The Registrar of Voters is alerting all active registered voters in San Diego County that they will receive a ballot in the mail for the Sept. 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Ballots will be mailed the week of Aug. 16, giving voters nearly a month to mark their ballot and return…

Summertime and sandcastles are an Imperial Beach tradition. For one year only, the Sun & Sea Festival Committee will honor Imperial Beach’s love of sandcastles as Sandcastle City August 13-22, 2021. San Diego County’s largest sandcastle competition will be replaced by the largest sandcas…

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cordially invites you to a virtual Public Information Meeting on Friday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sharp Coronado Hospital is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank on Wednesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 265 Soledad Place. Parking next to the auditorium is recommended. All donors will receive a Comic Con Limited-Edition t-shirt (while supplies last,…

Thirty-four canines and felines belonging to military and low income families along with a few feral cats in Imperial Beach were neutered and microchipped prior to being returned to begin the next chapter of their lives. Funding was provided by Coronado CARES and volunteers by SNAP. This was…

Mariners line the steps into Mar Vista High School on Wednesday, July 21, to welcome new and returning students on their first day of the 2021-2022 school year.

The new VIP Village Preschool campus has been ready for a year but due to the pandemic children had not been heard laughing and running in the playground, and learning in the classrooms. On July 20, all that changed when the campus was open for the first time with a ribbon cutting ceremony a…

San Diego Blood Bank is partnering with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, on a new research study involving plasma from donors who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The intent of the study is to test antib…

Summertime and sandcastles are an Imperial Beach tradition. For one year only, the Sun & Sea Festival Committee will honor Imperial Beach’s love of sandcastles as Sandcastle City Aug. 13-22, 2021. San Diego County’s largest sandcastle competition will be replaced by the largest sandcastl…

Linda Mendez has had an interesting and varied career over the past 20 years. Her current job has brought her to St. James Preschool where she has been the director since the end of last year.

Tijuana Estuary is happy to announce that beginning Sunday, Aug. 1, docent led bird walks will resume. Walks will start at the Visitor Center, 301 Caspian Way, and the group will walk leisurely along the North McCoy trail to see and identify the many birds of the estuary. The walk will go fr…

Aly Wilson is a local photographer who is taking her passion and experience with automobiles and turning it into art. Wilson currently has her photography on display in the Community Room at the Imperial Beach Library, and hopes to inspire anyone with an interest in the automotive industry t…

First-time visitors Judy and Bruce Kronmiller from Lafayette, California, were the first visitors to walk in the Visitor Center after it was closed for 15 months. They are birders who were eager to spot some light-footed Ridgway’s rails. Senior Park Aide Joyce, standing between them, is at t…

Imperial Beach residents gathered for the unofficial annual Fourth of July bike parade, decked out in red, white and blue. This was the first Fourth of July bike parade since 2019, since the pandemic canceled last year’s event. Approximately 1,000 kids, teens, and adults rode bikes, scooters…

This colorful mural by Michelle Lubin can be seen in the alley between Elkwood and Elm avenues. It was created as part of the “Kindness and Love” five mural series.

The Imperial Beach Athletic Club (IBAC) held a beach, bay and skate park cleanup on Saturday, June 26. About 20 participants collected 15 bags of trash. The organization provided gloves, bags and trash pickers and offered refreshments of water and doughnuts. “I would like to thank our member…

The Coronado Chamber of Commerce will be honoring our local Military Kids at this year’s Salute to the Military. The Chamber, in partnership with Hilton Worldwide, invites residents and local businesses to consider becoming an event sponsor for the Aug. 21 event held at the Hotel del Coronad…

Clarence Wagner has been drawing cartoons for most of his life. He still remembers when he was a little boy at about 6 years old, watching a documentary on cartoonist Charles Schultz. It was then that cartoons became his passion.

If you haven’t seen it in person or heard about it yet, the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation recently opened a 79 acre campground at the base of Spooner’s Mesa in the Tijuana River Valley adjacent to the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Longtime Imperial Beach resident Friel Allen celebrated his 100th birthday on June 22 at the Fleet Reserve Association Branch (FRA) 289, Imperial Beach. Many were on hand to help him celebrate this special occasion. Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina presented Allen with a proclamation that s…

The COVID-19 pandemic closed the Imperial Beach Library and the attached Imperial Beach Library Bookstore very suddenly in March 2020. Now, almost as suddenly, the Imperial Beach Library Bookstore will open again on Friday, July 1, selling gently used books.

The United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) has scheduled a public meeting of the USIBWC Citizens Forum on July 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via webinar. The meeting will cover an introduction to Morgan Rogers, San Diego Field Office Area Operations Manager,…

The 4th of July is a day when everyone gathers with friends and family, but 2020 did not allow us to continue with this tradition. It was a year of unknowns, struggles, fears, and all the other negative emotions a person can feel. We didn’t know if we would ever see the light at the end of a…

Since its founding, the Imperial Beach Athletic Club (IBAC) has worked hard to raise funds for kids’ sports teams providing needed money. The non-profit organization couldn’t hold events last year due to the pandemic, apart from its annual golf tournament. This year with the pandemic waning …

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The polluted Tijuana River regularly spills trash and raw sewage from Tijuana into San Diego, and for decades no international treaty or action has stopped it. We can’t totally prevent a river from flowing but we can unpack the reasons why it’s such a problem. There will be a virtual town ha…

South Bay Union School District Superintendent Dr. Katie McNamara has announced her retirement effective Nov. 2, 2021. McNamara has served as the District’s Superintendent since July 2013. She informed the Board and shared the news during the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on May 27, 2021.

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The Imperial Beach Athletic Club (IBAC) is having a cleanup day at the beach, bay and skatepark areas this Saturday, June 26, from 8 to 10 a.m.

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COVID-19 testing at Sports Park will end June 28 and vaccinations at Mar Vista High School are scheduled to end on June 30. The alternative location for those services is the South Region Live Well Center at 690 Oxford Street, Chula Vista from Sunday through Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.

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During the summer, South Bay will continue to serve free meals to all children ages 18 and younger. A week’s worth of meals (breakfast and lunch) will be served every Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the District warehouse, located at 1111 Saturn Boulevard in San Diego. Meals will not be ser…

On June 2, Mar Vista High School seniors received their diplomas. Two separate ceremonies were held to follow COVID restrictions.

The South County Food Hub has recently added another collaborative partner called Fresh Food Connect that helps local gardeners share their bounty with organizations across the United States. Gardeners can sign up online, advise what kind of produce they will be donating and can track that o…

The state will officially retire its Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier system Tuesday, lifting capacity and physical distancing restrictions for most businesses and activities in the region. This means that almost all sectors of the economy can return to pre-pandemic capacity limits tomorrow.

Today, the South Bay Union School District announced that development is underway on a portfolio of 16 new solar projects throughout the District, including school sites, VIP Village Preschool, and the Education Center. The projects were developed by renewable energy solutions provider ForeF…

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Hello South Bay Families! South Bay Unified School District hopes you are staying healthy and safe.

SunCoast, IB Collaborative and Food Vision want to say a big thank you to Sweetwater Union H.S. District and Southwest High School for hosting a wonderful tour of the farm at Southwest on May 7. A special thank you to Eric Span, nutrition services director; Devon Walker, nutrition services r…

Join I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) for the 6th Annual Zero Waste Fair on Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a series of mini-segments covering everything from sustainable fashion to current environmental justice concerns. Whether you are curious about what exactly zero waste me…

On May 29, The Imperial Beach South Bay Kiwanis Club honored two students with scholarships. On Memorial Day weekend, at the Charreda, held at Jara Ranch, Council Member, Vivian Moreno, presented the Kiwanis scholarship checks to Camila Pérez and Joselyn Martínez of Mar Vista High School.

On Sunday, June 6, just after 3:30 p.m., deputies from the Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Substation responded to a report of someone being punched in the face by a woman at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza located at 10 Evergreen Avenue.