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New Book Documents Tijuana’s Revival In Words And Pictures

Above: Car headlights streak through the Tijuana 22000 landscape at dusk.

Aired 3/19/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS:

Paola Alicia Gonzalez, Writer, Tijuana/22000

Olivier Dalle, Publisher, Tijuana/22000

Tijuana has been known in its history as many things, but a trendy, upscale food, art and culture destination has not been one of them — at least not for a long time.

In recent years, drug wars and violence kept tourists away, and Tijuana’s economy took a big hit.

But the border town is making a comeback as locals unite to rebuild their city.

En Ville 37 Publishing

Image of Tijuana/22000 book cover by writer Paola Alicia Gonzalez, Guadalupe de la Garza and Rafa Saavedra. Photography by Jofras and Derrik Chinn.

A new bilingual coffee table book documents the changes happening in downtown Tijuana.

PHOTO GALLERY: View scenes of a revitalized Tijuana

Tijuana/22000 showcases 37 short stories of the city's vibrant arts district, culinary scene, architecture and more through artistic photography.

The number 22000 stands for the zip code that makes up the heart of the city.

KPBS Border Reporter Jill Replogle recently gave us an overview of the kind of renovations happening south of the border.

Tijuana/22000 is part of a series that highlights neighborhoods around the world, including La Jolla and Hillcrest. En Ville Publishing has also developed mobile apps compiling all of the locations with pictures and brief captions.

An official book launching party of Tijuana/22000 will be held Friday, March 21 at Tijuana’s Cultural Center.

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Avatar for user 'Peking_Duck_SD'

Peking_Duck_SD | March 19, 2014 at 1:29 p.m. ― 5 months ago

A better Tijuana means a better San Diego.

We are all part of a contiguous metropolitan area.

Their success is our success and vice-versa.

I'm pleased to see things improving there.

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