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Nation's best passport center? It's in Chula Vista

Last year, the public library in the Otay Ranch Town Center processed 17,000 passport applications. The library did such a good job that it beat out more than 7,500 passport processing centers to be named the best passport facility in the country by the U.S. Department of State. This year’s numbers...

  • Jamul Casino update: New name, offerings

    Jamul Casino update: New name, offerings

    What’s in a name? For the Jamul Indian Village, the rebranding of Hollywood Casino to Jamul Casino connects the tribe’s past to its future. With a fresh logo and newly named dining venues and players rewards club, the casino’s transition from owner to owner/manager has been seamless, said chairwoman...

  • Carlsbad airline to start service in November

    Carlsbad airline to start service in November

    A North County airline that struggled for years to get off the ground is finally about to start operations. California Pacific Airlines recently announced it will begin flights Nov.1 out of McClellan-Palomar Airport going to San Jose, Reno and, later in the month, to Las Vegas and Phoenix. The...

  • Take it from the tap: Beach, please

    Take it from the tap: Beach, please

    Need a beach escape or just a really tasty cold one? Baja's Colectivo Surf Tasting Room has it all.

  • A visit to this Tijuana water park is not for the faint of heart

    A visit to this Tijuana water park is not for the faint of heart

    Nothing can really prepare you for the notorious Slip N Fly water slide in Tijuana. I watched tons of YouTube and Instagram videos of the slide, which has recently become a social media darling. But, standing at the top of the slide, 42 feet in the air and looking at the 100 foot race to possible...

  • Free downtown shuttle may expand to Hillcrest, other nearby areas

    Free downtown shuttle may expand to Hillcrest, other nearby areas

    The growing popularity of downtown San Diego’s free shuttle is prompting city officials to explore expanding the service into Balboa Park, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, University Heights and Barrio Logan. The electric open-air shuttles, launched by the city two years ago, have joined with app-rented...

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