Need To Phone The Cops?

Hopefully you haven’t been there yet. And hopefully you never will be.  But if you need to call the police and can’t speak Spanish, this is the app for you. Or, if you’re feeling a little bit apprehensive about living here, this is the app for you. Or if you think your concrete house is going to burn down this is the app for you. Read more

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. Read more

Good News For Local Veterans

AVCO Scores Additional Benefits and New Service Bureaus

McCail Smith Jr is a retired U.S. Navy veteran who suffered PTSD as a result of injuries incurred during active duty in the Vietnam conflict. As a result of his injuries, the VA granted him partial disability benefits. Read more

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! Read more

Santa in September

Let’s help out the kids early this year

Christmas shopping comes early this year. Hearts of Baja Children’s Homes Network is operating a toy drive the month of September, requesting new, unwrapped toys that DON’T require batteries, for children aged 0 – 16 years of age. Read more

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. Read more

Fish Report

Coronado Islands

There are lots of yellowtail and big bonito around, with a number of them out on the Flats towards shore and on the Middle Grounds. Read more

Art Workshops Coming to CEART

Artistic classes have returned to CEART Rosarito. Beginning and intermediate classes and workshops include ballet, tap,  and flamenco,  painting, sculpting, mosaic, photography, writing, theatre, piano, guitar, accordion, and more. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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