Valley, San Diego Mission Valley and the campus of San Diego State University. Free parking is available in plenty at the Qualcomm Stadium station on days when the stadium is not hosting events. All trolley stations also provide connection points to MTS bus services, as MTS has designed the trolley to be the backbone of the local public transit system. In Tijuana there is currently no public rail system, although, there is a system of buses that operate in the area. However
: www.sandiegotraveltips.com public Wild_Parrots_of_San_Diego.cfm accessdate March 5, 2011 The waters off of the coast of San Diego–Tijuana are densely populate by the denizens of the kelp forests. Kelp forests are found to a great extent and are populated by Garibaldi, Leopard sharks, Gobies, Rockfish (Rougheye rockfish), and Sculpins. Great White Sharks have been observed in the waters off the coast, while there are numerous documentations of their occurrence
in the waters off Guadalupe Island.
"Arts&Culture" The cultural region is the home of many museums and landmarks. The regions cultural institutions and landmarks are in part comprised by the many institutions of Balboa Park (Balboa Park (San Diego)), Tijuana Cultural Center, the Maritime Museum of San Diego - a collection of large historic American vessels, Cabrillo National Monument, Christ of the Sacred Heart, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Old Town San
) duopoly between two full-power television stations; by law, duopolies are not allowed in any U.S. market with fewer than nine full-power stations and once a duopoly is formed, there must be eight unique station owners that remain in a single market. The California side of the market does not fall under either requirement as there are only seven full-power stations in that part of the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. Though the E. W. Scripps Company owns KGTV and KZSD-LP, they are not considered a duopoly under the FCC's legal definition as common ownership between full-power and low-power (Low-power broadcasting) television stations in the same market is permitted regardless to the number of stations licensed to the area. The Mexico-licensed stations in the market are not subject to the duopoly rules as two or more full-power television stations are allowed to be owned by the same company under Mexican telecommunications law (Grupo Televisa (Televisa) owns three stations: XETV-TV, XHUAA-TV and XHWT-TV, while Entravision Communications and TV Azteca each own two stations: XHAS-TV and XHDTV-TV and XHJK-TV and XHTIT-TV, respectively). On radio, relaying programming across the border is even more common, with stations like XHITZ-FM 90.3 and XHMORE-FM 98.9 being programmed by U.S. broadcast groups, while being owned by Mexican companies (as required under Mexican law) and operating under Mexican broadcast law. Other American stations relayed via Mexico through local marketing agreements (LMAs) are XEPE (XEPE-AM) AM 1700, XEPRS (XEPRS-AM) AM 1090 and simulcast XHPRS-FM 105.7, XESPN (XESPN-AM) AM 800, XESURF (XESURF-AM) AM 540, XETRA (XETRA-FM) FM 91.1, XHRM (XHRM-FM) FM 92.5, XEWW-AM 690, XHA-FM 94.5, XHFG-FM 107.3, XHGLX-FM 91.7, XHLNC-FM 104.9, and XHTY-FM 99.7. All of these stations are authorized to simulcast digitally in HD Radio, as are other stations within
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Cultural Center thumb left San Diego Museum of Man (File:San Diego Museum of Man building 2.JPG) The sister cities of the metropolitan region have a complex and rich cultural exchange. The binational art communities are the most progressive yet least funded when compared to other international communities.
BBfullreport.pdf publisher International Community Foundation accessdate April 4, 2011 The cultural activities present on both sides of the border provide artists a benefited cultural activity sector. Art organizations on both sides of the border have binational programs. Mainly Mozart (Festival Binacional de Mozart) performs, for both cities of California and Baja California, with internationally known musicians and orchestras. ref name "Arts&Culture" >
; In San Diego, the Opera's Ensemble tours the metropolitan region every year performing over 150 performances in the regions educational institutions, cultural centers, and concert venues. Additionally, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego actively promotes the binational arts culture in the area and has displayed exhibitions highlighting the border experience. In Tijuana the Tijuana Cultural
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the region the busiest land-border crossing in the world. Since the implementation of the North American Free
thumb right San Diego during July 4 (Independence Day (United States)) fireworks Tourism is as a major industry of the region, owing much to the area's mild Mediterranean climate. Tijuana alone is the most visited city in the Western Hemisphere, second only to New York City.
NEWSRELEASES 2009 TijuanaRiverPollution.html accessdate March 17, 2011 50,000,000 people visit the city each year and about 300,000 visitors cross by foot or car from the San Ysidro (San Ysidro, San Diego) point of entry to Tijuana every day. Balboa Park (Balboa Park (San Diego)), the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Legoland, the city's Beaches in San Diego, California beaches
; Qualcomm is the largest private-sector technology employer (excluding hospitals) in San Diego County. Due to San Diego's military influence, major national defense contractors, such as General Atomics and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC
'''San Diego–Tijuana''' is an international metropolitan (metropolis) conurbation, straddling the border of the adjacent North American coastal cities (List of cities in North America) of San Diego, California, United States and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The 2012 population of the region was 4,922,723, making it the largest bi-national conurbation shared between the United States and Mexico and the fourth largest in the world. In its entirety, the region consists of San Diego County (San Diego County, California) in the United States and the municipalities (municipio (Mexico)) of Tijuana (Tijuana Municipality, Baja California), Rosarito Beach (Rosarito Beach Municipality, Baja California), and Tecate (Tecate Municipality, Baja California) in Mexico. It is the third most populous region in the California-Baja California region, smaller only than the metropolitan areas of Greater Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles Area) and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The largest centers of the urban area maintain global city status Renowned for natural beauty, tourism is a leading industry in the region and its coastal environs have been paramount factors in the growth of action sports (extreme sports)-lifestyle companies. Other key industries include military, biotech, and manufacturing.
San Diego–Tijuana traces its European roots to 1542 when the land was explored by Portuguese explorers on behalf of imperial Spain. In 1601 it was mandated by the Spanish viceroy in Mexico City that safe ports be found, one of which would be San Diego Bay, for returning Spanish trade ships (Galleon) from Manila to Acapulco. During this mission, the explorer Sebastián Vizcaíno was also told to map the California coast in great detail; leading to the further exploration of the modern day site of San Diego–Tijuana.