Friday, June 24, 2011

Your Baja Report for 06/23/2011


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Dear Baja Good Life Reader,

Here is your Baja Good Life Report for 06/23/2011.



Feature this week:


San Ysidro Border

Loses Lanes!













By Robert J. Hawkins
www.signonsandiego.com


Crossing through the San Ysidro Port of Entry from Mexico is a slog during the best of times for more than 17 million vehicles a year, but the trip promises to become even more challenging, starting tonight as a number of lanes are taken out of action for 30 hours at a time into July. The world's busiest border crossing is going to get a bit narrower and more difficult for the 45,000 vehicles a day that slowly pass through it, starting tonight.



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This Week's Baja Reports

Do you have a report about something in Baja. Submit your BAJA REPORT to BajaReport@gmail.com. Here are this weeks Baja Report Headlines:

Jun 23, 2011 03:14 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

The Associated PressWASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed executive orders that lay out how far military commanders around the globe can go in using cyber attacks and other computer-based operations against enemies and as part of routine espionage in other countries.The orders detail when the military must seek presidential approval for a specific cyber assault on an enemy and weave

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Jun 23, 2011 01:04 am | Baja Good Life Club

On Saturday June 18th, the Baja Good Life Club hosted Cuba Gooding Sr. the lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient at La Ventana del Mar Resort Pavilion at El Dorado Ranch in San Felipe. Cuba performed his most notable hit, "Everybody Plays the Fool" (1972) as well as his forthcoming release "Begins with the Family" and many others to a sold-out crowd.Cuba's performance was high-energy

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Jun 23, 2011 12:48 am | Rachel Pack

June 26th is the annual Sand Castle Competition.Sculptors from all over the world to sculpt on the Vinorama Beach in front of the restaurant. The project is headed up by Brett and Britta Stocker, World Class sand sculptors and winners of US open competitions and Peoples Choice. Brett will construct and exhibition piece on the beach at the end of May. More details

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Jun 22, 2011 03:26 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

MEXICO CITY, – Mexico's state oil monopoly Pemex said it will acquire eight new offshore oil drilling platforms and other equipment worth $1.2 billion to expand production in the Gulf of Mexico.Pemex said in a statement seven of the platforms, which will be used in the Bay of Campeche, can operate at 344 feet (105 meters) in the water and can drill at depths of 25,000 feet (7,600 meters).The

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Jun 21, 2011 07:08 pm | John Pack

ZAPP is once again taking the DRAG out of Summer, and putting it on stage where it belongs! Monday, June 27th, 2PM at the Pavilion at El Dorado Ranch. Tickets are $15 and still available through Monday. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the Show. You can also pick up tickets at RUMORS and at the counter of SUNRUNNER.The Auction will be held between 11:00am - 1:30pm. We have so

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Jun 21, 2011 03:59 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

TIJUANA, Mexico — The eccentric former mayor of Tijuana said Monday that he had no hard feelings for the Mexican officials who launched a pre-dawn raid on his home and imprisoned him for 10 days on charges that were eventually dismissed.Jorge Hank Rhon was jovial and relaxed in his first public comments since he was released for lack of evidence, entertaining reporters' questions for an hour in

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Jun 20, 2011 09:50 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

PROMOTED IN MEXICO CITY EVENTS CALENDARTHE WINE ROUTE OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MEXICO CITY .- Friday June 17, 2011 .- A delegation headed by Tourism Secretary of State, Juan Tintos Funcke, made a working tour of Mexico City in order to promote tourism calendar of events Wine Route and the cuisine of Baja California, and the destinations that make up this tourist attraction that distinguishes our state

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Jun 20, 2011 09:48 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

La Paz Tourism Board Declares Peace on the United StatesJune 15, 2011 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight TimeOver $1 billion in balanced growth planned for next five years - in one of North America's Safest Cities LA PAZ, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--La Paz, Mexico – has established the La Paz Tourism Board and launched a comprehensive awareness campaign. The tourism board has released new data confirming

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Jun 19, 2011 11:17 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Hello! We invite you to our great tamales sale for the benefit of Kevin. This Angel will be operated on the 29th in the city of Ensenada and the funds raised will be for the families travel expenses.The mothers of the handicapped children will be selling fruit and meat tamales in front of the Volunteers Without Limits Thrift Store Saturday, June 25th (2011) starting at 8:00 a.m. Donations for

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Jun 19, 2011 03:11 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

Spanish Word of the Day - Sunday, June 19, 2011presentarverb: to introduceYou may need to introduce people to one another in Spanish. If so, presentar is the verb you need.Spanish: Le presento a Carlos Solchaga, un compaƱero de trabajo. - This is Carlos Solchaga, a colleague of mine.Spanish: Quiero presentarte a nuestra profesora, Marta.- I'd like you to meet our teacher, Marta.Spanish: En la

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Jun 19, 2011 01:00 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

BGLC DISCOUNT - Botica Sagrado CorazonSan Felipe BC MexicoBGLC MEMBER DISCOUNT: 15% Off all MedicationsEnglish spoken hereThe drug store is family owned and operated by Tavo Garcia and has been in operation at this location since 1952. They offer a wide variety of items including perfume, gifts, make-up, baby clothes, turtle cream, baptism and first-communion accessories.Contact Botica Sagrado

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Jun 19, 2011 01:00 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

BGLC DISCOUNT - Tankreto Precast Cistern SystemsCabo San Lucas, BCS MexicoBGLC MEMBER DISCOUNT: 10% discountThe TANKRETO precast cistern system is fabricated in a shop for the highest quality control. The process is monolithic, meaning all poured in one piece, which avoids cold joints that may cause leaks. After the pour, the unit is taken out of the mold and filled with water to insure there are

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Jun 18, 2011 07:35 pm | Baja Good Life Club

PROMOTED IN MEXICO CITY EVENTS CALENDARTHE WINE ROUTE OF BAJA CALIFORNIAMEXICO CITY .- Friday June 17, 2011 .- A delegation headed by Tourism Secretary of State, Juan Tintos Funcke, made a working tour of Mexico City in order to promote tourism calendar of events Wine Route and the cuisine of Baja California, and the destinations that make up this tourist attraction that distinguishes our state

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Jun 17, 2011 04:15 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

Emerson College of Boston donated $1,000+ dlls to the Rosarito Beach Boys & Girls Club. The funds where raised by an event they did last month in BOSTON; especially for the Club de Ninos y Ninas de Rosarito! They made a little over $1,000dlls!

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Jun 16, 2011 04:29 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

Border Fast Track Lane for Tourists - Cross into the U.S. Faster!Courtesy of Baja BoundBorder Fast Track Pass - August 2010 UpdateThe Fast Track lane is still working great and that means considerably shorter wait times! We have heard that the wait is about 25-30 minutes - YAY!Fast Track Pass Tips:Be sure to double check before you go that the hotel or restaurant has the pass (currently in

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Jun 16, 2011 04:17 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

Come join us on June 23-25 for the 2011 tournament full of exciting prizes, including a 4-wheel off-road utility vehicle grand prize, several cash side pots, and a big prize pool of fishin products for the winner of the fish and poker tournament. Additional prizes to be awarded for the biggest Tuna and Dorado catches, as well as for the players making it to the final table of the poker

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Jun 16, 2011 03:23 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

Hello! We invite you to our great tamales sale for the benefit of Kevin. This Angel will be operated on the 29th in the city of Ensenada and the funds raised will be for the families travel expenses.The mothers of the handicapped children will be selling fruit and meat tamales in front of the Volunteers Without Limits Thrift Store next Saturday, June 25th (2011) starting at 8:00 a.m. Donations

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Jun 15, 2011 07:44 pm | Rachel Pack

Baja Image Committee - Holds 1st Expat SummitPromoting An Accurate & Positive Image Is The GoalBy Ron RaposaROSARITO BEACH---About 70 community leaders in Baja's expatriate community last week attended the first summit of the Baja Image Committee. It was organized for foreign residents who want to promote a positive and accurate portrait of the region.The two-day summit entitled "Building Baja's

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Jun 15, 2011 03:26 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

There are presently 24 north bound lanes and 6 south bound lanes. When construction is completed there will be 35 north bound and 19 south bound lanes. In addition, the 35 north bound lanes will be double stacked that is they will have to inspection booths per lane so as to be able to process two autos at a time totaling 70 cars. The estimated time savings for crossings is a whopping 500%

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Jun 15, 2011 03:01 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

MERIDA, Mexico— At a time when the United States is confronting the possibility of a "double dip" recession, Mexico's economy is expanding at the fastest pace in a decade.For most of the 20th century, Mexicans lamented that when the U.S. economy slowed down, Mexico, ever so dependent on its neighbor to the north, suffered a recession. "When the U.S. gets a cold, Mexico gets pneumonia," was a

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Jun 14, 2011 05:37 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

New Faster Border Crossing Lane Open in Otay Mesa – the Ready Lanewww.osioreport.comBorder crossers now have a new faster border crossing option! A new northbound lane, called the Ready Lane,has been opened with the goal of reducing wait times returning to the U.S. from Mexico. Ready Lanes are already open in Arizona and Texas, but the first California Ready Lane officially opened on May 2nd,

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Jun 14, 2011 05:27 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

Baja RevisitedBy Brandon Walter | Published Thursday, June 2, 2011San Diego READERBaja beach camp - Recently a close friend and I embarked on a two-week road trip that took us from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, the tip of Baja California, Mexico.We'd been discussing such a trip for weeks on end. We fantasized about the uncrowded waves we would score and delicious seafood we would eat in abundance.

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Jun 14, 2011 05:01 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

Will California approve driver's licenses as border crossing identification?That is what the ever present, hard working Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Juan Tintos Funcke, hopes will happen. According to reports in the Mexican media, Tintos launched the idea asking Alan Bersin,Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for such approval. Bersin in turn suggested to obtain state of

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  • Check a few photos...We raised enough to clean all the 50+ kids with extra money for the additional dental work that will need to be completed. Thanks to Cesar, Robbie, Dawnette, Bubba, CJ, & of course Cuba and Kimberly![see more]6/23/11 12:32AM
  • What a Great Show with Cuba Gooding Sr! All the pictures (taken by Terry Van Arsdale) will be available Tuesday in the Baja Report www.bajagoodlife.com. [see more]6/20/11 5:52PM
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