Monday, September 13, 2010

Your Baja Report for 09/13/2010

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Here is your Baja Good Life Report for 09/13/2010.

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Year of Mexico's Bicentennial and Centennial
by Allan Wall

It's 2010, and Mexico is celebrating its dual bicentennial/centennial.  The Mexican government has been planning the festivities for the past four years. The pace is picking up now since the actual anniversaries take place within the next few months. This may seem rather puzzling to those unfamiliar with Mexico's complex history.  What is being celebrated?  How can 2010 be both a centennial and a bicentennial?  



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Sep 12, 2010 11:24 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Baja's Biggest Home EXPO is coming soon. October 30, San Felipe Baja California, at La Ventana del Mar Resort. Who Should Attend?  Anyone considering Moving to Baja; Buying & Selling Property in Baja; Building a Home in Baja; Owning & Operating a Business; Importing or Exporting; Remodeling, Landscaping; or Decorating their homes in Baja. What types of companies will I find at the show?Almost any

Sep 12, 2010 11:09 pm | Baja Good Life Club

ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---The federal government this year has allocated about $30 million for improvements to make the scenic road from Tijuana to Ensenada safer and more attractive, according to Rosarito Mayor Hugo Torres.  "This significant investment will make the beautiful road more comfortable for both daily users and the tourists who use it," Torres said. "It will make one

Sep 12, 2010 10:15 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Posada Don Diego, a quiet placed tucked away in Vicente Guerrero. For the Baja RV Traveler, this is the ideal stop off on your journey south, because it's just two and half hours south of the border, which is just about the right distance for the first day of a longer trip.  What makes it such a great stop is the accommodations, the price and the hospitality. After getting through the border and

Sep 12, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

Seascape Charters - La Paz BCS Member Discount: 10% discount on charter fees Sailing, powerboat/sports fishing, or land vacation. Contact Seascape Charters - Click HERE Join today and SAVE Big on Baja! BGLC Discount Mex Auto Insurance - ONLY $83.10 / year

Sep 12, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

Taller Rallo: Brakes and Suspension San Felipe BC MexicoMember Discount: 10% off servicesRegular brake inspections should be part of your vehicle's ongoing maintenance, helping to ensure its safety and reliability. In fact, we recommend that you have them inspected at least once a year. Contact Rallo's for all your Suspension needs. Contact Rallo - Click Here Join today and SAVE Big on Baja!

Sep 12, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

Loreto Islas Restaurant - Loreto BCS Member Discount: Free Drink with MealOur menu is simple, fresh with the flavors of Mexico. The seafood from the local waters presented with an array of tempting sauces. The produce is local and organic when possible. Contact Loreto Islas - Click HERE Join today and SAVE Big on Baja! BGLC Discount Mex Auto Insurance - ONLY $83 / year

Sep 09, 2010 01:15 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Authors Niemann and Botello Sign On for Baja Book FestivalSat., October 9, 2010 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Joanna Jones Galeria, CantamarThe Baja Book Festival ( announced that renowned authors Greg Niemann and Judy Botello are the most recent additions to the event's roster of published writers. With approximately 20 authors currently slated to appear at the Saturday, October 9

Sep 09, 2010 12:00 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Save the Date! Spread the word! September 18th, 2010Due to the overwhelming demand, I am pleased to announce the return of the Rosarito Harley Charity Run!This year's theme is "Fill-a-Back-Pack" with school supplies, shoes, toys, etc!  As you all know, our destination is Rosarito, Baja California but the children of Ensenada and Tijuana also benefit greatly from this charity event.

Sep 07, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

(AP) MEXICO CITY - Mexico's federal police agency has fired nearly 10 percent of its force this year for failing checks designed to detect possible corruption, a major obstacle in the country's battle against increasingly brutal drug gangs.Mexico's approximately 35,000 federal police are required to undergo periodic lie detector, psychological and drug examinations, and the government routinely

Sep 07, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

The Baja Book Festival with wine, food, art and more, is excited to announce that The Grand Baja Resort -- just two minutes away from Joanna Jones Galeria, site of the event -- is offering a 30 percent discount to festival attendees who call for reservations! For more info, visit the website, go to the blog and click on Grand Baja Resort!In addition, the famous Huichol

Sep 07, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

President Felipe Calderón HinojosaAs reported by MexiData.· Annual Informe· Excerpts from two hour speechPresident Felipe Calderón declared that the Bicentennial Generation has the opportunity to change Mexico, since it is time to reflect on our future and ask how we want to be remembered."That is why this historic date is also time for Mexico to change. It is time for the profound

Sep 07, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

Mexico's health care lures AmericansBy Chris Hawley, USA TODAYMEXICO CITY — It sounds almost too good to be true: a health care plan with no limits, no deductibles, free medicines, tests, X-rays, eyeglasses, even dental work — all for a flat fee of $250 or less a year.To get it, you just have to move to Mexico.As the United States debates an overhaul of its health care system, thousands of

Sep 06, 2010 07:18 pm | Baja Good Life Club

By Sandra Dibble, UNION-TRIBUNEWednesday, September 1, 2010 at 7:23 p.m.TIJUANA, Mexico â€" The state of Baja California has joined forces with its five municipalities in a $500,000 public relations effort aimed at changing Americans' negative perceptions about the region and winning back the confidence of U.S. tourists.Leading the year-long campaign is Allison & Partners, a U.S. public relations

Sep 06, 2010 07:05 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Opting to spend the holiday weekend south of the border, a bikini-clad Kate Beckinsale and family were spotted living it up in Mexico over the past few days.Joined by husband Len Wiseman and daughter Lily Mo Sheen, the "Underworld" actress split time between the pool and the shoreline - where she and her family busily constructed sand castles while soaking up the sun.Having been taking a light

Sep 06, 2010 06:50 pm | Baja Good Life Club

by Cyntia Barrera DiazMEXICO CITY | Thu Sep 2, 2010 6:41pm EDT(Reuters) - Mexico wants to auction more spectrum for wireless communications, including 4G standard, and boost competition in the TV market as it frees up capacity by digitalizing television.In a decree published in Mexico's official gazette on Thursday, President Felipe Calderon ordered to free up the 700 MHz band -- currently used

Sep 06, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

"Going" GreenWhen it comes to visiting the world's most beautiful places, the old adage rings true: Take nothing but photographs, and leave nothing but footprints.By Alfonso Hernandez and Richie MatthewsMany people hear the terms "green travel" and picture someone camping in Big Bear or cycling through Baja. Although there is nothing wrong with either of these, you don't need to sacrifice


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