Mar Vista High School (MVHS) hosted a multitude of graduation activities over the last couple of weeks to make up for the lack of a formal graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. They plan to have a formal graduation ceremony some time before December, depending on the state of COVID-19. …

Since the passing of former Administrative Services Director Doug Bradley in 2017, the position of finance manager for the City of Imperial Beach had been vacant. City Manger Andy Hall and Deputy City Manager Erika Cortez and staff performed the job in the interim and consultants were also hired.

What better way to celebrate summer than with a scavenger hunt? Explore Imperial Beach California, complete challenges and win prizes.

The Port of San Diego invites professional artists to submit their qualifications for two public art projects as part of the Port’s Percent for Art Program. This is a unique opportunity for local and national artists to create innovative, engaging, permanent, public artworks on the San Diego…

A juvenile egret was spotted sitting along the curb near Mar Vista High School. It looked as though it was waiting for the bus.

South Bay Union School District (SBUSD) will continue to distribute bulk meals (five days of breakfast and lunch food) throughout the summer, every Monday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the District Warehouse, 1111 Saturn Boulevard. In order to receive meals you must have your children with you or pro…

As a result of efforts by the Mexican government’s interagency work group, the Mexican Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (IBWC) has received 83.982 million pesos (about 3.6 million U.S. dollars) from Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conag…

Dante Pamintuan is the neighborhood watch captain for East Lane, Seaside Point, Imperial Beach. On Sunday, June 7, he invited the Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Department and First Responders to his home for free coffee and donuts to show their gratitude and appreciation for the tough job they ar…

Online registration for the 2020/2021 school year is available on the South Bay Union School District webpage, https://www.sbusd.org/Page/1239.

Michelle Lubin’s father was an artist who influenced her upbringing with his creativity. So it’s no surprise that Lubin chose to follow the same calling after some years of working in another field. These days Lubin creates amazing art, drawing directly with a mechanical pencil on wood panel…

The Business Improvement District (BID) was officially disestablished with an unanimous vote by the council during its teleconference meeting on June 3. The BID has assets that equal $105,000 ($79,00 held by the city and $26,000 in a bank account.) Any remaining revenues from the sales of as…

Bags of chalk were given away last Friday, May 29, to spread positive messages in Imperial Beach during the pandemic. SunCoast Market volunteers gave out chalk from 9 to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Imperial Beach Neighborhood Center. The chalk was the idea of the Rapid Response Team an…

Erika Cortez is one of those people who thrives on multi tasking and can’t stand still for long. She has distinguished herself as an employee with the city of Imperial Beach, where she has worked for the past 22 years. This past February, Cortez became the assistant city manager after rising…

In an effort to protect public health and the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff as the state responded to the continued threat of COVID-19, California State Parks temporarily closed the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, parking lot, restrooms, trails leading to the visitor center, …

Ollie is missing from a ride Monday afternoon in the Tijuana River Valley area on the Cathedral Trail. During a ride, Ollie’s saddle broke, he became spooked and ran off on May 25 and hasn’t been seen since 3 p.m. that day. Ollie has a black tail, a black and white main (black by his ears), …

Part 2 of the Imperial Beach COVID-19 Business Assistance Program was discussed during the last council meeting held via teleconference on May 20. Part 2 included further action by the city to help local businesses recover from the pandemic with a number of resolutions: waiving of business l…

My husband and I have been self-isolated for six weeks because we are old and choose not to take a chance. Since each day is precious, no matter where we are, we have stayed busy with what we have available. My husband studied caning on YouTube and caned a chair, trimmed an out of control vi…

SunCoast Market Co-op has surpassed a key milestone needed to open a cooperatively owned grocery store in Imperial Beach. With over 500 invested community owners, they have launched the site selection process. Board President, Kim Frink, shared, “We have assembled a great team of experienced…

Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina has created a task force in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the IB City Council, city staff, and the community are working together to create a network of resources to help IB residents access assistance and support in this time of crisis.

It would be fair to say that Spring 2020 was equal parts memorable and forgettable. One positive from the quarantine we are all undergoing to some extent, is there exists a lot of time that needs to be creatively filled. My new personal entertainment mixture includes reading books, listening…

Robert Stabenow started his career as a seasonal lifeguard in 1983 when he was 18 years old for the city of Imperial Beach. Just last week he retired as Marine Safety Chief after being part of many positive changes in the city.

Join the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department every Tuesday for virtual Story Time. A Deputy Sheriff will host a virtual story hour with a kids’ story time and a fun question and answer session afterwards. The virtual story hour begins at 2 p.m. Visit the event link at shorturl.at/dhDEI to …

Mark McDonald has led a meaningful life. With dual Master’s Degrees from UCLA in Urban Planning and Latin American Studies, (he once lived in and owned a restaurant in Brazil), he is now in a Master’s program in Gerontology at USC, largely because of his volunteer work at the Alzheimer’s Ass…

Are you a veteran? Do you have a story you’d like to tell? Do you have an interest in writing but are not sure where to begin? In partnership with the Coronado Public Library, the Veterans Writing Group of San Diego County is forming a South County Writing group to provide a forum for vetera…

The city of Imperial Beach city council voted to borrow $600,000 in advanced funding for the SR-75 signal interconnection project during the teleconference meeting on May 6. The advanced funds will come from SANDAG acting as the San Diego Regional Transportation Commission. This resolution a…

Retired Lieutenant Commander and Navy Nurse Corps Officer, Sheree Scott, is volunteering with Champions for Health to give virtual Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Presentations around the county in between teaching classes at San Diego Continuing Education and earning a doctoral degree.

Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) is still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Application materials are due forthwith. Students can apply to one of six CoSA Conservatories: Classical and Contemporary Dance; Digital Arts (Animation, Filmmaking, Game Design, and Graphic Desig…

Miss going out for breakfast with your family or friends? We all do. In the meantime to support local businesses and give our families a sense of normalcy, we can order our favorite breakfast and eat it at home. Although some eateries are closed there are still choices around. Deb’s Cookie J…

When Stephanie Kahle’s husband Ehren, a firefighter with the Imperial Beach Fire Department, went to Mendocino to fight a fire in 2008 as part of a strike team, he was gone for 21 days. Out of that time when the couple’s children missed their dad came a story, now a book recently release cal…

A family was out to enjoying a nice day on the beach in Imperial Beach after it was reopened on Monday, April 27.

The Mayor’s COVID-19 Task Force High Risk Population Subcommittee needs your help. They are working to connect residents who are experiencing housing issues, financial hardship, homelessness, loneliness, senior or disabled needs, immigration issues, or any other issue with resources within o…

Imperial Beach Neighborhood Center, 455 Palm Avenue, will hold its fourth “by appointment only” blood drive on June 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. To make an appointment, go to www.RedCrossBlood.org. Make your reservation now as space is limited.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Imperial Beach and EDCO-sponsored Home-Front Cleanup event at the South Bay Union School District Office parking lot, scheduled for May 2, has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled for a future date.

Give your student a one-of-a-kind experience in the summer of 2020! Coronado School of the Arts two-week Summer Intensives program brings together students from around the world to develop skills and creativity in drama/acting, dance, visual art, ceramics, digital arts and music with acclaim…