as chile en nogada. On Sunday, more than 4,000 people are expected at the Tijuana Cultural Center for a festival celebrating this traditional Mexican fare. — Since passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement more than two decades ago, U.S.-Mexico trade has risen to unprecedented levels. Trucks cross into the United States laden with shipments of medical devices, electronics, cars, fruits and vegetables, while others roll south into Mexico with loads of U.S. — Some 600,000 residents of Tijuana and Rosarito Beach can expect to see their running water cut off as soon as next weekend as a major aqueduct undergoes repairs. — Shortly after flying into Tijuana on Thursday morning - before even formally assuming the mantle as the leader of the region's Roman Catholics - Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón made a stop at the U.S. border. "We need to build bridges, and tear down walls," Moreno said before walking up to the border fence, and leaning his head on the weathered corrugated metal structure. — The death toll of a Sunday bus crash in Tijuana grew to five, with the announcement on Monday that 12-year-old passenger had died of her injures at a government hospital. Also among the victims of was the driver of the bus that was heading to Sinaloa state when it veered off a busy road and tumbled down a hillside on Sunday afternoon. — Sunday afternoon accident occurred near entrance to Tijuana-Tecate toll road - Four people were killed and close to 40 others suffered injuries on Sunday afternoon when a passenger bus ran off a road near the U.S. border, falling some 100 feet down a hillside, police reported. The accident occurred at about 4 p.m.

MUSEIC meeting in Tijuana highlights cross-border success stories — Stories of successful business innovators in the cross-border region helped set the stage for Friday's meeting in Tijuana of the Mexico-United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council, or MUSEIC. — Sounds of adolescent laughter rang out one afternoon this week from a second-floor hallway at UC San Diego. A dozen high school students from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border gathered in the Nanomaterials Processing Lab, blowing off steam after seven intense weeks of living on the La Jolla campus and pursuing science projects at the university's Jacobs School of Engineering. — Tijuana's Economic Development Council is calling for a series of infrastructure improvements for border crossers and other pedestrians in Mexico south of the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The council, which focuses on long-term infrastructure planning, is pushing for the development of an entrance called "Umbral de las Americas," or "Threshold of the Americas."
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Aug 28, 2016

.@jfleck Thanks for mention. There is still much to learn about this project.

Aug 26, 2016

Consolidated Water issues a statement about the Private-Public Partnership to build Rosarito desal plant: 

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