It takes three U.S. Border Patrol agents to unlock the gate and pry open its salt-eroded door. Holding her 10-year-old daughter Yvette’s hand, Castañon walks nervously across the dirt and rocks leading up to the border fence, stumbling a bi... more

May 25, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Made of a block of polished marble, Monument 258 was a hotspot for tourists on their way to or back from Tijuana. Some visitors would even chip off a piece of the marble and take it with them as a souvenir. more

Dec 21, 2011 12:00 AM Seen Local more

Jul 6, 2011 12:00 AM Seen Local

The destination is the nearby Mercado de Artesanías de la Línea. Patiently, Amy Sanchez and partner Misael Diaz wait for the remaining artists to show up and share their vision for what could turn the Mercado into a burgeoning cultural hu... more

Jun 7, 2011 12:00 AM Seen Local

In the summer of 2010, I went on a ride-along with members of the Sierra Club Borderlands Team and took a tour of the new border fence that cuts through the Otay Mountain Wilderness. Listen to this special-project podcast and take an audio to... more

Jan 9, 2011 12:00 AM Podcasts

When James Brown was in his 20s, he walked, on a whim, from his house in San Diego to Tecate, Mexico. Including a quick stop in La Mesa to bowl, the trek took 48 hours. more

Dec 15, 2010 12:00 AM Seen Local more

Sep 8, 2010 12:00 AM Seen Local

If you were motoring on the southbound 5 or 805 freeways last Wednesday between noon and 8 p.m., you might have found yourself a little inconvenienced as traffic slowed to a crawl between the Mexican border and, at times, as far north as do... more

Nov 20, 2007 12:00 AM News

Sometimes the border fence brings people together more

Mar 28, 2007 12:00 AM Seen Local

If the federal officers who patrol the U.S.-Mexico border operated under the same policies as city cops, Oscar Gamiz-Bargas might still be alive. The 22-year-old died May 18, 75 yards north of the Mexico point-of-entry, when a Border Patrol... more

May 31, 2006 12:00 AM News

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