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CABO SAN LUCAS - First Annual Amateur Photo Contest

First Annual Amateur Photo Contest
Open to all Amateur Photographers of Los Cabos. Ages 4 years old and up. Prizes for every category and division. Theme: "Our Beautiful Baja California Sur" Categories: Flora and Fauna, People and Events, Landscapes, Still Life. All of the photos will be on exhibit in Puerto Paraiso Mall in Cabo San Lucas between August 1st and the 7th, 2010. The winners will be announced August 5, 2010.

For information and registration, contact or 624-122-2690. Submission Deadline is July 27-29, 2010. Sponsored by - Cabo Kidz Museo Ac,, 624-122-2690, Baja California Sur

SAN FELIPE - KARAOKE Singout Sisters & Chuey at Juanitos Cantina

KARAOKE with The SINGOUT SISTERS and CHUEY Friday's starting July 30 at Juanitos Cantina with
Voted the BEST KARAOKE in SAN FELIPE 2008.

KARAOKE SHOW starts at 6pm goes to 10pm. They will be having their famous FREE DRINK DRAWINGS and singing with some of the best singers in San Felipe. Come on down enjoy GOOD FOOD, DRINKS and SING or just listen and dance. "BE THE STAR THAT YOU ARE"

Bisbee's Offshore Tournament - UNBELIEVABLE!!!


by Bob Farmer, Cabo Riviera

Day one at the Bisbee was pretty exciting with a 581 pound Black Marlin being  caught. Day two seemed to get off to a decent start with an early fish weighing 365#. After that the day was quiet. No radio traffic, nothing. We sat around looking for boats on the horizon and hoping for more fish. There were reports of a few fish coming in but nothing exciting. Finally the announcement came to quit fishing and come back to the dock.  One by one the boats came in.  A couple of decent Tuna came to the scale as well as a couple of good Dorado.  Several boats had some Marlin flags but also had the same number of "released" flags. Then a boat returned with a Marlin flag.  They backed up to the shore through the cadre of other boats.  We could see the tail of the fish; it looked like it would weigh.  The whole crowd of fishermen and spectators drifted down to the beach to see if this was a good fish.  It looked good.  300 pounds plus. But it had to beat 365.  The crew was celebrating like they had beat the previous fish.  Well of course, wouldn't you?

They posed on the beach for photos and finally the big fish was taken to the scale. We all watched as the fish was stabilized and the weight read from the scale.  

Three hundred and sixty SIX pounds!!!!  Impossible.  But after rechecking the scale it was confirmed that the last fish of the day had beaten the first fish for a prize of 65,000 DOLLARS by ONE POUND!!!!

My friends, it just doesn't get any more exciting than this.

LA PAZ - Bake with the Bread Guy of Bakery Pan D’Les

Aug. 3, 2010 - Madero Street at Ocampo, leads a baking and pastry class from 9 a.m. till about noon. Focus is on breakfast and brunch entertaining and afterwards the class eats their creations. Enrol now, as space is limited to 10 people. Cost is 350 pesos. Recipes and materials are provided, and credit cards are accepted. On the menu: Cheese filled crepes with vanilla bean pineapple sauce; yeast raised waffles and apple compote; garlic and white wine pork sausage. For more information and to register, stop by the bakery or e-mail the bread guy at

ENSENADA - Annual Vendimia Golf Open at Bajamar

Annual Vendimia Golf Open at Bajamar,  Aug. 28
Tourney Supports Baja Scholarship Foundation
By Carla White

On Saturday, August 28th, Bajamar Oceanfront Hotel & Golf Resort ( will host the Annual Vendimia Golf Open in Ensenada, Baja California.  The shotgun tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the resort’s 27-hole course located just an hour south of San Diego and 20 minutes north of the city of Ensenada.

Last year, more than 150 golfers played in the inaugural tournament that was created to celebrate Baja’s grape harvest season (vendimia), as well as to provide support for the Baja Scholarship Foundation (BSF).  More than $10,000 was raised to help the BSF send underprivileged Mexican children ranging from kindergarten through college to school.  

Read About Bajamar's La Vendimia Golf Open -


Sunday August 1st 2010.
Over 1.500 people from the U.S. and Mexico will come together for the best of our culinary arts, a traditional contest between the top chefs of the region with their specialty of fish ans seafood in four categories.

More information: or call +52 (661) 612.0700

SAN FELIPE - Dishing It Up Right!

Dishing It Up Right! 

For the last five years, Restaurant Los Arcos and the Happy Jackass Lounge have been a family-oriented dining establishment specializing in American and Italian cuisine. Owners Cliff and Sue White have been in this location on the south side of the arches entering San Felipe for three years. Both Cliff and Sue are longtime residents of San Felipe, Sue for more than 25 years, and have extensive experience in the restaurant business.

Over the last year, they've been making some big changes; they've changed their menu, decor, prices, staff and much more. What hasn't changed is the full-service bar and the coldest beer in town.

The menu features great burgers, chicken and dumplings, chicken-fried steak, homemade fries, and, if you're a steak lover, Angus beef from the U.S. Local fish and shrimp dishes are featured as specials. The Italian cuisine includes an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti dinner, plus calzones, fettuccini alfredo and a new concoction called Italian puffs, and, of course, their fresh pizzas round out the menu.

The Happy Jackass, the bar attached to the restaurant, keeps things lively by offering Karaoke and various live music other nights of the week; it also hosts the semimonthly San Felipe Lions Club meetings. “Having activities for the patrons helps both the bar and the restaurant during slow times,” says Cliff.

The lounge has satellite TV on four big screens and features all the sports you could want, including four different NFL games every Sunday. NASCAR is always on one of the screens. The staff is pleasant, the atmosphere is relaxing, the prices are moderate and the portions are very generous. All in all, you will enjoy your dining experience at Los Arcos Restaurant and Lounge.
Stop by Los Arcos Restaurant and The Happy Jackass and say hello to Cliff and Sue. You can’t miss them, they’re on the right as you enter San Felipe. CONTACT: Call Jack -  
(686) 577-2585. Current Hours: 
12PM to 8PM 
Thursday thru Sunday. Email: Website:    

CABO SAN LUCAS - Bisbee's East Cape Offshore Tournament

Bisbee's East Cape Offshore Tournament celebrates Cabo fishing the way it used to be. The event takes place at the Buenavista Beach Resort, a quiet, beautifully landscaped family style hotel. In addition to the traditional black & blue marlin, dorado and tuna are also targeted. An expected 75 teams will compete for over $400,000 in cash awards. Weigh-ins, which take place on the beach, are open to the public.

2010 Schedule of Events

3:00-7:00pm Registration and distribution of Team Bags at the Hotel Buena Vista.
6:00-7:00pm Angler, Captain and Deckhand Meeting on the Pool Deck. Attendance by at least one Team member is mandatory.
7:00-9:00pm Kick-Off Cocktail Party.

7:00am Shotgun Start.
7:00am-4:00pm Tournament Fishing; lines must be out of the water by 4:00pm.
7:00am-7:00pm Weigh Station is open on the beach in front of the Hotel Buena Vista.

7:00-9:30pm Awards Celebration on the beach in front of the Hotel Buena Vista.

ROSARITO BEACH - Las Rocas Wedding Expo

Sunday - August 1, 2010 
Las Rocas Wedding Expo
The event is held at the oceanfront hotel - ask for  information to have your ceremony at this beautiful palce. Rosarito is one of the most beautiful, most popular and most affordable wedding spots around.
More info

SAN FELIPE- Ejido Plan Nacional 42nd Anniversary

Come join us July 30th - August 1st for a fun filled weekend celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the Ejido Plan Nacional Agrario about 3 minutes north of San Felipe. Music, Food, Fun & the crowning of this years Ejido Queen! All at the Ejido Social Salon & Park. For more info please call 686-203-1214

FISHING & BOATING - Tripui Hotel Fishing Tournament

Tripui Hotel Fishing Tournament
by Chris Pearson

We had 33 boats on the water from Tripui, Loreto and Juncalito participating in this year’s tournament. Unfortunately, the dorado were few and far between and live bait was scarce. Many boats traveled over 100 miles looking for that dream paddy of seaweed with dorado hiding underneath. Many opted to fish the "other species" category this year. We weighed yellowtail, amber jack and even a wahoo.

As they did last year, the villagers of Ligui, with Darlene Hester, put a crew together. They cleaned and bagged all the fish, hauling off all the guts and carcasses. Ninety percent of the fish caught were donated to the village of Ligui. Nothing went to waste!

A very special thanks to Shimano who was very generous in their support of this event, as well as to Robert Ross who donated a one day fishing trip on Bad Company. We had many local sponsors from Loreto as well as Squidco in San Diego. We can not thank these sponsors enough so please give them your business.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, effort and money on behalf of this tournament. There would be no tournament without YOU!!

Stay tuned........we will have a complete list of tournament sponsors and the dollar amount raised in a future update.

  • WINNER – Reel Time, Mark Jacobs & Will Block with 16.12 + 16.10 = 32.22 pounds of dorado
  • Biggest "other species" – Frequent Flyer with a 36.08 pound yellowtail
  • Biggest single dorado – Reel Time with a 16.12 pound dorado
  • Biggest single dorado by a junior angler – Jacob (12 years old) on Sea-Note with a 13.10 pound dorado
  • Biggest "other species" by a junior angler – Kevin (10 years old) on Rowe Boat with a 32.04 pound yellowtail

LOS BARRILES - Fishin' for the Mission Results







Awards Dinner

 The awards dinner was outstanding, where tri tip was our main course. The dinner was held at the Mission courtyard and will continue to be held there each year.The presentation of winners and the raffles will be held there also. This year we raised a total of $20,689.00 in total donations. For the anglers we gave out over 50 Rods and Reels, G.P.S., boat radio's, goodie bags, fishing lure packages and tool kits. Over $10,000 in prizes were handed out. Everthing a angler could want. As you can see by the pictures we had a great turn out.
For more Fishing for the Mission pictures click on the link below

ROSARITO BEACH - Papas & Beers 27th Anniversary

Papas & Beers 27th Anniversary

July 30-Aug 1: This oceanfront club on the ocean in Rosarito’s downtown entertainment district will be celebrating the way that only as 50,000-square-foot club can.
More info -

Ex-Oklahoma Man Found Shot To Death Saturday Morning In Rosarito

by Ron Raposa

--- A 49-year-old Oklahoma native was found shot to death early Saturday morning outside his Rosarito motor home near kilometer 30 on the Free Road, according to state police.

Police found Richard Pontious Berg near a panga boat named Fabiola V, dead from several gunshot wounds. Several shells from a 9mm pistol were recovered and neighbors reported hearing shots about 4 a.m.

Police said that records indicated that Berg had several criminal convictions in the U.S. and had been free on bail following a March arrest on a federal offense. He also had served two years in a U.S. federal prison on marijuana sales and smuggling charges, police said.

Authorities said Berg owned six pangas, including one valued at more than $50,000 which had a high-powered engine capable of carrying up to 30 people. Police said the investigation would include how Berg made a living and his contacts.

ENSENADA - Vendimia Cup 2010 Golf Tournament

Bibayoff Winery Presents: Vendimia Cup 2010 Golf Tournament
Date: August 15, 2010
Time: Shotgun 9:00am
Place: Baja Country Club, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Cost: $1,200 Pesos Per Player
Includes Breakfast Buffet, Wine Tasting, Mahi-Mahi Lunch And Attractive Raffles
Cash Prizes For Top Winners

Note: All proceeds will go to benefit the “Mother Theresa of Calcuta Senior Care Home “ 15th & Reyerson, Ensenada
More information call 646.177.5523 or US: 1.866.599.0631or MX: 01 800 788.6532. Email
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*One of Baja Good Life Club Sponsored Events*

SAN FELIPE - Best of the Best Full Moon Party

Denny Flannigan's 'BEST OF THE BEST 'Full Moon Blowout !


Celebrating  the 'BEST OF THE BEST' from  Mexico Living Magazine 2007-2009 and all of YOU who made it possible.

Where: Rumors Beach Bar & Grill at PDO
When:  Sunday July 25
Time:  6-10 PM ( mexican buffet 6:30 to 8:00)
Pre Sale: $10.00 /$120 Pesos at door $12.00/150 Pesos

Complimentary glass of champagne
Tickets Available at Rumors, Tavos Pharmacy or call Sandi at 576-1683

FISHING - Fishin´ For The Mission in Loreto

2010 Fishin' for the Mission Tournament in Loreto
July 15–18, 2010

If you have always thought of traveling to Loreto for some outstanding dorado fishing, July 15–18 is the right weekend to do it. The 17th Annual Fishin' for the Mission dorado tournament will be in full swing.

Fishin' for the Mission Tournament was founded by
Jim Duggins of Duggins Construction in 1993 and until 2002 had been a private word-of-mouth contest with about 12 boats and 60 participants. The tournament is for charity, with all proceeds going to the Mission of Loreto. In 2002 it was opened up to the public and had 21 boats and 105 participants, it was a huge success in our first public tournament and last year we had 72 boats registered and over 300 anglers. Since the beginning of the tournament participants have generated over US$120,000. Every cent of it has gone to the Mission of Loreto and the local community.

The entry fee for a team of four fishermen is US$200. Every team receives a bag of goodies including event shirts, raffle tickets, unlimited beer for all tournament days and a great tri-tip dinner on Saturday, the night of the awards. Registration is on Thursday, July 15, at the Loreto Marina. Participants are expected to have a fishing license and park bracelets.
This is not your run of the mill fundraising tournament, every dollar that is collected goes directly to the mission and the local community. All the raffle prizes, beer, food and expenses are donated by sponsors and individuals. Alford Distributing, Berkely and the Bisbee Tournament contribute year after year.

If you PRE-REGISTER your BOAT, you will get your boat name on the shirts; four shirts per boat. $10 extra per shirts over four. Email boat registrations to For more information, visit

Both photos by Rachel Pack.

LORETO - 1st Annual Optimist Golf Tournament for the KIDS

The Optimist of Loreto Golf tournament "Golfing for Kids" was a great SUCCESS for our first tournament and organized in 6 weeks.  We raised a little over $3,500 for kids projects here in Loreto.  Our thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and golfers.

  1. House of Travel – Rick and Brenda Abrahamson                       
  2. Augie’s Bar and Bait                                                                                   
  3. Alexander Real Estate                                                                               
  4. Wolverine Glazing (John Seymore)                                                         
  5. Power N More Store (Greg & Jane Garrison)  in Loreto Bay     
  6. La Palapa Restaurant                                   
  7. Loreto Shores Villas y RV Park in memory of Nadine Dhanju  
  8. Domingo’s Restaurant                                                                                   
     Lunch Sponsor- Islas del Carmen

Submited by: Rita Westfall <>

ROSARITO BEACH - Mexicali en la Playa beach Fest

JULY 22-23: Mexicali en la Playa Beach Fest - 25th Anniversary
The largest beach festival of the region is celebrating its 25th anniversary, combining sports activities like volleyball, soccer surf tournament and an athletic beach run along with its traditional concerts of all types of music, this will be an event you wouldn’t want to miss.
Más información: or - +52 (661) 612.2525

LANGUAGE: New Spanish Language Webpage

Interested in learning some Spanish, or maybe you'd like to check the pronunciation of a specific Spanish word. The Baja Good Life Club has recently added a new Spanish Language page to our site. Now you can check the top 25 Spanish nouns, pronouns, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, prepositions, verbs and popular phrases with audio for each.

HEALTH & BEAUTY - How to Get Mexican Social Security

How to Get Mexican Social Security and Why You Should
by Lynn Russ

Currently, there are roughly one million expatriates living in Mexico. It is estimated by the year 2025 that number could rise to over five million. With that many new residents and retirees making the move across the border, plus many more vacationers, it only makes sense to receive standard or even specialized health care in Mexico rather than travel across the border for every appointment.

Getting enrolled in the Mexican Social Security system for health care is not a difficult process. There is no age limit to qualify, and the annual fee ranges from $100 to $300. The affordability compared to the cost of a plan in the U.S. plus travel expenses incurred if you had to cross the border for every appointment makes the Mexican system all the more appealing. Many foreigners and travelers buy into the plan just for the coverage in case of an emergency.

The process of getting Mexican Social Security starts by filling out a questionnaire and answering health questions, along with giving a health history. When you apply, you will need two photocopies of your passport and immigration documents. You can also present your FM-T, FM-2 and FM-3. A copy of your marriage license and copies of any utility bills or rental agreement are accepted forms of paperwork also. You have to apply during specific times throughout the year. January, July, August and February are the months open for application into the system. Once you are accepted, you will receive an Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) card. This card means you are accepted for life as long as you pay the annual fee. Once you receive a card, you must go to an IMSS clinic where you will be assigned a doctor and also be told the time of day in which you may come in for appointments.

The coverage is quite broad and certainly covers the needs of most. The system covers primary doctor exams, preventative care, consultations, diagnostic tests, hospitalization, surgical costs, prescription medications and dental plus optical coverage at certain places.

While most basic and emergency needs are met, there are pre-existing conditions that are not covered. There are also conditions that are not covered immediately. Benign breast tumors are not covered during the first six months of enrollment. The birth of a child is also not covered during the first ten months. Some pre-existing conditions that will not fall under your Mexican Social Security coverage include: cancer, malignant tumors, chronic diseases, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, lung disease, stroke, neurological disorders, drug or alcohol dependency, psychiatric illness, HIV/AIDS and particular traumatic or muscle injuries that still require long term treatment or care.

While the lists of exclusions may seem long, it is recommended that the average traveler invest in the plan to cover unforeseen costs during vacations. Anyone staying in the country longer than one month will want to sign up. Also, most of the clinics are very limited in their understanding of English. Therefore, if you do have to go to one of the clinics for care, you should either be very comfortable with your level of Spanish or take a translator with you. When you consider the low costs and the level of care the plan can cover, it is easy to see why so many find it better to be safe than sorry when it comes to buying into the Mexican Social Security plan.

SAN FELIPE - Flights into San Felipe

Possibility of Flights into San Felipe

The first meeting was held between the Committee of Tourism and Conventions Mexicali (COTUCO) and Aéreocalafia in order to present the interest in creating a route from Tijuana to San Felipe as part of an exclusive service to the northwest market.

Since the time and distance of the Tijuana-San Felipe road is sometimes a determining factor for the tourist to travel to other destinations, the objective of this effort is to attract tourists from the coastal area of the state to the warm waters and climate of San Felipe, putting the San Felipe port on the map as a choice of leisure and recreation.

Aéreocalafia is an airline that operates flights to the ports of Guaymas Sonora, Puerto Peñasco Sonora and Los Cabos Baja California Sur, and the airline wants to be the connection between the cities of the northwest states of Baja.

For this reason, the general manager of Aéreocalafia, Ricardo Anaya, is taking into account their experience in connecting Northwest Baja to the country. He said that the proposal made by the director of the Tourism Committee, David Rojas, is quite viable as a way to increase the flow of visitors to the port of San Felipe.

LORETO - 1st Annual Optimist Golf Tournament

1st Annual Optimist Golf Tournament

“Golfing for KIDS”
Wednesday, July 14th
8AM – 9 Hole Shotgun Start

Entry $100 USD includes lunch & prizes

Sign up at Augie’s Bar on the Malecon or email

All proceeds to Optimist Club of Loreto for Loreto’s Children
Sponsored by: Optimist Club of Loreto And HOMEX

Inn at Loreto Bay SPECIAL - 3 nights for total of $90.00 USD
Call: for reservations 613-133-0010

ENSENADA: July 4th Extravaganza is History

From the golf cart parade to the apple pie contest, to the fireworks crescendo against the backdrop of Bajamar’s oceanfront resort, the 2nd Annual Whales Tail July 4th celebration was a huge success.    Approximately 400-500 people attended the free, day-long event, enjoying music by a variety of bands and a delicious assortment of food provided by Calafia Hotel and the La Salina Cantina.  

The day began with a golf cart parade that meandered through the residential areas of Bajamar and over to the hotel and golf course.  Carts were bedecked in the red, white and blue – some whimsical, some patriotic and some just downright funny.  Dan and Sandi Straka, Bajamar residents, won the first place award for their cart, but a close contender was the cart by Rick and Ellen George, who blared a little Jimmy Buffet while they waved their flags.  

Once the parade ended at The Whales Tail, the festivities officially started.  Mexico Living was one of the official event sponsors along with Calafia and La Salina, and vendors included Jo Ann Knox with her award winning wines; Polo Valencia representing his fine art gallery; artists Martina Dobesch, Robert  Pace Kidd and Jorge Imana; dentist Miguel Ortiz and many more.  

A highlight of the day was the apple pie contest sponsored by Hogaza Hogaza bakery in Ensenada.  The tension was a thick as a piecrust as judges tasted the luscious desserts.  Finally, with all votes tallied, the winner was announced:  Wathenia Burbey had baked the best and within seconds, it had been snapped up as eager patrons paid $2 a slice, proceeds benefiting the Baja Scholarship Foundation (BSF).  In fact, the overall event raised more than $1000 to go to the BSF.  Add that to the fact that a great time was had by all, and you have a July 4th that will go down in history.

Contact:  Carla White
(619) 318-5347
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LOS BARRILES - Win a brand new Swinn motorized bike

RAFFLE TICKETS from ALMA - For Pets´ sake!
Win a brand new Swinn motorized bike, max velocity of 25 miles/h, great for getting around town!! Each ticket only $10 USD!!!
Buy your ticket today at the Wolf Management office (Plaza Libertad - next to Banamex) or from Sheila Marshall (Cel: 044 624 137 7683) For pictures contact  Limited number of tickets available! The prize draw will take place on the 15th of August 2010. You do not need to be present to win!

ALMA General Meeting
Time: Tuesday 13th of July, 10:30 AM
Place: Roadrunner Cafe
Everyone is welcome!

ROSARITO BEACH - 3rd Annual Fair "Serena Health Fair

The 3rd Annual Fair "Serena Health Fair is an event to promote health services focused on the" Baby boomers and seniors, most from North America who enjoy their retirement in the coast area between Tijuana and Ensenada BC , will be held on Saturday July 10 at the Rosarito Beach Hotel.

For more information visit / fair or call the Telephone: (661) 612-90-90-0070 and 01-800-030 United States 1-877-606-0066

LORETO - 1st Annual Optimist Tournament “Golfing for KIDS”

1st Annual Optimist Tournament “Golfing for KIDS”
Wed., July 14th 8AM – 9 Hole Shotgun Start         Entry $100 USD includes lunch & prizes

Sign up at Augie’s Bar & Bait Shop on the Malecon or email
All proceeds to Optimist Club of Loreto for Loreto’s Children

Inn at Loreto Bay SPECIAL for tournaments – golf and ‘Fishin for the Mission’
3 nights for total of $90.00 USD
Call: for reservations  613-133-0010

Sponsored by: Optimist Club of Loreto & HOMEX

SAN FELIPE - Mark Dille's Memorial Celebration

Mark Dille's Memorial Celebration 
This coming Friday, July 9th, his 63rd birthday!
Come to the ZAPP Animal Center property between 4-7pm, at the back of the peroperty. We'll be away from all the dogs, we'll have plenty of tents for shade, beer, soft drinks, water, food, tables and chairs, and most of all, loads of good friends of Mark's and mine who will be getting
together to celebrate his life.

If you care to make a donation to ZAPP, which D-O-G knows we need desperately that would be enormously appreciated. There is no charge for hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and salads, however, beer, soft drinks and bottled water will be $1 and $2 respectively.

Please celebrate my old pal Mark with me and all his friends. Unfortunately he will only be there in spirit, but we will have lots of colorful stories, soft music with Derek & Denny, and I'm told there will be lots of photos of Mark and me throughout our years together.
See you there....Steven.  please email for directions -

NEW - PRI candidate wins Tijuana mayoral election

PRI candidate wins Tijuana mayoral election
Bustamante victory is major reversal for PAN
FOX 5 San Diego Staff 9:40 AM PDT, July 5, 2010

TIJUANA, Mexico - A candidate from Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party claimed victory in the Tijuana mayoral race Sunday, in what appears to be a part of a major upset for the country's ruling National Action Party.

The PRI's Carlso Bustamante, a 65-year-old businessman had a four-point lead over Carlos Torres, 34, of the PAN Sunday night, with about 75 percent of the votes counted, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Bustamonte was born in National City, speaks fluent English, received a business degree from the University of San Diego and owns a condominium in downtown San Diego, the Union-Tribune reported.

Bustamante's victory is a major reversal for the PAN in Tijuana. Until Sunday, the PAN had won six of the past seven mayoral races in Tijuana. Mexican officials said Sunday's election could be a record low turnout for Tijuana. Tijuana was one of five Baja cities voting for mayor on Sunday. The PRI was ahead in all five races and appears likely to win a majority of the state legislature, the Union-Tribune reported. Copyright © 2010, KSWB-TV

NEWS & POLITICS - Confiscated two million dollars

Two Million Dollars Confiscated at US-Mexico Border

According to reports from the Mexican Revenue Service, the Mexican authorities, in the center called "International Line Garita One", an office of Mexicali, Baja California seized more than two and half million dollars from hidden suitcases inside a van that was intended to cross the border into Baja between Mexicali and the United States.

In a press release on Wednesday, the Tax Administration Service reported that the incident occurred in the evening in the International Border Checkpoint center called ''The One'', an office of Mexicali, in Baja California.

The report does not indicate who was driving the truck. It only indicates that "the driver and badges were made available to the public prosecutor.''

''In carrying out the physical inspection of the vehicle, the Mexican customs officials inside found eight suitcases containing a total of more than two and a half million dollars in bills of different denominations,'' said the press release.

Under Article 9 of the Customs Act, any person entering or leaving Mexico with amounts exceeding $10,000 must declare it, otherwise they are committing a punishable offense

PESCADERO - Pescadero's Barrio De San Juan Carnival

Pescadero's Barrio De San Juan Carnival - This Friday, Saturday & Sunday starting at 6PM daily when the day's heat wears off and a pleasant breeze comes in off the Pacific. All (locals & expats) are invited to join the fun at any or all of the following:

July 2, Friday: Carnival rides/games + music and food
July 3, Saturday: Carnival, Queen Contest, Dance to live music, Queen coronation
July 4, Sunday: Kids' Day with traditional July 4th activities--sack/3-leg races, tug-o-war.

San Juan barrio playground/basketball court is located north end of Pescadero. (Before first tope toward Todos, turn right, first street right on corner.) Hope to see you there! - ,, 612 118 3423, Pescadero BCS Mexico

MULEGE - Pig Roast

“Saturday Night Pig Roast” in Mulegé
by Stockton Hill

Mulegé’s historic Hotel Serenidad fly-in resort has hosted their famous “Saturday Night Pig Roast” for the past forty seven years, and the event has grown to the status of legendary.

Cooking a whole pig yourself is not for everyone; it takes a lot of work, time, money and planning. However, nowhere in Baja will you find it done better nor with more experience. The glazed, golden skin is beautiful and delicious. The sight of a whole pig roasting over a fire pit is unforgettable and creates an air of celebration and good times. This is truly a feast for all your senses! Make the “Saturday Night Pig Roast” an amazing summer celebration you will remember for years.

The historic Hotel Serenidad is located in Mulegé, Baja California Sur, Mexico, approximately 620 miles south of the border at San Diego. The resort offers 50 traditional Mexican-styled rooms, cottages and their newest villas. Adjacent to the hotel, they offer an RV Trailer park which is open all year for either permanent residence or to temporarily accommodate weary travelers.

The “Saturday Night Pig Roast” includes folkloric dancers, Mariachis, and of course, the all-you-can-eat pig roast which includes one margarita for only US $16.00 per person.

For information about the pig roast or Hotel Serenidad, call (from US) 01152 (615) 153-0530 or email the hotel at or