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Beach Cleanup at Playas de Tijuana this Saturday

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Spring Breakers may not be showing up here in hordes this season due to warnings about drug-related violence in Mexico. But that probably is just fine for the people who are sponsoring a Beach Cleanup Day this Saturday at Tijuana’s beachfront, in a neighborhood called Playas de Tijuana. It probably means less riff-raff for them to scrape off of the sand…The event is being hosted by the Proyecto Comunitario Salvemos la Playa, which roughly translates to the Community Project of Save the Beach. It starts at 9 a.m. and people are asked to meet at this location. NOTE: That is 9 a.m. Mexico time and 10 a.m. U.S. time due to time difference.

It looks like they will sweep the beach clean first, and then have a beach party with music, a sand sculpture contest and volleyball. Heads-up to Unomos/aka Hansen Hunt, who reminded me about this one on his Twitter feed.

Screenshot of flyer from Salvemos la Playa website

Border-related events in San Diego

“Yappy Hour” fundraiser for the non-profit Tijuana Humane Society. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the La Jolla Brewhouse from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (dogs welcome). Sponsored by Friends of the Tijuana Humane Society. For more information, click here.

Violence Against Journalists: 2008 Report Presented by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the University of California San Diego. Since 2000, 24 Mexican journalists have been killed; The Committee to Protect Journalists has been calling for tougher criminal penalties in such cases. Click here for more information from the Institute of the Americas.

Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States talks about “Mexico and the U.S.: Immigration, Security and Trade.” Thursday, Feb. 12, at 6:45 p.m. at the University of California San Diego. Cick here for more information from the Institute of the Americas.