San Diego is playing a starring role in President Donald Trump’s emerging plans for a border wall. Here’s what we know about the fence that already exists, and the structure Trump wants to replace it.
Though plans for a border wall – a literal barricade dividing the U.S. and Mexico – are moving forward, the vision for a property just south of the existing border fence strives to connect Tijuana and San Diego more than ever by becoming a hub for where people from both sides of the border can live and work.
There’s been an uptick in art projects happening at the border now that President Donald Trump is in office. With so much attention on the border, it’s worth taking a quick look at some of the art that’s attempted to tackle the prickly issues surrounding it. Here are 20 instances of gutsy, controversial art that has explored the border.
Food and beer politics, a key figure in the case of the 43 missing Mexican students surfaces and national reporters drop in to observe the border wall and the agents who patrol it.
When First Lady Pat Nixon inaugurated Friendship Park in 1971, she said, “I hope there won’t be a fence here too long.” Instead, the fencing and wire has gotten more intense. But it hasn’t stopped a steady stream of cross-border gardening ventures, yoga classes, prayer services and fleeting pinky touches.
San Ysidro residents make moves to understand the air they’re breathing, Chicano Park celebrates its past and pushes for a museum in its future and more in our roundup of cross-border news.
Slowly but surely, Tijuana is building out a functional public transit system, with a BRT system under way and a light-rail line in the works.
You can’t have a border discussion in Carlsbad. So we held Wednesday night’s installment of Meeting of the Minds, our popular arts and culture event highlighting San Diego’s creative world, as close to the border as we could get.
On Wednesday, Oct. 22, we will introduce folks to the exciting things happening in Tijuana at our border-centric installment of Meeting of the Minds.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Ari Bloomekatz and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explore the troubled past of the defunct Desert Line, highlighting where the project to rebuild the track is headed.