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Post by dean on Fri May 28, 2010 11:05 am

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New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-PlatedCars into Mexico

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:27 pm


http://yucalandia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/new-requirements-for-bringing-foreign-plated-cars-into-mexico-banjercito/

New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito
Posted on June 17, 2011 by yucalandia

The Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit has issued a new decree affecting expats bringing foreign plated cars into Mexico: “New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito”. From the Banjercito website:

“IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) has issued a decree which states that beginning on June 11th, 2011 anyone applying for a temporary import permit for vehicles must make a deposit in the amount determined by the following table:

Vehicle Year Model:…….Amount to be paid in Mexican Pesos*
2007 and later…….USD $400
2001 until 2006…….USD $300
2000 and earlier…….USD $200

*Peso amounts are based on applicable exchange rate

This deposit is compulsory and can be paid by credit card, debit card, or cash (in US Dollars only).

Users must keep in mind that if the deposit is charged to a credit card, the charge will be made in Mexican Pesos and will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day on which the payment is made. This deposit will be refunded to the same credit card on the next banking business day after the vehicle is fully returned and based on the exchange rate of that day.

The vehicle must be returned on time and within the time period stated on the temporary import permit. If the vehicle is returned after the stated time period, the entire deposit amount will be transferred to the Office of the Treasury on the day following the expected return date, as allowed by current law.”


Last Item:
Another clause in the new updated regulations requires FM2 Rentista and FM3 holders to notify Aduana within 15 days of when they renew their FM2 or FM3, otherwise Aduana is allowed to confiscate/keep these “new” deposits. Aduana’s address is listed in Yucalandia’s main article on cars in Mexico: “Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico”

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This post is meant as a public service announcement (not meant as legal advice), so, we here at Yucandia will keep the post updated with further understandings and clarifications as they develop.

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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quiet

Post by dean on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:51 pm
great new product for noisy rooms

http://news.cnet.com/noise-quenching-curtains-open-window-to-quiet/8301-17938_105-20059612-1.html
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quietPost by dean on Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:06 am
Water, I have tasted it when not brushing my teeth and it is not salty. My meter reads about 1750 ppm which is about 1000 ppm less of what we use to have. But the taste tells me it is it is lower. My meter reads correctly on bottled water about 40ppm so not sure.

bookmark this site/thread as I will add pictures and issues from time to time.

here is a picture of one of the water tanks by the shrimp factory that will have the de-sal water. you will bring your own jugs here to fill up. a real watering hole...

right now they have the de-sal hooked up to the city water, our water is good but not great, 560 ppm disolved solids. I was told by the workers the plant can do 300 cubic meters per day. that is probably about 1/2 our requirements in the summer and 1/3 when everyone is here. I was told another well will be dug for the desal plant. also they ran a three inch line to all these tanks.

here is the tank in progress picture


here is the first structure being built in the campground by a comercial business. note the total area via the orange markers.


second commercial business in the campground. not sure, coffee or taco stand. white building to the right of the gate.


the first arroyo to the north of the campground, the new concrete fence with barbwire to stop people from parking there?


and finally in parting, we had a real cloudy morning here a week or so ago, this is the sunrise...




and lastly here is my suggested air seperation piping to keep water bills low, i have a discussion of it in the water section under building in this forum.


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baja california sur tourist video

Post by dean on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:04 pm

http://vimeo.com/28470944

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more rain

Post by dean on Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:19 am

had some more rain... at my place about 1/4-1/2 inch. yesterday evening was even very pleasant as far as temperture.

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laventana classic 2012

Post by dean on Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:34 am

La Ventana Classic 2012
Game on for Jan 19-22 - not much bigger...but better - clinics Jan 16-18
Kite and windsurf events plus SUP island crossing, downwinder and more..............................plus some new surprises.

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econ 101

Post by dean on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:06 am

http://www.economist.com/node/21526899

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report on future of baja area/laPaz

Post by dean on Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:14 am

http://futurolapaz.icf-xchange.org/content_e.html

also kiter out yesterday...

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for septemeber campers

Post by dean on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:48 pm

If you are a sept camper, just a slight warning. This year has been a bit hotter than normal. This is the only year I can remember where I have not had a good breeze every day.

For instance yesterday there was none and it hit about 95 degrees which is 3 degrees hotter than normal. my record at my place for a full day is 96 in 12 years. That 3 degrees differential with no breeze makes it very uncomfortable. In previous years I have only needed the AC during the day a handful of times. thus summer I am using it 1 out of 5 days and right now it is at 2 out of 4 days.

I was sleeping on a cot with a fan under and one from above that worked great. But it was one of those low to the ground cheapy ones not meant for daily use and it died. So have moved to ac at night.

here is the cot I wish I had... designed with a mesh ventilation so a fan under would work even better.

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___41195

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big wind right now

Post by dean on Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:03 am

a storm is passing by , big wind. my guess is 15 with gusts to 40.

looks like rain to the north but not here so far. lots of lightning and thunder.
not much rain down here but el sergento had a little more...

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windurfing kiting season offically started today

Post by dean on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:41 pm

definitely the start of the season... we have wind..... earliest start ever...

hurry get down for warm windsurfing...

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construction at san Ysidro starts end of August to end of

Post by dean on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:46 am

construction at san Ysidro starts end of August to end of November

here is a video of it.
http://bcove.me/6pmkabxb



http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/aug/19/san-ysidro-border-may-increase-capacity-during-con/
SAN YSIDRO — Even though demolition at the San Ysidro Port of Entry will be closing as many as five re-entry lanes at a time in the next few months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday that traffic may actually flow faster through the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere.

here is what it will look like when finished

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cabo, US consulate is moving

Post by dean on Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:55 am

page 15 says the consulate is moving to the shops at Palmira. and says they hope to keep same phone number.

also notes there is a Consular Warden Neil Shroyer at Marina de LaPaz available for general information and emergencies 612-125-2112

http://www.bajacitizen.com/Editions/bajacitizenaug0811.pdf

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rained today

Post by dean on Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:36 am

ok we got our 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain today.... watch the desert turn green in a few days...

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new market in laventana opens STAR

Post by dean on Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:44 pm

the new market opens... 8/2011

the picture is below...

if you can not see it you may have to be logged in to see it. so create an account and you will not have ads and you can see pictures.



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REGION: San Ysidro border project could be delayed by lack o

Post by dean on Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:14 am

it also mentions Otay Mesa is also having funding issues.

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_9a998d60-90d6-53da-9dff-bf9edbc1f60c.html

REGION: San Ysidro border project could be delayed by lack of funding
Completion of the $577 million San Ysidro Port of Entry renovation could be delayed unless Congress allocates more money to finish the project, officials said during a state Assembly committee hearing held last week in San Diego.


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When completed, the new San Ysidro border crossing is expected to reduce wait times to about a half an hour, according to GSA officials..

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UNDERWATER BAJA CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE PARK COMES TO LIFE

Post by dean on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:56 am


http://www.kreadtiv.com/underwater-baja-california-wildlife-park-comes-to-life-219927.html

UNDERWATER BAJA CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE PARK COMES TO LIFE
A new investigate led by researchers during Scripps Institution of Oceanography during UC San Diego (USA) has found which a abounding undersea wildlife play ground tucked divided nearby a southern tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula has proven to be a world’s many strong sea haven in a world.

Results of a 10-year investigate of Cabo Pulmo National Park (CPNP), published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE journal, suggested which a sum volume of fish in a haven ecosystem (the “biomass”) boomed some-more than 460 percent from 1999 to 2009. Citizens vital around Cabo Pulmo, formerly burned out by fishing, dynamic a play ground in 1995 and have particularly enforced a “no take” restrictions.

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Rise in foreign tourist arrivals in Mexico

Post by dean on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:52 am

http://in.news.yahoo.com/rise-foreign-tourist-arrivals-mexico-045053262.html

Rise in foreign tourist arrivals in Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) The number of foreign tourists visiting Mexico reached 11.4 million in the first half of 2011, a 3.3 percent rise compared with the same period a year ago, the tourism ministry reported.
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In like manner, border tourists (spent) $260 million in the first half of the year, which represents an increase of 2.4 percent compared with the same period in 2010,' the ministry went on to say.

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Tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign currency, after petroleum sales and remittances.





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just at cabo airport

Post by dean on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:48 am

the new addition to the cabo airport is looking great. From the looks of it it will solve a lot of problems. this is my guestimate but it appears it is way larger than the other terminal so my guess is there will be just one terminal when they are done. They have an upper and lower drive section so it appears there will be a departure and arrival separation. and they are carving in another 2 lane road so there will be two lanes coming in and going out. and I bet they are going to make it much simpler for people t\when exiting to know which way to go to get out of the airport. If all is done it will make it a professional class of airport. I am confident it will be finished by the time the worlds leaders arrive next year for the G20 summut meeting.

the road from cabo to TS is in full swing. I rode my motorcycle that way about 5 weeks ago and could not imagine they would be done with it as reported this year. But WOW... what a difference in 5 weeks. Now I see it will be finished as they stated. and watch out they put in topes in the dirt.... hit a 5 minute downpour in cabo but nothing apparently in LaVentana..

also I heard from a person on my last trip down there that they will widen the road from Cabo to Barriles to 4 lanes next. I asked when and he did not know.

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alaska fly to cabo special

Post by dean on Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:21 pm

http://www.alaskaair.com/content/deals/flights/mexico-sale.aspx?wc_mid=1506%3A11745%3AWHA_IN_20110809_4_SoCal&wc_rid=1-459TW0L&wc_lid=Greeter_||20110805_SALE||

Fare Rules: Purchase by August 15, 2011. Fares available for travel to/from La Paz, Loreto, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos Monday through Friday from August 22, 2011, through October 7, 2011. Fares available for travel to/from Guadalajara, Mexico City, Ixtapa, and Manzanillo from August 29, 2011, through November 16, 2011. No advanced purchase is required.
Service Exceptions: Service to and from Mazatlan operates Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday only. Service to and from La Paz operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Service to and from Loreto operates Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.

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Mexico's drug war

Post by dean on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:43 am

http://www.bajadailynews.com/


Mexico's drug war
WASHINGTON - THE UNITED States is sending new CIA operatives and retired military personnel to Mexico and may deploy private security contractors to fight drug cartels, The New York Times said.

Small numbers of CIA operatives and civilian US military employees have been posted at a Mexican military base, it said late on Saturday.
Security officials from both countries work there side by side in collecting information about drug cartels and helping plan operations, the report said. Officials are also looking into embedding a team of American contractors inside a specially vetted Mexican counternarcotics police unit, it said.
The new efforts have been devised to get around Mexican laws prohibiting foreign military and police from operating on its soil.

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tarantulas info and forum

Post by dean on Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:03 pm

need to know about tarantulas? centipedes othr spiders
http://atshq.org/boards/viewforum.php?f=3



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to treat severe scorpion stings.

Post by dean on Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:49 pm

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/06/139023806/mexico-to-the-rescue-in-americas-venom-belt
Mexico To The Rescue In America's 'Venom Belt'

by Monica Ortiz Uribe

Toxicologists refer to the American Southwest as the "Venom Belt" for its many venomous spiders, snakes and scorpions. In fact, doctors estimate there are about 250 severe scorpion stings a year in this country.

Most of those stung are children in Arizona, but the U.S. ran out of its own supply of scorpion antivenom nearly a decade ago. Mexican doctors, however, have been treating stings from venomous creatures for years, and what they've learned may now save American lives.

Just last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug made in Mexico for use in the U.S. to treat severe scorpion stings. It's called Anascorp and was developed by a company called Instituto Bioclon.
http://www.goldcanyontoday.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1794&Itemid=192
He notes that hundreds of these cases result in serious nerve poisoning and require medical treatment. “Nearly all of these patients are young children whose breathing may be severely affected by the effects of the venom. Without anti-venom, children stung by scorpions typically require heavy sedation and intensive supportive care, including a ventilator.”

“This is the first drug approved for this use by the FDA,” adds Dr. Boyer, who also serves as director of the University of Arizona’s VIPER (Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response) Institute and is the Lead Investigator on the clinical trials. “

This is the first-ever drug developed fully in Latin America and subsequently approved by the FDA; the first-ever scorpion anti-venom proved effective under controlled clinical trials; and the first-ever anti-venom with so few allergic reactions.”

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La Paz Immigration Office Update

Post by covertcode on Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:48 pm

Hi everyone, the new immigration office in La Paz is still not open yet. As of today, there's still a lot of remodeling being done.
I was told that they should be up and running maybe mid next week , around the 10th.

Here's an old picture of the building from google earth so you don't get lost. Please subscribe to my
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dean wrote:News from La Paz! The Immigration Office is Moving!

The Immigration Office will no longer be located on the Malecon. Starting next
week, the office will be located on 5 de Febrero Blvd. between Forjadores Blvd
and Durango St., near McDonald's.

If you've dealt with Immigration you probably known that it's very hard to get
things done; lately, the main reason why they've taken so long is that their
computer system is down all the time. So if you're planning on applying for or
renewing a visa I recommend you do it as soon as you arrive.

In mid august I will be launching a very informative website to help you
understand essential information regarding Immigration. In the meantime if you
have any questions feel free to write me. Please also, tell your friends about
my services.

Here's a quick bio about me.

I am 27, with 3 dogs and a lovely LaPaz Native wife. I was born in Mexico City,
but grew up in Orange County, CA and also here in Baja. Even though I completed
all my schooling in the US K to finishing Jr College, I also took everything
from K-12 here in Mexico (my mother wanted both cultures in my life), so you
could say I have double diplomas in both countries. I am currently a part time
law student at the Catholic University here in town and I'm also a certified
translator. I understand both cultures and both cultures slangs which is usually
very difficult for many who are fluent in English. And that's what allows me to
understand the needs on each side. My goal is to become a lawyer one day, but
for now I've been earning my living helping people with immigration visas and
legal translation, so if you or someone you know needs help...contact me.

-Francisco Gonzalez (Pancho)

SouthernBajaLegalServices
"Efficient and Affordable Paperwork Support:
Immigration - Real Estate Research - Legal Translation and more..."

Mex Cell Phone: (612) 155-8421
From the US/CAN:(714) 983-8266
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our road

Post by dean on Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:06 am

I passed a truck on the road with people marking it every half a kilometer. I did not pay close attention to what the truck logo was because had to keep an eye on the pot holes and the their workers. I wish I would have noticed, but I think it was the water department. Obviously we want it to be the road department. They marked the entire road so I think it was water department. Maybe a new water line, i can not imagine they are going to repave the entire road.

The new LaPaz style modern looking mini-super now has beer signs up. They have older shelves in it so I assume it will not be a OXXO who would put in new shelving.

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LaPaz immigration office has moved

Post by dean on Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:47 am

News from La Paz! The Immigration Office is Moving!

The Immigration Office will no longer be located on the Malecon. Starting next
week, the office will be located on 5 de Febrero Blvd. between Forjadores Blvd
and Durango St., near McDonald's.

If you've dealt with Immigration you probably known that it's very hard to get
things done; lately, the main reason why they've taken so long is that their
computer system is down all the time. So if you're planning on applying for or
renewing a visa I recommend you do it as soon as you arrive.

In mid august I will be launching a very informative website to help you
understand essential information regarding Immigration. In the meantime if you
have any questions feel free to write me. Please also, tell your friends about
my services.

Here's a quick bio about me.

I am 27, with 3 dogs and a lovely LaPaz Native wife. I was born in Mexico City,
but grew up in Orange County, CA and also here in Baja. Even though I completed
all my schooling in the US K to finishing Jr College, I also took everything
from K-12 here in Mexico (my mother wanted both cultures in my life), so you
could say I have double diplomas in both countries. I am currently a part time
law student at the Catholic University here in town and I'm also a certified
translator. I understand both cultures and both cultures slangs which is usually
very difficult for many who are fluent in English. And that's what allows me to
understand the needs on each side. My goal is to become a lawyer one day, but
for now I've been earning my living helping people with immigration visas and
legal translation, so if you or someone you know needs help...contact me.

-Francisco Gonzalez (Pancho)

SouthernBajaLegalServices
"Efficient and Affordable Paperwork Support:
Immigration - Real Estate Research - Legal Translation and more..."

Mex Cell Phone: (612) 155-8421
From the US/CAN:(714) 983-8266
Email: info@...
Website: www.southernbajalegalservices.com (Coming Soon)
Skype & FB: covertcode@...

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ts dora now

Post by dean on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:42 am

last evening a walk on the beach showed many rocks in the 10-30 lb catagory up high on the beach area.

many by this morning have been sinking into the sand.
today we have a very dry wind, and it is about the hotest day though i have recorded on my thermometer, 94.8. but because it is such a dry wind it is much more comfortable than the last week of humid heat.

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dora tide

Post by dean on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:11 pm

on the evening beach walk noticed the sea urchins are being washed up on the beach in quantity. the waves are not large but are very long going up way onto the beach.

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hurricane Dora

Post by dean on Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:11 pm

Hurricane Dora was upgraded to cat 4 a few hours ago at 135 mph winds roughly 600 miles away. we are beginning to experience 10-15 mph winds from the south for the last few hours 9pm right now.

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New U.S. consulate opens in Tijuana

Post by dean on Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:17 pm

New U.S. consulate opens in Tijuana
Spacious compound is more efficient, secure than previous location
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/18/new-us-consulate-opens-in-tijuana/



TIJUANA — Long lines of visa applicants have for years been a fixture outside the offices of the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, hub of one of the busiest American consular districts in the world. This week, the lines have suddenly vanished, even if the activity hasn’t.

After 47 years in the same location near the Caliente Racetrack, the U.S. government has moved across town, on Monday opening offices in a $120 million gated compound built near the Otay Mesa border crossing. The imposing stone structures — with more than 100,000 square feet of space in the main building — are intended to offer both greater efficiency and tighter security at a time when the consulate’s role has grown increasingly complex.

http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/ncc.html
Visas to the U.S.

Consulate General Tijuana is moving! As of July 11, 2011, all nonimmigrant visa interviews will be held at our new facility at the following address:

Paseo de Las Culturas s/n
Mesa de Otay
Delegación Centenario
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico 22425

the below star is old location... it does not show oon this map go to the link.





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a few drops

Post by dean on Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:20 am

we had a few drops this morning just enough to make the concrete slippery and then gone...

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rain again

Post by dean on Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:15 am

wow is it cloudy today... 7/4/2011 we have had a few drops. nothing making the pavement stay wet yet. 10am.
almost dripped all day, nothing stuck, the mountains should have had lots of rain. ours negligible just a few drops an hour. 8pm

cloudy today rain in the mountains 7/15/1011 7am

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rain?

Post by dean on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:40 am

well it was measurable... between 1/16th of an inch and 1/32th is my guess.... a rain that left everything dusty.... and enough for dust surpression on the sand..

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wow more funds for fixing our roads....

Post by dean on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:27 pm

A recent article states the road from todos to cabo will be finished this year. And a alternate road will be made from the SJ airport to Cabo, no date specified.

AND best news is funds for our area…..


http://www.bajagoodlifenews.com/2011/06/new-highway-and-road-improvements-for.html

Perez Jacome advised the Governor that other funds will be available to improve routes including Zaragoza-La Purisima, Cuidad Insurgentes- Lopez Mateos, El Sargento- La Ventana and La Paz- Los Planes,

note they just finished about 2 miles of the really bad part on the mountain side of LaPaz.

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:35 am

know the rates we pay CFE

http://www.cfe.gob.mx/casa/ConocerTarifa/Paginas/Conocetutarifa.aspx

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Mexico's $8 Billion Power Projects may cut California Emissi

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:16 am

And this is timely, today in the baja news
I hope the Baja Sur people in government catch onto this and get some of thse companies to do the thermal reflective down in our neck of the woods, to minimize our fuel burning power plant and stabelize our power costs. they have gone up by about 50% in 10 years.



Mexico's $8 Billion Power Projects may cut California Emissions
by Baja Daily News (BDN) on 06/24/11

Mexico expects foreign investment in renewable energy to almost triple this year
to $8 billion, helping U.S. states such as California to slash carbon emissions,
said the head of the Latin American nation’s investment promotions agency.

http://www.bajanews.org/index.html?entry=mexico-s-8-billion-power

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Border Fast Track Lane for Tourists

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:13 am


http://www.bajagoodlifenews.com/2011/06/news-border-fast-track-lane-for_16.html

Border Fast Track Lane for Tourists - Cross into the U.S. Faster!
Courtesy of Baja Bound

Border Fast Track Pass - August 2010 Update
The Fast Track lane is still working great and that means considerably shorter wait times! We have heard that the wait is about 25-30 minutes - YAY!

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:08 am

http://www.bajagoodlifenews.com/2011/06/border-san-ysidro-border-crossing.html

There are presently 24 north bound lanes and 6 south bound lanes. When construction is completed there will be 35 north bound and 19 south bound lanes. In addition, the 35 north bound lanes will be double stacked that is they will have two inspection booths per lane so as to be able to process two autos at a time totaling 70 cars. The estimated time savings for crossings is a whopping 500% improvement. Presently the average waiting time is 90 minutes, which will be cut to 15 minutes. And the lines at peak times will go down from a high of 2.7 miles to under ¼ mile..

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Post by dean on Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:17 pm

the baja is a perfect place for reflective/thermal solar systems. It is considered one of the top places in the world for making use of the suns energy. PV (photovoltaic) is just too expensive and will degrade in a expected 30 year life. whereas the reflective/thermal plants are good for 50-100 years. Baja could begin solar farming of electricity and ship it to the mainland and or the USA. properly set up I bet these could provide shopping center shade. LaPaz could be the first city to mandate electric vehicles because the power is so cost effective. LaPaz could become the Solar Energy University and offer degrees on all aspects of this technology. In general LaPaz loses its best engineers because there are no real engineering jobs in the non-manufacturing area of the baja. This would create long term clean good paying jobs in the baja, thousands of them... Our electric costs in the baja for second the main tier rates are about 27 pesos with tax per KiloWattHour. or about USD$0.25. In the USA the average for home use is about USD$0.10 San Diego for the high rate is USD$0.14. And in the USA commercial rates are even lower. The USA gives a substantial discount to businesses. In Canada the delivered cost of electricity is about 7 cents per KWh. The cost to make electricity is as low as 2 cents a KWh made by nuclear power plants. And diesel plants being the highest. after that there are transmision and distribution fees. these fees are the equipment which is a standard around the world for wire transformers, no one has discounts here. As we know in the USA the power company linemen/installers employees make top level union wages. In the baja I have no idea what the costs are of the employees. The new installations of solar thermal with US labor costs for set up in the USA are delivering power to consumers at USD$0.14. this is in a return of 20 years and these plants will last for 50-100 years so the price will be substantially less. Isn't it time baja begins setting up these farms and selling the power to the USA and mainland Mexico?

Baja sells renewable fruits and vegetables so why not farm electricity and bring in quality jobs that last for a hundred years that do less damage than agricultural farming does and help the US and mainland have clean energy and become energy independent. the details are posted below in the next posts.


i have started a thread for this specifically with the sources for those numbers. go to the following link for the information
solar baja

http://www.la-ventana.info/t318-solar-updates-reflective-and-pv-for-the-world#848

here is what one in boulder city NV looks like, it began in 2007

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Post by dean on Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:27 am

recently while driving past Santa Rosalia i noticed, hard to miss as you are coming south as you hit the water a huge mine operation, and I say huge..... i thought maybe it was another gold mine. But it appears to be a gypsum mine... good for them...

from a baja paper.
http://www.oem.com.mx/elsudcaliforniano/

MACOVI inaugurates production plant gypsum for agricultural use in Santa Rosalia
Gov. Mark Villaseñor said Covarrubias Mulege will not escape with federal, state and municipal levels to achieve economic recovery.

also the town just south of GN with the two gas stations now i saw a huge mine operation in the distance from hwy 1, (you can see it to the south of the town at night, it is lit up like a glowing city). I asked a local and he said that one is a gold mine and about 900 workers are there. now we know why there are two gas stations in a tiny town and a 6 lane road.

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:34 am

two huge tuna trollers were in the bay sun and monday. these boats were huge.

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low cost cell phone and plan works USA and Mexico

Post by dean on Mon May 30, 2011 11:22 am

I recently purchased an att "go phone" pay as you go cell phone up in the USA while I was there. I went on the US plan of $2.00 a day for unlimited calls. while I was up there in the USA I was able to call mexico with it for $0.26 cents a minute. When you get on this plan it automatically allows mexico you do not need to sign up for anything else for it to work down here also.

After returning to Mexico I tested it and was able to call here in mexico for $0.25 cents a minute. And they did not charge me the additional $2.00 a day use because I was not in the USA for the unlimited calls. So this is a very good deal for those of us who do not live on our cell phones and do go up to the USA for trips.

I bought the this phone for $20.00 and it had $30.00 of credit (so 15 days of use in the USA included). and only pay the $2.00 when I actuallly use the phone (get a call or make a call, the phone can be on but if you do not answer it does not count as a day). With that plan, it is active for 3 months and then i have to add credit, if I do not add credit in that time I lose my credit and i get another month or so before the phone number is lost. If I add $100.00 of credit it is active for 1 year and i have $100.00 additional credit. If you add credit in a timely fashion yyou do not lose your old minutes that were not used.

and you can add credit online and see your entire detailed calling and account online. (lets say you lose your phone, well you can see where the calls were made)


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border crossing times new site

Post by dean on Fri May 20, 2011 7:07 am

www.bordertraffic.com with video cameras and free and paid updates.


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San Ysidro's new pedestrian bridge opens Friday

Post by dean on Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:04 am


http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/apr/14/san-ysidros-new-pedestrian-bridge-opens-friday/

Those traveling between the U.S. and Mexico on foot will take a new path Friday with the opening of the new pedestrian bridge at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

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