Sunday 9th March. - The clocks went ahead one hour in the USA. However, Baja California is still on Pacific standard time till Sunday 6th April. The clock above shows the correct time in San Felipe.
Thursday 6 March
The Lions Club welcomes the Flying Samaritan’s back to San Felipe. Article by Kathy Preppernau/Photos by Robin Waters. The Flying Samaritan’s, those Doctors, Nurses, Pilots, Translators and Volunteers from Modesto, California who have dedicated many years of service to the needy in San Felipe and other parts of Mexico, came back again in February to continue their mission of giving. The Lions Club of San Felipe, thank them for their devotion and are proud to be a part of this service to our community. Please click here for entire story.
There is an interesting article in the San Diego Union Tribune about the upcoming Baja 250 race in San Felipe (14-15 March). Security has been substantially increased on all the main roads in northern Baja. SCORE President Sal Fish comments: “We've got to take a step back, too, and take a look at what we're doing,” said Fish. “Don't get crazy. We've been spoiled because Mexican officials have looked the other way at some things we've done, and we've pushed it. Plus, we need to use a little common sense.” Fish is advising race teams to travel in convoys whenever possible to and from the course area. And he advises against traveling the highways alone at night. Of note is that "..Not everyone is returning immediately to Mexico – including some of the biggest names in off-road racing (Herbst, McMillin, Arciero) – for a variety of reasons." Read article.
Several people have written in about visiting the race course and camping overnight beside the course. Our advice is that you need to remember that the old Zoo Road through El Dorado Ranch is now closed to the public. Access to the Colonia Morelia area and the powerline cut is via the small road north of the Arches adjacent to the new "Java Jitters" coffee shop on the west side of the highway. As for camping by the course - don't do it. You risk life and limb if pre-runners come through at night and veer off the course.
We have received an official statement from Inversiones Soblar S.A. de C.V. regarding the development, Playa de Paraiso:
“Inversiones Soblar S.A. de C.V., the owner of Playa del Paraiso is a financially solid and reputable company that abides by the highest standards of integrity and remains fully committed to its customers and clients. Although Playa del Paraiso is behind schedule in the construction and delivery of the Condominium Units we are working diligently to finalize the deal to expedite completion of the project. Unfortunately, it has taken longer than anticipated due to unforeseen circumstances and the shift in the world credit markets, however we remain dedicated and committed to delivering the Units to our valued clients in the most expeditious manner possible. We are very confident that the finished product will be unlike any other product in San Felipe and will surpass the expectations of our clients.”
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