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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Casa D'Luna Christmas Dinner Fundraiser and Annual Music Fest


November 22th (Sunday) Casa D'Luna in San Felipe invites you to join them for their second annual San Felipe Music Fest to collect funds for the Christmas Dinners for the Needy. Last year the event was a great success and they made 128 dinners for families in San Felipe. The event will be at Casa D'Luna in San Felipe, in the Playas area just south of downtown. The event begins is from noon till 9.00 PM. The event includes great music from the area best musicians and bands, a silent auction of paintings by Luis Cogley, as well as an all you can eat buffet. Tickets are $20.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Barbara Keller -- R.I.P.

Barbara Stern Keller passed away on October 15th, 2015 at the age of 72. She was a resident of La Mision, Baja California via Washington D.C., LA, New York, Canada and Tillamook, Oregon. She passed from this earth and into Heaven in the early morning at a San Diego area hospital. She had been seen at the ER on Saturday for rapid degeneration of movement as well as neck pain. She had emergency surgery on her neck to relieve compression of the vertebra cutting off circulation of her spinal fluid. She came through surgery well and was scheduled for release on Thursday. She instead found herself unexpectedly walking into the arms of her personal savior. She died peacefully in her sleep.

San Felipe's Award Winning Landscaper Versoleil Has New Team Member

Versoleil Landscaping Corporation of San Felipe is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with San Felipe Management Services and can now offer additional services to maintain your vacation home in top condition and always ready for your visits.

Stay In A Beachfront Penthouse - For A Taste Of The Sweet Life

Rosarito Beach Hotel Suites Also Offered For Sale

ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---The penthouse lifestyle isn’t reserved just for millionaires and movie stars anymore. At the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort, people can reserve a penthouse suite – with perks --- for the price of many quality hotel rooms in the U.S.

And if one night of the sweet life is not enough, people have the option of purchasing one of the 27 panoramic penthouse and junior penthouse suites. All are on the two top floors of the resort’s 17-story 271-unit Pacifico Tower, which opened in 2008.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2015 FMM Tourist Card Changes

Source: BajaBound.com

On September 25, 2015 Baja Bound (BGLC's auto insurance partner) attended a forum hosted by the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Rudolfo Figueroa, a federal delegate for the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM or National Institute of Immigration) for the Baja region was the guest speaker. Rudolfo presented new operational changes that have been enacted for frequent visitors to maintain valid FMM immigration status.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Best Costume Wins Big Treats At This Hotel Halloween Party

ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---The Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort will feature a Halloween party in its Rosa & Rita Bar the night of Oct. 31, and the person with the best costume will win a deluxe stay.

The prize includes a luxurious one-night stay in a one-bedroom condo in the resort’s 17-story Pacifico Tower, brunch for two plus two 30-minute Swedish massages.

As well as the costume contest, the Halloween party includes happy hour prices from 8 to 10, plus karaoke at the hotel, which is celebrating its 90th year.

RENTAL - SAN FELIPE: Nice long term home in Playa de Oro

SAN FELIPE, Playa de Oro - $650 per month.

If you are looking for a long term rental, look no further. A beautiful home in Playa de Oro. Playa de Oro is a multiple award winning development approx. 6 miles north of San Felipe.  It's a gated community on the Sea of Cortez with restaurant, deli, beach access, pools, laundromat, and much more. It is also home to the Baja Good Life Club.

The house is two bedroom, two bath unfurnished, with two car garage and is fully fenced. The house has four stage water purification system throughout. Air and heat in splitters. Rental is $650.00 a month and renters pay their own utilities. Year or more rental. $300.00 Cleaning deposit.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2015 Daylight Savings Time ENDS

Daylight Savings Time ENDS
Baja California Sur Oct 25, 2015When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, October 25, 2015, 1:00:00 AM; clocks should be turned backward 1 hour. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 25, 2015 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning. Also called Fall Back and winter time.

Baja California  - Nov 1, 2015When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 1, 2015, 1:00:00 AM clocks should turned backward 1 hour. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 1, 2015 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning. Also called Fall Back and winter time.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hello from the Children of La Paz

 
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 MAKING A DIFFERENCE
 
OCTOBER-DECEMBER, 2015   Number 17 
WHAT'S NEW WITH FANLAP OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2015
PROGRAMS: 
The dining room 
• Our breakfast and lunch programs continue as usual, and will operate until Christmas vacation.  The last lunch of 2015 will be served on December 18.
• An average of 180 children are being served a hot lunch five days a week, and an average of 70 are served breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays to augment the program of the breakfast program in Colonia Marquez de Leon which serves breakfast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 
  

RVing on Baja - Part One



What and where is Baja? Baja has always been Mexico’s frontier, not unlike the north in Canada. Even the Conquistador, Hernan Cortez who first arrived on the Yucatan Peninsula and eventually conquered the Aztecs never stepped on the Baja Peninsula until 1536. The 2 Baja States were the last to become proclaimed in the United Mexican States, Baja California in the north (1953), Baja California Sur in the south (1974). The Baja Peninsula has twice as much coastline as their northern US sister known as Alta California (State of California) with the Pacific Ocean on the west and Sea of Cortez on the east. The Mexican Federal Highway No. 1 (Hwy 1) was completed in 1973 and runs 1711 km (1061 miles) from the US Mexican Border to Cabo San Lucas. RVers have made this magnificent peninsula a snowbird destination since the highway opened, staying on beaches, RV parks, campgrounds and on the desert.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Todos Santos Needs Trees!

Todos Santos needs trees! During the construction and remodel of the streets in Todos Santos, the old beautiful trees lining the streets have been pulled up and removed. Not sure who authorized or planned this removal, but the communitywant thier trees back. Now is the time to help and make tree donations to bring the beautiful shade trees back to Todos Santos streets again.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Konsag Island - Sight to See

Konsag Island - 31° 7’ 0 N / 114° 28’ 60” W
Only a 45 minute boat ride from San Felipe sits Konsag  Island. This majestic rock formation juts straight out of  the sea and is home to a variety of marine wildlife. There  are a multitude of different species of birds as well as  seals and sea lions. Although the island is not accessible  by foot, a ride around in a boat should not be missed to view the spectacular sea life that makes this island home. This is also a good spot for fishing, but make sure to watch out the sea lions don’t steal your catch.

CNN highlights Mayan Ruins

CNN highlights Mayan Ruins as part of Mexico's Mundo Maya tourism Campaign. Feb. 2012

MEXICO CITY - The following is being released by Marca Pais - Imagen de Mexico:

Mayan archaeological sites in Mexico were recently featured in a CNN story about tourism in Mexico and the significance of the year 2012 in the Mayan calendar.

CNN's World's Treasures asked Jeff Morgan, Executive Director of the Global Heritage Fund to compile a list of key Mayan sites in Mexico. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Chichen Itza in the state of Yucatan and Palenque in Chiapas made the list. The seaside site of Tulum, in Quintana Roo, was described by Morgan as a "picturesque" and "photo-friendly" spot.

Mundo Maya is a tourism initiative linking the Mexican states of Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Tabasco. This region is home to 6 of Mexico's 27 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the most found in any other country in the world. Mexico estimates that 52 million tourists will visit southeastern Mexico in 2012, spending approximately $23 million.

Humans still threaten California condors


SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20 2012 (UPI) -- Deaths of endangered California condors in the wild are still largely caused by human activity, with lead poisoning being the primary factor, a report says.

The San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research study of the deaths of wild California condors at all release sites in California, Arizona and Baja, California, Mexico, found 70 percent (53 out of 76) of condor mortalities could be attributed to human influences.

Lead toxicosis from the ingestion of spent ammunition was the most important factor in mortality in juvenile condors, birds between the age of 6 months and 5 years, and was the only significant cause of death in adults, a release from the Zoological Society of San Diego said Friday.

The exposures to lead coincide with deer hunting season and the condor's foraging activity in popular hunting areas, the report said.

"Although lead toxicosis from spent ammunition still threatens the survival of the California condor, one of our most iconic species, the good news is that solutions are available in the form of non-toxic ammunition," said Bruce Rideout, the institute's director of wildlife disease laboratories.

"We can make this a win-win situation if we choose to."

Source: http://www.upi.com