Mexico

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. ...

Tijuana is a meth

1,800 federal police and army try to fix it

“¡Dame un peso!” frantically demands a homeless woman by aggressively knocking on car windows that stop in one of Tijuana’s busiest corners on Calle Segunda. Most drivers ignore her, shake their heads nervously, or move ...

Free beer at La Rumorosa

Truck accident near Tecate brings out ethical questions

On February 3 at about noon, a white International diesel truck with a trailer full of beer toppled over at La Rumorosa on the Mexicali-Tijuana 2D Highway, about 60 miles east of Tijuana. According to ...

Ensenada begging children ready to run

Just wait till summer

"Their parents force them to beg for money and the children become very insistent,” Max said. “Our tourists will spend less money on the boardwalk, Calle Primera (1st Street) and at the entrance of the ...

If you think San Diego is nirvana...

You haven't been to Bahia Asuncion

When the timing is right— when the sun and moon affect light and tide; when the wind and swell affect clarity — the ocean tilts herself to me, and from my perch just 20 feet ...

Two years of Mayor “The Feet”

MATA: Murders and Assassinations in Tijuana Again

“Human rights are for humans who do right” became the catchphrase of Tijuana’s mayor, Juan Manuel “El Patas” (The Feet) Gastélum Buenrostro, referring to the caravan of migrants. The news anchor for Univision, Jorge Ramos, ...

Caravan reporters invade Tijuana

“It is our duty to inform the people"

Chingue su madre todos esos Hondureños.” those were the first words I heard spoken over a loud speaking as I approached the area where the caravan of migrants arrived, Sunday, November 18th. The source of ...

Rosarito mud has its uses

Drifters do well in rock climbing course

On December 16, Felipe M. photographed a Jeep and VW Bug plowing through a mud track next to Rosarito Beach. “I think the one that won was the black 4X4 Jeep,” said Felipe, “it was ...

Drones in Mexico: Gringos need not apply

Nothing to do with that Aeromexico jet

On the morning of December 12, a Boeing 737-800 Aeromexico plane crashed into a drone as it approached runway 09 of the Rodríguez International Airport in Tijuana — according to multiple Mexican news outlets. Photos ...

Tijuana desensitized to violence

Next to Calle Sexta party area

“That was the scariest part, I walked by and didn’t even feel a thing,” commented my friend Luisa, after posting that there was a shooting in Calle Sexta in front of a popular bar on ...

Baja 1000 riders hit smoke

Dairy farm fire on the way to Ensenada

Baja 1000 racer Ryan Edwards was on his way down to Ensenada on Tuesday morning, November 13, when he had to pull over on the side of the Mexican Federal Highway 1D toll road — ...

The green turtles hang on

From the Gulf of Ulloa to south San Diego Bay

The Gulf of Ulloa is south/southeast of San Diego along the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula. It is vibrant with sea life. Whales cruise and forage the gulf during annual migratory patterns; tuna, wahoo, ...

Mexico's capital of craft

Baja brewers cleaned up in national competition

Back in September, in what has become an autumn tradition, the Great American Beer Festival heaped loads of recognition upon the general greatness of San Diego beer. Area breweries claimed five golds en route to ...

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