Apr 19

A regular patrol of the Mexican Army in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, discovered and arrested yesterday a group of men carrying fake Police IDs.

The arrest happened last night around 7PM, when an Army truck stopped a Toyota Sienna minivan in the area of the “Appel curve” on Benito Juarez Blvd, in the center of town. Several men were aboard the minivan, and upon being stopped, their leader identified himself as an officer of the Ministerial Police.

But the soldiers made all pertinent calls to make sure this man was who he said he was, and found out that his ID was fake. Apparently his companions were also carrying fake police IDs. The soldiers then proceeded to arrest the man and all his companions, all of which are from Sinaloa.

Inside the minivan, the soldiers found $2,000 USD but no weapons or drugs were found.

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Feb 21

The current winter season has brought one of the lowest temperatures ever reported in Baja California, mostly the Tijuana area, which is at this time partially covered in snow.

In the areas of La Rumorosa and El Hongo, the roads are covered in 7 and 5 inches of snow respectively, and the toll road is currently closed due to unsafe driving conditions. Only the free road is accessible at this point, and some small villages are completely inaccessible due to the snowfall.

Temperatures are expected to continue to drop, going under the freezing point (32 F or 0 C). Baja California’s Civil Protection department is advising residents to stay indoors.

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Feb 11

The Rosarito Beach Hotel will hold its annual Masquerade Valentine’s Day Ball this Saturday February 16th in its beautiful gardens and events hall. Starting at 6PM, this ball will feature a live band that will play all night long, encouraging attendees to dance their shoes off!

The price of admission of $24 USD gives you unlimited Mexican and International food at the buffet, as well as a welcome “Love Potion” Margarita, one red rose and a carnival mask (which you are expected to wear, of course).

A Romantic Show will take place while the delicious dinner buffet lasts (from 6:30 to 10:00PM), and after that, there will be lots of original activities. There will be special prizes for the “Best Romantic Proposal”, and a special raffle for those who wear red clothing, allowing them to compete for the chance to win a One Weekend Getaway!

For more information and reservations, please call 1 866-ROSARITO in the USA or 01 800 265 2322 in Mexico.

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Feb 9

The Rosarito Beach Carnival for this year 2013 is happening right now! So if you love colorful displays, typical Mexican music, lots of tasty food and being surrounded by happy friendly people, head over to this quaint Baja California town and get your fill of it all!

What’s more, the Queen of the Carnival will be crowned tonight (Saturday), so you’re still in time to get the best of this celebration!

The Carnival will last until February 12th, 2013, with a daily display of floats and glamorous dancers. The main road in Rosarito (the Benito Juarez Blvd.) will be the place where it will happen, and every afternoon and evening, it will be filled with vendors offering their goodies, mechanical rides, commercial displays and lots of cultural activities.

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Jan 3

Baja California’s first educational aquarium, located in the CECUT (Centro Cultural de Tijuana), is currently giving free access to children up to 11 years old of age. This free admittance won’t last longer, only until January 7th, 2013, so grab your kids and head for the aquarium!

This aquarium had its grand opening the past November 26th, and it’s currently one of the CECUT’s most sought after attractions. Focusing on the local fauna of Baja, this educational space features more than 500 species in its 300 square meters of surface. Both sea and fresh water animals are featured.

Visitors to the aquarium will also enjoy species from the Australian Coral Reef, as well as 41 different species from every main sea in the world, which can be visited Tuesday through Saturday, starting at 10AM. This sea museum also offers guided tours with a highly trained oceanology expert.

Regular admittance is just $40 for adults and $25 for children, students, teachers and elder citizens.

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Dec 15

The much sought after Whale Watching tours in Baja California North will commence this month of December (after Christmas), when the big mammals return to the Mexican peninsula. The tours will extend until mid March 2013.

These popular tours last four hours on board of a boat departing from Ensenada’s Todos Santos Bay, with the boat captain and his assistant (a Marine Biology student or graduate) narrates and explains the life cycle of the magnificent California Gray Whale, and their journey as they swim South toward their breeding grounds in the warm waters of the Pacific Coast of Baja California South.

For more information, please contact Baja California State Tourism Secretariat in Ensenada at (646) 172-5444 or e-mail: gshimomoto@baja.gob.mx

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Dec 10

On December 15th, 2012, the UABC Choir will accompany soloist Alfonso Magana while they perform a Misa Criolla (Creole Mass) and other traditional Mexican Christmas pieces at the church of Nuestra senora Guadalupe Victoria del Refugio.

The church is located in fraccionamiento Buenaventura in Ensenada, and it will open its doors at 7:30pm for this event.

The price of admission is $12 USD per person. For more information or directions on how to get there, please contact Margit Gantt at (646) 174-7969, or her cell phone (646) 191-3565; e-mail: margit@prodigy.net.mx

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