Punta Morro Restaurant


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by Beverage Editor, Dino Crocetti                               dino

Visited Punta Morro for the first time for happy hour and sunset.  It’s easy to find with good signs leading you into an alley that leads out to the hotel, restaurant and ocean.

Alejandro, our bartender was happy to banter with us at it was not a busy start to the dinner hour.

The bar is set a few steps above the dining room and seats approx 18.  This upper terrace design allows us beverage quaffers to lurk above the dining floor and enjoy the view of the waves.

Light classical musical was playing for perfect background music.  A tv is on the wall, but sound was OFF, thank you!

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She had a tamarind martini and I enjoyed a Bohemia cerveza.

OK, this is Baja, so can you hang out in your shorts and T shirt here?  Hmmm, I would not want to.  This is a classy joint that deserves your better effort.

We also looked at the dinner menu.  Good variety of appetizers and entrees looked great and priced reasonably for this special house.  Will get back here to check out the food.

This was an ahhhh moment to remember and repeat.

Telefonica Gastro Park Tijuana


Life and Food Blog

Food trucks have really started to pop up more and more in Baja California. We have visited some of the mobile additions in Valle de Guadalupe, and of course the classics that have been in Tijuana for over a couple of decades. This new wave of young entrepreneurs and chefs opening up their own food trucks in Tijuana, is a wonderful addition to the ever changing culinary scene in the city.

The current round up of these three trucks at the Telefónica Gastro Park in Tijuana, gives locals and food lovers alike a chance to conduct their own mini food crawls. Okay, so even if you don’t have the appetite for a food crawl, the space offers a great vibe, and sitting back with a cold beer and enjoying your meal with friends or family is an outstanding option.

La Carmelita - Tijuana - ©Life + Food

La Carmelita - Tijuana - ©Life + Food

La Carmelita

La Carmelita, “Cocina de Hogar”, or home cooking will take you right back to the dining table at your mom or grandmother’s house. When you come across aromas or flavors in dishes today that remind you of your childhood, it doesn’t get much better than that. In the last few years, I have come across more and more dishes that really take me back some amazing memories of my yoouth. The fideo seco dish was nearly demolished by our son Giovanni, and I don’t blame him. The milanesa de lengua torta was incredibly hard to put down, and Antonio loved the cerdo braseado con tomatillo y chile morita.

Chef Jose Rodrigo Figueroa Sanchez, with former experience at La Cazaclub, leads the kitchen of this new food truck.

Humo - Tijuana - ©Life + Food

Humo

Humo, headed by chef Giovanni Brassea is known for their sausages, and pulled pork sandwich. We ordered their “Greek” sausage, and it’s safe to say that there was nothing left on the plate. The smokiness in the sausage that lingers in each bite is just lovely. Even the sauce drizzled over the sweet corn, carries on the smoky flavors throughout the dish.

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Máquina 65

Maquina 65, “Alta Cocina Callejera”, Bernardo G. Piña prides himself on using great local products to create a higher level of “street food”. We enjoyed their quesadilla de pato al pastor. The colors, and flavors of this dish are just beautiful. The addition of blue corn tortillas are a memorable touch, as we do not come across them often on our street food jaunts through Tijuana.

Telefónica Gastro Park
Avenida Ocampo | Between Agua Caliente Blvd & 11th St | MAP
Mon – Sat | 1pm – 7pm

Dia De Los Muertos


Bajadock: DDLM is my favorite holiday for several reasons.  #1 is the different view of death that Mexican culture has vs. the USA.  #2 includes the colors, sounds and celebrations by Mexican families.  #3 is the blending of MEX/US cultures combining Halloween with DDLM.  What’s your celebration like?

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To study Dia de los Muertos history is to step back in time 4000 years. These days we think of Dia de los Muertos as a “Mexican holiday”, but the origins of the Day of the Dead can actually be traced back several millennia before Mexico even existed as a country.

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Gravestone in shape of Aztec skull rack
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Are you ready to jump back in time?

The Spanish invaded Mexico in 1519 – but we need to step back even further to understand Dia de los Muertos history.

Before the Spanish invasion, many indigenous cultures rose and fell in the land now known as Mexico: the Olmecs, the Mayans, and the Aztecs were just some of these Mesoamerican civilizations that flourished for nearly 40 centuries.

Now that’s a long time!

Although there were several different civilizations rising and falling over those 4000 years, they all shared a common thread: a belief in the afterlife. When people died, they didn’t cease to exist – instead, their soul carried on to the afterworld.

The belief in the cyclical nature of life and death resulted in a celebration of death, rather than a fear of death. Death was simply a continuance of life, just on another plane of existence. Dia de los Muertos history can be traced back to these indigenous beliefs of the afterlife.

Once a year the Aztecs held a festival celebrating the death of their ancestors, while honoring the goddess Mictecacihuatl, Queen of the Underworld, or Lady of the Dead. The Aztecs believed that the deceased preferred to be celebrated, rather than mourned, so during the festival they first honored los angelitos, the deceased children, then those who passed away as adults. The Mictecacihuatl festival lasted for an entire month, starting around the end of July to mid-August (the 9th month on the Aztec calendar), during the time of corn harvests.

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After the Spaniards conquered the Aztecs in 1521, they tried to make the Aztecs adopt their Catholic beliefs. They didn’t understand the Aztec belief system and didn’t try to. As Catholics, they thought that the Aztecs were pagan barbarians and tried their best to squash the old Aztec rituals and fully convert the indigenous people over to their Catholic beliefs… but they failed.

Catrina, Lady of the Dead

Statue of Catrina,
Lady of the Dead
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What they accomplished was more like a compromise; a blend of beliefs. The Spanish conquerors succeeding in shortening the length of the Mictecacihuatl festival to two days that conveniently corresponded with two of their own Catholic holidays: All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, which take place on November 1 and 2 of each year.

This change was a key point in Dia de los Muertos history.

The Spanish convinced the indigenous people to attend special masses on those two days to commemorate the dead, as they tried to shift the original Dia de los Muertos history and meaning to suit their own Catholic purpose. However, the native folk customs and traditions prevailed. Over the centuries, these traditions transformed into the present Day of the Dead, bestowing Dia de los Muertos with the color, flavor, and fervor that has made it a world-famous holiday.

Even the old Aztec Goddess Mictecacihuatl found a new identity as the modern “Catrina” – the lanky, skeletal female figure (shown left) bedecked in sumptuous clothing and giant ornate hats, who serves as a reminder that death is a fate that even the rich can’t avoid.

What next?

As a holiday, Day of the Dead continues to evolve. With the spread of Mexicans into other countries, such as the US and Canada, many more communities are adopting the Day of the Dead, so that it now contains even more multicultural overtones. Thanks to the Internet, many more people are able to learn about this holiday and celebrate Day of the Dead in their own way, inspired by Mexican traditions.

This brief study of Dia de los Muertos history shows the transformation and adaptability of Mexico’s most famous national holiday. A glimpse into Dia de los Muertos history shows how the holiday has survived throughout centuries of changes, which perhaps stands as proof of the holiday’s cultural, and personal, importance.

 

Mercado Hidalgo Tijuana


Fun spot for food and a Mexican cultural experience

CEARTE MUSIC THURSDAY


Ensenada.net October 29, 2014
by Elizabeth Vargas

The Cast and DO7 bands will perform on Thursday 30th at 19:00 hrs. at Plaza Arts ceart Ensenada, in what is practically the final of the XIII Festival October, ending a day later, on Friday 31 with the presentation of the musical group Child Van Ensenada.

The Representative of the Institute of Culture of Baja California, Miriam Carballo, said on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 occur the last three events of the XIII Festival since October 30 but the same Thursday at 18:00 hrs. concert bassoon and piano with Maribel Suarez will be presented.

He said that for those who like progressive rock, Thursday is a good opportunity to hear a wide range by the Mexicali band Cast, founded in 1978 and has remained all these years despite the change in alignment.

Cast members featured in their first Juan Carlos Ochoa Voice & Drums, Guitar Javier Rosales, Rosales Gabriel Low, Lorenzo Rosales battery, later replaced by Raul Montoya, Alfonso Vidales in 1979 Teclados.En first album was released the band, a single titled “Plot”.

During the decade of the 80`s Cast significant experience, joining Dino Brassea for various life stages of the group and then alternating voices with Francisco Hernandez, who joins the band.

Cast in 1993 inaugurated “Castudio” where they released their first album “Landing in a serious mind” (1994). After the first cast materials internationalized participating in various festivals and stage United States, Holland, France, Finland, Italy, Spain, among others.

Verdugo said Carballo Cast DO7 share the stage with the band whose members exchanged forms, rhythms, harmonies and forced silence giving way to a merger own four individual talents that give life to a very dynamic musical approach.

New Otay Border Traffic Cameras


New camera shots available for Otay Mesa border crossing.  Click above image or this LINK to see.

 

Dia de los Muertos


Dia de Los Muertos, Ensenada, Baja California

PFRADIO: With Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration just around the corner it would be good to take a look again at our trip last year to Ensenada, Baja California and our beautiful guide Mariana Hamman who so graciously and generously treated us to a day I will never forget.

Last year Phil had wanted to film the Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration and had arranged for a tour guide (Mariana Hammann, www.ensenada.com) to show us around.

Macabre Finger of Fog Moves Towards Ensenada

Myself being superstitious and still trying to deal with the passing of my wife nearly 3 years prior to this trip the prospect of celebrating in a cemetery was not particularly inviting.  Beyond sounding morbid, I recalled a youtube video where a pair of Baja California adventurers ran into problems after filming a Day of the Dead celebration in La Bocana. They lost a new Dodge truck in the Baja California surf just after getting the vehicle stuck on the beach and suggested in the video that it may have been a result of filming the celebration. Ever the superstitious sort I searched the internet for taboo information surrounding the Day of the Dead celebration.  I wanted to know if doing something like this was known to lead to dire consequences for the violator as the spirits sought revenge.  I have always paid attention to this, for example, I resisted collecting certain volcanic rocks in Hawaii on good authority it was not a wise idea.

I found no internet evidence of a taboo but with the tight schedule I have been on lately I really didn’t feel satisfied I had looked carefully enough.  So I embarked on this trip still with some degree of trepidation.  So as we headed to Baja California I constantly reminded myself that if it was really bad I would have found something on the internet about it.

As it turned out I did find that my intuition was undeniably correct, namely that there are some very active spirits at work during this celebration.  However, as I was going to find they are without question good spirits.  Phil has talked endlessly on his show about the goodness of the people of Baja California and I share that view as a result of the extensive travel I made to Baja California in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.  I had found without exception nothing but exceptionally friendly people.  The people are willing to go far out of their way to welcome you and lend a hand when ever and where ever needed.  And let me tell you most of my trips in the 70’s and 80’s were in need of a lot of help as at first I was traveling there in a broken down old truck and after getting a new truck I still had an old broken down boat and trailer hanging off the back.

This trip proved to be no exception to the friendliness of the inhabitants of Baja California.  More than that for the first time I actually gained some insight into why this friendly atmosphere has always been the case.  As the events of this memorable day unfolded it became more apparent than ever where the foundation of those good spirits come from.

Our objective was to be in Ensenada at 9am on Saturday to meet our guide.  So we were on the road just after 6am.  We arrived in Ensenada at about 8:45 am with plenty of time to spare after making a stop gas in Laguna Hills, Mexican auto insurance in San Ysidro, and a couple of stops at scenic spots on the toll road to Ensenada.  At the current exchange rate the toll road has 3 toll stops at $2.45 each.  Our guide showed up promptly as promised at 9 am.  Mariana is a diminutive (barely 5ft tall) gorgeous blonde who speaks English fluently.  Mariana’s parents are both scientists.  Her mother is a native Mexican and her father is an immigrant from St Louis.  In short order it was clear they had brought up and taught their daughter well.  Besides speaking both fluent Spanish and English her personality is extremely warm, bubbly, and courteous.

Mariana asked if we were hungry, which we were, so she recommended we start with breakfast at Victors on the main boulevard in Ensenada(Hwy 1).  We arrived and got a table and before getting our order in Mariana produced a homemade empanada (a pastry packed with cream cheese and fruit) she had obtained from a Baja street vendor that was simply to die for.  A cream cheese and fruit Danish is my favorite pastry and this one was head and shoulders above any I have ever had!  Right off I was beginning to recall my many trips to Baja years ago with the outstanding street food and this trip was starting out like the so many before.  However, as the day progressed it would become clear this would be a very special trip like no other.

Bazar Casa Ramirez and Catrina

Over an excellent breakfast (as if I needed that after the empanada) Mariana laid out a recommended itinerary for the day.  She suggested we start out by visiting a local shop dedicated to the paraphernalia and artwork of the Día de Los Muertos celebration.  She explained that the shop has been owned by the same family for generations and that they had an ornate altar dedicated to the celebration.  She said the shop was much like a Día de Los Muertos museum.  Mariana explained the owner was very friendly and loved to teach people about the celebration.  She believed this would give us a broad and historical view of the celebration that would set the stage for participating in the celebration later in the day.

The small shop is located right in the middle of Ensenada sandwiched between the nightclubs, bars and shops most popular with travelers both by land and the cruise ships.  Ensenada is a popular tourist destination for both Americans and Mexicans so the shop has two display windows on either side of its entrance, one in English and the other in Spanish.  We were soon transported into another world.  We learned that the 3-day celebration of Día de Los Muertos is a unique Mexican version of the Christian tradition of Hallowmas, which Christians worldwide know in a variety of celebrations as Halloween (All Hallows Eve), All Saints Day, and All Souls Day.

Casa Ramirez Altar

It is not just another holiday in Mexico like Halloween is to Americans; nor is it just a religious celebration as indicated by the dates corresponding to Christian traditions.  The holiday has also has pagan influences of Aztecs and Mayans who in pre-Columbian days celebrated an extended holiday that typically lasted for a month.  Finally, the holiday also incorporates the spirit of the Mexican Revolution.

The primary symbol of the celebration is the popular figure of La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’).  The figure has its roots in the Aztec Goddess Mictecacihuati to whom the pagan Aztec festival was dedicated.  It is a figure of a woman skeleton dressed in European finery. Catrina originated from a famous Mexican cartoonist and illustrator, Jose Guadalupe Posada, a little more than a century ago.  It represents a satirical depiction of Mexican natives who were over embracing European traditions of the aristocracy in the pre-revolutionary era.  The message is that in death we will all be the same white bones in the end.  The pretentiousness of thinking people are defined by their wealth and station in life simply does not add up to anything and this figure was created to depict that. Originally the figure had no clothes except the hat. Later Artist Diego Rivera created his colorful dressed up in elegant attire and hat to make it more obvious to laugh about European attire.IMG_0917

The shop is maintained with 100% of its artifacts made in Mexico.  This too is fundamental to the spirit of the celebration, a celebration designed to honor Mexican culture all the way back to Mesoamerica and the era of the Aztec and Mayan empires.  Handmade goods and artwork adorn every corner of the shop.  As we found out as the day wore on this is a hallmark of the celebration itself.  You simply don’t see cheap, Made in China, imitations and decorations.

We ended up spending almost 2 hours in the shop.  We got a tour of the artifacts, a view and explanation of an ornate Día de Los Muertos altar, and a historical background on the celebration from the shop’s proprietor Alejandra Ramirez.

Phil, Mariana, and Alejandra Ramirez Discussing Dia de Muertas

Mexican Craftwork

After leaving the shop we got back in our car and took off for one of the larger cemeteries in Ensenada.  As we drove to the cemetery Mariana directed us along a street lined with flea and farmer’s markets.  This street has the markets that the citizens of Ensenada shop at.  Dozens upon dozens of small vegetable stands and second hand shops line the street.  In addition there are dozens of temporary stands set up selling the flowers, fruits, and candies popular with the celebration.  Mariana explained that most tourists tend to miss this area of Ensenada but that here you can buy the freshest of produce and get bargains on just about anything.

Elaborate 7 Level Altar

We stopped along the way and purchased some flowers.  We got 4 beautiful bouquets that cost a total of $9 US.  What a bargain!  As we neared the cemetery the traffic got very heavy.  Mariana negotiated us an excellent parking spot in front of a second hand shop very near the cemetery.  We walked the last couple of blocks to the cemetery where the street was closed off and filled with dozens of vendors selling fruits, candies, flowers, and other paraphernalia for the celebration.  Booths also sold food and refreshments for the participants.  The celebration goes on for three days with this day November 2, the third day being the largest day of the celebration.  Some people come for only a short time while others actually camp out in the cemetery.

Inside the cemetery there were probably a couple thousand people and a very festive atmosphere.  Mariachi bands were playing, people were decorating the graves of their ancestors, some had gazebos set up, some were drinking beer and other spirits, some were sitting around in beach chairs, and others were just sitting and lounging on the grass.  There were small groups and large groups of people.  The Catholic Church had a covered area providing services and communions.  The cemetery was very colorful with flowers people were using to decorate altars around the graves of their ancestors.

Mariana’s grandparents are buried in this cemetery and we met Mariana’s mother at their graves.  Here Mariana and her mother created a small altar for her grandparents, placing flowers, candies, pictures of her grandparents along with a few artifacts.  They invited Phil and I to place the flowers and candied skulls that Phil purchased for his mother and I purchased for my wife on their altar.

Mariana Builds Simple Altar for Her Grandparents

It was at his moment the meaning of this celebration began to really sink in.  In America we treat death as a sad and lonely event.  We sometimes have a large funeral, but after that we might only visit occasionally, usually alone in a largely vacated cemetery or other location.  As such it makes death seem to be so sad, lonely, and cold.  Here in Mexico while they are aware their relatives have passed on to another place and saddened by that, they continue to celebrate their life with a healthy mixture of both happiness and sadness and they do it not alone but on these 3 days with thousands of others.  In US terms it would be akin to a community wide Irish Wake held as an annual holiday. At the heart of this celebration it was clear sits an obvious abiding love and respect for ones family intertwined in an egalitarian philosophy of the equality of all people and all cultures.

Mariachi Band Entertains

You could have pushed me over with a feather.  I have always felt sad when I have thought of my wife’s recent passing (now almost 3 years).  I think this was the first time since my wife’s passing where I really felt an intense warmth intermingled with the sadness of her passing while thinking about her.  It had the feel of group therapy but instead of sterile meeting room, it was out in the fresh air in a festive environment. As we left the cemetery I thanked Mariana profusely for allowing me to participate in this honoring of my passed loved one.  She thanked me!  It was clear that there is a huge communal energy that arises from this holiday and a respect for the entire family both past and present and respect across family boundaries and cultures.

After leaving the cemetery we gave Mariana’s mother a ride to her car.  This celebration is so large finding a parking place nearby the cemetery is the biggest challenge.  After a bunch of hugs and kisses we said our goodbyes.  Phil and I left not thinking we had found a tour guide but instead we had just joined a new family.  Since Phil and I had some work to do back in Rosarito Beach lining up an itinerary for the Veterans Day weekend; we had to leave but I felt we had just spent a ½ day that was life changing.

Of course our coverage of the Día de Los Muertos was not over. Besides the celebration at the cemetery Mexicans also celebrate November 2 with night clubbing, masquerade balls, and public altars and decorations and some hijinks as well as you can see in Phil’s youtube clip at the Rosarito Beach Hotel.

Phil and I continued to set aside our diets and stopped on the way back from Ensenada at our favorite street food stand at Km36 on the old road. El Lenador serves some of the nicest tacos and burritos we have found in Baja. Whether you love Asada (steak), Adodaba (marinated and smoked pork), Pollo (chicken), or Pescado (fish) you can’t go wrong here. All the tacos are between $1 and 1.50 each and you can’t find anything like them at twice the price stateside. The burritos go for a little less than $4 and come bulging with good stuff. I have particular fondness for the Adobada and here the meat tastes like great southern barbecue pulled pork. It is excellent mixed with Mexican favorites, beans, rice, and cream sauce. They serve it all with a garnish plate of limes, radishes, grilled onions, and peppers. Also not be missed is the dark hot sauce. It’s pretty spicy but has a superb flavor.

We got to the Rosarito Beach Hotel, checked into our rooms with beautiful views of the beach, the pier and ocean, and the Los Coronado Islands. We took a couple of hours off and rested up. Around 6 pm we went to the lobby and did some filming and photography of some of the Día de Los Muertos celebration under way. Afterwards we headed for Tony Lozano’s Mariscos La Guerita restaurant and indulged in an incredible lobster dinner. Tony, the owner, is a colorful character who loves to fish. He grew up in Puerto Nuevo with one of the founding families of the town and has always been a fisherman. He opened Mariscos La Guerita to bring Puerto Nuevo lobster to Rosarito Beach. Tony joined us for dinner and we spent the evening talking about fishing and Puerto Nuevo while devouring one of the best meals of all time. The meal came in several courses starting with chips and pork rinds with a delicious salsa fresco. This was followed by a ceviche of fresh fish in a mouth watering recipe different than any I had previously experienced. The ceviche was followed by wedges of flavorful smoked fish and cheese quesadillas. Then we had a shrimp soup somewhat reminiscent of tortilla soup, which is one of my favorite soups. The shrimp soup was very good. Phil and I both demurred on the steak that was offered in deference to our diets and the fact we had already packed it in for breakfast and lunch. So we went directly for the main lobster course. We had said we would share a lobster rather than each eating a whole one. Tony obviously was not having any of that so the staff brought out a huge lobster. It was fantastic dipped in butter and we wrapped huge chunks of lobster in the fresh made flour tortillas. It was all served with freshly made Spanish rice and beans.

Tony Lozano's Mariscos El Guerita Puerto Nuevo Lobster

After returning to the Rosarito Beach Hotel we did some more photography and filming of the evening and then retired to our rooms. We had some appointments stateside so we were up early and back on the road back to Surfside. With the special passes offered by the hotel we spent about 10 minutes crossing the border at about 9 am. We ended up spending all of about 25 hours in Mexico and what a 25 hours it was!

Update! Recent changes at the Tijuana, Baja California to San Ysidro, California border crossing has dramatically reduced wait times. If returning at the end of a busy weekend or holiday the crossing will still take some time to get through but not nearly as long as before. Phil and I have crossed 3 times in the past month with wait times of 10 minutes, 20 minutes, and 40 minutes. The 40 minute crossing was in the afternoon on Monday at the end of the 3 day Columbus Day weekend. All these crossings were through the lines that serve everybody. So if long border waits for a return crossing has kept you from going its time to think about it again.

Also, if you are traveling to Ensenada and would like a great guide. Contact Mariana!

Mariana “Traveler Guide” Hammann
951 263-3300 toll free number
Ensenada Ventures
18600 Quail Hill Rd.
Corona, CA. 92881-3419

ensenadaventures@yahoo.comcccc

Guitar Concert Date Change


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30 Oct concert date changed to 6 November at the Riviera

Scenic Road Shuffle


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Bajadock: UPDATED MAP.  I got on my lazy ass and zoomed in on Google Earth to find the exisiting dirt road path that would serve as the routing of the discussed alternate route for the Scenic Road from Bajamar.  Good question from Miguel in comments below.  While a route from near El Mirador over to the Free Road would be shorter, the mountains provide too many sudden elevation changes.  Inserted the Green Path elevation profile from GoogEarth which shows a smooth elevation gain up and over to the Free Road.  Guessing that they would soften those switchbacks in the middle.

Any dirt bikers or 4x4ers have any experience on that dirt road???

Seems like there is a daily announcement on the progress of the scenic road, a politician’s visit to the repair area or the discussion on the alternate route from BajaMar to Free Road.  One day we get a “80% completed report” followed the next day by a 72% completed statement.  

We prefer the scientific news, like that from CICESE in this article, instead of the political proclamations.

Ensenada.net

Construction of alternate routes to get to Ensenada are a priority, because the seven critical points having the Tijuana-Ensenada scenic road from San Miguel to Salsipuedes not withstand an earthquake.

The researcher of Earth Sciences of Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE), Luis Mendoza Garcilaso, appeared before the members of the Early Bird group fieldwork made by the research team along the Expressway.

He said the seven sites of instability will be studied by researchers IACSA and the College of Civil Engineers of Baja California, as determined by Federal Roads and Bridges (Capufe).

The Cicese is responsible for conducting the geoelectric studies, geology and hydrology at mile 86, 88, 90 and 98, while IACSA and Engineers Association of California, the tranches of 91, 94 and 95.

He stressed that the most important thing right now is to analyze the land, but also a priority to build alternate routes to reach the port as the connection from Bajamar to Rancho Bonito in the free road.

“The alternative route is most important to Ensenada. We have not reached an extreme event, because if an earthquake occurs, it is not going to drop a point will fall five or six points and more civil works causeway, a strong movement, with the failure front is not supported. We must bring an alternate road, “he explained.

The proposed study Cicese will cost 1.4 million dollars and involved a team of nine technicians, editors, data processors and a geologist of Earth Sciences. This money will come into the coffers of the institution with 35 percent for the center and the rest for equipment purchases, operating expenses, and as shares of the partners. Is estimated to be ready by the end of 2014.

On close definitively the scenic road, the researcher felt that, after the federal government invested 900 million pesos in the section concerned, it is necessary to put it to use that road. There is still no exact date to reopen the stretch.

Final Guitar Concert Thursday


Last concert of October.  Hope to see you at the Riviera on Thursday.

 

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