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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.”


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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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New SUP

Post by dean on Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:27 am


Hobie Eclipse stand-up pedal board will have you walking on water
http://www.gizmag.com/hobie-eclipse-mirage-drive-pedal-board/42656/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6ac65fef75-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-6ac65fef75-90245106
Not content with rescuing kayakers' tired arms with its highly efficient pedal-propulsion system, water sports specialist Hobie is now setting its sights on those who like to take to the water upright. The company's Mirage Eclipse Stand Up Pedal boards make for new kinds of aquatic adventure by allowing vertical users to glide across the water simply by moving their legs up and down.

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having talks with Alaska

Post by dean on Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:32 pm

Here they are having talks with Alaska and others to bring international flights back to LaPaz. so says googletranslate. Note that this has a much greater degreeof happening because of the recent flight agreement with Mexico/USA/Canada that allows airlines to change their routes depending on the season. Not having to be locked into a same schedule all year round that I reported a few months back. IE alaska could fly into LaPaz 3-5 days a week in the winter and could cut it back to zero or 1 in the summer without getting government approval, which they could not get before..

http://www.bcsnoticias.mx/se-acerca-sectur-bcs-a-alaska-airlines-para-conectar-a-la-paz-con-destinos-internacionales/

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). The head of the Ministry of Tourism (Tourism Ministry) of Baja California Sur, Luis Genaro Ruiz Hernandez, reported to have held talks with various local, national and international airlines to achieve connect to La Paz with destinations both in the country and abroad, including Alaska Airlines.


"We've been in talks with Alaska Airlines , with Aerocalafia with TAR, precisely to achieve set new destinations that connect La Paz, whether internationally and nationally; greater tourism promotion, which will be done in conjunction with airlines, service providers, hoteliers here lie; and certainly training, we must be prepared as citizens and providers, in order to receive tourists from wood they deserve ".


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Post by dean on Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:32 am

figures wind is back and everyone gone.... also very cold again....

The entire baja seems to having a problem with an armed ATV and vehicle their targeting gringos. Just read about one in the todas area and they have his picture up on facebook.

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Post by dean on Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:11 pm

hmmm do not follow a propane truck....

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/FG1LGKieTxY?autoplay=1&vq=480&rel=0


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hwy 5 update

Post by dean on Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:31 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfJ1oUnYc6Y&feature=youtu.be



hwy 5 construction areas... 23 miles left area view.

Published on Mar 24, 2016
Aerial Views of Baja California Norte Mex 5 Construction. Video captured in mid March 2016. Also shown are some clips of Gonzaga Bay and the mountains and Sea of Cortez, north of San Filipe.

This video was primarily done for the purpose of showing the status of the Mex 5 construction zone. As you can see, it seems that most bridges and culverts are nearly done but there are still hills to knock through and flat sections of the new road that still needs to be blazed. The video has been sped up in some sections which accounts for some jerkiness.



http://www.periodismonegro.mx/2016/03/30/en-2016-mexicali-conectara-directamente-con-transpeninsular/
In 2016 Mexicali connect directly to Transpeninsular
this says the road will be finished this year? this via goggle translate.

They will be saved 4 hours from the capital you can travel to South Peninsula

This year SCT connect with Mexicali- Transpeninsular Highway Laguna Chapala

SCT press release
MEXICALI.-With the construction of five bridges and placing asphalt in 30.9 kilometers. This year will be achieved interconnect the Transpeninsular Highway with the road Mexicali- Laguna Chapala, stretch Puertecitos - Laguna Chapala.

During a tour of work by the southern state, headed by the Director General of the Center SCT Baja California Padrés Alfonso Pesqueira, could see the progress of the work.

He explained that investment in 2016 will be about 290 million pesos, with resources hundred percent of the Government of the Republic.


Transpeninsular1The length of the bridges to build varies according to the characteristics of the basin.

The first structure is designed to 32 meters in length, The You drag VI is 80 meters, Turquoise I and II will have a length of 65 meters and 108 meters Laguna Chapala bridge.

the asphalt will also place since 2015 works were carried out earthworks, as a strategy to move forward and seize the equipment required to breach as inhospitable as it is the desert of Baja California land.

Pesqueira said Padrés have confidence in the tourism and economic growth corridor Sea of ​​Cortez, this new road also be a new option to reach the northern border, savings of up to 4 hours generated.

Transpeninsular3"At the beginning of the administration was the indication Move to Mexico, achieving the objective esteremos build roads that generate greater security and contribute to the free movement of people," said the Head of the Center SCT, BC


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first electric motorcycle kite super quiet

Post by dean on Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:24 am

http://www.gizmag.com/skyrider-one-thomas-senkel-flying-electric-scooter/42544/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7dc8067935-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-7dc8067935-90245106

The German physicist behind the Evolo manned multicopter and the Volocopter 2-seater has just taken his first flight aboard another remarkable aircraft: a flying electric scooter. Thomas Senkel flew his Skyrider One prototype for some 46 minutes in the idyllic surroundings of the Canary Islands, marking what he believes is the first electric, road-registerable two-wheeler to take to the sky.


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Post by dean on Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:28 pm

race results day one
http://hydrofoilprotour.info/results/

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Post by dean on Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:10 am

vv wrote:I wish to make folks aware of my encounter with a mature mountain lion several nights ago. About 7 pm. Location was north of the last homes by Hot Springs Beach. Cat was unperturbed by my advances & yelling & preceded to stalk downwind for scent. FYI

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Post by dean on Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:22 pm

huge sale with volaris.... 70 percent off.. book by the 14th. and you can book all the way out to march 2017. i just booked GDL for 28 us $ each way...

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Post by dean on Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:06 pm


https://www.facebook.com/masnoticiasbcs/?fref=photo

note this is google translate ... appears you do not want to end up in the hospital right now 90 employees sick.

facebook wrote:Más Noticias Baja California Sur
Yesterday at 5:08pm ·
Friday, 11 March, the peace, b.c.s.
• The Hospital Juan Maria Salvatierra is in ‪#‎faseuno‬ after the influenza virus.
• Around 90 workers from the hospital are ‪#‎infected‬ and disabled by ‪#‎influenza‬.
The cases of influenza are going to the rise in b.c.s. compared with last year, because there is growth of 40 % reported the head of health services Elmer Tarazón.
Of the 34 confirmed cases 21 correspond to the virus an1n1, which has led to a greater number of deaths at the national level.
According to the authority the cases in the north of the state have been few, while the peace and the dots are the biggest rebound.
It was recently reported that inside the hospital Juan Maria Salvatierra areas of surgeries weren't working due to the high registered cases of influenza, which is why it was feared the contagion of sick patients.
‪#‎Elmer‬ Tarazon Director of health services stated:
"as soon as the hospital salvatierra are recorded 4 cases of boarding schools one of them confirmed, we are not in a critical stage in the attention in the salvatierra, always the tenciones phases couple are to meet the population in general".
According to reports in the hospital salvatierra have been reported around 90 for disabilities due to influenza virus, workers, this is derived from the contagion of the same patients.
Unofficially it is known that the health authorities have denied the disabilities to workers because they have been left with no staff.
In this regard tarazón Moreno I confirm that the hospital is in phase 1, but not in critical condition.
‪#‎Elmer‬ Tarazon Director of health services said:
" we went from zero operation from the hospital to a phase one, which is basically preventive phase by restricting the entry of the people that have nothing to do at the hospital for that persons who have influenza and be with the probability don't contaminate the rest of the People, but it's the phase one, taking into account that the critical phase is the phase 3 which is similar to what is being planned that could happen in the 2009 that never happened, by the way, we are in phase one not There's more that preventive measures, use of the staff of masks N95, the implementation of the alcohol gel of the tickets and restriction and request that the people who go to the hospital is the minimum essential that's going to a service nothing more ".
30 % of the population has not been vaccinated is to say that there are over 10 thousand people in chances of getting sick.

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Post by dean on Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:51 pm

looks to me march 17-20 you do not want to be driving up the san quintin to TJ do to farm strikes.

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Post by dean on Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:51 am

this is worth watching

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/local/weather/totality-totality-astronomer-goes-bananas-watching-eclipse-during-flight/2016/03/09/c4bfc7a2-e652-11e5-a9ce-681055c7a05f_video.html

then some backup info.
http://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/news/eclipse-flight/#more-4572?tid=ptv_rellink

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Post by dean on Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:48 am

here is facebook page for the bios of some of the foil racers
https://www.facebook.com/hydrofoilprotour/

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Post by dean on Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:22 am

more rain off and on today.

was told it hailed in the campground. also told people heard on the news it snowed in higher elevations, up in San Antonio/El Triunfo.

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Post by dean on Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:06 pm

raining tonight off and on more off than on but still some hard pours.

last night had some major wing that did some damage to my place. I estimate wind from the west at about 50mph at least to do the damage I sustained.

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Post by dean on Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:40 am

anyone else getting 8 meg consistently for download speeds the last month?

http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t262-internet-issues-and-speed-testing

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Post by dean on Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:52 pm

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160304005830/en/Grupo-Aeroportuario-del-Pac%C3%ADfico-Reports-Passenger-Traffic

Los Cabos: Passenger traffic reached a new record high driven by a fully restored hotel capacity. Even though the number of seats grew by 9.5%, traffic is growing by 23.3%, resulting in a significant 9.6% improvement in the load factor for airlines.


Tijuana: The percentage growth rate for February was the highest growth rate in the last 6 years. During the month, the number of seats grew 40.5%, mainly driven by the 127 thousand seats increase by Volaris, followed by VivaAerobus with 17 thousand seats, Aeromexico with 9 thousand seats, and finally, Interjet with 2 thousand additional seats. The airport continues to position itself as a leading option for entry to Southern California, due to its competitive rates and the recent opening of the Cross-Border Xpress. The cross-border bridge registered market penetration of approximately 15.0% of Tijuana airport total passengers in February, reaching more than 63,000 users crossing the border using the bridge.

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Post by dean on Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:28 pm

flew out of lapaz on friday and there was a beautiful large jet in LaPaz. There was no name and no number on the side so the person wanted privacy. I asked the people who board us and they told me it was Bill Gates plane. That does not mean he was here. Just his plane was. It was gone yesterday when I returned. I will post a picture of it shortly.

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Post by dean on Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:37 pm

anyone else getting real high internet speed now, 8 meg download.


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Post by dean on Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:59 am

rain today...   well sprinkles hitting... 6am it started.

just sprinkles did not even get anything wet.

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Post by dean on Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:38 pm

needlefish warning...   If the wind picks up early again on thursday, I advise people not to go out in anything blue from board, wetsuit, shorts, harness (sail for windsurfers) and so on.   Please report any needlefish hits with all colors worn.  Thursday would be a low level and Friday if wind picks up early a severe warning for blue…

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Watercolor Exhibit in El Triunfo

Post by dean on Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:38 pm

Watercolor Exhibit in El Triunfo
New post by Mesquite Today at 9:30 am

Come see the BIG BALLENA exhibit of watercolors by local artist Amado Colado at the Bar El Minero in charming El Triunfo this Saturday, February 6 starting from 4 pm.

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Google enables offline navigation and search for Google Maps

Post by dean on Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:40 pm

Google enables offline navigation and search for Google Maps users

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3003525/mobile-apps/no-connectivity-no-problem-for-google-maps.html

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Post by dean on Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:13 am

lpg wrote:Sign up for your Buen Provecho Mexican cooking and culture adventure in San Bartolo! Classes only offered until March 12. Make your reservation today by emailing info@buenprovechobaja.com. We look forward to cooking with you soon!

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Post by dean on Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:12 am

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> those critters at bay. FDA approved, no odor, dries clear, very low
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Post by dean on Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:22 pm

interesting geico and progressive are acting as brokers for the mexican insurance companies...

https://www.geico.com/information/states/mex/

https://www.progressive.com/mexico-insurance/


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Post by dean on Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:02 pm

found a company that writes car rental insurance in Mexico

http://www.sanbornsinsurance.com/mexico_rental_cars.php

note that Fox includes it and I used them and they did.


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Post by dean on Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:07 pm

The Carnival La Paz 2016 , will take place from February 4, 2016; parades of floats and parades begin from 7 to 9 February; and the Children's Carnival will be held on Saturday 14th February.

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Fideicomiso Changes

Post by dean on Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:25 am

BPE wrote:Fideicomiso Changes: Don’t panic. It’s true that HSBC, Banamex, and Bancomer are no longer offering the Fideicomiso or bank trust necessary for foreigners to hold title to property in the restricted zone in Mexico (pretty much all of Baja). If your fideicomiso is with one of these banks, it appears that you are fine until you need to make a change such as selling or renewing if your 30/50 years are up. To-date, HSBC and Banamex are not transferring (seceding) the rights to existing trusts. If your fideicomiso is with one of these banks and you want to sell your property, you’ll need to cancel your trust (generally a Seller’s expense) and your Buyer will need to start a new one. Bancomer is also not offering new fideicomisos but they are still allowing you to secede (transfer) the rights to your existing trust to a new owner. This means less competition but it could also mean that the banks that are still offering trusts actually want that business and will provide better service.🙏 Things are in flux but right now Scotia, Interacciones, Banco de Bajio and Santander are all options. If you are with one of the banks getting out of the Fideicomiso business and are planning on buying or selling soon, feel free to contact me for more information. HomesAndLandOfBaja.com office 624-124-8083

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Post by dean on Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:20 pm

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/gasoline-diesel-prices-to-drop-3-friday/
Gasoline, diesel prices to drop 3% Friday
New pricing scheme another step toward an unregulated market
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Mexico News Daily | Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Gasoline prices will drop 3% on Friday as a result of the next step toward an unregulated gasoline market in Mexico when a new pricing scheme goes into effect.

Unlike 2015, when a single gasoline price was officially calculated and established at the beginning of the year, 2016 will be characterized by monthly fluctuations, following the behavior of the international market.

The Finance Secretariat (SHCP) announced that the maximum price of magna will drop 41 centavos to 13.16 pesos per liter, and premium to 13.98. The price of diesel will drop to 13.77 pesos per liter. It will be the first time in nearly seven years that fuel prices will have dropped.

Monthly prices will be set within a range of no more than 3% above or below the previous month’s price, said Revenue Undersecretary Miguel Messmacher Linartas, who explained that the idea behind the pricing scheme was to allow consumers to get used to an unregulated market.

He said new pricing scheme comes as a result of energy reforms, which call for a completely liberalized market by 2018. As part of the transition process, service stations other than Pemex franchises will be able to operate beginning Friday.

By 2017, the market will be opened to allow gasoline imports.

In the north, meanwhile, fuel prices will remain lower than the rest of the country, at up to 9.59 pesos within 20 kilometers of the border, a continuing strategy intended to dissuade Mexican drivers from crossing the border to buy their fuel in the U.S.

Despite the strategy, some of those drivers have been ticked that Texans can buy Pemex gas for seven pesos now that the state oil company has opened a station in Houston, its first outside Mexico.

The president of the Association of Mexican Gas Station Owners, Pablo González Córdova, said customers in northern Mexico, when asked if they wish magna or premium, say they want neither.

Instead, they ask for the “gringo gas” for seven pesos.

- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/gasoline-diesel-prices-to-drop-3-friday/#sthash.6qgFTSHH.dpuf

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Post by dean on Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:48 pm

for those who are not aware, the classic is starting up at Las Cruses   This is a remote hideaway that the 50s genre actors and ultra rich built their winter hide away.    Owners were Dezi, Lucy, Frank, Bing,  from what I was told about 100 hollywood families.    Volunteer and be a driver to drop people off if you are not going to be a racer to view this isolated location.    

ventana view wrote:***LA VENTANA CLASSIC - JAN. 6-10, 2016***

Volunteers still needed

UBEeR drivers to help folls get to event and home after parties
Come and join our fun international team and help raise scholarship money - write shirlalderson@gmail.com
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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Jan 6-9)  3:00-5:00 pm
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Thursday, January 7,  6:00-10:00 pm  at the Hot Springs Beach Party
Friday, January 8,  6:00-10:00 pm  at Club Cerralvo

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Drive Racers to the downwind location to a beach near Las Cruces
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Q: Hey bro Im goin to Las Cruces on my own
A: no your not dude - you may have had your malibu surf days but  youre not that famous - you dont know Dezi, Frank or Bing and youve never even seen a guitar shaped pool. The gates locked but the La Ventana Classic has a key and were in with the owners and the brat pack. Want a ride there, a killer lycra jersey, a picture at the 3 crosses, a boat supported SUP 8.5  mile downwinder and a  fun time to raise scholarship money for LVES kids? Then sign up as a sportsman or competitor in the SUP portion of the  LV Classic - its the chance of a lifetime - dont have a board? Rent one from any hotel in La Ventana - get a leash and a pfd -may never happen again

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:54 am

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***LA VENTANA CLASSIC - JAN. 6-10, 2016***
LV CLassic Volunteers needed .. join our international crew and help raise scholarship money for local kids come sign up anytime at Palapas Ventana Restaurant or email shirlalderson@gmail.com to help in pangas, selling beer, driving sup racers upwind, Selling raffle tickets, registering racers for the expo, driving drunk people home, making trophies, wearing clown wigs and jumping in the club cerralvo pool AND MORE......
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Clinics to kick off the Classic - each clinic supports our schools!!

Party Island Downwind Poker Run - Its on!! Jan 6 sign up on line or at Baja Joes - get the lowdown from Party Island Admiral Grom at the LVC Skippers Meeting Jan 5th at 630 pm

Womens Island Crossing Fun Ride!!! - Jan 5 - 100 doll hairs - Hosted by Marie Leclerc of Elevation Kiteboarding, and Laura Maher of Slingshot. Girls of all levels welcome, but if you can’t go upwind, you have to return in one of the boats! Spend a day at Isla Cerralvo riding the flat water! At the end you’ll do the crossing. Price includes transportation and lunch on the Cerralvo Island beach. This clinic specifically benefits scholarships to keep local girls in High School. sign up online www.laventanaclassic.com or at Baja Joes

F-One Foiling and Racing Clinic with Nico Landauer - Jan 6th -100 dollhairs per person - Take your Foiling and Racing skills to the next level with F-One Team Rider Nico Landauer 1 day foil and race clinic with F-One. Meet at The LVC event site at Hot Springs beach @ 10:30 am, Jan. 6. Support our schools and learn from the best. register www.laventanaclassic.com

Strapless Clinic with Cabrinha's Evan Netsch- Jan 5 - 100 Doll Hairs Get schooled and tips to help you in the surf and your strapless board skills. sign up www.laventanaclassic.com meet at Hotsprings at 1030

Freestyle Kite Clinic with Cabrinha's Evan Netsch - Jan 6 - 100 doll hairs -Spend a day and learn the secrets of going big and doing unhooked tricks - teaching seminar and practice session with coaching from Evan Netsch, who is the 2-time Freestyle Champion of Lord of The Winds! meet at Hot Springs at 1030 am

SUP Performance Paddle Clinic with Anthony Vela- Jan.6 .. 100 doll hairs - conducted by Anthony Vela, Pro SUP Racer and 2012 LVC event winner! Learn how to paddle correctly and win!! sign up on line www.laventanaclassic.com meet at Hot Springs at 830 am

SUP Yoga Clinics - with Yoga guru and Pro Racer Jeramie Vaine - each morning Jan 6-10 at 830 am at the LVC event site at the Hot Springs Beach
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LVC Q & A

Q: Is surf legend Micky Munoz attending the La Ventana Classic?
A: Yep youll find the mongoose himself chilling in the SUP zone and stay tuned for his happy hour story session at the Palapas Ventana Bar

Q:Is it true Rainbow Sandals has donated 600 pairs of sandals to help the LVC raise scholarship money?
A: Si Senor!! retire those sad flippers before they blow out and buy some bombproof ones to support the kids!

Q;how do I sign up for the LVClassic?
A; get on the interweb son - www.laventanaclassic.com

Q: Is there a crossing this year
A: yes ... and more...It is the Classic afterall

Q: Do foils get their own starts?
A: were gonna keep em separated

Q:Are pros coming?
A: oh ya - 5000 usd wind prize money and 1000 usd SUP prize money is a good magnet

Q:can I just enter and cruise?
A: viva la SPORTSMAN!!


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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:21 am

Lord of the Wind Registration happening Jan 11th 2016 Playa Central.

Lord of the Wind Registration happening Jan 11th 2016 Playa Central. Very Happy
If you have not already registered, Lord of the Wind will be holding a registration party at Playa Central from 3pm -7pm Jan 11th. This is you chance to register, receive your swag bag, bib and all information for the competition. For each competitor signed up you will also receive a free beer.
Lord of the Wind T-shirts will be for sale along with copies of the Lord of the Wind magazine.
If you miss the La Ventana Sign up you can signup on line at www.lordofthewindbaja.com or come to our second sign up Jan 12th Buena Vista Beach Resort.
Welcome party Jan 12 Buena Vista Beach Resort
Tamale Cook Off Jan 13th
Smokies Rock and Roll party Jan 14th
Reggae Party Jan 15th
Lazy Dazy beach party Jan 16th
Award party Jan 17th
Racing Jan 13th-Jan17th cheers

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Mexico-US accord lifts airline restrictions Carriers can cho

Post by dean on Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:56 am



this could give us flights to LaPaz from US carriers....

Mexico-US accord lifts airline restrictions
Carriers can choose the routes and the frequency they wish
- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexico-us-accord-lifts-airline-restrictions/#sthash.v0GOpIjG.dpuf



Restrictions on air transportation between Mexico and the United States were lifted today in what U.S. officials described as a “landmark agreement” which leaves airlines from both countries free to fly the routes they choose.


Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza signed the new air services agreement today with U.S. Transport Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington, D.C., after the completion of discussions that began in 2012.

They described the accord as “transcendental” because they expect it will result in improved connectivity, generating more tourism and trade, while Foxx called it a great day for civil aviation for the two countries.



More frequent flights are expected as a result, and lower fares are also possible. The pact also facilitates the establishment of alliances between airlines of each country.

Foxx and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry forecast a “significant” increase in trade and travel between the U.S. and Mexico.

“The new agreement will benefit U.S. and Mexican airlines, travelers, businesses, airports and localities by allowing increased market access for passenger and cargo airlines to fly between any city in Mexico and any city in the United States,” they said in a joint statement.

“Cargo carriers will now have expanded opportunities to provide service to new destinations that were not available under the current, more restrictive agreement.”

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Expansion of the air cargo industry is anticipated because a Mexican or U.S. carrier will be able to transport freight from either country to a third.

The deal still requires approval by the Mexican Senate, but Ruiz Esparza predicted that would come early in the new year. No such ratification is required in the U.S.

While some Mexican airline executives and workers have been critical of the agreement for fear of domination by the larger American aviation industry, Aeroméxico has welcomed it.

But Mexico’s largest airline is seen as being in a favorable position for its alliance with Delta Air Lines. Its Mexican competitors have no such arrangements.

Mexico’s carriers have a fleet of 300 planes. U.S. carriers have 7,500.

- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexico-us-accord-lifts-airline-restrictions/#sthash.v0GOpIjG.dpuf

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Post by dean on Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:13 pm

internet is holding up.

and here is a link to a 1964 baja drive from border to Cabo in a 4 wheel drive pick up with cab over, hauling a jeep. No sound in those days and it is over an hour,


http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t229-some-local-pictures-old-and-new#3729

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This year’s best meteor shower peaks in the next few days

Post by dean on Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:18 am


This year’s best meteor shower peaks in the next few days
http://www.gizmag.com/geminid-meteor-shower-2015/40872/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=7eb8a77a4f-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-7eb8a77a4f-90245106

If you've never made a wish on a falling star, now's your chance to make up for lost time. The Geminid meteor shower, which is best viewed without a telescope and in clear, dark skies, should peak from 13 to 15 December with scores of meteors expected to shoot across the sky each hour.

The Geminid shower has quite a reputation for generating large numbers of "shooting stars" (meteors) that appear to emanate from a radiant point in the constellation of Gemini. The characteristic streaks and flashes of light created by meteors are the result of tiny particles of dust and debris, ranging from a millimeter to a centimeter across, that burn up as they enter the Earth's atmosphere at high speeds.

The Geminids are not like other meteor showers, though. Usually the dust particles we see as meteor showers emanate from comets. As a comet approaches the sun, it forms a distinctive tail as its "dirty ice" melts and some of the ice, dust, rocky materials and organic compounds that make up the comet appear in our skies as a meteor shower. Comets are generally believed to have formed deep in space and travel extremely long orbits around the sun.

But the Geminid meteors originate from an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon, which is a little over 3 miles (5 km) in diameter, and orbits the Sun in a close elliptical orbit once every 1.43 years. This close-orbiting object is made up of metal and rocky matter that was probably formed at around the same time as our solar system's planets.

So it looks like an asteroid and acts like an asteroid … but the mystery of 3200 Phaethon is that asteroids don't usually throw dust into space. Scientists suspect that perhaps hundreds or thousands of years ago, it may have been a comet.

The Geminid shower has only been recognized in our skies since 1862. In more recent years it has become brighter and more intense because Jupiter and Saturn's gravitational forces are drawing a denser part of the Geminid stream closer to Earth.

Compared with other showers, Geminid meteors travel slowly, at around 22 miles per second, and burn up in the atmosphere with a distinctive bright yellowish hue, which makes them easy to spot with the naked eye.

Where to look for the meteor shower

To observe the Geminid meteors, check that the sky will be clear and find a place as far as possible from light-polluted areas. Give yourself about 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark and look in the general direction of the two brightest stars of the Gemini constellation, named after the twins of ancient Greek and Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux.

Although the meteors often appear from their "radiant" point in the constellation, you may see meteors at any point in the sky. As the constellation moves higher overhead, the number of meteors you'll see should be much higher.

"A good meteor shower is a spectacular sight," says Prof Martin Barstow, President of the UK's Royal Astronomical Society. "If you have clear skies, there are few better and easier ways to get an impression of the dynamism of the universe we live in, and how the Earth is directly connected to events in the rest of the Solar System."

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:06 am

Mr. Fish is here today... at O2 (oscoritos 2) next to Kijote coffee shop.

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informed US mail by internet

Post by dean on Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:56 am

this is quite good for people in the baja. get a snapshot of mail delivered to your USA home or PO box via the internet. Not the contents just the label side of the mail/parcel.

http://realmail.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action

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Post by dean on Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:45 am

a dusting of rain last night...

Some of my guests ran the ac last night. I even ran my dehumidifier last night.

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:13 am

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/category/border-report/?utm_source=Voice+of+San+Diego+Master+List&utm_campaign=9b43ad0ee1-Border_Report&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c2357fd0a3-9b43ad0ee1-84035929&goal=0_c2357fd0a3-9b43ad0ee1-84035929
Border News Abounds
Customs and Border Patrol started using biometric identification scans, a new technology, on Thursday. The scans capture an incoming traveler’s facial photograph to match existing records.

KPBS reports that Tijuana may be badly affected by El Nino this year.

The Union Tribune reported that nearly half the bank branches in San Ysidro have closed in the last two years, affecting small businesses the most. The backbone of San Ysidro boulevard is small businesses, in particular the Casas de Cambios, here’s the good, the bad and the messy: their businesses are failing due to the effective crackdown of drug related money laundering. Councilmember David Alvarez is trying to address the matter effectively.

Voice of San Diego begins a bimonthly Border Report written by border enthusiast Enrique Limon.
The newsletter this week included that San Diego developers are building more affordable housing inTijuana. Although the U.S. doesn’t keep records of how many Americans have immigrated to other countries, it’s estimated that 50,000 Americans currently live in Tijuana where the cost of living is more affordable. The article explains that construction by American builders could bring better infrastructure for the city, but also has its drawbacks.

Tijuana has plans to improve its transportation. They begun construction on a 23-mile bus rapid transit system and are looking into a light-rail system.

SENTRI border crossing hours extended for motorists.
Mexico’s Pemex oil company opens 5 gas stations in US.

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Post by dean on Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:19 am

It appears telmex did do something major as I give it an all clear.   I am still blasting at 5 meg... ya some are crawling in town some people at double dialup speed still, 110k.    As I mentioned back in may the installer at the central office (tower) said he was only upgrading 150 lines out of 450.     I have two lines at 5 meg which is great vs last year at this time.    ere

http://speedof.me/show.php?img=151211161329-5361.png


note: garbagemen made it here two weeks in a row, fridays this side of town.


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