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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An $85,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to launch a project this summer to clean up an abandoned lead smelter site in Tijuana. The funds from the EPA's Office of International Affairs will be used for planning and to stabilize some of the 6,000 tons of lead waste at the site, which sits near a residential neighborhood known as Ejido Chipancingo.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2003 | By a Times Staff Writer
Four police officers in Tijuana have been charged in connection with the alleged rape of an American tourist as she tried to return to the United States after spending the day in the border city, officials announced Wednesday. The incident allegedly occurred Oct. 7 as the woman, her husband and their young son were walking across the border at the San Ysidro crossing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2002 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Many of this border city's police officers have a notorious history of teaming up with drug dealers, accepting bribes and intimidating tourists. City leaders have tried to combat corruption in the past by firing officers and raising salaries. In their latest attempt to rein in overzealous and crooked law enforcement, city officials have moved to separate the police and judicial departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2002 | Anne-Marie O'Connor, Times Staff Writer
Pity the poor city of Tijuana. Since Prohibition put it on the map, Tijuana has been known for drinking too much, partying too late, and embracing hedonistic strangers. But like an aging wild child, it wants to be known for more. Tijuana is trying to change its image. If the city pulls it off, it will be its biggest reinvention since a Tijuana nightclub dancer named Margarita Cansino morphed into sultry Hollywood legend Rita Hayworth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tijuana is fighting its image as a lawless border town from the street up. Literally. For the last two months, the Mexican city has begun to move slowly toward enforcing a series of new traffic laws designed to tame a free-wheeling and often dangerous driving culture. A phalanx of new police officers has been deployed to enforce the new road rules, some of which are tougher than those north of the border. Talking on a cell phone while driving is prohibited.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martin Rodriguez and thousands of other Tijuana residents cross the international border for the most mundane of reasons: to check their mail. Twice a week or more, Rodriguez, a 43-year-old construction worker, checks his rented box at a private mail center a short walk north of the border crossing at San Ysidro. He and other border denizens, many of whom work legally on the U.S. side and have families and lifestyles that straddle the divide, prefer the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no foreign service job quite like it. At the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, death and disorder are daily fare, and diplomacy is conducted more often at the jailhouse than at fancy official soirees. So it is not surprising that this consulate comes in for its share of criticism. In recent years, a spate of serious incidents involving U.S. citizens in Baja have redoubled complaints of bureaucratic indifference and inaction.
NEWS
November 10, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
A controversial proposal to treat cross-border sewage from Mexico at a for-profit plant in Tijuana has been signed into law by President Clinton. Overflow sewage from Tijuana is a long-standing problem on the border, where millions of gallons flow into the U.S. via the Tijuana River or spill into the Pacific Ocean. "No other members of Congress have raw sewage flowing into their districts from another country," said Rep. Bob Filner (D-San Diego), who sponsored the measure with Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Mexican authorities halted their search for the bodies of three people allegedly killed and buried in a Tijuana ravine by a pair of rogue Los Angeles police officers, a lawyer charged Monday that the Mexicans were looking in the wrong place. Attorney Marshall Bitkower, who represents the informant who led authorities to the alleged grave site, said he reviewed videotape footage of the dig which shows that investigators were in the wrong spot.
NEWS
October 4, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal investigators are preparing to search a garbage-strewn hillside near downtown Tijuana for the graves of three people who an informant claims were buried there by former Los Angeles Police Department officers Rafael Perez and David Mack, law enforcement sources confirmed Tuesday. The search, expected to occur within days, is part of an ongoing federal investigation aimed at corroborating the allegations of 23-year-old Sonia Flores, Perez's former lover.
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