Mexico

The problem with Rosarito's whale

Sharks like the fat, orcas like the liver

Dan M. and his fellow guests at the Club Marena rentals in Rosarito, had a rude awakening Saturday, September 7. “Our bedroom window is positioned about 50 meters that way, and at 2 am, she ...

Mexican Navy seizures affecting Baja lobster prices?

$30 a pound, $20 frozen in Ensenada,

On August 7, the Mexican Navy along with workers from the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, secured 280 lobster traps and rescued and released 740 lobsters in Ejido Eréndira, a small community about 62 ...

More hope for Baja's totoaba

But not the vaquita

On the weekend of July 20-21, Earth Ocean Farms released 40,000 juvenile 3-4 month-old-totoabas at Bahía de Concepción in Baja California South. “I can guarantee that the totoaba will never go extinct, because we can ...

The curve of death at El Mirador

"That July 13 morning was extremely foggy"

In the last week, videos and photos surfaced of truck drivers that lost control by El Mirador, between the Rosarito and Ensenada toll booths — backing up north- and south-bound traffic on the four-lane Mexican ...

Kayak goes missing in Bahia Asuncion, then returned

There’s not a lot of crime here

My kayak, which I foolishly leave at the center-town ramp in Bahia Asuncion, went missing. I have a hard time loading and unloading the bulky thing, and it made it easier to leave the stripped ...

This time Baja 500 warns the selfie takers

Last year's close calls cited in warning video

On June 1, Felipe M., a San Diego offroad photographer, drove down to Ensenada to cover the Baja 500 race for his Baja Sports fanpage. He found a remote spot and parked his vehicle close ...

Still snowing in Baja

“The cold temperatures should’ve ended on March 21”

Some of the Baja 500 and San Pedro Martir Hillclimb racers are concerned about the “weird” weather reported in Baja. On May 23, the Mexico Secretary of Environmental Protection reported 1″ snowfall at the San ...

Ingredients tell a story at Corazon de Tierra

Valle de Guadalupe tale has happy beginning, eight happy middles, three happy endings

The meal started with a platter of shellfish, each harvested off the coast of Baja California, whether on the Pacific or Sea of Cortez side. There were kumamoto oysters, tiny Cortez clams swimming in local ...

Tijuana Chewbacca fans geek out

Peter Mayhew played the hairy sidekick of Han Solo.

On May 4 about 800 Star Wars fans rendezvoused on Avenida Revolución in Tijuana to geek out and pay homage to the actor that played the original Chewbacca. "Many of us Mexican fans lament the ...

The moral dilemma of the chicken on La Rumorosa

Leave frozen food on the side of the highway?

At about 8 am on April 19, motorists ascending La Rumorosa’s windy two-lane road witnessed a truck hauling a trailer plunge down an 80-meter embankment into a canyon. La Rumorosa, a municipality of Tecate about ...

Surfing owes a lot to Baja

Ensenada a mecca for board builders

The Baja Peninsula is a Rorschach test. Visitors see heaven or hell in an arid landscape. Three million-plus citizens see a homeland free of the congestion of their northern neighbors. Surfers see a crooked finger ...

Crackdown on racing Tijuana taxis

"Here is a mission for Francisco Fraga”

A Facebook video of Tijuana taxi drivers racing each other on Sunday morning lead many Tijuanenses to call out the habits of these drivers and to demand accountability from transit police. The video shows taxis ...

Baja 500 shifts starting place to Estero beach from Ensenada

Pluses and minuses for the La Jolla of Baja

On March 4, Ensenada restaurateurs of the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry organization gathered to discuss their discontent with the announcement that the Baja 500 races — was moved. “No one ...

Fight Club: Las Pulgas

Fleas flee concert by Grupo Codiciado

Las Pulgas is “el mejor lugar para bailar (the best place to dance),” according to their slogan. It is known as one of the bars that sell the most beer in all of Latin America; ...

Green Angels in Baja are truly angels

"We feel safer traveling there than we do in the U.S."

On February 13, Sam Cooper saw a social media post regarding the Ángeles Verdes (Green Angels) -- that reminded him of his "worst and best" trip to Mexico. "Ángeles Verdes saved me too," he said. ...