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Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Chiquiliquis Lurking Up the Coast

Hang around with a surfer long enough, and you learn more than you want to know about what’s lurking under the sand. On a recent trip to a pristine Del Mar beach, I noticed these little holes in the sand by the shore. There were hundreds of them. Sure enough, my lifeguard husband starts digging a hole in the sand and what he scoops up, was pretty amazing to me.

Published: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Long Lost Primo

I don't blog about myself on this site, but every once in awhile something reminds me that my own family is very much a part of this great border region. As a storyteller, I know a great story when I hear one…

Published: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Changes for American pedestrians walking into Mexico are here

Earlier this week on a business day trip across the border I was completely caught off guard. Not only because there is literally millions of dollars of construction projects happening along the U.S. Mexico border in the San Diego/Tijuana…

Published: Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Death of Fidel Castro

If you want to know the history of Fidel Castro, or his politics, don’t look here. I only mention Castro in my blog because I see the vast differences in the way TV News Reports and leaders commented on his passing. It is evident that Fidel Castro leaves behind many Cubanos on the island who respected his leadership and mourn his death…

Published: Friday, July 15, 2016

Goodbye my Sweet "Ojitos"

16 years ago, a friend of mine by the name of Laura Irene convinced me to take a ride across the border to Tijuana to "peak" at some kittens she and her family had rescued. Reluctantly, I went…

Published: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Maid in America

Live or work in a border city like San Diego / Tijuana, and you see hundreds of women on buses and trolley's in the early morning hours. It's no secret that many are crossing over from Tijuana to clean houses…

Published: Saturday, August 29, 2015

El Reportero de la Policiaca - The Police Reporter

In and around the San Diego/Tijuana border region there exist few reporters who can say they have worked in this market for more than 20 years, but this week the region lost one of those special journalists…

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The World of Lucha Libre in Mourning

A horrible accident Saturday night in Tijuana, Mexico B.C in front of hundreds of spectators during a popular Lucha Libre match. Two sons of two of the top Lucha fighters in Mexico went face to face…

Published: Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Final Chapter – Diana Gonzalez Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison

A man who admitted stalking his 19-year-old estranged wife and stabbing her to death in a men’s restroom at San Diego City College more than four years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison, plus one year…

Published: Saturday, August 9, 2014

El Salvador - The Beauty and the Beast

Standing on one of the world's most noted surfing spots in the world, "El Tunco", I felt a bit of sadness for the people who live in El Salvador. People who just like the rest of us, want a better life, and want to make an honest living…

Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Chiquiliquis Lurking Up the Coast

Hang around with a surfer long enough, and you learn more than you want to know about what’s lurking under the sand. On a recent trip to a pristine Del Mar beach, I noticed these little holes in the sand by the shore. There were hundreds of them. Sure enough, my lifeguard husband starts digging a hole in the sand and what he scoops up, was pretty amazing to me.

Published: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Long Lost Primo

I don't blog about myself on this site, but every once in awhile something reminds me that my own family is very much a part of this great border region. As a storyteller, I know a great story when I hear one…

Published: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Changes for American pedestrians walking into Mexico are here

Earlier this week on a business day trip across the border I was completely caught off guard. Not only because there is literally millions of dollars of construction projects happening along the U.S. Mexico border in the San Diego/Tijuana…

Published: Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Death of Fidel Castro

If you want to know the history of Fidel Castro, or his politics, don’t look here. I only mention Castro in my blog because I see the vast differences in the way TV News Reports and leaders commented on his passing. It is evident that Fidel Castro leaves behind many Cubanos on the island who respected his leadership and mourn his death…

Published: Friday, July 15, 2016

Goodbye my Sweet "Ojitos"

16 years ago, a friend of mine by the name of Laura Irene convinced me to take a ride across the border to Tijuana to "peak" at some kittens she and her family had rescued. Reluctantly, I went…

Published: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Maid in America

Live or work in a border city like San Diego / Tijuana, and you see hundreds of women on buses and trolley's in the early morning hours. It's no secret that many are crossing over from Tijuana to clean houses…

Published: Saturday, August 29, 2015

El Reportero de la Policiaca - The Police Reporter

In and around the San Diego/Tijuana border region there exist few reporters who can say they have worked in this market for more than 20 years, but this week the region lost one of those special journalists…

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The World of Lucha Libre in Mourning

A horrible accident Saturday night in Tijuana, Mexico B.C in front of hundreds of spectators during a popular Lucha Libre match. Two sons of two of the top Lucha fighters in Mexico went face to face…

Published: Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Final Chapter – Diana Gonzalez Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison

A man who admitted stalking his 19-year-old estranged wife and stabbing her to death in a men’s restroom at San Diego City College more than four years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison, plus one year…

Published: Saturday, August 9, 2014

El Salvador - The Beauty and the Beast

Standing on one of the world's most noted surfing spots in the world, "El Tunco", I felt a bit of sadness for the people who live in El Salvador. People who just like the rest of us, want a better life, and want to make an honest living…

Chiquiliquis Lurking Up the Coast

3 years ago

Hang around with a surfer long enough, and you learn more than you want to know about what’s lurking under the sand. On a recent trip to a pristine Del Mar beach, I noticed these little holes in the sand by the shore. There were hundreds of them. Sure enough, my lifeguard husband starts digging a hole in the sand and what he scoops up, was pretty amazing to me.

The Long Lost Primo

3 years ago

I don't blog about myself on this site, but every once in awhile something reminds me that my own family is very much a part of this great border region. As a storyteller, I know a great story when I hear one…

Changes for American pedestrians walking into Mexico are here

3 years ago

Earlier this week on a business day trip across the border I was completely caught off guard. Not only because there is literally millions of dollars of construction projects happening along the U.S. Mexico border in the San Diego/Tijuana…

The Death of Fidel Castro

4 years ago

If you want to know the history of Fidel Castro, or his politics, don’t look here. I only mention Castro in my blog because I see the vast differences in the way TV News Reports and leaders commented on his passing. It is evident that Fidel Castro leaves behind many Cubanos on the island who respected his leadership and mourn his death…

Goodbye my Sweet "Ojitos"

4 years ago

16 years ago, a friend of mine by the name of Laura Irene convinced me to take a ride across the border to Tijuana to "peak" at some kittens she and her family had rescued. Reluctantly, I went…

Maid in America

5 years ago

Live or work in a border city like San Diego / Tijuana, and you see hundreds of women on buses and trolley's in the early morning hours. It's no secret that many are crossing over from Tijuana to clean houses…