Sandra Dibble, Voice of San Diego

Sandra Dibble

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Past articles by Sandra:

Could an Elevated Trolley be the Answer to Long Border Wait Times?

SANDAG is supporting a study that looks at extending San Diego’s Blue Line Trolley over the border into Tijuana. → Read More

Tijuana’s Costly, Inefficient Transit System Forces a Reliance on Cars

Tijuana has struggled to create an affordable, reliable public transportation network, which has only increased Tijuanenses’ reliance on cars. → Read More

Opinion: After writing about Tijuana for decades, I can't imagine my life without this city

I hope my Border City podcast opens a window for people who have ever wondered about Tijuana, about Mexico. → Read More

Border Report: A Tale of Two Tijuanas —

A proposal to split Tijuana into two separate municipalities has been generating some fierce debate in recent days. → Read More

Border Report: Baja's New Governor Confronts Infrastructure Woes, Debt Burden

Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda plans to tackle violence and debt in Baja California, as she oversees a growing list of projects for the state. → Read More

Tijuana hospitals understaffed as coronavirus spreads

Doctors and nurses share what it's like working inside Tijuana's coronavirus treatment centers. → Read More

Already a crisis in the U.S., fentanyl is now seeping into Tijuana’s drug supply

A new study shows intravenous drug users in Mexico are often unknowingly injecting the powerful synthetic fentanyl. → Read More

Already a crisis in the U.S., fentanyl is now seeping into Tijuana's drug supply

A new study shows intravenous drug users in Mexico are often unknowingly injecting the powerful synthetic drug → Read More

ACLU sues Trump administration over policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico

The ACLU accuses the Trump administration of breaking the law with its "remain in Mexico" policy for asylum seekers at the southern border. → Read More

First asylum-seeking families returned to Tijuana under 'Remain in Mexico' program

A couple, four mothers and ten children were returned to Tijuana on Wednesday after asking for asylum at the San Diego Port of Entry. They will wait in Mexico until their court dates in U.S. immigration court. → Read More

Project features testimonies of U.S. deportees in Tijuana, other Mexican cities

U.S. deportees will be the focus of presentations this month in a series of presentations in Tijuana, part of the "Humanizando la Deportacion Project" coordinated through University of California David. → Read More

Will the Central American caravans continue?

Four months after more than 6,000 Central American migrants arrived in Tijuana, less numerous but still sizable caravans have been making their way through Mexico. → Read More

Military-police partnership targeting Tijuana's high homicide numbers rolls out

A new plan aimed at curbing Tijuana's high number of homicides played out Tuesday at traffic points throughout the city, as soldiers joined municipal police. → Read More

As homicides spike, Mexican president announces "special plan" for Tijuana

As homicides in Mexico continue to break records, President Andres Manuel López Obrador has declared an end to his country’s drug war, and announced a special plan for Tijuana that involves the collaboration of military forces and civilian law enforcement agencies. → Read More

Who's in the caravan? Survey profiles Central American migrants stranded in Tijuana

A December survey by the International Organization for Migration showed members of the 2018 caravans stranded in Tijuana that they were largely Honduran males, under 45. Nearly two months after their arrival, more than half still hoped to reach the United States. → Read More

Central American migrants return home, even as thousands push north in new caravan

An overnight flight from Tijuana carried three dozen Central American migrants this week, courtesy a U.S.-sponsored program run by the International Organization for Migration. → Read More

Hundreds of Central American migrants move north through Mexico in new caravan

Members of a Central American caravan continued their journey north in southern Mexico. → Read More

New Central American caravan met with warm response from Mexico

This third large caravan to cross to Mexico in less than a year is receiving a far warmer reception from Mexican authorities. → Read More

Viewers in Tijuana and San Diego say nothing new in Trump prime-time border speech

Many San Diegans who tuned in for President Donald Trump’s prime time speech on border security Tuesday night said they didn’t hear anything new. → Read More

Mexico's president celebrates launching of economic zone for northern border

Tijuana is one of three border cities visited by Mexico's president as he launches his new "free zone" that lowers taxes, increases the minimum wage and pegs gasoline prices to those in the United States → Read More