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Meet Three Local Artists: Paola Flores Carvajal, Patricia Del Valle Perez and Daniel Amora Mora

By Russ Ham Visual arts are a cornerstone of Mexican culture, and they are thriving in La Paz. Artists exhibit in the Jardin Velasco and along the Malecón. Established galleries present accomplished artists and new galleries open often. The art of three young paceños who...

Are You a Foreigner With Assets in Mexico?

Take Advantage of the Mes de Testamento in March By Gisela Talamantes Saenz During the months of March and September, the College of Public Notaries of the State of Baja California Sur reduces their fees by 50% for granting wills. Also, some Notary Public offices...

Keeping Balandra Pristine

Local Eco-Club Does Their Part TBC Balandra is definitely one of La Paz’s best conservation success stories. Several years ago, groups of concerned paceños started campaigning to save Balandra from real estate development and private interests. After months of rallies and letters to the government,...

Ramblings: Battle with the Oven in Mexico

By Judy Ristity It’s hard being an oven in La Paz. My owner (aka SHE/HER) hurries among Sink, Fridge, and Microwave. Sink gets treated to a daily bubble-bath. Microwave has her buttons pushed at daybreak when SHE warms Milk for HER coffee. And Nespresso Machine...

Christmas in La Paz – From House Guest to Homecoming

By Melissa A. Bartell The first Christmas I spent in La Paz was only a few months after my parents moved here, and I came toting a box nearly as tall as I am. The bottom third was filled with Ghirardelli chocolate chips, Celestial Seasonings...

Sea Turtle Release in Todos Santos

By Gari-Ellen Donohoe The release of baby sea turtles (hatchlings) to the ocean is unquestionably one of the most emotional and magical activities you will ever experience here in Baja California Sur. Just an hour drive from La Paz, on the four-lane to Cabo San...

10 GOOD READS WHILE CHILLING OUT ON A BAJA BEACH

by Donneley McCann Heading out to the beach this spring break? Here is a list of some books to take with you that will let you relax and learn more about Mexico and her rich culture all at the same time. (The books listed are...

Quichu Isais, Maestra Extraordinairia

By Carol Dyer Today I had the privilege of speaking with my next-door neighbor, Quichu Isais, maestra extraordinairia, about her music career and the new mural painted by Colectivo TOMATE , on Independencia street, depicting her image. Maestra Quichu and the word piano are synonymous...

The Way of Tea

by Melissa A. Bartell “Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty.” ~James Norwood Pratt  It’s a chilly day in La Paz, BCS, Mexico – chilly for the tropics, anyway – about 65 degrees – and sky...

New Emergency Number in Baja California Sur – 911

TBC La Paz and the State of Baja California Sur has a new emergency number. And it should be easy to remember. 911 is now available in La Paz as well as the rest of the country to concentrate all medical emergency, civil protection and...