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2008-08-04 21:00:14

By Kristin S. Agostoni The 10-year-old Chevy Suburban had outlived its useful life rushing fire officials around Redondo Beach. But it turns out the truck wasn't quite ready for retirement; there was another city waiting for it south of the border. And so this fall, the 1998 SUV will hit the road for Ensenada, which will welcome not only a new fire command unit, but a fleet of Mexican and American bicyclists. The theme of the ride is "2 Cities, 2 Days, 2 Wheels, 200 Miles," and the goal...

2008-07-20 21:00:21

By Matt Wrye Thinking about vacationing along the coast of Mexico? Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen - they're all yours for a $400-to-$700 plane ticket from LA/Ontario International Airport. It's a tolerable price for a journey into paradise, some say. But with rising food and energy costs eroding Inland Empire residents' monthly budgets, many of them are reverting to an old trick used by long-time savvy Mexico tourists: flying from Tijuana. That city south of the border...

2008-07-08 18:00:24

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: PAC; BMV: GAP) ("the Company" or "GAP") today announced preliminary terminal passenger traffic figures for the month of June 2008 compared to traffic figures for June 2007. During June 2008, total terminal passengers decreased 4.8% compared to the previous year; international passenger traffic decreased 3.5%, while domestic passenger traffic decreased 5.4% compared to June 2007....

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By Dusty Ricketts, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Jul. 4--FORT WALTON BEACH -- Tails were wagging, music was playing and the tacos, well, were being eaten. After being canceled for nearly two months because of compliance issues with state regulations, the dog-friendly promotion Yappy Hour returned to Tijuana Flats on Thursday. "We're just so excited. Everything is back to the way it should be," said Jenna Leigh Caldwell, co-owner of the restaurant. Yappy Hour, a...

2008-06-15 18:00:26

California motorists are heading across the U.S.-Mexico border into Tijuana to escape record-high gas prices, officials say. Although diesel was in short supply in Saturday at some Tijuana gas stations, they are keeping up with increased demand for regular unleaded and premium gasoline, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. Regular unleaded gasoline sells for $2.54 per gallon in the city, premium for $3.20 per gallon and diesel for $2.20 per gallon, the newspaper reported. At a...

2008-05-03 12:00:23

By ELLIOT SPAGAT TIJUANA, Mexico -- Soldiers held Tijuana's main hospital in a virtual lockdown Tuesday as doctors treated eight drug traffickers wounded in running shootouts in this border city, the most violent in Mexico. Even jaded residents feel caught in the crossfire between drug smugglers and federal troops. Hospitals, schools, and even taco-and- beer tourism are suddenly on the front lines of a raging turf war. The latest bout of violence exploded Saturday, when rival...

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2008-04-26 00:00:00

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, the fragile salt marshes at the mouth of the Tijuana River are clinging to life as one of the last vestiges of undeveloped California coast, where tall grasses sway gently in the breeze and rare birds stop to nest. Just across the border is another landscape: old tires, plastic bottles, raw sewage and vast amounts of filthy sediment, all of it threatening to wash across the divide and spoil one of California's few surviving coastal wetlands. Conservationists are...

2007-02-15 09:00:41

Nascent Food Service (OTCBB:NCTW), a company seeking to become one of the largest food distributorships in Mexico, announced today that it has opened a full service warehouse and distribution center in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico, and named food industry executive, Eduardo Ortiz Lopez as the General Manager in that location. The opening of the Ensenada distribution center allows more efficient and cost effective distribution to the whole municipality of Ensenada which stretches from the...

2006-07-02 22:51:30

By Magdiel Hernandez NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S.-based Mexicans swamped polling stations south of the border on Sunday in a rush to vote in a tight presidential election with high stakes for crime-weary border residents. A large stream of Mexicans trekked on foot and piled into cars to cross the border and vote in towns from Tijuana in the west to Nuevo Laredo below Texas. Several polling stations were overwhelmed by the number of expatriates who showed up to...

2006-07-02 15:19:45

By Magdiel Hernandez NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of expatriate Mexicans streamed south of the U.S. border on Sunday to vote in their homeland in a tight race with high stakes for crime-weary border residents. A large stream of U.S.-based Mexicans trekked on foot and piled into cars to vote in a string of gritty border towns from Tijuana in the west to Nuevo Laredo below Texas. Electoral authorities were taken by surprise at the number of expatriates who showed up....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'