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November 2013 - Posts

Baja Artist Nuria Benitez, Debuts as a Phoenix Rising

In 2005, Baja artist Nuria Benitez was diagnosed with cancer. Making it to her 40th birthday seemed very far-fetched. It took 7 years, 25 chemos, 25 radiation rounds and 13 surgeries to fight and win the battle for her life. She is now well and happy

Rosarito’s Friends of the Library Teach English

The Friends of the Library have begun a program of teaching local kids to speak English. Even though English is the most widely spoken language in the world, the language of international business, and especially important in border areas like Rosarito

Baja Rally Massively Successful in Inaugural 2013 Event

The Baja Rally for motorcycles attracted big name racers Larry Roeseler, Quinn Cody & Andy Grider to Mexico to test their skill at the first ever navigation based adventure race in picturesque Baja CA. Unlike traditional off road racing, rally riders

Celebrity Wedding Anniversary: Elizabeth Berkley & Greg Lauren – 1/11/2003

The couple were married on 1 st November 2003 at the Esperanza Hotel in Cabo San Lucas. Greg’s uncle Ralph Lauren designed Elizabeth’s wedding dress, which was silk sheath with pearled spaghetti straps while Grey wore a white tuxedo jacket

Baja California Culinary Fest Chef's Dinner | Eight Courses at La Caza Club in Tijuana

The Baja California Culinary Fest is a celebration of the upscale gastronomical explosion in Baja Mexico, marked by the featured Friday night Chef's Dinners, hosted by more than thirty chefs at seven different restaurants across Tijuana, making for

Hundreds Sail Through San Diego Bay for 20th annual Baja Ha-Ha

A parade of sailboats en route to Mexico delighted onlookers on Monday, October 28, 2013, in San Diego Bay. The 20th Baja Ha-Ha sailing rally began with the colorful maritime parade of 200 vessels. The annual event is the largest off-shore cruisers rally

Mexico's sweet tradition

Today: Sugar skulls. Latinos and others enchanted by Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead, celebrate by, among other things, decorating skulls made of sugar. They make little skulls for Nov. 1, Dia de los Angelitos, or Little Angels Day, to

Mexico City’s Day of Dead giant altar honors artist who created ‘Catrina’ skeleton figure

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s elegant Skeleton Lady is getting a new lease on life about a century after she was created. Mexico City is marking the 100th anniversary of the death of the artist who first drew her, while U.S. movie and rock stars


LUXURY 3 STORY HOUSE IN MISION VIEJO NORTH, ROSARITO BEACH REDUCED TO $425,000 USD Located in an Ocean Front Development with plenty of amenities, sandy beach and wide open ocean views to the pacific This Custom three level home offers spectacular views

Let’s Go Ride Baja

With my travel schedule finished for the year, I now have time to start thinking about wintertime in Baja. It is the best time of year to ride around the northern peninsula. So I have put two dates on the calendar, one for December and one for January.

Mexico's Exports: Beer, Tequila And Now Mezcal

A few months ago I traveled up into the rugged hills outside of Oaxaca City, a colonial metropolis in southern Mexico. I met with Karina Abad, the production manager at Danzantes distillery. The facility was temporarily closed for restoration. Standing

Charlie Sheen, Peter Greenaway to Attend Baja Fest

The Baja International Film Festival kicks off with Juan Jose Campanella's "Foosball." MEXICO CITY -- Charlie Sheen , Peter Greenaway and Oscar winner Juan Jose Campanella will attend the 2nd Baja International Film Festival in November,

Savior of the Whales

MEXICO CITY — Some 40 years ago a poor fisherman named Francisco Mayoral, who lived on the shores of San Ignacio Lagoon, halfway down the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, stretched out his hand to touch a gray whale that raised its head out

Wild Side of Cabo Still Unexplored

San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Cabo San Lucas resorts are well renowned for providing some of the world’s most luxurious accommodations. Many five star Cabo hotels cater to an elite, well-traveled clientele

Baja 1000 Preview, Russell Wins GNCC Title, Supercross Rumors! – The Weekly Dirt: October 30, 2013

SCORE has shortened the course a bit from initial reports with total mileage of the loop that starts and finishes in Ensenada now about 833, though it’ll still start for bikes and ATVs at 11:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 14, with qualifying for

Biggest Wave Ever Surfed?

It was only a few years ago when the world's biggest waves were found at places like Cortes Bank, off the coast of Baja, Ghost Tree in Northern California and Mavericks south of San Francisco. In other words, West Coast winters often rule the world

Aboard a floating fortress of solitude in the Sea of Cortes

Rising at dawn to catch the sunrise, cruise passengers nursing coffee cups watched as the Safari Endeavour glided past the Baja Peninsula’s ragged coast. As the rays played over the cliffs, each thumb-shaped cove and crescent beach came into view

Alejandro Fernandez Performs Songs from “Confidencias” in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY – Singer Alejandro Fernandez performed songs from his most recent album, “Confidencias,” for about 10,000 fans at Mexico City’s National Auditorium. The 42-year-old Mexican singer promised fans at the start of Saturday’s

Forecasters: Raymond becomes hurricane in Pacific

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Raymond has become a hurricane far off Mexico's Pacific coast and poses no threat to land at this time. The Miami-based center says Raymond has top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and is centered

Mexico, China face historic opportunity in bilateral ties: Ruling party chief

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 25 -- Mexico and China are facing a historic and great-ever opportunity in bilateral relations, head of the Latin American nation's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said. In an exclusive interview with Xinhua at PRI

What a catch! Sneaky sea lion steals fisherman's prize fish

It was quite the catch... and not just for the fishermen who had caught two enormous dorado, but for one plucky seal. It all happened in the blink of an eye as the friends were posing for the cameras with their prized catch in Cabo San Lucas off the coast

Costco Has Room For Growth In Mexico

Costco (COST) is the largest warehouse retailer in the U.S. with over 530 stores in North America and around 100 stores in international markets such as Mexico, the U.K., Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Australia. In terms of store count, Mexico is the third

Mexico drives North American auto investment, challenges China

DETROIT (Reuters) -- The Mexican auto industry is about to go on a $10 billion factory building spree, illustrating the nation's rising economic challenge to rivals from the United States to China. Japanese and German auto manufacturers are spearheading

“The Traveler’s Life” (An Irishman in Mexico)

Welcome to the first edition of our new column, ‘The Traveler’s Life’, with me, Stewart Mandy. Through this column I will be your virtual guide to a host of useful and interesting information, features, and events. I will be bringing

Walls Update Velvet & Zoer in Mexico

Velvet and Zoer just returned from Mexico and shared this recent set of walls and murals painted during their trip. An assortment of pieces from 1 color works to more intricate full color pieces. Both artists continue to push the medium forward with a