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The Cabo Cortes Project is being resurrected??

According to the local spanish paper in La Paz, the project Cabo Cortes, the mega project that was to be developed beside the Cabo Pulmo National Park and rejected by Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon, has been resurrected under the new name Los Pericues. Documents are...

Aye Calypso! We Sing to Your Spirit – Jacques Cousteau

By Susan Fogel There is no way we can have an edition dedicated to the Sea of Cortez (official name is the Gulf of California) without talking about Jacques Cousteau. The beloved French oceanographer dubbed our waters the “Galapagos of North America” because of the...

“Kids Helping Kids” do a fundraiser for FANLAP in La Paz

TBC Ella Stichler, Ava Burger and Cami Stichler, who attend Camino Creek Elementary School in San Diego, decided they would like to help some children who live in impoverished neighborhoods on the outskirts of La Paz, Baja California Sur.  They discovered that although education in...

CHANGES COMING ON THE ROAD TO PICHILINGUE IN LA PAZ

TBC Petroleos Mexicanos will soon be making cosmetic changes to their petroleum plant, located on the road from the Pichilingue Ferry Terminal, to improve its projected image. The state’s Secretary General, Armando Martinez Vega, announced that the government is joining forces with Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX)...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

By Carol Dyer It just sat there – an empty lot next to the old house on the corner.  It was a good place to throw trash.  It was also a good place to hang out and do drugs.  That is what the lot in...

The Renovation of La Paz’s Community Sports Center, GUM, Complete

TBC With an investment of 14.7 million pesos, BCS Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor officially inaugurated the newly renovated Gimnasio de Usos Múltiples Emilio “Milo” Mendoza, or GUM, which it is most commonly referred too. GUM is the sports community complex in La Paz, home to...

WALKING FOR CHARITY IN THE BAJA

By Kat Bennett A lot of people talk about supporting charities, but not everyone puts their money where their mouth is.  One Baja couple has done just that – put their money where their mouths are.  Or, rather, put their money where their feet are....

GO LA PAZ! NEW MARKETING VIDEOS FOR LA PAZ, BAJA SUR

TBC ¨En tus vacaciones, tú mereces conocer La Paz.¨  On your vacation, you deserve to know La Paz. On Thursday, July 26th, a press conference was held to announce the launch of the new  ¨Go La Paz¨  tourism campaign.  Presiding over the press conference were...

My Top 10 Summertime Things to Do in La Paz

My Top 10 Summertime Things to Do in La Paz Jim Donahoe With summer officially here in La Paz and the excruciating heat that comes with it, one might be a little bit hesitant to head outdoors. However, as a lover of the area and...

Summer Car Care Tips – Before hitting the road this summer, make sure your ride is in good condition

Manuel Amarillas Vanegas The arrival of summer marks an ideal time to make sure your car or truck is in good working condition. The extremely high temperatures of a Baja summer can be hard on your vehicle – everything from the paint down to the...