As part of the Port of San Diego’s ongoing commitment to the environmental care of San Diego Bay and the surrounding waterfront and communities, the Board of Port Commissioners approved the installation of a microgrid, battery storage system, and electrical infrastructure at the Port’s Tenth…

Volunteers distributed grocery from the San Diego Food Bank in the IB Neighborhood Center parking lot last Thursday, Nov. 12. This event takes place on the Thursday before the second Friday each month from 9 to 11 a.m. From left, volunteers Maurice Grayton, Jose Griffin-Atil and IBAC member …

The king tide once again made its appearance this past weekend. King tides take place when the sun, moon and earth are aligned. King tides are “exceptionally high tides” that take place during a new or full moon or when the moon reaches perigee, the closest point to the earth.

There will be a Thanksgiving Meal Basket Distribution to South Bay Union Families on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Baskets were donated by the Tarbut V’ Torah Community Day School. The event provides meal baskets to families needing support during the holidays.

The Old Globe announced today that its 23rd annual production of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage thi…

The SD Small Business Forum continues to host their outdoor IB Artisan Market every Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the 829 Seacoast Drive location. The IB Artisan Market has many items to choose from, such as handmade jewelry, soaps, home decor items and much more. This is a prefect time of ye…

In ordinary times, kids with colds are a dime a dozen and rarely cause for concern. However, with COVID-19 still spreading, those tiny runny noses have parents and pediatricians on high alert.

The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve is asking for the community’s help in collecting important data during the King Tides, Nov. 15-16 and Dec. 13-15.

While working her day job in real estate for the past six years, Nicole Paquin chipped away at her manuscript - the story of a woman’s triumphs, failures and redemptions. Based in part on her own life experience and that of others, she has created a story she describes as a mix of Bridget Jo…

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The Imperial Beach Optimist Club is sponsoring a “virtual” Spaghetti Dinner anytime from now until Dec. 1. The cost is $10 per person or $15 for two people. With each purchase of a spaghetti dinner, you are supporting the youth of Imperial Beach and South Bay.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s restored Vietnam era PCF 816 Swift Boat will lead The Fleet Week Veterans Day Parade starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 with San Diego Veterans embarked aboard the Patrol Craft Vessel. The Navy Leap Frogs, the U.S Navy’s elite Parachuting Team will do t…

Sheriff Deputy Richard Pele was on hand during the Fire Department Halloween Drive Thru. Many families stopped by the Fire Department for a Halloween Drive Thru this year. The Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department and Lifeguards gave away goodies and candies and more to the attendees

This year’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) annual meeting went virtual, but they still rolled out the red carpet for the 2020 NERRS annual filmfest celebrating Reserves and our coast!

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The Fleet Reserve, Branch 289, V.F.W. Post 5477, American Legion Post 820 and the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce, regret to inform the City of Imperial Beach, the military active duty personnel and their dependents, reservists , members of the retired community along with our loyal and l…

Before the Imperial Beach Eagle & Times and before the Imperial Beach Times, there was a newspaper called IB Star-News. Local resident Shirley Nakawatase remembers the IB Star-News as the hometown newspaper. When an opportunity came up to share the old newspaper with everyone Nakawatase …

Long time resident and former Mar Vista Junior High teacher, Howard Chang, celebrated his 94th birthday recently. He was serenaded by the Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista.

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Reminder, on Sunday, Nov. 1, Daylight Savings Time will end at 2 a.m. Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night, Oct. 31. and enjoy that extra hour on Sunday.

Kathy Prout has been awarded the Military Officers Association of America Award for Outstanding Service by Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (ret), President of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Prout received the award in a front yard presentation by Marvin Heinze, the President…

The annual enrollment period for Medicare begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. With new plan options available, now is the time to reconsider your Medicare coverage for the next year and find the plan that’s right for you.

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The Imperial Beach Optimist Club is sponsoring a “virtual” Spaghetti Dinner anytime from now until Dec. 1. The cost is $10 per person or $15 for two people. With each purchase of a spaghetti dinner, you are supporting the youth of Imperial Beach and South Bay.

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We all have the question on our mind - will we get to celebrate any holidays this year? It has been a challenge gathering with family and friends this year, and trying to find some sense of “normal.”

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Friends of Children United Society (FOCUS) Annual Holiday Boutique has always been a highly anticipated event for FOCUS members, their friends and family and the community overall. Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving, it was a great venue to start getting into the holiday spirit and get a …

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This past summer in the middle of the pandemic some members of the Imperial Beach Woman’s Club decided to exchange puzzles. Former Councilwoman Lorie Bragg, Joyce Ward and Donna Moore thought they could do more to help the senior members of the community by sharing their puzzles with them. T…

The holiday season this year will look different with COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations in place. It is imperative that we all plan our Halloween festivities while keeping in mind that the health and safety of ourselves, our families, and our coworkers depends on us all making good choices.

The City of Imperial Beach is located within two watersheds: the Tijuana River and the San Diego Bay. Protecting local watersheds from stormwater pollution is a priority for every City in the region. In fact, every City in California implements a Storm Water Management Program to reduce the …

On October 15, 2020, the South Bay Union School District celebrated the completion of construction of the new VIP Village Preschool campus. The year-long project was the result of the passage of Measure NN in November 2018, which provided $18 million for construction of a new facility.

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The IB Neighborhood Center will host a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 30, in the Center’s basement hall, 455 Palm Avenue. Donations can be made only by reservations. To make your reservation, go to http://www.RedCrossBlood.org.

The year 2020 has been challenging and it has affected our lives in many ways. Candidates who are running for election have faced their own set of challenges. In Imperial Beach district based voting will take place for the first time. The city was split into districts and only two of them ar…

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department a $744,100 grant that will fund a year’s worth of special operations and campaigns designed to stop drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

In his final actions on legislation passed this session, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Oct. 1 signed into law Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) bill requiring the California Environmental Protection Agency to create a Watershed Action Plan for the Tijuana River Valley.

Sheriff Bill Gore announced Oct. 5 the San Diego County Sheriff Department has been awarded a $97,500 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. The grant is one of 50 awarded in California to local law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Alcoh…