September 23-25, 2022, Operation Call-To-Service presents the inaugural three-day military convention and Art Festival involving action/adventure, animation, film, comics and literary works. The event is inspired by the POW/MIA historical fiction story, “Purple Foxes United,” which involves …

The Knights of Columbus Council #7903 from St. Charles Catholic Parish in Imperial Beach presented a check for $567 to benefit individuals with disabilities at The Arc of San Diego. This gift was presented at The Arc of San Diego’s Chula Vista location, The Sol and Ruth Gerber Family Center.…

The City of Imperial Beach will be holding a community wide clean up on Saturday, Feb. 5. There will be a dumpster where IB residents can bring items to discard at 1133 13th Street parking lot. The dumpster site will be available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact IB Parks …

The Be Big Beach Clean Up, sponsored by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County, the Chuck and Ernestina Kreutzkamp Foundation and in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, was held on Monday, Jan. 17 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The 2022 National Night Out presents a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, operated b y Sharp HealthCare, of the Pfizer booster dose on Monday, Jan. 24 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Egger, Sr. - South Bay Recreation Center, 1885 Coronado Avenue. Vaccinations are free; no insurance necessary. No…

With a new tax season under way, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) reminds taxpayers to take steps to protect themselves from scam artists seeking to steal refunds and identities.

Author Eric Dregni is no stranger to the unusual. He writes about topics that strike his fancy, such as Vespas, bowling, and the origin of the ice-rink clearing machine the Zamboni. But “The Impossible Road Trip: An Unforgettable Journey to Past and Present Roadside Attractions in All 50 Sta…

Ready to get rid of your holiday tree? The City of Imperial Beach has partnered with EDCO for a tree recycling event from Dec. 27 to Jan. 24. No need to cut your tree, however, all ornaments, tinsel, decorations or bags must be removed. You can bring your holiday tree to one of two drop off …

The winners of the December coloring contest were awarded prizes by Cow-A-Bunga Coffee and Ice Cream Shop. Cow-A-Bunga owner John Crumley, center, was on hand to give out the prizes to second place winner Kendrick, 10, on left, and third place winner Madison, 4. Not pictured, first place win…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17 this year, is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer. Be Big Beach Clean Up will be a great way for individuals and their families to take part and make a difference in their community.

In preparation for a safe return to school, South Bay launched on-site COVID testing at three District locations on Jan. 6, 2022. Nearly 1,800 students and staff visited the testing centers at the District Office, Reach Out to Families Resource Center, and Sunnyslope School during the three-…

The Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit is investigating a deadly apartment fire in Imperial Beach. It happened on Sunday, Jan. 9, just before 5:30 a.m. A woman called 9-1-1 to report a fire in an apartment building in the 500 block of 7th Street. 

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Come and join the Chamber for their first Breakfast Mixer for 2022 with special guest speaker Summer Stephan, District Attorney for San Diego. She will be speaking on current issues, successes, and the future for San Diego. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post 820, 1268 Palm …

With COVID-19 case numbers once again increasing across the country due to the spread of the delta and omicron variants, you might be wondering if you can continue to avoid infection, especially if you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine. Even if you are vaccinated, you may have similar fears.

Last summer I mentioned that seeing the Christmas lights in New York one more time was on my bucket list. A few months later the trip was on my calendar: a mother/daughter trip with my middle child Jill and her two daughters, plus her best friend, mother, and daughter. While Jill is an accou…

The San Diego CountyDepartment of Environmental Health andQuality (DEHQ) has issued a General Rain Advisory to avoid water contact at all coastal beaches and bays due to recent rainfall. Swimmers, surfers, and other water users are warned that rain brings urban runoff, which can cause bacter…

The Imperial Beach Arts Bureau (IBAB) supports the joining of art and physical activity throughout the IB community, and to that end IBAB is encouraging residents and visitors to walk and ride IB streets and experience all the art that is readily available. IBAB is pleased to announce the cr…

Ken Blinsman, president and chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Club, has worked and mentored thousands of kids who have gone through the programs over the 47 years he has been with the organization, and he is pleased when he sees them succeed in life later on. This Dec. 31 will …

Chopper the Biker Dog mural, painted by Esmeralda Robles and found at 805 Ocean Lane, is one of the murals that can be found on the Imperial Beach Arts Bureau’s new interactive map.

A small crowd gathered to enjoy these amazing Christmas decorations in a front yard next to the Imperial Beach U.S. Post Office.

The IB Arts Bureau (IBAB) continues seek all opportunities to bring the beauty of art into Imperial Beach’s streets for her citizens’ enjoyment. IBAB also remains dedicated to the Cities of Kindness Movement adopted last spring by the City of Imperial Beach to foster kindness as value within…

The Imperial Beach Neighborhood Center’s new pantry walls were painted and new shelves installed, thanks to the help of UCSD Medical School Center for Community Care and its team.

For eight years Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Coronado Unit has hosted an annual Turkey Trot 5k run/walk to raise money for the local hospital which is rated among the top five children’s hospitals across the nation. Locals including Cathy Brown, Sarah Honaker, and Katie Herrick, volunt…

On Dec. 17, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state’s pandemic response. The most up to date data is available on the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

The Imperial Beach Athletic Club (IBAC) helped 12 families with 36 kids from ages 19 to just months old this past weekend with a food and toy giveaway. Santa and Frosty delivered the donations in a caravan style. IBAC thanks its members and the community for an overwhelming amount of donatio…

Summer is my favorite season, but December may be my favorite month. It offers a genuine change in daily routine, busier but welcomed. With the Advent devotionals, the Christmas songs that get only a few weeks to shine, the appearance of yearly decorations, and the general festive moods with…

The December coloring contest winners were first place Adella French, age 10, far right; second place Liberty Preston, age 10, far left, and third place Porter Goforth, age 8, not pictured. This month’s prizes were sponsored by IB Fresh owner Gina Fragoso Limon, pictured in center with her 3…

Crews working hard in Imperial Beach to keep residents safe and clear the streets of flooding.

It was a classic David vs. Goliath scenario when Imperial Beach joined a lawsuit with other coastal cities San Mateo, Marin, and Santa Cruz counties, along with San Francisco, Richmond, Santa Cruz, and Oakland cities. They went up against 37 fossil fuel industries including Exxon, Mobil and …

Imperial Beach Fire Department Chief John French still remembers his first day of work in the city. It was Nov. 8, 1984 and he and the crew responded to multiple fires that day, something unusual in itself. The biggest one was a fire at The Landing in Coronado, a condo building under constru…

A Pearl Harbor Remembrance returned to Imperial Beach Pier on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Many braved the rainy weather and gathered to honor those that lost their lives during the bombing of Pearl Harbor and World War II.

The Imperial Beach Arts Bureau (IBAB) supports the joining of art and physical activity throughout the IB community, and to that end IBAB is encouraging residents and visitors to walk and ride IB streets and experience all the art that is readily available. IBAB is pleased to announce the cr…

America’s Largest Balloon Parade – the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente® will take place Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. on Harbor Drive along the North Embarcadero area of downtown San Diego.

If you live in Imperial Beach or have driven around town, chances are you have seen one of the three murals painted by muralist Marissa Quinn. The very first mural Quinn created was right here in Imperial Beach at Palm Avenue and 2nd Street in 2018, the second one of a woman surfing with dol…

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Just in time for the holidays! The IB Crafters’ Corner will be filled with vendors selling many unique items perfect for gift giving. There will be decorated fabric designs, succulents, woodcrafts, handmade and vintage jewelry, doll clothes, kitchen towels, aprons, and much more. All this wi…