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Peninsula pronghorn sees recovery in Baja

The peninsular pronghorn, an animal that occupies a niche between deer and goats, remains in danger of extinction in Baja California but a 20-year preservation program to ensure the survival FULL STORY The post Peninsula pronghorn sees recovery in Baja appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Tijuana's cross-border students lead a class for California's education chief

On Friday morning at Tijuana’s José M. Larroque Elementary School, Tom Torlakson was the eagerest of students. California’s state superintendent of public instruction had come to Baja California to learn about the hurdles facing those who make the switch between U.S. and Mexican schools. And seated...

Fly round-trip from LAX to Cabo, Mexico, for $198 on Alaska or Delta

If winter or spring in Baja California Sur sounds like a little bit of heaven, Alaska and Delta have just the ticket: $198 round-trip from LAX to San José de los Cabos, including all taxes and fees. The fare, subject to availability, is for travel from Jan. 9-May 17. There is no minimum stay, but...

Experiencing the corruption in Mexico that led to a housing debacle

To the editor: The problems in Mexico with the construction of housing tracts is heartbreaking but not surprising. (“A failed vision,” Nov. 26) Having visited Baja California a number of times over the years for vacation, I was always bothered by the way business was done. One day I would be charged...

Police helicopter crashes in Tijuana; 2 dead

A police helicopter crashed in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Wednesday, killing at least two officers. The prosecutor’s office in Baja California state identified the dead as a police captain and the helicopter pilot. It’s not immediately clear what caused the crash. The chopper reportedly...

Human rights chief assassinated in Baja

The latest victim of violence in Baja California Sur was the state’s human human rights ombudsman, who was ambushed and assassinated yesterday. Silvestre de la Toba Camacho was attacked yesterday FULL STORY The post Human rights chief assassinated in Baja appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Another bloody week in Baja California Sur

The violence continues in the state of Baja California Sur: 35 people were killed during the last week, most in La Paz and Los Cabos. Yesterday morning the bullet-riddled body FULL STORY The post Another bloody week in Baja California Sur appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Rogue wave kills 2; travel advisory issued

The United States embassy is alerting travelers of dangerous wave conditions in coastal areas of Baja California Sur after two sisters were swept away by a rogue wave on October FULL STORY The post Rogue wave kills 2; travel advisory issued appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Security chief predicts drop in violent crime

Joint operations carried out by state security forces and the Mexican military in Baja California Sur will see violent crime rates drop within days, according to the state’s new undersecretary FULL STORY The post Security chief predicts drop in violent crime appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Uber going to La Paz as taxis continue fight

The ride-sharing service Uber has announced it expects to be operational in La Paz, Baja California Sur, by the end of the year, seemingly undeterred by conflicts with taxi drivers FULL STORY The post Uber going to La Paz as taxis continue fight appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

American fatally shot while dining at Tijuana restaurant

A decision to stop for a meal almost two weeks ago at a small seafood restaurant in Tijuana’s Camino Verde neighborhood proved fatal for Larry Macy, a U.S. citizen living in Mexico. Baja California authorities confirmed Tuesday that Macy was one of three victims killed when a man opened fire inside...

Baja’s soaring violence linked to El Chapo?

The extradition of one of Mexico’s most famous drug lords in January unleashed an upsurge in violence that is to blame for the soaring murder rate in Baja California Sur FULL STORY The post Baja’s soaring violence linked to El Chapo? appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

California not as safe as Baja California

Tourists are safer in Baja California than in the U.S. state of California, according to a comment made by the state’s tourism secretary in an appearance before the state Congress FULL STORY The post California not as safe as Baja California appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Violence blamed for hotel cancelations

An upsurge of drug-related violence in Baja California Sur has dealt a damaging blow to the state’s tourism industry, causing the cancelation of thousands of hotel reservations in popular vacation FULL STORY The post Violence blamed for hotel cancelations appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

From the Archives: Hurricane Liza devastates La Paz, Mexico

Around midnight on Sept. 30, 1976, Category 4 Hurricane Liza slammed into La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Staff writer Patt Morrison reported in the Oct. 3, 1976, Los Angeles Times: LA PAZ, Mex.––Only 24 hours after Hurricane Liza stormed through the dirt streets of the city, La Paz was...

Best places on California's coast to see monarch butterflies this fall and winter

Tourists love to visit California’s coast in winter. So do monarch butterflies. Thousands of these hardy travelers flock to coastal areas on an annual migration from Central California to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, though their numbers have been thinning dramatically. In California, butterflies arrive...

Seismic monitoring needs reinforcing

With two major earthquakes striking Mexico in period of just two weeks, what better time to consider beefing up seismic monitoring stations? Earthquake specialists in Baja California are seeking to FULL STORY The post Seismic monitoring needs reinforcing appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

335-year sentence for kidnapping, murder

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to a historic 335-year-long prison sentence by a court in Baja California for kidnapping four migrants and killing one of them. The crimes date FULL STORY The post 335-year sentence for kidnapping, murder appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Southern California's The Taco Stand Opening First East Coast Location in Wynwood

With Mexico just a short drive away, Southern California's food scene has long been influenced by its neighbor to the south, with  Baja fish tacos cemented into SoCal's culture as much as surfing and celebrity sightings.Now, one of the west coast's favorite taco shops is setting its sights on Wynwood. Show More Summary

Making the classic Baja surf jaunt from Southern California with pro surfer Alex Knost

SURFER's Grant Ellis documents a surf road trip to Baja from Southern California with pro surfer Alex Knost, Australian Jack Lynch and artist Alrik Yuill. The post Making the classic Baja surf jaunt from Southern California with pro surfer Alex Knost appeared first on GrindTV.com.

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