As part of the South Bay Unified School District (SBUSD) meal service, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and continuing every Monday through Dec. 31, all students under the age of 18 will receive free meals. Families with children from other districts, or who are not enrolled in school, are elig…

For the month of September, register on Love to Ride and log your bike rides for your chance win. Cycle September returns to help make bicycling the new normal The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition has partnered with Love to Ride to bring Cycle September to San Diego County. The Bike Coalit…

Wednesday, Sept. 2, at an event with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico T.H. Christopher Landau, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott and Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) Jayne Harkins at the U.S. Coast Guard San Diego Station, U.S. Environmental Protection Agen…

The Imperial Beach Branch Library, part of the San Diego County Library, will expand library services on Thursday, Sept. 10. Starting on that date, they will be provide in-person library services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with hours from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m.…

Bike Coalition and IBactive challenge South Bay residents to explore Imperial Beach to win prizes. Participants can visit spots around the city to complete challenges September 4-September 21

Some of the animal stories they tell are stuff nightmares are made of, but thanks to their loving care, they are able to turn it around and make the stories end with a smile. For a year or so, the small group of mostly women from Imperial Beach, has formed a rescue called Whiskers Without Bo…

Cub Scouting is still alive and well in Imperial Beach. Join the Cub Scouts Pack 866 virtual joining night on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Find out about the fun adventures Cub Scouts embark upon, where children grow in achievement, citizenship, character, and personal fitness.

Another National Grandparents’ Day, the Sunday after Labor Day, is approaching, but it will undoubtedly be ignored by most, even grandparents. According to card companies, the day is less important for revenue than nine other holidays, including St. Patrick’s Day. In 1983, Hallmark predicted…

ASSE Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from Eurasia, Germany and countries with significant Muslim population. All these exceptional students have received scholarships through the U.S. State Department-sponsored programs: Future Lead…

The City of Imperial Beach know this has been a tough time for everyone. While many businesses have been able to resume an alternate way of opening, some businesses still have their lights off.

The Governor has announced a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

The Census Bureau has begun door-to-door outreach. Census enumerators nationwide are following up with households that have yet to complete the 2020 Census. To help enumerators reduce their number of household visits, please visit 2020census.gov or call 619-695-5657.

On Saturday, Aug. 29, there was a gathering of community members championing “Save the Children,” an event to bring attention to the horror of child trafficking on the corner of 13th Street and Palm Avenue. Passerby vehicles honked horns in support of those championing the end of child traff…

Inspired by the nation’s events of excessive use of force by the police, and the large cost of the Sheriff’s Department to the city, an Ad Hoc committee headed by Pro Tem Mayor Paloma Aguirre and Councilman Ed Spriggs was formed. The goals of the committee are to receive input from the commu…

This school year is unlike anything any of us have seen in our lifetimes. Due to COVID-19, most schools are entirely virtual, including Mar Vista High School (MVHS). This brings with it new obstacles and challenges that students and teachers are having to face everyday. In order to learn mor…

A new wave of scammers is targeting San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers, threatening to cut off their service unless they pay their utility bills immediately with prepaid cards. The most common tactic reported is scammers impersonating SDG&E’s billing department and asking…

Summer scouting activities usually start with placing flags on our fallen heroes at the Glen Allen Mortuary. Other activities include the San Diego County Fair, San Diego Padres, the Sun & Sea Parade and a beach day.

The Imperial Beach Ad Hoc Law Enforcement Committee would like to hear your voice and asks you to share your story regarding sheriff encounters. The ad hoc committee was created by a resolution passed by City Council consisting of two members of City Council to direct staff in an analysis of…

Bring Out the Bubbles, Bring Out the Smiles ... Lisa Rodriguez brought out her bubble blower this week to the beach to the delight of many.

The Board of Directors of Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) is proud to announce the appointment of Akilah Templeton as the organization’s next President and CEO. Templeton brings a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences working with veterans and the homeless community in LA.

The new Imperial Beach Marine Safety Chief, Adam Chase, was a typical kid that grew up by the beach, surfed, boogie boarded and loved fishing. At 13, he was a junior lifeguard and jumped off the Ocean Beach pier as part of the training. By the time he was 15, he started doing triathlons, and…

Latter Rain Ministries will be holding a One Block at a Time Drive Through Food Distribution. The food distribution will be held on Friday, Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. No parking and no ID needed.

COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, but none more than seniors. With 95% of COVID-19 deaths over the age of 60, seniors remain the most vulnerable and isolated population. Mandated to shelter in place since mid-March, there is no end in sight. During this incredibly challenging time, Eld…

Please give your input before Aug. 21, 2020 by sharing your hopes and dreams for better food in our community by visiting the Food Vision 2030 - Imperial Beach Community Page. Imperial Beach is one of 12 communities in the county selected to engage residents, businesses and organizations in …

For the first time in its history the residents of Imperial Beach will vote by district of residence to choose their councilmembers. The mayor will continue to be elected by all voters in the city, regardless of a voter’s residence location.

The Boys & Girls Club closed on March 17 due to the pandemic but was able to reopen its door on July 13 offering summer camps and giving kids an opportunity to be active. In keeping with CDC guidelines, the club has changed many of its procedures. Parents can sign up their kids by printi…

Matthew Wilson, a teacher and coach at Mar Vista High School, found himself without a purpose this summer. Because of COVID-19 he couldn’t do any of the things that typically brought him joy. He couldn’t teach kids and he couldn’t surf, so like anyone might when they find they have nothing t…

Social justice and equality for all is the reason the newly formed Imperial Beach People’s Alliance (IBPA) has been created. The group came together after witnessing an attack during a peaceful protest on June 7 on Seacoast Drive. The day had started when the group had gathered at Veteran’s …

The San Diego Bike Coalition announced on June 16 the revamping of its 13th annual San Diego Bay bike ride, calling it Bike The Bay 2.0. Due to restrictions on large gatherings related to COVID-19, the traditional Bayshore Bikeway ride is shifting to a virtual ride for individuals and famili…

Some people still have questions about when or where you should wear a mask, which type of mask is best, and how to properly wear your mask. It’s important that we follow the proper guidelines for wearing masks, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as much as we can. I’ve compiled a “ti…

Citizens’ Climate is a nonpartisan, non-profit, grassroots organization that tackles climate change through focusing on national policies. Founded in by Marshall Saunders, this organization is now a recent recipient of the Keeling Curve Prize. This award provides $25,000 annually to ten proj…

The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health has extended the existing beach water contact closure area at the Tijuana Slough shoreline north to include the Imperial Beach shoreline. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River has been entering the Tijuana Estuary and water…

The second Law Enforcement Ad Hoc committee meeting, headed by Mayor Pro Tem Paloma Aguirre and Councilman Ed Spriggs, was held via zoom last Saturday, Aug. 1. The topics of the meeting included the Sheriff’s Department use of force, alternative services and ways to make the services more ef…

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency convened an invitation-only meeting of the Tijuana River Inter-Agency Coordination Group. The group is comprised of 17 local and federal agencies to help guide the development of solutions and expenditure of the $300 million for the Tijuana…

The Imperial Beach Fire Department was called to get a cat off of a roof in the 1200 block of Donax. Pictured is Firefighter Henry Yorba coming down the ladder, cat in hand.

Please take a moment to share your hopes and dreams for better food in the Imperial Beach community by visiting the Food Vision 2030 - Imperial Beach Community Page, https://engage.sdfsa.org/imperial-beach.

According to data from San Diego County, as of July 26 Coronado has now had 113 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak. In San Diego county the age group that is most affected by the virus is still 20-29 making up 25.2% of total cases, and the second most affected age group is 30-…