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July 24, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the old days, maps used by television meteorologists and urban planners in San Diego stopped suddenly at the U.S.-Mexico line, as if there was no weather in Mexico, as if southbound crossers had entered an uncharted wilderness. But a new demographic atlas of the San Diego-Tijuana region goes a long way toward rebuffing the accusation that America's Finest City lives with its back to the border. The atlas tells a tale of two cities that the border joins, as well as divides.
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November 29, 2008 | Jeff Spurrier, Spurrier is a freelance writer.
Just a few miles from multimillion-dollar homes in this central Mexican resort town, the countryside yields to dirt-floor lean-tos made of sticks, rocks, cardboard, blankets or tarps. If residents are lucky, they have a panel of sheet metal as the roof. Out here in the campo, most have no running water, no electricity, no sewer system, no paved roads.
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