Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #27, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (1834-1840)

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission Baja California

Ojá Coñúrr (Painted Rock) was the native Indian name for the location of the final mission in both Baja and Alta California. Mexico had won its independence from Spain in 1821. Dominican Padre Felix Caballero named this new mission in honor Mexico’s patron saint, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The founding date has been given as… Read more »

Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Border Crossing

Otay Mesa East Border Crossing

Work is underway on a $700 million project to complete a new land port of entry, Otay Mesa East. The new border crossing, which will be open only to toll-paying users, is on track to open in 2017. The first phase (of three) is underway to construct a 1.5-mile stretch of a four-lane highway, state Route… Read more »

Cross Border Airport Bridge between San Diego and Tijuana

Cross Border Xpress San Diego Tijuana

  UPDATE January 2016: The Cross Border Xpress airport bridge is now open. You can see get tips and more information by reading our Cross Border Xpress Article. The pedestrian cross-border airport bridge between San Diego and Tijuana’s Rodríquez airport is set to open summer 2015. The project is called “Cross Border Xpress” and is expected… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #26, El Descanso (1810-1834)

El Descanso Mission Baja Californi

By David Kierwww.vivabaja.comCo-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’    The history of El Descanso is told without the usual documentation available for most missions. From the few notes and letters that have survived, we know that Padre Tomás de Ahumada arrived to his new post at Mission San Miguel in mid… Read more »