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Ensenada Bans Alcohol On Beaches

The mayor toured yesterday the esplanade of Playa Hermosa.

Bajadock: Geezo, Can’t enjoy a beer watching the sun set from the beach?  Will be interested to observe how strictly this will be enforced.  Soon, Baja California is going to have as many laws and regulations as Alta California. Remove alcohol, insert poop.

The mayor, Marco Antonio Novelo Osuna said that he has already issued instructions “to prevent alcoholic beverages from being disturbed and to avoid disturbing public order” in the area of ​​Playa Hermosa.

At the same time, it was reported that because the latest measurements of enterococci conducted in the area of ​​Playa Conalep, they showed favorable results and within the established in the norm, the precautionary closure decreed last Saturday was lifted.

César Cueñas Ceseña, head of the Department of Urban Management, Ecology and Environment and spokesperson of the Clean Beaches Committee, reported that the last sampling carried out by sanitary authorities gave 10 enterococos per 100 milliliters of water.

“The samples that were made on this beach are within the ranges established by the norm in the matter, which means that they are suitable for recreational use of bathers,” he said.

Cesar Cuevas, specified that, at this time, all the beaches that are located in the city of Ensenada, are open and can be enjoyed by the local population as well as domestic and foreign visitors.

The head of Civil Protection, Jaime Nieto de María y Campos, indicated that once the results were known, the red flags were lifted on Conalep Beach and two kilometers south that had been closed as a precautionary measure.

Monitoring results in Ensenada Beaches:

Monalisa Beach 31nmp / 100 ml

Pacifica Beach 30nmp / 100 ml

Playa Conalep I 10 nmp / 100 ml

Playa Conalep II 10 nmp / 100 ml

Playa Hermosa 20 nmp / 100 ml

Walks the mayor, esplanade
The municipal president, according to press release, visited the esplanade of Playa Hermosa, accompanied by staff of the Public Services and Infrastructure Department, as well as the Municipal Public Security Bureau

He said that during the visit, people who exercise every morning in this area, where I expressed their concerns to have a better space.

Marco Novelo said that “this area must be a space worthy for the ensenadenses and national and foreign visitors, where the families can have moments of healthy recreation”.


Angie’s Pole Fitness

Returning from Ensenada weekly shopping trip and happened to notice a sign for a different kind of business. There is Angie’s List and there is the Rolling Stone’s “Angie” song. Upper left with the pink curtains is Angie’s Pole Fitness.

This is great news, as I have been needing to diversify my workout routine.

“Tonifica musculo, mejora postura , elasticidad, recupera el autoestima, quema calorias y mucho mas
On Reforma/Hwy1, Chapuletpec, east/inland side of road.  Find your pole!

Free The Playboy Bunnies

Three Playboy models were detained in Mexico for allegedly working while holding tourist-only visas. The women were arrested on Thursday after immigration raided a Playboy party in Merida.

The three were in the country for a Playboy Music Fest event.

Marie Brethenoux from France, Elif Celik from Turkey, and Lauryn Elaine from the US say they weren’t working at the event and were not paid to attend.

“We came to Mexico to celebrate each other’s company and to gain publicity with our fans by coming to these parties in Meridá and Cancun,” Elaine explained.

The three girls were sitting at a VIP table drinking champagne at the Playboy Music Fest when immigration and federal police arrived at the party. Three others were arrested at the event, Mexico News Daily reports – two women and a man, variously from Argentina and Colombia, according to the Yucatan Times.

“Around midnight, immigration came and busted into our party when all of us girls were sitting at our VIP tables enjoying champagne and music,” Elaine said. “They then rounded us up into a large room and weeded us all out by checking everyone’s IDs.”

The women were taken to a holding cell and held for close to 24 hours. They said they had to “beg for food and water.”

Playboy Mexico called the detention an “abuse of authority” and “corruption,” and worked to get the models out of detention. It shared a photograph of the three detainees on the Playboy Mexico Instagram account.

“They are not bunnies they are WARRIORS and we love them. Thanks to all for your support,” it said.

The trio was released, but they have to remain in the country until their passports are returned. The Yancun Times reported the women were given 20 days to leave the country.

The incident doesn’t appear to have stopped the Playboy models from celebrating their freedom. The three appeared to be heading out on Sunday night and posed with their hands out as if wearing handcuffs.

“Even after detention in Merida nothing can stop us!” Brethenoux wrote on Instagram.

Elaine and Brethenoux also shared images taken at the beach in Yucatan on Sunday.

New Tijuana Border Car Wash

Sunday noonish vehicle accident on westbound Av Internacional in Tijuana caused a geyser of water to slow vehicles on the big hill leading toward Playas de Tijuana.  Nice to see that water pressure in this area is excellent.

Video above is from an eastbound vehicle.

Border Wall Prototype at Bar

Hennessey’s Facebook Page

Bajadock: What company manufactured the inflatable wall?  How many green cards did Hennessey give away?  Is the real Isabel Orlando filing a lawsuit?

Eagles Sue Tacos Desperados


Bajadock: What is next for the Eagles?   Lawsuits against the hundreds of bars with the name “Tequila Sunrise” should be announced soon.  Eagles, why don’t you come to your senses?  GetOverIt!

Following their lawsuit against Hotel California in Todos Santos in Baja Sur, Mexico earlier this week, the Eagles rock band is now pursuing legal action against Ensenada’s famous Tacos Desperados.

According to Eagles’ business manager and spokesperson Yorbes Wager, the Tacos Desperados taco stand has been using the Eagles’ song “Desperado”, the album of the same name and lyrics to promote their tacos and tortas as being associated with the Eagles.  Trademark infringement is the argument in both the Hotel California and Tacos Desperados legal actions.

Locals and tourists flock to Tacos Desperados for the fresh meat and vegetables in tacos like “Montando Cercas”(Riding Fences), “No Puedes Conseguir”(You Can’t Get) , “El Duro”(Hard One) and “Su Mejor Apuesta”(Your Best Bet).

Su Mejor Apuesta taco is a mix of marinated grilled pork shoulder, crisp bacon, onion and poblano peppers.  When slathered with Tacos Desperados‘ special guacamole, Su Mejor Apuesta will escalate you to heaven.

Tacos Desperados manager, Reyna Corazon, said “My family has been selling tacos well before the Eagles band was formed.”  Tacos Desperados opened in 1969.  “We are just a family running a small taqueria.  Instead of engaging their lawyers, the Eagles should visit Ensenada, try our tacos and write some new songs.”, added Corazon.

Tacos Desperados‘ original location is still open at the corner of Quatro de Mayo and Calle 20, several blocks away from Ensenada’s busy tourist action. They are planning a new stand at 28 de Diciembre and Boulevar Bromas to open later this year.

Open That Bottle Night Feb 25

Bajadock: Discovered this little holiday, “Open That Bottle Night“, last year.  I forget what bottle I opened that night in 2016.  Grab your best friend(s), family or neighbor(s) and enjoy an informal feast.  I may move beyond my $10-$12 bottle comfort zone and try something new that I have been saving.  “Release your wine prisoner”. Saludos!

Whether it’s the only bottle in the house or one bottle among thousands, just about all wine lovers have that very special wine that they always mean to open, but never do. This is why “Tastings” columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher invented Open That Bottle Night, the world-wide celebration of friends, family and memories during which all of us finally drink that wine that is otherwise simply too special to open.

On OTBN, which is celebrated on the last Saturday of February every year, thousands of bottles all over the world are released from prison and enjoyed. With them come memories of great vacations, long-lost loved ones and bittersweet moments. The whole point of the weekly “Tastings” column is that wine is more than the liquid in the bottle. It’s about history, geography, relationships and all of the things that are really important in life.

If you plan to participate in Open That Bottle Night, here are some tips to help you make the most of it.

1. Choose the wine. This is the all-important first step. You don’t necessarily want to open your “best” wine or your most impressive wine, but the wine that means the most to you, the one that you would simply never open otherwise. Maybe it’s Grandpa’s garlic wine. You’re looking for a bottle full of memories. On the other hand, if you have, say, a 1929 Lafite that’s just sitting there, it’s tough to argue with that.

2. Stand older wine up (away from light and heat, of course) for a few days before you plan to open it — say, on Wednesday. This will allow the sediment, if there is some, to sink to the bottom.

3. Both reds and whites are often better closer to cellar temperature (around 55 degrees) than today’s room temperature. Don’t overchill the white, and think about putting the red in the refrigerator for an hour or two before opening it if you’ve been keeping it in a 70-degree house.

4. With an older bottle, the cork may break easily. The best opener for a cork like that is one with two prongs, but it requires some skill. You have some time to practice using one. Be prepared for the possibility that a fragile cork may fall apart with a regular corkscrew. If that happens, have a carafe and a coffee filter handy. Just pour enough through the coffee filter to catch the cork.

5. Otherwise, do not decant. It’s safe to assume that these are old and fragile wines. Air could quickly dispel what’s left of them. If the wine does need to breathe, you should have plenty of time for that throughout the evening.

6. Have a backup wine ready for your special meal, in case your old wine really has gone bad.

7. If you are having an OTBN party, ask everyone to say a few words about the significance of the wine they brought. This really is what OTBN is all about, sharing.

8. Serve dinner. Open the wine and immediately take a sip. If it’s truly, irretrievably bad — meaning vinegar — you will know it right away. But even if the wine doesn’t taste good at first, don’t rush to the sink to pour it out. Previous OTBN participants have said they were amazed how a wine pulled itself together and became delicious as the night wore on.

9. Enjoy the wine for what it is, not what it might someday be or might once have been.

10. Drop Dottie and John a note at about your evening. Be sure to include your name, city and phone number, in case they need to contact you so that they can share your account with other readers.

This article was adapted from a Tastings column by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher published in January 2007.

Feb 14th Winemaker’s Day



Likey, “February 14th, While you decadent Westerners are running around spending your money on absolute rubbish, we celebrate wine.”

Trifon Zerazan, Day of the Vine, Winemaker’s day.  Perfect day for a wine soaking.

Love the wine you’re with!

Thin Blue Line of Death

The authorities in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, recommend domestic and foreign tourists to follow the path traced in the main streets and avenues of the port to keep guarded by police areas. Photo Javier Valdez

Bajadock: Like the Escalera Nautica idea of multiple marinas to attract boaters, every popular Mexican tourist city could create their “Linea Azul”.   “Stay along the blue line and your chances of being assalted or murdered are low.  But, you will enjoy every type of street hawker, hooker and time share sales available in our fair city.”  Bienvenidos.

Mazatlan 31 January.-  If possible divide the paradise of hell, Mazatlan authorities did with a blue line: a line in streets and avenues of important sectors of this port that domestic and foreign tourists should follow if they want be in danger, even death.

The line starts at the pier, where tourists come from cruise ships; It crosses the street Emilio Barragan enters the area called South Beach (between the pier and the historic center), followed by the Carnival Avenue, crosses the Boulevard Miguel Aleman and ends on the steps of the Plaza Machado and Teatro Angela Peralta.

Follow or not this verges on bicycle, on foot, by taxi or car itself can be the difference between being in the middle of a firefight or enjoy the mazatleco sun, the sea wind, a beer against sunset or coffee in the old pier.

Mazatlan rotted. Their violence competes with Culiacan, the state capital. In the first 30 days of this year they have been committed in Sinaloa at least 106 murders, 40 of them in the port of Mazatlan and Culiacan and the rest in other municipalities.

The government of Quirino Coppel Ordaz began the last day of 2016 and drug groups already noted. Commander Juan Antonio Murillo, former secretary of public security official Mazatlan and Attorney General of the state, was shot and wounded and two of his three bodyguards were killed.

Two other agents, including the operating supervisor of the municipal police in Culiacan, were kidnapped on Jan. 27 and shot a commander with a group of suspected gunmen in the capital faced.

Mazatlan, once safe and peaceful people who get up late and wear shorts and flip flops to work, early drunkenness and eternal bohemian port is sick of insecurity and violence caused by drug trafficking.

The  cartel  of the Beltran Leyva -presuntamente in alliance with cells  cartel  Jalisco  New Generation  – death struggle with the  cartel  of Sinaloa for the drug market in the southern state.

Up to eight murders in one day

The crime rate in the region has increased since 2016. Cells from rival organizations  cartel  of Sinaloa enter through the border with Nayarit and operate from Escuinapa, El Rosario, Concordia and Mazatlan, whose mountainous area in the north of the town, serves as a den for armed groups.

On the one hand, hell, bullets, nothing. The other, the patrols, the police operations, guide services and guidance. Everyone knows, even those that offer services and products to tourists, especially cruises, which leave more profits to the local industry and commerce.

Taxi drivers, owners and drivers of  pneumonias  (car hire discovered and windowless, preferred by walkers) and who offer rides in small boats know to follow the blue line.

Like they do with violence. It speaks softly to refer to it and not affect tourism. “Do not you dare go to Lazarus,” says a student at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa to another that is not the port. The colony Lazaro Cardenas is a couple of kilometers from the center and three or four blocks from the blue line. There are no drugs, weapons, assaults, robberies, shootings.

“It was like a rain of bullets,” say neighbors told reporters, referring to what happened on December 2, 2016, when an armed group attacked residents of the street Lazaro Cardenas Teniente Azueta. Three men were killed and one was wounded while trying to flee on a motorcycle. This year has been up to eight murders in one day in Mazatlan.

Law enforcement operations have been unsuccessful. With the new state government, about one thousand 800 elements of the military police are in the 18 municipalities of the state and began by Mazatlan. On January 27 they captured 14 men, most muggers,  drug dealers , vandals and gangsters. Not a single gunman from either sides. These, like the good boxers, enter, hit and go.

“Quietly. The killings are said quietly, so as not to affect tourism,” says an employee of a restaurant when asked about the wave of killings never seen in Mazatlan, and less in such a short time.

A taxi driver says that it is “a problem between the people of the drug,” but “unfortunately is affecting everyone.” He fears that new cruise companies put Mazatlan on the blacklist and stop them from reaching tourists.

Since arriving at the port, before lowering cruises, passersby are warned: follow the line. On the way to the blue line, tourists run into preventive agents of the municipal and state police, to reach the square or main garden, the cathedral and market.

Follow the line can be the difference. Deviating from the blue line painted on the surface of boulevards, sidewalks seawall and in the streets would go into the backyard of this city, the second largest of Sinaloa, stained corpses and messages posted on them, disrupted by infernal steps of gunmen from both sides.

So follow the blue line taxi drivers, tourist services and walkers. You have to follow to stay out of hell that adjoins the poor and wounded mazatleco paradise.

Miss Pothole 2017 Contest

They invite “Miss Bache 2017”

by AFN Tijuana.
In order to attract attention and accurately detect the large number of damaged roads in the port of Ensenada, a “No Beauty Contest” was created, entitled “Miss Bache 2017”, in the city of Ensenada. That citizens are invited to share photographs of the worst bumps they detect in the locality.

The initiative is the members of the company “Dudes Co”, who pushed the page “Many Bumps” (, with more than 10 years of combined experience in website development and mobile apps.

The web application was created to serve as a tool for the community and, in general terms, to improve the city; Dudes Co ensures that it does not sympathize with any political party or government, as well as not generating economic gains with the application and are interested in collaborating with citizens.

Surprise awards

About the contest, the organizers indicated that it was launched on social networks to invite people to share their photos by means of an “inbox” in which they will have to indicate the location .

The image will be published in an album and those who have more “Like” will receive surprises.

“The three photos that have the most likes on our album will be surprise winners, they can be photos of the biggest bump, the deepest, creative or funny photos, you can also name it with a name.

Valid likes will be from the photos posted on our album. The winners will be announced on February 10th. The surprise prizes will be announced soon, the public announcement said.


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