Do I Really Need a Visa To Live Here?

Only if you want to have legal status

The exact number of foreigners living in Baja is high, but there is no way to tally them accurately unless they are registered with INM, the National Institute of Migration. Perhaps as few as 10 – 15% of foreign residents possess a valid visa. INM is equal to the United States’ Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), except for customs issues that are conducted by SAT, the Tax Administration Service. Continue reading “Do I Really Need a Visa To Live Here?”

Rosarito Theater Guild Brings New Play

“Shirley Valentine” starts Sept. 22

A real treat awaits you at the Rosarito Theatre Guild in just a few days. The RTG put on this play, “Shirley Valentine”, written in 1986 by Willie Russell, about eight years ago, and there has been a quiet groundswell for a reprise ever since. So finally the groundswell succeeded and it’s here! Continue reading “Rosarito Theater Guild Brings New Play”

Cargo Ship Containers Make Suitable Homes

Some Places Are Using Them to Ease the Homeless Problem

One of those places is Midway, California, where a major project was undertaken to ease the heartbreaking situation of homeless military veterans there. The cargo containers had been accumulating exponentially since the countries of origin (primarily China) realized that it was more cost-effective to abandon the big steel boxes at their destination points than it was to pay to have the empty crates shipped back to be refilled and reshipped. Continue reading “Cargo Ship Containers Make Suitable Homes”

Border Carmaggedon

It’s Worse Than You May Think

You have all heard about the 57-hour south-bound closure at the Tijuana/San Diego border set for September 23, 3:00 pm, until noon on September 25. Hey folks, there’s more than meets the bumper, here. All south-bound traffic will be routed to nearby Otay Mesa that has only five to nine lanes open. Some of the heavy vehicle lanes will be used for passenger vehicles during this time. Continue reading “Border Carmaggedon”

Let’s Support Those Helping Our Children

You can make a difference at Casa Gabriel, a loving home for handicapped children

South of Ensenada, in the little town of Maneadero, is an orphanage for handicapped children, known to locals and expats alike as Casa Gabriel.

This small establishment provides a loving and caring environment for handicapped children, who, through no fault of their own, are unable to care for themselves. Continue reading “Let’s Support Those Helping Our Children”

Rosarito Police Gets Specialized Training

Officers from Long Beach volunteer to help the local Police force

On Wednesday, August 2 Rosarito Mayor Mirna Rincon opened a day of specialized training for officers of the Rosarito Police Department by restating her commitment to providing safety for the citizens of Rosarito. Continue reading “Rosarito Police Gets Specialized Training”