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In a story about the city of San Diego’s real estate portfolio, I reported Wednesday that the Border Patrol has stopped paying rent to San Diego for its station at the San Ysidro border crossing. The Border Patrol, according to city records, had been paying about one-third of what it was being billed by the city in monthly rent. Then, in September 2006, it just stopped paying rent altogether.

City officials said they’d been unable to get the Border Patrol to respond to their calls.

Update: I just talked to Jim Barwick, head of the city’s real estate department. He said Border Patrol called him yesterday and assured him that the check was in the mail.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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