Tijuana border closes after migrant demonstrations

SAN YSIDRO — Cars inched forward toward the 805 North Freeway at the San Ysidro border after its six-hour closure Sunday. The San Ysidro port of entry, which sits between San Diego and Tijuana, was closed around 11:20 a.m and didn’t fully open again until 5:11 p.m. Central American migrants have been gathering in Tijuana for weeks to seek asylum in the United States, according to an article by the Los Angeles Times. According to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Control, additional personnel were sent to the San Ysidro port of entry in preparation for multiple planned demonstrations on both sides of the border. Authorities from the Metropolitan Transit System and the San Diego Police Department met last Tuesday to create a contingency plan in case tensions rose on the border, Metropolitan Transit System transportation supervisor John Tarantino said. At 11:19 a.m., San Diego U.S. Customs & Border Protection tweeted that both northbound and southbound lanes leading to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry were closed. An order by the federal government ordered trains from the San Diego Trolley to turn back one stop before San Ysidro, Tarantino said. Alison Chang, 25, and her mother

By | 2018-11-26T19:38:32-07:00 Nov 25, 2018 | 10:53 pm|Categories: News, Showcase, Today|Tags: , , , , , , |

Assembly Bill 485 can give shelter animals a chance to find a new home

Each year, approximately two million puppies are bred in unsanitary environments known as “puppy mills.” With so many animals already homeless, in shelters or in pounds, there is no need to contribute to the mass production of more animals when there are already so many animals in need of homes. Adoption helps the state deal with the homeless pet population and simultaneously helps put an end to puppy mills. California has introduced California Assembly Bill 485, the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, which would ban the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits that come from breeding mills in all pet stores throughout the state. If signed, AB 485 will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019 and would require all pet stores to only sell animals that have been acquired through shelters or animal rescue groups. More than 230 cities, towns and counties across the U.S. have already enacted a piece of legislation that regulates the sale of for-profit animals to pet stores. One of those legislations, the Animal Welfare Act of 1966, was signed into law that requires all animal breeders to be registered, licensed and monitored by federal regulators. However, not all breeding farms are licensed and monitored, which

By | 2017-09-27T19:55:25-07:00 Sep 27, 2017 | 7:49 pm|Categories: Opinions|Tags: , , , , , |