Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Artist's rendering of completed San Ysidro Port of Entry. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
A wide range of initiatives aimed at speeding up the passage of goods and people across the California-Mexico border were featured Wednesday at the Institute of the Americas on the University of California San Diego campus.
Among the proposals: increased segmentation of northbound traffic, a pre-inspection program in Mexico for U.S.-bound trucks, and enhanced California drivers licenses that would allow for faster processing of passenger vehicles.
The discussion was led by Institute president Charles Shapiro and two members of the Smart Border Coalition, co-chairman Malin Burnham and director James Clark. The 20-member coalition, started in 2008, is made up of business leaders from Tijuana and San Diego who are pushing for more efficient border crossings.
Burnham and Clark applauded existing programs such as the Sentri and Ready Lane that speed up border crossings for pre-screened passengers and those with approved U.S. travel documents. They expressed concern about the reconstruction of the San Ysidro border, a $577-million project that has been approved but not completely funded by Congress.
Without funding in the 2013 budget, "we're going to have the biggest mess in the world," said Clark, who is director of the Mexico Business Center of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
If a proposed cross-border air terminal gets approved and built, ticketed U.S. passengers will have their own pedestrian border crossing leading from Otay Mesa to Tijuana's A.L. Rodriguez International Airport, where they can board flights for Shanghai, Tokyo and destinations across Mexico.
Clark said the Tijuana airport could also soon be receiving cargo flights from Europe. A German carrier is looking to establish service to and from Tijuana, he said.
Save the date February 4th 2012
Inn at Loreto Bay Invites you!
Do you go out fishing every weekend?
Yes!!!! Would you like to compete and Win $1.000 USD**?
Let’s raise money between everybody… Loreto, Nopolo, Tripui, Juncalitos, Pto Escondido, etc…
Who else wants to join US?
Only $35 USD cooperation per fisherman.
The final registration, captains meeting and kickoff event will take place on Feb 3th (7pm) at Inn at Loreto Bay.
Set up your team and IF you registered your team before Jan 31th & We’ll give away an 8pack of beer
The fishing will be donated to Casa Hogar
** based on 40 competitors and Only Cash Payment
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
You are invited to attend: BGLC 3-Day Whale Tour
Monday, March 12th - Wednesday. March 14th
- Nice comfortable transportation
- 2-nights accommodations
- Guided boat ride with box lunch
- Cave paintings in Catavina (if time allows)
- An Eco Tour Guide
- Member Price ONLY - $313 dlls (SAVE 5% as a member)
- Non-member price - $355 dlls
This is a unique Off-Road Trip like no other. Feb 3-5, 2012, a 55 Mile Fun Ride, from Rosarito Beach at the Pacific to the beautiful Guadalupe Valley (Baja's Wine Country) and Back to Rosarito, with the best scenic views you can encounter in BAJA, crossing the water creeks, sierras, ranches and farms, otherwise inaccessible to the public.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Port access to San Ysidro Blvd. temporarily closed
Closures are part of historic expansion at border crossing
Por: Alexandra Mendoza 11 Enero 2012 @ 3:33 pm
SAN YSIDRO -- Some lanes will be temporarily closed on the right side of the border crossing at least through summer, federal authorities announced.
It’s part of the remodeling and expansion project at the world’s busiest land crossing, tentatively scheduled to end in 2015.
Since the beginning the week, the lanes used by SENTRI crossers have been closed and that traffic has been diverted to lanes in the mid-section of the port. Only the far-right lane used by buses remained open.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that users of the newly opened Ready Lane will be sent to left side of the port although motorists may continue to access it through Avenida Padre Kino and the Vía Rápida Oriente in Tijuana.
To move traffic faster, authorities have opened two inspection booths in each lane that is open, a practice that’s to continue when the remodeling ends.
Vehicle access from the port of entry to San Ysidro Boulevard has been temporarily closed, also to accommodate the construction.
And motorists who just crossed into U.S. territory cannot connect to the freeway onramp nearest the trolley stop at the end of San Ysidro Boulevard. Those motorists have to travel at least half a mile on Interstate 805 before being able to connect to that boulevard.
According to a spokeswoman for the General Services Administration, which operates the port, several lanes will be closed at a time. When they will close and how long they will remain so depends on the progress of the remodeling project.
The pedestrian lanes are not affected by this phase of the remodeling.
On Wednesday morning, about 18 lanes were open, out of a total of 24, and the wait to cross was more than an hour in the regular lanes and about 10 minutes in the SENTRI lanes.
Baja California Will Protect Foreigners in Mexico
By Yolanda Caballero Jacobo I Baja Times
Playas de Rosarito - Bilateral Cooperation in Broadcasting the Rights of Foreigners in Mexico, is the name of the program that will allow the protection of the rights of foreign residents and tourists in Baja California. The presentation of this program took place in Rosarito, a tourist destination where more than 15 thousand Americans reside.
The event had the participation of the state's Justice Prosecutor, Rommel Moreno Manjarrez; Steven Kashkett, United States Consul in Tijuana; Hugo Torres Chabert; president of Image of Baja California Committee; as well as foreign residents.
What happens is that most crimes that are committed in this area are damage to property of others, traffic accidents, theft, and most of these take place during the December season.
The purpose is for (foreigners) to feel they are in a safe environment, said the State's Prosecutor, he pointed out that posters will be placed with information on the rights of foreign visitors and residents while they remain in the country.
There are times when they don't know what to do in a foreign country, the goal is to offer them the right information and assurance that all proceedings are to take place according to the law so they can trust they are being taken care of by professionals.
He maintained that some of the rights are: to be heard by the authority, have an attorney, and establish contact with their consulates.
There is a large number of Americans and the important role this government has is; first the safekeeping of Mexicans but always with courtesy and good manners as well as abide by international treaties and with that, the rights of foreigners.
He added that the border should not be an excuse for impunity, but in accordance with the coordination between authorities it has also allowed them to make arrests of criminals who try to seek refuge in Mexico.
"There is a permanent cooperation between authorities and this makes us be proactive on these subjects", concluded the prosecutor.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Metal Art Classes
Melody Ashley is teaching 1 and 2 day Metal Art Classes in San Felipe.
Date: Feb. 2 & 3, 27 & 28
Cost: 1 Day Beginners Class cost is $65.00 and includes 216 sq inches of metal. Advanced 2 day classes cost $110.00 plus metal.
Contact Melody to sign up for the above workshops by calling Mexico at (686) 181-7799 after
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12PM TO 4PM
Riviera del Pacifico Conference Center – Ensenada
This free event is a networking opportunity for international residents of Baja and a great chance to obtain information from a variety of sources.
There will be finger foods from various Ensenada area restaurants, wine tastings from Baja wineries and music.
Those government agencies and businesses invited to attend and provide information include:
- US Consulate
- Canadian Consulate
- Mexican Immigration
- Mexican Customs
- Baja and Ensenada Tourism
- Baja and Ensenada Chamber of Commerce
- San Diego Chamber of Commerce
- Baja Universities
- Notario Publicos
- Official Translators
- INSEN – Senior Services
- Valmar Hospital - Ensenada
- Sharp Medical Center – San Diego
- Ensenada Tourist Police
- Pro Vino
MORE DETAILS FORTHCOMING.
The City of Rosarito Beach extends an invitation to the inaugural meeting of the Citizens Council for Tourist Assistance
Thursday, January 26th 2012
at the Rosarito Beach Hotel - Salon Las Americas at 10 am
For more information contact: Gustavo Torres, firstname.lastname@example.org
What is CCAT?
CCAT stands for Citizen Council for the Tourist Attention.
Its main goal is to promote the participation of Rosarito citizens and raising awareness levels regarding tourists, forming a network of people willing to report any mistreatment or misconduct towards our visitors from public servants, police officers, tourism industry establishments or services.
Who is part of the council?
Members of the community, nonprofit organizations, business people, hotel owners and staff members, foreign residents, students, restaurant owners and employees, and everyone who’s aware of the importance of tourism in our city.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
December 20, 2011: After months of careful planning and cooperative efforts with Mexican officials and several potential corporate partners, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) today announced the official dates for the 2012 Mexican 1000 Rally as April 28 - May 2, 2012. The new time slot not only reflects a change in the event's overall formatting, but were necessitated by NORRA's desire to avoid a conflict with another off-road race promoter over the Rally's original May 5 - May 9, 2012 date.
Dubbed the "Happiest Race on Earth," the unique off-road rally was created by promoter Mike Pearlman in 2010. The one-of-a-kind, once-a-year, four day rally includes vintage off-road vehicles and motorcycles, rally cars, a limited number of modern desert racecars and classes for prerunner trucks and buggies. Pearlman's late father Ed and others established the first running of the NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road rally in November of 1967, which eventually became internationally recognized and evolved into the Baja 1000 in the mid-1970s.
Unlike the first two Mexican 1000s, the rally will be held starting on a weekend instead of mid-week to allow more spectator interaction and to provide participants the chance to enjoy the rally within one full calendar week. The 2012 proceedings will begin with a technical inspection/car show at the historic bull ring in downtown Mexicali on Saturday, April 28. The first stage of the rally itself will depart Mexicali on Sunday, April 29 and is planned to end in San Jose del Cabo on May 2, 2012.
EVENT REGISTRATION TO OPEN NEW YEAR'S DAY!
With the dates now solidified, NORRA will open online registration to all participants for the 2012 Mexican 1000 on Sunday, January 1. In addition, an updated Mexican 1000 Website will be unveiled on New Year's Day as well.
We are very pleased to have the 2012 dates finally secured and our event soon open for registration," explained Pearlman. "Unfortunately, our original dates needed modification to help accommodate Casey Folks and his Best-InThe-Desert (BITD) organization's new sanctioning of next year's General Tire Mint 400. While our two events are very different, we not only have competitors that wish to compete in both, but we want to continue our positive relationship with Best In The Desert."
Registration will be open to all automobiles and motorcycles that meet basic safety standards as outlined the new NORRA rulebook (currently available at the www.MEXICAN1000.com website). Although the spotlight will remain squarely on vintage machinery, NORRA has added several new categories for modern and vintage rally cars as well as some for modern desert racing machinery, 4x4s, dune buggies, and ATVs and motorcycles of all types and ages. Each day of the rally consists of special stages (unlimited speed timed stages in the dirt) linked together by controlled speed liaison / transit sections (highway).
While still a competitively timed event, all entries will enjoy the same course, beautiful Baja scenery and group festivities. In addition, the NORRA organization is working to greatly enhance one of the Mexican 1000's most distinguishing elements - the rally's camaraderie, hospitality and fun.
Despite official entries not being officially open until January 1, it is expected that many of the rally's most distinguished racers - a list that includes Bob Gordon, Walker Evans, Parnelli Jones, Malcolm Smith, Bud Feldkamp, Frank "Butch" Arciero, Larry Roeseler, Michael Gaughan and others will return for the 2012 rally.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT NORRA'S WEBSITE: www.NORRA.com Larry Roeseler
HONORING THE PAST.
FORGING THE FUTURE.
National Off Road Racing Association Since 1967
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The depressed economy and Mexico's violent drug war have taken a huge toll on the cruise-ship industry in San Diego. And last week's tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia in the Mediterranean, which claimed at least 12 lives, was more bad news for the industry.
Another Costa ship, the Deliziosa, sailed from San Diego last night amid a 100 day, around the world tour. While the ship carried 2,400 people, most of the passengers were Italian or German; only two were American.
The Port of San Diego's Rita Vandergraw was aboard when the Deliziosa docked here. She said a main focus of the captain and crew while she was aboard was on safety.
“Safety is the paramount concern of the cruise industry and the ports," she said.
Vandergraw said the cruise business in San Diego and L.A. has declined 50 percent since the economy tanked. It's expected to decline even further this year.
The lagging southern California economy and violence in Mexico aren’t the only problems. Stagnant ports of call in Mexico are also a factor, she said.
“The cruise lines have asked Mexico to do some new tours, so customers will get off the ship and enjoy themselves. Cabo San Lucas is a very desirable destination and there’s a variety of things for customers to do when they get off the ship. Ensenada, frankly, hasn’t changed in 30 years, ” Vadergraw said.
As a result, ships are leaving southern California for more lucrative ports in Hawaii, Europe and Australia.
San Diego has lost its three-, four- and five-day cruises. And there’s more to come. It’s expected to drop the seven- and eight-day cruises to Mexico by the end of the year.
Still, Vandergraw remains optimistic.
"This is a port city. San Diego is a natural deep water harbor and it definitely should be part of what can be offered by this city for generations to come," she said.
Longer cruises, to Hawaii, and to Europe via the Panama Canal, continue to be popular out of San Diego, she said.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Divers searching the wreckage of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship have found the body of another passenger, bringing the death toll to six.
Italian rescue officials confirmed that the man, still dressed in an orange lifejacket, was found in a corridor in the part of the ship that was still above water.
Sixteen people still remain unaccounted for after the luxury liner ran aground off the Tuscan coast.
The number unaccounted for increased because two Sicilian women, originally listed among the evacuated, have not contacted relatives.
Mr Cari said a search of all the ship, including a divers' inspection of the submerged areas, continues, but the sea is becoming rough.
Yesterday, two elderly men were found dead an emergency gathering point near the restaurant where many of the 4,200 on board were dining when the luxury liner struck rocks or a reef off the tiny island of Giglio.
The Italian news agency Ansa reported the dead were an Italian and a Spaniard.
Still, there were glimmers of hope: The rescue of three survivors - a young South Korean couple on their honeymoon and a crew member brought to shore in a dramatic airlift some 36 hours after the grounding late on Friday.
The sixth confirmed death comes as the ship’s captain, Francesco Shettino, faces accusations from authorities and passengers that he abandoned ship before everyone was safely evacuated and was showing off when he steered the vessel far too close to shore.
The ship's Italian owner, a subsidiary of Carnival Cruise lines, issued a statement late yesterday saying there appeared to be "significant human error" on the part of the captain, "which resulted in these grave consequences".
Authorities were holding Capt Schettino for suspected manslaughter and a prosecutor confirmed they were also investigating allegations the captain abandoned the stricken liner before all the passengers had escaped.
According to the Italian navigation code, a captain who abandons a ship in danger can face up to 12 years in prison.
A French couple who boarded the Concordia in Marseille, Ophelie Gondelle and David Du Pays, said they saw the captain in a lifeboat, covered by a blanket, well before all the passengers were off the ship.
"The commander left before and was on the dock before everyone was off," said Ms Gondelle, 28, a French military officer.
"Normally the commander should only leave at the end," said Mr Du Pays, a police officer who said he helped an injured passenger to a rescue boat. "I did what I could."
Coast Guard officers later spotted Capt Schettino on land as the evacuation unfolded. The officers urged him to return to his ship and honour his duty to stay aboard until everyone was safely off the vessel, but he ignored them, Coast Guard Commander Francesco Paolillo said.
Capt Schettino insisted he did not leave the liner early, telling Mediaset television that he had done everything he could to save lives. "We were the last ones to leave the ship," he said.
Questions also swirled about why the ship had navigated so close to the dangerous reefs and rocks that jut off Giglio's eastern coast, amid suspicions the captain may have ventured too close while carrying out a manoeuvre to entertain tourists on the island.
The ship's owner, Costa Crociere SpA, issued a statement saying it was working with investigators to determine "precisely what went wrong aboard the Costa Concordia".
"While the investigation is ongoing, preliminary indications are that there may have been significant human error on the part of the ship's master, Captain Francesco Schettino, which resulted in these grave consequences," the statement said.
"The route of the vessel appears to have been too close to the shore, and the captain's judgment in handling the emergency appears to have not followed standard Costa procedures."
Residents of Giglio said they had never seen the Costa come so close to the dangerous Le Scole reef area.
"This was too close, too close," said Italo Arienti, a 54-year-old sailor who has worked on the Maregiglio ferry between Giglio and the mainland for more than a decade.
Pointing to a nautical map, he drew his finger along the path the ship usually takes and the jarring one close to shore that it followed on Friday.
The ship was a mere 150 yards from shore at the time of the grounding, Ansa quoted Grosseto prosecutor Francesco Verusio as saying.
Capt Schettino insisted he was twice as far out and said the ship ran aground because the rocks were not marked on his nautical charts.
However, he did concede he was manoeuvring the ship in "touristic navigation" - implying a route that was a deviation from the norm and designed to entertain the tourists.
"We were navigating approximately 300 metres from the rocks," he told Mediaset television. "There shouldn't have been such a rock. On the nautical chart it indicated that there was water deep below."
Friday, January 13, 2012
January 13, 2012 - Our Caravan was the first on the road as of January 4th and we are currently in Loreto, Baja Sur comfortably camped out at Rivera Del Mar. The group had a great excursion up to the San Javier Mission, I am really impressed that the road is paved to within 8 km (5 miles) of the village, the E-350 really appreciates this for sure! Our Fiesta night dinner in Loreto was wonderful, great food, great hosts and great music! The RVers with us are enjoying the Baja experience, some are thinking of dropping off, other now wish they had not made plans to return to the U.S. quite so early.
We believe this will be a good year for Baja this year in the RV world, we only have one (1) space remaining in our March 2012 28 Day Tour and have deposits on our November/December 45 Day Tour this fall. Our competitors also seem to be doing okay, John & Becky of Baja Winters appear to have almost sold out their longer January tour. As far as we can tell, Vagabundos del Mar, Casi Libre, Adventure Treks, Seabridge Tours and Adventure RV Caravans are all operating on Baja in the next 3 months. We are unsure if Fantasy RV Caravans which had an RV caravan scheduled for this season, is still proceeding. We do know they are advertising for next year. We have also met many 1st time Baja RVers and that is encouraging.
Baja is a terrific place for RVers to spend all or part of their winter, come on down!
Don't forget to purchase your Mexican Insurance at a discount from the Baja Good Life Club!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has inaugurated the world's highest cable-stayed bridge.
The 403m (1,321ft) tall Baluarte bridge spans a deep ravine in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains in the north.
It is part of a new highway crossing some of Mexico's most rugged terrain, from Mazatlan on the Pacific Coast to Durango in the interior.
The cable-stayed bridge is so tall that the Eiffel Tower would easily fit under its central span.
"This project will unite the people of northern Mexico as never before," President Calderon said at the inauguration ceremony.
Officials from the Guinness World of Records were on hand to present him with an award recognising the engineering feat.
The opening of the 1,124m (3,687ft) long bridge is part of celebrations to mark 200 years of Mexico's independence from Spain.
It is expected to open to traffic later this year, and Mexican officials hope it will boost tourism and commerce in the region.
The Mazatlan-Durango highway replaces a notoriously dangerous winding road known as the "Devil's backbone" that crosses the jagged peaks of the Sierra Madre Occidental.
As well as Baluarte, there will be eight other bridges over 300m high, as well as more than 60 tunnels.
Officials say it will reduce the journey between Mazatlan and Durango by about six hours.
Eventually, it will form part of a modern highway linking the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.
As the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world, it surpasses the famous Millau Viaduct in France.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Kay and Marsha Baja tour from 1-16 to 2-15-2012.
The main purpose of the tour is to raise funds for our race team (overallmotorsports.com) and explore the roads where we will be racing through next April( Norra.com) and most important is to promote Baja as the number one adventure destination in the world by posting pictures and writing about our experience traveling in Baja.
During the month tour, Kay and Marsha will cover Baja from north to south with their 2 dogs (Dottie and Pokey) driving a 1985 VW camper van towing a motorcycle using the Bajauler (Kay's design). Camping in the van during the trip to save expences but will take a hotel room every few nights for showers and some civility.
We will concentrate our fund raising efforts in the following 4 cities: Bajia de los Angeles, Loreto, La Paz and San Jose del Cabo where the race will make its stops. Our target sponsors will be hotels, restaurants, bars and race related businesses.
The following is a our trip/tour itinerary
Ensenada, see some of our old friends, camp in Aqua caliente, soak in the hot tubs all night.
Lunch in San Quintin.
Camp in El Rosario on the pacific
Bahia of LA for 2 nights.
work, work, work
Santa Rosalio-Mulajee-Loreto area
1-28 to 2-7
San Jose del Cabo-Cabo san Lucas, Todos Santos
Guerro Negro-Whale watching
I will be happy if I got the opportunity to speak in your annual meeting, I would prefer to talk about the race team and the fund raising effort but I can talk about different other subjects. Let me know if you have something mind, thanks a million.
Source: Sign on SD
When Juan Tintos returned in 2010 to his old post as Baja California's tourism secretary following a nine-year hiatus, he faced a daunting challenge: reviving the state's ailing tourism industry, stricken by persistent fears related to drug wars and crime.
Today, Tintos is bullish about Baja California's prospects for much more robust tourism, fueled in part by growth in spending among tourists living in Mexico, as well as Hispanics north of the border. Although tourism spending and visitors have dropped considerably from early in the last decade, those numbers are starting to climb back from the depths of 2009, Tintos hastens to point out.
For starters, his office sought out a public relations agency to help the state channel the mindset of American tourists. In addition, an "image committee" of expatriates was convened to zero in on redefining the public's perception of Baja.
In San Diego recently, Tintos spoke about his strategy for energizing tourism on a number of fronts that he hopes will convince Americans once again that Baja California is a compelling place to visit.
Q: In the wake of a difficult decade for tourism in Baja California, what specific initiatives have you taken to induce more people to cross the border for getaways and vacations?
A: We did a perception survey last March in eight Southern California destinations. They had heard about good things happening but still had some reservations about coming. There's still a need to provide accurate information (and clear up) misinformation. This is my 18th trip to California, Arizona and Nevada. Besides the Anglo and growing Hispanic market, we're focusing on our domestic market.
Before this whole situation, I would say tourism expenditures in Baja were about two-thirds Americans or foreigners. That fell to one-third at its worst. So now we're at 60 percent from the national market (within Mexico), but we're not out of the woods yet.
Q: Rather rely strictly on the tourist traffic of the past - Americans heading to Baja California beaches - what new niches are you exploring to boost tourism revenue?
A: You have the largest concentration of maquiladora plants, and that generates business tourists who come and stay two, three nights. We've also grown in medical tourism. We have 450,000 people, mostly from California, mostly Hispanics, who come to Baja for dentistry, eye care, cosmetic surgery, and that generate $86 million a year. We have a calendar of over 300 events, and more than half are sports like the Rosarito-to-Ensenada bike ride.
Q: How important has the region's culinary boom and maturing of its wine region, Valle de Guadalupe, been in boosting visits from San Diegans?
A: This year we doubled the number of events in the wine region. We've had 4,000 to 6,000 people at concerts. Instead of the Bullring by the Sea, people prefer to be in that area surrounding by beautiful scenery. Another thing that has helped is the famous Baja Med cuisine. We just had the baja culinary festival in October where we had 29 events in five days and chefs from the U.S., Europe and South America. And the federal government is going to launch 10 tourist routes, and the wine region will be one of them.
Q: San Diego's cruise ship industry has suffered a huge setback as more and more ships have pulled out of Southern California that were formerly going to the Mexican Riviera. The lines said they did so because of the crime issue and lack of diversity of ports. What is Baja California doing to entice the cruise lines to return?
A: Yes, the verdict was that the Mexican Riviera was tired and needed to be rejuvenated. We did a study that told us you have to have more attractions and better presentation of your destination, train your taxi drivers, look for more genuine arts and crafts.
We eliminated the tugboat fee (that was assessed) whether you used it or not. We're putting in a new sewer treatment plant at La Bufadora. We've got the Chamber of Commerce and association of merchants to make sure that only authentic merchandise is sold. We don't want tourists to go back unsatisfied. We used to have 325 cruise ship arrivals a year. We reduced half of that, and we're working slowly on increasing that. There's an expression in Mexico: You don't know what you've had until you lose it."
Will you be one of the lucky few to say you were there?
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
SAN FELIPE - Rotary Club's Annual Taste of San Felipe
Time: January 17, 2012 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Location: San Felipe BC Mexico
Rotary Club's Annual Taste of San FelipeDate: January 17 Time: 1:00 to 3:30 PM Cost: Tickets are $ 15.00 or 200 pesos. Annual Taste of San Felipe, a walking tour sampling the best food of about 20 restaurants. More info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 6, 2012
January 15th Expo Canina (Dog Show) at George's Restaurant and Hotel $10 (us) charge for entry in competition, admission to show is free. Dogs will be judged in 3 categories, Composition, Steeple Chase and Costumes.
More info call 686-577-1399 or 686-577-1002.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
One of the world's most interesting marine preserves sits off the coast of Baja California, not far from Los Cabos, in a quiet area called Cabo Pulmo.
But on-going development threatens the tranquil nature of the place -- and the protected environment that Jacques Cousteau once called the "world's aquarium."
"The question is, how do you manage the increasing number of tourists flocking here?" asks a new BBC report.
One local hopes the answer is not in large-scale tourism of the sort found in more popular Mexican destinations.
"What is Cabo Pulmo?" local Mario Castro tells the BBC. "A little village, very quiet in the night. We want to conserve it like this. I think that if people want to go to bars, to discotheques, they'll say, 'Oh, Cabo Pulmo is not for me.'"
Los Arcos Restaurant is pleased to announce our new hours and format. As most of you know, business is spotty at best. We are trying to condense dining times to be more efficient. We will be available for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occaison. Contact us at (044-686-184-2692),cell. We have several references who have held parties at our facility.
Our hours of operation will be as follows:
Thursday: 12PM to 6PM; Bingo from 1PM to 4PM
Friday: 4PM to 8PM; Two specials each evening(schedule listed below)
Saturday: 12Pm to 7PM; Bowling from 2PM to 4PM Two specials for dinner.(schedule listed below)
Sunday: Champagne Brunch 11AM to 2PM.; Begins January 16th, 2012
Specials for January 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
January 2012 will mark the premier of a new travel show called Crossing South, which highlights the multiple places of interest that characterize Baja. Follow host Jorge Meraz as he discovers hidden gems in the multiple towns and cities of the area. From snazzy resorts to street taco stands, they all make up the flavor of this wonderful land that many Americans call home.
This show is creating quite the buzz and the audience of KPBS has given the show a thumbs up with solid viewing numbers when the pilot show first aired. Will you 'Cross South'? Then tune to KPBS San Diego. Please see the viewing air dates below. For more info visit www.CrossingSouth.com and follow us on facebook at "Crossing South"
CHANNEL 15-1 HD
Cable 11, Cox 1011, Time Warner 15-1
Episode # 1 (Tijuana)
Saturday, December 31, 03:59 pm on KPBSHD
Episode # 1B (Rosarito)
Thursday, January 5, 08:30 pm on KPBSHD
Saturday, January 7, 04:00 pm on KPBSHD
Monday, January 9, 04:00 am on KPBSHD
Thursday, January 12, 10:30 pm on KPBSHD
Episode #2 (Ensenada)
Thursday, January 12, 08:30 pm on KPBSHD
Saturday, January 14, 04:00 pm on KPBSHD
Sunday, January 15, 02:30 pm on KPBSHD
Sunday, January 15, 11:30 pm on KPBSHD
Monday, January 16, 02:30 am on KPBSHD
Episode #3 (Valle de Guadalupe)
Thursday, January 19, 08:30 pm on KPBSHD
Thursday, January 19, 10:30 pm on KPBSHD
Saturday, January 21, 04:00 pm on KPBSHD
Sunday, January 22, 11:30 pm on KPBSHD
Tuesday, January 24, 04:00 am on KPBSHD
Episode #4 (San Felipe and Tecate)
Thursday, January 26, 08:30 pm on KPBSHD
Thursday, January 26, 10:30 pm on KPBSHD
Saturday, January 28, 04:00 pm on KPBSHD
Sunday, January 29, 02:30 pm on KPBSHD
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