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”

Medical Conference Comes to Rosarito

And it’s free if you register now!

Are you in the market for a doctor or dentist in the northern Baja area?  Maybe a little nipping and tucking? Are you interested in purchasing a Mexican health care plan?  Good news! The Baja Health and Wellness Forum is coming to the Baja California Center in Rosarito July 27 & 28, featuring 75 exhibitors and numerous conferences and panels presented by medical professionals of Mexico and the United States. Subjects will include medical, dental, body imaging, pharmacies, travel accommodations, and more. Continue reading “Medical Conference Comes to Rosarito”

Wine Festivities Start This Week!

Is there too much blood in your alcohol system? Read this, we can help!

A month of festivities begin this weekend, and continue through August 20th in the wine valley.

Valle de Guadalupe is a lush, green landscape stretching for miles along the Baja peninsula, providing a seemingly endless, aesthetically-pleasing vista from any inland hilltop. Continue reading “Wine Festivities Start This Week!”

US Consul Speaks With Expat Community

Better read this if you live here

Over 80 Rosaritense Americans were in attendance at a Town Hall-style meeting with the local US Consul General, Mr. William Ostick, at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. His primary responsibility is to United States citizens living in the region. Mr. Ostick and his team report to Washington DC and the US Embassy in Mexico City, and are very involved with Chambers of Commerce on both sides of the border. He was accompanied by SES Assistant Jorge Reyes, and American Citizen Service Chief, Nancy LaManna.  Mr. Ostick commended FRAO (Foreign Residents Assistance Office) on their outstanding liaison between the Mexican government and Rosarito Expats, proving the concept of the bi-national region of “Cali-Baja.” Continue reading “US Consul Speaks With Expat Community”

Working The Bugs Out at CEARTE

Advanced Art Class Rejuvenates Its Mural

Fabian Sanchez is the coordinator of all the art classes conducted at Ensenada’s cultural hub, CEARTE. He’s the man responsible for giving a special assignment to local artist and muralist, Esther Gomez, who also works in the main museum as curator and guide. He asked her to lead a class of advanced art students (some of whom are accomplished artists in their own right) in a special project: Create a unique mural on the outside wall of the class itself. Continue reading “Working The Bugs Out at CEARTE”