San Ysidro Quicky Crossing


For those familiar with San Ysidro(Tijuana) border crossing north to USA, my photo 30 Sep 2015 shows that the Ready Lane has the shortest wait at 9:30am.  Guessing Ready was 10-15min and regular lanes at 5.  My wait was 5 minutes in SENTRI.

I gave up on logic in predicting border waits years ago.

La Paz Flooding

saturday, La Paz, BCS

Holiday Flight Planning

The holiday season will be here before we know it, and if you want a good deal on airfare, planning starts sooner than you think.

Thanks to the Orbitz Holiday Insider Index, we now know that travelers can expect to get the best deals on airfare for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve during the week of Oct. 5 to Oct. 12.

When it comes to Turkey Day, the best day to book airfare is on Oct. 6, when the average price of a round-trip ticket will cost about $406. Orbitz explains that last year, many people booked their Thanksgiving Day airfare by September 20. This caused a spike in prices, so by mid-October, you can expect that airfare will be more expensive.

Related: Beyond NYC: The Best Thanksgiving Day Parades Across the Country

In the case of Christmas, the best day to book airfare is on Oct.9, when a round-trip ticket will cost about $428. If that’s too soon for you, prices are also expected to dip on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7.

And finally, if you want to ring in 2016 in an exotic locale, start planning now. The best day to book New Year’s Eve travel is Oct. 10, when the average round-trip ticket will be about $362. Orbitz says that last year, most people didn’t book NYE travel until November, so get in ahead of the crowds to snag the best deal.

Flight of Death Improvement?

Works by more than 700 million pesos to Ensenada, were confirmed by the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) Mayor Gilberto Hirata.
The mayor said that during his meeting on Thursday with the director of the Center SCT, Alfonso Padres Pesqueira, the federal official stated that it has provided for the modernization of the section Chapultepec-Maneadero (“flight of death/tramo de muerte”; map #1 below), with a amount of 480 million pesos.
In addition, he said, an investment of 160 million pesos for the passage was scheduled to unevenness El Gallo-Node road Esmeralda and Reform.
The mayor said that is planned one second overpass Iron and Reform in the street, where they intend to exercise 120 million pesos.
The mayor said Ensenada insist that count on an alternate route to the scenic road, at the height of Bajamar(map #3 below), so he asked the SCT project costs are defined.
He also argued that the petition was even handed the record, the road from Chapultepec to Jaramillo.
Other projects are defined below Puertecitos-Chapala stretch, and Lazaro Cardenas Jaramillo and Ensenada-Tecate highway section, 2016.
Nothing for Bypass
The mayor lamented that so far has not been programmed budget for the completion of the Bypass El Sauzal-Maneadero(map #2 below); in this regard, he mentioned that require about 350 million pesos to conclude it.
He said that along with local entrepreneurs will travel to Mexico City to insist that resources be allocated to this work and can be exercised in 2016.
Gilberto Hirata stated that already manages a meeting with Undersecretary of Infrastructure of the SCT, Raul Murrieta Cummings.
Slow work
From 2008 to date have invested 895 million pesos in the bypass 18.9 kilometers in addition to soil works, drainage, signs and complementary works, the construction of a viaduct account for one more kilometer 300, with a length of 171 linear meters that will connect the bypass road to the Ojos Negros.
Only in this work 100 million pesos were invested, it consists of 42 columns and 36 meters high and three clear that will host four lanes.
Bypass figures:
Year Length (Km) Investment (mp)
2008 5.5 70
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 4.86 193.70
2012 1.74 115
2013 2.4 76.70
2014 2.4 163.60
2015 2 166

Baja Electrical Rates

bajadock: friend just sent me an article about false cost of living assumptions made by expat candidates.  Most Baja expats are surprised by higher electrical rates vs USA.  The tiered rate system in Baja pushes high gringos quickly into highest tier.

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). With the exception of the states of Baja California, that is, Baja California Sur and the neighboring state to the north, the rest of the country will have a percentage reduction in their electric bills from this month ; 31% lower in October industrial and residential electricity rate 8.0%

The decline being registered in most of the country, but those who benefit most are those of the north and northeast areas, where much of the production plant is concentrated, publishes a national average, discarding these benefits to Baja California and BCS.

Electricity rates for the most power-intensive industries use 31% fall compared with the same month of 2014. This schedule for the fare basis, when there is less demand, because the charge nationwide fell 0.97 pesos per kilowatt (kW) in 2014 to 0.67 pesos per kW for the month, except inBCS .

In the case of peak hours when more electricity is used, the charge decreased by 16% compared to October 2014, going from 1.71 to 1.44 pesos per kW. And in the case of residential tariffs, high domestic consumption (DAC) fell 8% to seasonally adjusted figures.

With information from El Financiero / Photo: Archive.

Ensenada Garbage

Ensenada faces a lag in collecting garbage, because 11 trucks are damaged and only the service is provided with 16 collectors, recognized the director of Municipal Utility Jose Light Valdez Lopez.

He announced that in the situation, night operations were implemented.

He specified that areas such as the delegation of El Sauzal and the People 89 and Echeverria Marquez de Leon colony, are the most affected.

The official said that the trucks are decomposed and workshops already working on getting the parties.

Around the acquisition program has new collection trucks with resources from the Ministry of Environment (Semarnat), he said it was not yet delivered to the City Council.

“He is there to follow up through the finance area,” he said.

Other acquisitions
From Luz Valdez recalled that in addition to the collection trucks, with some of these resources are plans to buy baskets for area lighting and sweepers.

It is noteworthy that readers of El Vigia, have said they have up to three weeks they do not collect the garbage situation is risky to high temperatures, as worms and foul odors are generated.

Thursday Guitar Concert

Ensenada km 98 Crash


Just north of Ensenada toll booth

Lunar Eclipse

Foto Edgar Lima #PaisajesLaJornadaBC

Global Warming Religion


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