Theatrical Feature Rescheduled (Tijuana Press, 10/19/12 by Vicente Calderón)

Tijuana, BC - The feature, "El Gorila" was scheduled for last night in the UABC theatre, but has been cancelled and it was announced that it would be rescheduled for 12 noon today, on the same stage.

Although organizers have not officially explained reasons for the change, people close to the actor, Humberto Dupeyrón, reported the schedule change. The monologue, based on a play by Franz Kafka has broken performance records at the box office making history at Mexican theatres.

Humberto Dupeyrón has presented the show for 23 years, mainly in Mexico City. Local groups have been particularly interested in "El Gorila" beyond its histrionics merits, since the protagonist suffers multiple sclerosis from age 12, it forces him to move by wheelchair.

However, Dupeyrón is seen as an example of hope for those who suffer from the disease seeing the same limits as other types of ailments such as breast cancer or diabetes to cite just two examples. Dupeyrón could be replaced by Rogelio Guerra in the work that is scheduled for today. If the same problems force them to reschedule "El Gorilla" today, it will be at 8 PM again on Friday, with Rogelio Guerra.

City Property Auction Scheduled (Tijuana Press, 10/19/12, by Daniel Angel)

Tijuana, BC - The Town Hall Tijuana is auctioning property occupied by the former Commander of Police for almost 27 million pesos ($2.1 million US). Not included in the payment is the cost of demolition paid with public money, noted the collector of revenue. "Officially no, but the value would have not been as much leaving it", because not "it could not be developed", he said.

According to the collector, of two appraisals that were sent: the first gave a price of 12 million pesos ($933,000 US) with a building, and the second, without the building, of 26.7 million ($2 million US).The Secretary of municipal urban development said the City Government spent 2 million pesos ($156,000 US) to bring down the building that served as the first police command center, as well as the first firefighters station, municipal jail, and a basketball court.

The official position of the municipal authorities was that the demolition expenditure would be absorbed by the person who wins the property public auction to be held on October 31st at the municipal Palace. Another reason for the increased value of the land, added Luis Javier Covarrubias, is that it has pre-approval for mixed land use permits. That means there is authority to build vertical shops or a housing complex.


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