Here is your Baja Good Life Report for 11/01/2010.
FEATURES THIS WEEK
Día de Muertos Day of the Dead
The 4000 year old ancient Aztec celebration with a twist of Catholicism is quickly approaching. Day of Dead festivities and celebrations are always held from October 31st until November 2nd. Each community has their own distinct celebrations that have grown and evolved over generations. However,
This is a happy time for Bill and Carol Spradlin and the four young girls that will be arriving to their new home today. Their new home is Casa de Fé, an orphanage with the goal to provide a healthy, family-type environment for abandoned and orphaned children. This has been a long time coming, having started the project back in October 2006. They have proceeded forward step by step, as
THE BAJA GOOD LIFE GUIDE Members Guide to the Good Life in Baja This month's member guide features a story of five people from San Felipe and how they live the Good Life, the smart and affordable way. Plus, Day of the Dead, Baja 1000, San Felipe Shrimp Festival, Baja Wine and much more. Join the Baja Good Life Club, and experience all the best of Baja.
The Home Depot has donated to our CLUB a great amount in material: $944,145.93 pesos (over $77,000.dlls!) worth of material. Cost. They are a socially responsible business that helps their community. The official donation event took place on Friday, at 10am in the Home Depot entrance (in Pabellon Rosarito). They had the Human Resource Manager, Daniel Valdez do the official presentation.
San Felipe, B.CBGLC Member Discount: 10% off orderBaja Desert Cafe business hours are 7am to 3pm offering from Mexican Style eggs, Ranch Style Eggs, Oaxaqueño Eggs, Omelets, to "how you want´em" eggs for your morning breakfast and at lunch time Chiles Rellenos, Bistec Ranchero, Chicken Fajitas, Hamburgers, Chicken Burgers, Fries and More!.Baja Desert Cafe offers a 10% discount for the Baja Good
La Paz, B.C.SBGLC Member Discount: 10% discount on charter feesSailing is the art of controlling a boat with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea
Loreto, B.C.SBGLC Member Discount: 10% percent discount on DECORATIVE ITEMS. and 15% disc on furnitureThey offer a wide selection of decorative items and furniture as wll as catalogs from various manufacturers to tailor your needs for custom orders.Galeria "La Media Luna" in Loreto Baja California Sur, Mexico; has moved to a new location. Beginning January 2010 their new address is:MISIONEROS S/N
The Baja Good Life Club is looking for the cover image for our "Baja Good Life Guide" Best of 2010 edition to be release January 2011. The top three winners will share in $500 in cash and prizes. HOW TO VOTE: STEP 1: SELECT YOUR FAVORITE IMAGE FROM THE CHOICES BELOW STEP 2: FIND THE TITLE AND PHOTOGRAPHER FROM THE LIST BELOW THE IMAGES, SELECT THE RADIO BUTTON BESIDE THE NAME, THEN SCROLL TO
Tourism promoters in the Tijuana-to-Ensenada corridor Tuesday called on the federal and state governments to help reverse the dramatic drop in U.S. visitors since 2007 by increasing their promotion of the region.Normando Novelo, an Ensenada hotelier and vice president of Baja California's tourism board, said the tourism industry is asking that at least $5.6 million be allocated next year for
The Baja Epic Mountain Bike Race November 4-6 2010The appetite for off-road stage races is still growing. The Trans Alp challenge in Europe, Cape Epic in South Africa and Trans Rockies in Canada are a few that have continued to grow over the last few years. Response to the concept of The Baja Epic has been overwhelmingly positive. 26 International mountain bikers showed for the inaugural race
Many people have experienced or know people who have been stopped for perceived or true traffic violations. Some have been told that they can pay the officer and go on their way. DO NOT pay the offending officer(s) anything, Instead hand then the document "NOTICE TO MEXICAN POLICE OFFICERS / AVISO A USTED OFICIAL DE POLICIA" (Link below) to read. Keep this document with your vehicle
Donated gently worn to brand new shoes are the magic bullet for ZAPP Spay/Neuter Project. We can take any shoe donations and photograph them and put them up on eBAY in our our shoe store and turn them into cash for our spay/neuter project. As long as they are resell-able, we can take men's, women's, casual, sporty, flats, heels, boots and even handbags. Please drop them off at our booth any
BAJA CLASSIFIED - All ads can be submitted via email; to firstname.lastname@example.org with BAJA CLASSIFIED in the subject line. $10dlls for 20 words; $0.50 per word thereafter. No images. For the best classified results include brief description, contact info, city and price. You can place free classifieds on the Baja California Community www.bajagoodlife.com ------------------
The Paris-based OECD has released the results of a study which shows that Mexico needs to significantly raise its property taxes from 0.2% of GDP to 2.0% of GDP. Despite an increase in state government tax revenues since 2007, the local (city and municipal) authorities have not turned to property taxes as a source of additional income, and thus are wasting an opportunity that would enable them to
LA PAZ, Mexico – More than 3,000 people will roll up a 2.7-kilometer (1.7-mile) burrito next month in Mexico, hoping to break the last Guinness World Records-setting mega-morsel by 700 meters (yards)."Fifty-four restaurants and more than 3,000 people, including cooks and gastronomy students" will prepare the 30-centimeter (12-inch) -wide wrap on November 3, National Chamber of Spicy Food
"Ciclo Centenario de la Revolución Y si Adelita se fuera con otro" is the theme of November's Saturday night movies at 6:30 p.m. at the newly opened cultural centre on 16 de Septiembre near Belisario Dominguez. Nov. 6: Flor Silvestre, by Emilia Fernández. Admission is free. Courtesy of Roz in La Paz
The Organizers of the XVIII Edition of the Shrimp Festival are committed to bring you the Best Event of it's kind in San Felipe's recent history.What is our Goal this Year ?The Festival focuses this year on the culinary aspects of the Shrimp Season and combines it's offer with some of the most renown Baja California Wineries, Traditional Tequila Producers and Local and Regional Folk Artists.What
via celebrity-gossip.netDrawing an end to a fun-filled south of the border family getaway, Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony were spotted arriving back to Los Angeles, California on Monday afternoon (July 26). Having celebrated Jen's 41st birthday in Los Cabos, Mexico, the "El Cantante" couple looked nicely relaxed as they toted Max and Emme from the private jet upon touching down at a local
Paul the Octopus, who became a World Cup phenomenon after predicting correctly all Germany's matches and the World Cup final, has died.The news was announced by the Sea Life aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany. The staff said they were "devastated" to learn that Paul had passed away during the night, BBC reports."We are consoled b the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here and that the care
Tijuana gains some bounce amid Mexico's drug war By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press Writer, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 10:28 a.m. TIJUANA, Mexico — If Tijuana is safe enough for Al Gore, three Nobel laureates and a founder of Twitter, isn't it safe enough for anyone? The long-denigrated city is hosting a gathering of big names to get that message across. A two-week festival kicked off
In 2003, my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer. Over the next 28 months, while nursing him in my home town of Port Coquitlam, I lost my mom, my closest friend and her family plus my father. During this devastating time, I needed a reason, a purpose to go on. Knowing that my husband was terminally ill, to keep myself going, I made a list of what I could do to make a difference. One of
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