Baja news & stories

MakoBob Halibut Tournament – no longer just kayaks

His home is open to those he barely knows

Robert Moore has been a fixture in the fishing community above and below the border. His spread on the Sea of Cortez just north of Punta Bufeo, Makoville, is an idyllic camp area complete with ...

Hurricane Bud affects Rosarito

Buried whale surfaces

"Merchants and visitors had to leave the Rosarito beach because of the high tide that went up suddenly — avoid coming for now," read the caption underneath a video posted June 10. This appeared on ...

Drone hits helicopter in Baja 500

Who had the right of way?

Casey Currie is a 34-year-old professional off-road racer from Norco. Last week he won the Hammer Truck Unlimited class with his #4422 Jeep in the Baja 500. A couple of days later he uploaded a ...

One marlin equals five yellowtail

More on the Red Rooster bust

Head: Over limits in Mexico? The math ain’t that hard. Dock Totals May 20 – May 26: 2,227 anglers aboard 93 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 24 bluefin tuna, 645 ...

Boat busted

Red Rooster iII fined $40K for September haul

On May 22, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife posted on their Facebook page that read in part that in September of 2017, their officers made a “significant over-limit bust on the captain of ...

Dead Baja whale headed for pit

“I felt like vomiting”

On May 20th at about noon, Adrian Urenda saw a dead whale on the beach by Las Olas Hotel in Calafia (about seven miles south of Rosarito). “There were about ten others around the carcass,” ...

Baja 250 races — two dead; racer scares Alpine kids and dad

Facebook message makes it worse

“I did not see him until the last second,” said Andy McMillin, “and it was the closest call I had. The fans down there in Baja California stand next to the race course and we ...

The death of a whale

San Quintin's bay channels get shallow

The following comes from a story posted on Daniel Powell's Facebook page. The juvenile gray whale popped up off the end of the jetty on the eastern shore that separates the upper San Quintin Bay ...

Self-deported to TJ

My friends called me stupid

My friend Jaime crossed the border illegally in late 2015. He didn’t climb the fence, sneak through a tunnel, or swim around the wall. He walked up to the Otay gate and told a Customs ...

Border wedding included drug-smuggling groom

Agents angry over "propaganda coup for the bad guys"

While local, national and international media delighted in the cross-border marriage through the open border gate at Friendship Park last month, federal agents with the U.S. Border Patrol were less than delighted. In stories for ...

Deported U.S. Army vet wants in

Hector Barajas takes first step toward suing federal government

A U.S. Army veteran who was deported to Mexico has filed a complaint against the federal government in hopes of returning to the U.S. Hector Barajas, 40, filed the complaint on December 12, and while ...

Border protesters demand release of Sunshine

Organizer of San Felipe fishermen arrested with meth — a setup?

On November 29, the Mexicali side of the Zona Centro border crossing was blocked by protesters demanding the jail release of Sunshine Antonio Rodríguez Peña, the organizer of the fishing communes in San Felipe. Rodríguez ...

New: Mexican/Baja 1000 Off-Road Walk of Fame

Ensenada sidewalk inlaid with marble tiles

On November 8, at about 2 p.m, Diego Gomez admired the new marble tiles inlaid on Ensenada’s sidewalks. “They measure between half a meter and one square meter,” he said, “and three [tile] plates from ...

Baja 1000 racers, start your documentation

Vehicle importation permit issue remains clear as mud

As this story goes live and the Baja 1000 starts in less than a week (November 14–18), there still has been no official press release from the Mexican government regarding the new TIP (temporary import ...

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