Stories by Amy Isackson
San Diego County law enforcement authorities are asking people to clean out their medicine cabinets to help prevent prescription drug abuse.
The U.S. Border Patrol credited Tijuana's police chief earlier this week with helping cut border crime in half. What the Border Patrol meant was that assaults on U.S. agents working along the border in San Diego have dropped during the last year.
U.S. federal officials say drug groups who recruit San Diego teenagers to smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border have expanded their recruiting operations.
Pack your pesos if you plan to fly out of the Tijuana airport. The airport will not accept U.S. dollars starting September 11.
A new study says the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in 20 years. The study also says fewer people are crossing the border illegally.
The U.S. government will begin flying unmanned aircraft along the Mexican border in East Texas on Wednesday.
A new law in Mexico means everyone who buys antibiotics south of the border must have a prescription from a Mexican doctor. The new law takes effect today.
Thirteen Tijuana police officers detained a year-and-a-half ago for their alleged ties to organized crime have been freed. They were arrested as part of an unprecedented crack down on police corruption.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they want to triple enrollment in the SENTRI, or expedited crossing, program to make border crossings faster and safer. A new study shows enrollment in the pedestrian program is hampered by misinformation.
The California governor says the federal government should dedicate more manpower and money to securing the U.S.-Mexico border. Schwarzenegger toured the border in San Diego on Wednesday as 250 National Guard troops get ready to deploy.
San Diego defies a record increase in the number of unauthorized immigrants removed from the United States. Removals include deportations and voluntary repatriations.
It's not clear what California will get out of the new $600-million border security bill. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin expects the initial deployment will be in Arizona.
A man out for a paddle at San Onofre State Beach filmed a great white shark, swimming just feet from him, not far off the coast earlier this week. A shark researcher says beachgoers don't need to be concerned.
U.S. federal officials have launched a new online system to help relatives and attorneys find people who are in immigration lock-ups. In the past, locating people was sometimes impossible.
A cross-border racketeering case against more than three dozen people is having a ripple effect across the San Diego-Tijuana region. The lead prosecutor says the case is historic for Southern California.
San Diego law enforcement officials say the arrest of a Mexican police official will not derail their work with Mexican authorities. The Baja California official worked closely with California authorities and allegedly passed classified information to drug traffickers in Tijuana.
Forty-three people allegedly tied to a Mexican drug cartel were charged with federal conspiracy and racketeering offenses, including murder, kidnapping, drug smuggling and money laundering, authorities said today.
The autopsy of a man who died after being Tasered by U.S. federal agents at the San Ysidro border crossing last May says many factors contributed to his death.
Arizona's controversial immigration law has jettisoned the annual border governors meeting planned for this fall in Phoenix. The governors of states along the U.S.-Mexico border will meet in New Mexico.
An Escondido immigrants rights group has issued a travel advisory for people visiting the city.
While Fourth of July fireworks exploded in San Diego's night sky, political fireworks went off in Tijuana. There was a surprise win in Tijuana's mayoral election.
Scientists are concerned the Easter Day magnitude 7.2 earthquake has put more pressure on two Southern California faults.
Federal border officials seized more than 100 fake or fraudulently-obtained passports and travel visas during a week-long crackdown at California's U..S Mexico border crossings.
Tijuana voters will choose a new mayor this July 4th. One of the front-runners is a San Diego native. Central themes of the campaigns include border wait times and San Diego and Tijuana’s $6 billion shared regional economy.
World Cup fever has hit Tijuana. City hall and schools have made special accommodations so people don't stay home to nurse their so-called "soccer sickness."
San Diego's medical examiner says the death of a 42-year-old man tasered by federal border agents is a homicide. San Diego immigrants rights activists and the government of Mexico want a thorough investigation.
A new Tijuana office building has earned an environmental stamp of approval. Its builders hope the LEED gold certified building sets an environmental trend in the border city.
Immigrants rights activists say the story of a man who died after being tasered by border officials is another example of why the nation's immigration system must change.
Family members of a 42-year-old man tasered by Border Patrol agents at the San Ysidro Border Crossing last Friday night said he is brain dead. The Mexican Consulate in San Diego says it appears federal agents used excessive force.
San Diego law enforcement authorities say a man was Tasered at the San Ysidro Pedestrian crossing, headed south into Mexico, on Friday evening. They say the man was taken away in an ambulance.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Laura Duffy as United States Attorney for San Diego. She now needs President Barack Obama's approval.
Baja California officials have failed to convince the chancellor of the California State University system to allow students and faculty to study in Tijuana. A Cal State spokeswoman said the U.S. State Department would have to change its warning.
President Barack Obama's plan to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border may have minimal impact on border security. The guardsmen are part of Obama's $500-million proposal to make the border safer.
Baja California restaurateurs hope stimulating San Diegans' taste buds will stimulate tourism in Baja California. Dozens of Baja restaurants will offer a free tasting in San Diego this Saturday.
For the second time in less than a week, a migrant has been held for ransom in Tecate. Police there report a woman who intended to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally was held captive while her smugglers extorted her husband.
U.S Federal law enforcement authorities say diggers tapped into the storm drain system that runs beneath the International Wastewater Treatment Plant property, about a mile west of the San Ysidro border crossing. It's not clear if there is a U.S. exit.
Mexican authorities say they arrested a group of kidnappers who've nabbed more than 100 migrants trying to cross the border illegally into the United States. Mexican authorities say they're probing the group's ties to the murder of a Border Patrol agent last year.
The U.S. drug czar toured the San Diego-Tijuana border Tuesday. The director of the Office Of Drug Control Policy says he heard a lot of praise for the border fence.
Tijuana's 28th annual book fair kicked off over the weekend. More than four dozen titles will make their debut at the 10 day long event. Authors will read and sign their work.
The U.S. State Department's travel warning for Mexico has put the brakes on cross-border collaboration in the San Diego-Tijuana region. California State University's ban on student travel to Tijuana has put decades of research and relationships on hold.
Arizona's new immigration law has returned immigration to the front-burner. A review of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors policy shows its official position supports amending the U.S. Constitution to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. At least one supervisor said that's news to him.
Alan Bersin, the newly appointed commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was in San Diego yesterday. He met with business and community leaders at a town hall meeting on border safety and trade with Mexico. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson was the only reporter in town to get an interview with Commissioner Bersin and she joins Gloria Penner on San Diego Week with more on the story.