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It’s Semana Santa!

G.Donohoe It is Semana Santa in Mexico which means it is vacation time! School is out for over 200 thousand students in BCS for the next two weeks and several government offices will be closed for the week of the 2nd to the 7th. Banks...

Update on Fantasy Island!

Susan Fogel The lovely development on El Mogote, Paraiso del Mar, has had a troubled adolescence. Many people bought in early at the attractive “Founder” price. And they waited four years for construction to start, then to be completed, and finally to receive their finished...

WE ARE ALL VALUABLE – CHILDREN´S MURAL FOR HUMAN APPRECIATION

Judy Peterson From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on March 15 of this year, three librarians throughout the City of La Paz, America Pineda, Justina Pacheco and Jorge Chaleco, shared their time and dedication with the children of Fundacion Ayuda Niños La Paz, A.C., (FANLAP).  This...

Daylight Savings Time (DST) starts April 1st, 2012

Daylight Savings Time (DST) starts April 1st. Just a reminder to you folks that the official start of DST begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, April 1st here in Baja California Sur and the rest of Mexico. We will be setting our clocks forward...

Interprepa 2012 – A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Judy Peterson The third annual ¨celebrate life¨ Interprepa event to benefit FANLAP was held February 23 and 24, 2012.  In addition to inviting various senior high schools to an event where students can have clean fun without alcohol or drugs, this event is also meant...

Mattress Project Takes Off as Cruisers Get Onboard

Sheryl Hamilton, Owner of LaPaz Gringos It all started with a simple plea for help from Care for Kids La Paz founder, Barbara Spencer: “Does anyone have a used mattress for a family that is currently sleeping on the floor?” In the two months since...

Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor Gives First State of the State Address

Governor Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor Gives First State of the State Address Baja California Sur enjoyed historical advances in infrastructure in health, drinking water, sport and highways with the highest level in investment for a first year government, “without accumulating not even one peso of public...

US State Department Recognizes Safety of La Paz

In a recent press release from La Paz’s Hotel and Tourism Association, La Paz and the State of Baja California Sur is being heralded as a safe place to visit by none other than the U.S. State Department. La Paz is safe? Tell us something...

Full House and Standing Ovation – Las Mujeres en La Musica with Loyda Vazquez

John K. Glaab The performance hall at the state music was filled with a most appreciative audience to celebrate International Women’s Day. The creative program was titled, “Cinco mujeres, cinco divas”.  It was a salute to high profile women in music, during the nineteenth century....

Baja Dogs La Paz Bake Sale

Frances Robertson (5) loves dogs. Since arriving with her family aboard their sailboat, Frances had asked a thousand questions of her parents about the dogs she saw on the streets of La Paz. “Who do these dogs belong to?” “Where do they live?” “Who feeds...