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Here is your Baja Good Life Report for 08/23/2010.

The Original Mex

The Giant Croaker of San Quintin
by Tom Gatch, Baja Good Life Club 

Capt. Kelly Catian is a fortunate man.   He and his family are able to live their lives next to the rich, picturesque waters of Bahia San Quintin on northern Baja California’s Pacific coast.  This famous bay provides many good reasons for both anglers and hunters to pay a seasonal visit to what has become a prime recreational paradise.  Meandering canals, long sandy beaches, excellent fishing both inside and outside the Bahia and the yearly migration of black brant combine to offer practically endless opportunities for outdoor adventure.

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Aug 23, 2010 01:39 am | Baja Good Life Club

Tourney Supports Baja Scholarship Foundation By Carla White On Saturday, August 28th, Bajamar Oceanfront Hotel & Golf Resort ( will host the Annual Vendimia Golf Open in Ensenada, Baja California.  The shotgun tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the resort’s 27-hole course located just an hour south of San Diego and 20 minutes north of the city of Ensenada. Last year,

Aug 23, 2010 01:38 am | Baja Good Life Club

The ONE & ONLY -  International Tijuana  KCBS BBQ CHALLENGE 2010 August 27 at 12:00pm - August 29 at 11:00pm The ultimate BBQ competition south of the border competing for $20,000.00dlls. Only the best of the Best! Chicken, Ribs, Pork butt, & Brisket! And for those who dare, dessert turn in at midnight! Lots of activities: kidz club, arts & crafts, novelty goods, live music, beer garden, or

Aug 23, 2010 01:36 am | Baja Good Life Club

Book it, Danno: The Baja Book Festival Posted on: Saturday, August 21, 2010 By Carla White Words, Wine, Art and More! The Baja Book Festival is coming! Oct. 9, 2010. Why on earth would you want to go to a book festival?  To drink wine, meet authors, listen to music and have a great day on Baja California's Gold Coast.  READ MORE...  "Hot August Night" Party: A Fun-Filled, Fifties-esque

Aug 23, 2010 01:25 am | Baja Good Life Club

August 27 at 12:00pm - August 29 at 11:00pm The ultimate BBQ competition south of the border competing for $20,000.00dlls. Only the best of the Best! Chicken, Ribs, Pork butt, & Brisket! And for those who dare, dessert turn in at midnight! Lots of activities: kidz club, arts & crafts, novelty goods, live music, beer garden, or have a refreshing margarita, great food, BBQ! BBQ! BBQ!! Umummmm

Aug 23, 2010 01:07 am | Baja Good Life Club

LORETO - El Tiburon Casitas  Proprietors /Managers Liz and Jack look forward to seeing you in Loreto BC Mexico!  This is a brand new facility between the Harbor and the Mission plaza with great affordable  weekly or monthly  rates for 2010.  The pool is clean  and the patio area features a BBQ to cook your fresh catch of the day. All casitas are air conditioned and feature full kitchens and

Aug 23, 2010 12:57 am | Baja Good Life Club

SAN FELIPE - Medicorama the newest pharmacy in town.  At last! Algodones in San Felipe! They bring Algondones-style service and products that some of us are accustomed to. With over 40 years of experience as a pharmacist, Hector Gonzalez  and his family provide products to people on both Baja coasts. They carry meds, orthopedic supplies, oxygen tanks, hospital supplies and accessories. They

Aug 23, 2010 12:51 am | Baja Good Life Club

LOS BARRILES - Copper River Designs You can find cool new designs almost daily, beginning with eclectic beads from around the world to high quality precious gemstones, there's always something to give yourself or someone you care about. Besides designing and fabricating new jewelry, services include most jewelry repairs and watch batteries. Copper River Designs is open Monday through Sat. at 10

Aug 22, 2010 06:10 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Friday, Aug 20th left Tecate at 730 AM, approx 1 mile south of Tecate starts the road construction and for approx 20 miles south. It took me 2 hours to cover the 20 miles with my 38 ft Motorhome pulling the JEEP. FYI - My advice is for anyone with large motor-homes or trailers not to cross the border at Tecate and head south for some time, as they are actually moving mountains to open up this

Aug 22, 2010 05:30 am | Baja Good Life Club

Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 19:00 - MEXICO (Bloomberg) - In the next 21 hours are expected to record heavy rains in some populations of the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Guerrero and Michoacan, warned the National Weather Service (SMS). The agency stressed that the intensity of rainfall, depending on the local terrain could result in flooding sudden terrain

Aug 21, 2010 10:50 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Great Opportunity of this Partially Built Home! San Felipe BC Mexico 2 bedrooms / 2 baths Detached Garage Large Lot (Street to Street) Gated Community 24 hr. Security Private Community Swimming Pools Private Beach Access Builder estimates that it will take approx. $80,000 to complete. Not a bad deal to have a newly built home with close proximities to the beach for $139,900!!! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

Aug 21, 2010 01:34 pm | Baja Good Life Club

SAVE THE DATE! -  October 2, 2010 BEMCC's International Fundraiser Gala & Awards Dinner 35TH ANNIVERSARY. PLEASE JOIN US TO CELEBRATE. We have been here for 35 years to serve you, and we would like you to celebrate with us! Plenty of food, entertainment, raffle, silent auction, door prizes and much more! October 2, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm at the Chula Vista Golf Course4475 Bonita Road, Bonita,

Aug 21, 2010 05:25 am | Baja Good Life Club

Sunday August 15 at Baja Country Club in Ensenada was the Torneo Copa Vendimia 2010. Vinicola Bibayoff Wines along with Baja Coubtry Club organized the charity event for The Villas Santa Teresa de Calcuta. The Event was was catered by seafood restaurant Mahi-Mahi in Ensenada.  The retirement home received funds from the tournament apx. $4,000 dlls. There were about 90 players in

Aug 20, 2010 02:30 pm | Baja Good Life Club

By Allan WallIt's 2010, and Mexico is celebrating its dual bicentennial/centennial. The Mexican government has been planning the festivities for the past four years. The pace is picking up now since the actual anniversaries take place within the next few months. This may seem rather puzzling to those unfamiliar with Mexico's complex history. What is being celebrated? How can 2010 be both a

Aug 19, 2010 09:37 pm | Baja Good Life Club

SAVE THIS DATE - 5-NOV-2010!!  What: A Paella Competition and Gourmet LuncheonDate: November 5, 2010Time: Competition starts at 9 a.m. (Come early and watch the cooks) Lunch served about 1:30 p.m.Where: Inn at Loreto BayFood: Paella Mixta (Meat, Sausage, Seafood, Fowl and Veggies),     Caesar Salad and DessertCost: $200 pesos donation per person (Pay at entrance to Luncheon)Drinks: Beer, wine,

Aug 19, 2010 09:00 am | Baja Good Life Club

Each year, Amy Valenzuela and the USBC hold a "drive" for school supplies for local children. Well - "back to school" time is drawing near again, and the drive is on! To this point there have been very few donations this year, so we're helping to spread the word again! (Thanks to your generosity, the children received MANY much-needed supplies last year.)Now - first of all, if you don't know

Aug 18, 2010 05:46 pm | 877-LUV- MEX1

Mexicana will return 27 Airbus narrowbodies to three leasing companies, which amounts to 42% of its leased fleet. The carrier's remaining fleet of leased A319s, A320s, A330s and Boeing 767s (as well as nine A320s owned by the carrier) will remain in Mexicana’s fleet, Aviation Daily reported. The airline will return 12 aircraft to GE Capital Aviation Services, including all 10 of the Airbus A318s

Aug 18, 2010 02:50 pm | Baja Good Life Club

Steve Bell is the WINNER of the Brand New Swinn motorized bike, max velocity of 25 miles/h Drawing was on the 15th of August 2010. All the money raised will go to ALMA Humanitaria, A.C. is the humane society of Los Barriles B.C.S. ALMA is a non-profit Mexican association funded solely by private contribution, dedicated to the well being of domestic animals in this area through our Vaccination,

Aug 18, 2010 01:40 pm | San Felipe Baja

National Marine Park Loreto Loreto National Marine Park encompasses an area approximately 50 miles long and 25 miles wide, and includes five major islands. Between Isla Coronados in the north, and Isla Santa Catalina in the south, lie Isla del Carmen, Isla Danzante, and Isla Monserrate. Although there are no coral reefs here, the waters of the Loreto National Marine Park are “Sea Fan Heaven.” The


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