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Old 04-26-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Imperial Beach is one of the last truly affordable beach towns in Southern California. Of course, being right on the border and near the Tijuana river (which Mexico uses to dump raw sewage and garbage in) has it's draw backs. Still, there are few other places in SoCal you can rent a beach front apartment for $900 a month.
I'd stay away from that water unless you don't mind raw sewage and hepatitis.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Agreed. There have been attempts to get the Mexican government to clean up it's act even with the US Federal government paying to construct a new sewage processing plant on the US side of the border but the Mexicans have been dragging their feet for political reasons. The deal was originally the US would pay to build a new plant and the Mexicans would pay for pipelines to connect the new plant and then pay fees equal to the operating costs but Mexican politicians are refusing to pay to complete the sewage pipeline (even though the plant is fully built and now sitting empty right on the border) plus they're refusing to pay for the plant to operate. They, naturally, are demanding the US Federal government pay for all that.

Basically, the US helped them out by paying $200 million for a whole new plant but the Mexicans and Welshing on their half of the bargain (to connect the new plant and to pay for it to operate) so nothing has actually changed.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Agreed. There have been attempts to get the Mexican government to clean up it's act even with the US Federal government paying to construct a new sewage processing plant on the US side of the border but the Mexicans have been dragging their feet for political reasons. The deal was originally the US would pay to build a new plant and the Mexicans would pay for pipelines to connect the new plant and then pay fees equal to the operating costs but Mexican politicians are refusing to pay to complete the sewage pipeline (even though the plant is fully built and now sitting empty right on the border) plus they're refusing to pay for the plant to operate. They, naturally, are demanding the US Federal government pay for all that.

Basically, the US helped them out by paying $200 million for a whole new plant but the Mexicans and Welshing on their half of the bargain (to connect the new plant and to pay for it to operate) so nothing has actually changed.
Yep, basically the US will have to pay for the entire thing including operations if it is to ever work. Mexico cannot be relied upon for any enviromnental cleanup, even if its their crap flowing into US waters. So I don't see this happening any time soon.

BTW, I have surfed IB when I was younger (much). Its really a nice beach. But I wouldn't do it again. Its just not worth the risk IMO.

Derek
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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Are there any affordable ones????????
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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What would you do for employment? You can look north of the Bay Area, in Mendocino, too. Try Gualala, bordering Marin and Mendocino, and points north. Craigslist shows 1 and 2 br. apartments in your range in Ft. Bragg.

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Old 06-29-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Are there any affordable ones????????
Define affordable and do you need a local job there as well?
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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Don't rule out NorCal, OP. There are places w/good beaches and good rents.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Is there a beach in Needles?
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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Is there a beach in Needles?
Maybe there's something left of the Salton Sea, in the general vicinity.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Maybe there's something left of the Salton Sea, in the general vicinity.
I'm thinking there might be some sand along the Colorado River to make both Needles and Blythe "beach towns". Good thing is, is that there summer lasts a real long time too!
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