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886 - April 5, 2014 3:41 pm

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office

Subject:

cfe $47 dlls (580 pesos)

Comments:

Hello all
Please send $47 to:
lupita Robertson (name on envelope)
vsm (name on check)
PO box 2677 chula vista ca 91912
ccash in the office...
thanks
Lupita
Due: april 13 2014

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885 - March 31, 2014 7:39 am

Name:

Baja Times

Subject:

An Explosion Everyone will Remember

Comments:

By Jack E George

The Mexican Navy ship, the Uribe 121, will be exploded in Puerto Nuevo, next October or November, according to Gustavo Torres from the Baja State Tourism Secretariat office in Rosarito. The ship is presently in Ensenada, where it is being cleaned and modified to make it environmentally safe. The paint is being removed; holes are being created in order for divers to swim through; dangerous poles and objects are being removed, so the ship will be safe.
According to Gustavo, the ship will have its permanent home at Puerto Nuevo, just south of Rosarito Beach. The decision to locate in this area is based on various studies, including those of the ocean floor, and the currents, and it was determined that this location would be the ideal place. This will be the first project of this kind in Mexico. The new area has been named the Underwater Park Rosarito, or Rosarito Submarine Park. Once the ship has been exploded, it will sink to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The ship will then begin the process of becoming an artificial reef. It will also contribute to the conservation of marine species.

This will be a haven for some of the 20 million divers located throughout the world. It is expected that many of the divers will want to spend some time in Baja, where they will be able to explore one of the newest artificial reefs in the world. According to Gustavo, this venture will boost the economy in Rosarito, as well as other areas in Baja. It will improve the hotel occupancy rates, while helping to serve many more meals in the area, resulting in an increase to the restaurant business. Most likely, some sidewalk cafes will open as well as diving shops. It is estimated that the project will add an additional 100,000 visitors per year.

According to Aaron Victorio, Director of Consejo Consultivo de Desarrollo Economico de Playas de Rosarito (CCDER), the idea for the project was conceived more than six years ago when the Baja CA Divers (BCA), a non-profit organization, visited his agency and suggested the idea. Aaron said, “We had no idea how involved the project would become. This involved an investigation, legal requirements, governmental regulations, and so forth.” Each requirement needed to be accomplished before proceeding.

Aaron said that finding the ship was the easiest part of the requirements. He said there are agencies around the world who are willing to donate a ship for free, or, sell one for a dollar. The big expense results from towing the vessel. Aaron said the ship has been offered to the local government of Rosarito at no cost. However, the cost to tow the ship from Colima to Ensenada totaled approximately $100,000 U.S. Gustavo said the project needs approximately 6.7 million pesos; so far, approximately three million pesos have been spent on the artificial reef project. He noted that other ships will be towed in over the next few years, and then exploded. He proudly announced that this park will be the first to achieve the stringent international guidelines in all of Mexico.

The underwater park will also provide excellent lessons for the students living in the area. This will be accomplished, in the near future, when a museum is opened. Cameras will also be strategically placed at the park, in various areas, allowing for students to observe growth. Aaron said the natural grown reef grows about one inch a year, and that it will take several years for the reef to form in the new park. He said a scale model, “a virtual boat,” will be created to travel to various schools and other locations in the area.

He also noted that, once the Uribe leaves Ensenada, the main structure of the ship will be Casco which means helmet in English. It is no longer considered a ship, but simply a shell. The ship was built for the Mexican Navy, by Empresa Nacional Bazan, in 1982. Once built, the ship measured 220 feet in length and 34 feet in width. It was capable of carrying a crew of 54 people. It was used as an offshore patrol vessel.

According to Gustavo and Aaron, we can plan to hear some loud explosions in just a few months. The public will also be invited to watch the explosion, as the Uribe is turned into nothing but a shell. However, it will find a new life, which will offer entertainment for thousands of people in the future.

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884 - March 25, 2014 8:08 am

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Rosarito Town Crier Newsletter

Subject:

A Trip to Mexico...Baja,California

Comments:

By Les Kinkaid, March 23, 2014

A Baja California destination with beautiful beaches and delicious lobster, which can be enjoyed all year round. Rosarito Beach Baja California.

From the moment you hit the road towards Rosarito Beach, in the state of Baja California, the adventure is felt just by looking at the spectacular landscapes found along the highway all the short trip about 30 miles away. Talk about photo ops. Just pull off the side of the road and shoot almost anywhere.

The town of Rosarito Beach has, per capita the best fresh fish and seafood just about anywhere. Especially lobster. This location by the sea has non-stop, tourism vitality, becoming a spot where relaxing, having fun and the beach along with great food and wines combine to delight visitors. Fishing, surfing, horseback riding, flying ultra-light aircraft or just taking a sun bath, are some of the activities available 24/7 on the beachside or on the Pacific waters.

You can travel a short distance east to discover over 85 Mexican wineries. Yes wineries. The wines coming from this Guadalupe Valley are fantastic. Be prepared to taste many of these Mexican wines in the US soon as well.

Unforgettable Flavors:
To spoil our palate in Baja, one only need to travel south less than an hour or to where an unforgettable gastronomical experience with Mexican flavors and tastes can be found. Meats, fish, seafood and cheese are the main ingredients for the dishes served throughout the region; and among them, one can find great lobster, whose popular preparation is unique. It is served with melted butter, rice, beans and freshly made flour tortillas, and it is complemented well with a glass of Baja California wine.

There are also restaurants obviously serving Mexican as well as other international dishes, and some of them offer specialties prepared with deer, quail, beef, pork and lots of lamb, as well.

After satisfying the palate, you can a take a stroll around this small friendly community. Along the way, one will find some merchants selling local crafts, which become beautiful mementos of this destination. Horseback riding on the beach is very popular. No fear from a cartel or other unscrupulous individuals. It's clean with lots of fresh air and relaxing throughout the entire area.

Movie Magic:
The "Baja Studios" (remember the movie Titanic?) are located only a few miles from Rosarito Beach, which is about an hour south of San Diego, United States. Built between 1996 and 1997 specifically for the filming of the movie "Titanic", they house several tanks for continued aquatic filming and continue to support this craft. Movies such as and more recently, "Little Boy" have been filmed in these studios.

Along Routes:
Rosarito Beach is part of the "Baja Golden Coast", which offers a trip full of adrenaline and fun thanks to the multiple activities available in the entire area, where boating and surfing is among the main ones; however, Ensenada, just a few miles further south which also hosts the famous Baja 1000 auto race and fairs and chili and other food and wine competitions.

When:
We will be broadcasting Wines Du Jour "LIVE" from the famous Rosarito Beach Hotel in Rosarito Beach Baja, California on Thursday March 27th.

To RSVP and be part of all the exciting action in the audience there, you must contact Patricia Orozco at: salesmanager@rosaritobeachhotel.com or her direct number 661 614 44 20.

Les Kincaid

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883 - March 14, 2014 8:27 am

Name:

Villa de

Subject:

Today CFE bill is due/change of address

Comments:

Hello all.
To all those who haven't sent a payment, TODAY IS DUE!

**** very important***:
I spoke to Jimi yesterday, he has had some health problems and has asked me to ask you NOT TO SEND HIM THE CFE CHECKS ANYMORE, as is another thing he has to deal with, so, from this day on, please send the checks directly to San Miguel, and please separated from the rent, so we have more control... (also, to those who bring checks to the office, not to make them payable to jim, but to VSM).

As always, thank you.
More updates as soon as I get them
Lupita

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882 - March 6, 2014 9:52 am

Name:

office

Subject:

cfe Mar 14 $55 DLLS ($700 MN)

Comments:

hELLo, all, please send $55 dlls (700 pesos) to:
James Hodges 11525 Downey Ave #D
Downey, CA 90241
CASH AT THE OFFICE
Due date: 14 mar 2014

ELECTRIC UPDATE: Ing.Alberto Loaiza finished the project. He has turned over all the paperwork over to CFE (I still owe him a couple thousand dlls); spoke to him this morning and he said that CFE is currently verifying protocols he used. So this is where we are today.
***FYI.. He mentioned that after CFE approves the project, another CFE department, Departamento de Medición, will come and take a look at the boxes. He said some of them might need to be replaced.

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881 - February 18, 2014 3:51 pm

Name:

Baja Times

Subject:

Temporary I-5N Ramp Closures Planned at East San Ysidro Boulevard

Comments:

The U.S. General Services Administration will temporarily close the Interstate 5 North on ramp and off ramp at East San Ysidro Boulevard from February 10, 2014 at 9 A.M. to March 21, 2014 at 4 P.M. to facilitate construction work. These ramps will be closed continuously during this period. Travelers are advised to use the next available ramp, located north of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry.

For more information about scheduled road closures and the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry expansion and renovation project, visit www.gsa.gov/sanysidrolpoe.

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880 - February 7, 2014 11:26 am

Name:

office

Subject:

cfe Feb $57 (again)

Comments:

Hello, please send $57 dlls to
James Hodges
11525 Downey Ave #D
downey, ca 90241
cash in the office
DUE: FEB 14.. please please don't be late

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879 - February 3, 2014 9:27 am

Name:

Baja Times

Subject:

Gsa Secures Funding For San Ysidro Land Port Of Entry Project

Comments:

SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced that the agency has received federal funding to continue expansion of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, the busiest land port of entry in the Western Hemisphere. With the passage of the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act, GSA will invest $226 million on the next phase of the San Ysidro construction. This next phase will realign and expand a portion of the Interstate 5 South freeway which will connect to Mexico’s inspection station El Chaparral. This will also ease traffic in the area and help the Department of Homeland Security continue to fulfill its mission.

Key Facts:
•Busiest Land Port of Entry in Western Hemisphere
•50,000 northbound vehicles processed each day
•25,000 northbound pedestrians cross each day
•Critical economic engine for San Diego - Tijuana region
Project Overview:
•The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry is undergoing a complete reconfiguration and expansion project to better accommodate the growth in traffic and to meet the needs of our tenant agencies and the general public.
•GSA has embarked on a three-phase project to improve traffic flow, safety and security at the port, and will realign and expand Interstate Highway 5 to the Mexican inspection facility El Chaparral.
•At the project’s conclusion (Phases 1-3), the new Port of Entry will have 62 primary inspection booths for privately owned vehicles and a dedicated bus lane.
•It will also serve as a model of the “Port of the Future”, through its innovative use of sustainable materials, water and energy saving fixtures which will help reduce the port’s carbon footprint.

U. S. Senator Barbara Boxer weighs in: “I am so pleased that Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Shelby included this vital funding, which I have sought for years, to help renovate the busiest border crossing in the western hemisphere. These critical improvements will create jobs, speed the flow of commerce and improve border security.”

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini comments: “This funding will increase efficiency, create economic growth, and improve safety and security for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. These are critical investments in infrastructure that will create significant savings by preventing costly emergency repairs in the future and build upon our progress.”

GSA Pacific Rim Regional Administrator Ruth Cox says: “GSA is making great progress on the San Ysidro modernization and expansion project to date, having completed the pedestrian bridge, southbound pedestrian crossing, and 46 of the 63 planned northbound inspection booths. This $226 million funding will allow us to construct a new southbound approach to Mexico`s El Chaparral Port of Entry, thus freeing up land to construct an additional 17 northbound inspection booths. Completion of Phase 3 will enhance both the north and southbound border crossing experience for over 100k travelers entering and leaving the United States at San Ysidro each day.
For more information on the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry project, visit www.gsa.gov/sanysidrolpoe. For more information on the legislation and GSA projects, visit GSA`s Newsroom.

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878 - January 29, 2014 11:53 am

Name:

Email from Bob

Subject:

San Miguel Electric

Comments:

Re: San Miguel Electrical Update

Important!!



The big day has come. The San Miguel Village Electric Project has been formally

approved by CFE. (see the attached Presupuesto de Obra). The new system will be

formally turned over to CFE and made operational pending the payment by San

Miguel a connection fee of 11,206 pesos (approx $1,000 US) plus an additional

$2,227 US in materials. San Miguel has agreed to pay these amounts and will do

so in the next few days. The approval states that the work will take 30 days to com-

plete once the payment is made. Once CFE finishes their work the new system

will be powered up and the old single meter system will be disconnected and re-

moved. So if the 30 day schedule is adhered to the new system should be operational

by early March.



VERY IMPORTANT! Whether or not you have connected your house to the caseta,

all of the homes in a caseta must have a meter box installed and it must be connected

to the main breaker in that caseta. Any caseta that is not complete will not be be made

operational and you will not be able to get service. To date, 4 of the 8 casetas are complete

and 2 or 3 are going to be worked on soon. Several owners are now willing to coordinate

with their neighbors to pay to complete their casetas. The cost to do this work, assuming

you have purchased a meter box, has been averaging about $40.00 per house. So it is time

to get connected and to prepare to complete your application for service to be submitted

once the new system goes operational. San Miguel will be e-mailing a sample application

form for your convenience. You can also pickup the application form at the office.



It is your responsibility to take these steps to insure that you are not without electricity

when the new system powers up.



So there you have it. The next 30 days will be very interesting.



Wishing You All The Best!



Bob

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877 - January 18, 2014 3:19 pm

Name:

Baja Times

Subject:

Baja Government Designates Alternate Routes Following Collapse of Scenic Road Section

Comments:

Full Access Remains & Ensenada Events Continue As Usual

ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA (December 28, 2013) - . The State Government of Baja California, through the Ministry of Tourism (SECTURE), has designated alternate routes following the closure of a collapsed portion of the Tijuana-to-Ensenada Scenic Road.
The collapsed section of the Scenic Road sits on a geologic fault, said Baja Assistant Secretary of Tourism Ives Lelevier. It is at KM93, approximately 15 miles south of La Mision, and about 30 miles south of Rosarito Beach. It had been scheduled for temporary closure.
Mr. Lelevier said further study is being done to determine more about the cause of the collapse, as well the time needed before the road can be safely reopened.

The Scenic Road, for which tolls are charged, opened in 1967 and carries four million vehicles annually, It is the main route used between Tijuana and Ensenada by tourists, residents, businessmen and others, although an alternative Free Road is available.

“We hope the reopening can be done reasonably quickly, once all safety concerns are met.” Mr. Lelevier said.

In the meantime, events in Ensenada continue as usual. Signage and traffic direction are being put in place so that alternate routes, some near Baja’s Guadalupe Valley wine country, can easily be used.
Motorists traveling south to north, from Ensenada to Tijuana, will need to take the Free Highway and then enter the Scenic Road at La Mision, or simply continue on the free road to Tijuana.

Motorists going north to south, from Tijuana to Ensenada, need to leave the Scenic Road at the same spot, and take the free road to Ensenada, through the town of El Tigre.

Another alternative is to use the federal Highway 3, Tecate - Ensenada, or take the road Ensenada - San Felipe to travel to Mexicali.

“The picturesque roads will be well marked and assigned additional resources, but we will be working aggressively to reopen the Scenic Road section now closed to minimize any inconvenience.” Mr. Lelevier said.

Baja State Tourism asks that motorists follow the new signs and directions of traffic support staff, who are working in the area of diversion in order to expedite the maximum circulation.

Since the closed section is 30 miles south of Rosarito Beach (or about 55 miles South of the border), this does not affect Toll Road travel from the U.S. Border to Rosarito Beach and back.
Also, traffic from Rosarito Beach to Puerto Nuevo via the Toll or Free Roads is completely open, as well as the Free Road route to the Guadalupe Wine Valley.

For relevant tourism information in Ensenada, as well as the rest of the state of Baja California, the Ministry of Tourism has a number for Visitor Assistance and Attention: 078 that can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
From the United States, the phone number to call is 1-866 978 7273 Further information also will be posted on www.discoverbajacalifornia.com

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